NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Drummer Neil Peart of Rush performs at the Barclays Center on October 22, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Today (9/12) is Rush drummer Neil Peart’s birthday. We’re not sure if he’ll ever tour again, so videos of some of his finest drum solos may be what we’ll have to live vicariously through.

Neil Peart launches into 6 minute drum solo on Letterman

 

 

Here’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ with the drums isolated to give you an idea of Neil’s power, grooviness and skills.

 

 

This 8 minute solo is pretty darn impressive

 

 

 

Some more of Neil’s handiwork