Neil Peart Appears on NPR’s Morning Edition
NPR’s Morning Edition is doing a week-long feature about drums and drummers. For the second installment in “Beat Week,” Steve Inskeep spoke with Neil Peart about his early fascination with Gene Krupa and the demanding requirements of his playing.
“Drumming completely eclipsed my life from age 13, when I started drum lessons,” Peart says. “Everything disappeared. I’d done well in school up until that time. I was fairly adjusted socially up until that time. And I became completely monomania, obsessed all through my teens. Nothing else existed anymore.”