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Neil Peart to perform drum solo on Late Show with David Letterman

June 3, 2011

CBS has announced that Neil Peart will be the grand finale to a “drum solo week” on Letterman the week of June 6th (yes, you read that right).

The rhythm section gets its due when the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN presents “Drum Solo Week,” featuring some of the finest drummers in music, Monday, June 6-Thursday, June 9 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The air drumming from home begins on Monday June 6th with a drum solo performance by the LATE SHOW’s very own Anton Fig, longtime drummer for Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

On Tuesday, June 7, renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila E. performs on the broadcast. 

On Wednesday, June 8, legendary drummer Roy Haynes, who has performed with such jazz greats as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sarah Vaughn, will take the Ed Sullivan Theater stage. 

And the finale drum solo performance of the week on Thursday, June 9  goes to Neil Peart, drummer for the legendary rock band Rush and regarded as one of the greatest drum soloists in rock music.

Official CBS website:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/