Rik Emmett Plays Along With Neil Peart on Rush Classic
Rik performed as a guest artist with fantasy rock band "Sonic Elements" on a cover of the song "Red Barchetta" which features drums performed by legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart via a music software sample library called "Neil Peart Drums" by Sonic Reality.
Here's what Rik Emmett had to say about the project: "It was such a great day in the studio, jamming out to Neil's incredible tracks, getting to play virtual 'basement band' and laying down my versions of Geddy & Alex parts. I felt like I had been transported back to 1980 for an afternoon. 'Red Barchetta' is one of my absolute fave RUSH songs
like an exciting, Ray Bradbury-esque SF short story, told by a progressive rock band
so to get a crack at it, with the actual drum takes that Neil performed, was an 'artistic' challenge - almost like accepting a dare." Says Emmett "This is like "Rock Band" for the seriously, deeply committed."
Dave Kerzner, CEO and founder of Sonic Reality, put together a unique music project called "Sonic Elements" where various singers and musicians of progressive rock perform and record along with sampled musical elements from the music software Sonic Reality creates for musicians.