Rush Changed Life Of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith


(hennemusic) Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith explains how Rush changed his life in a video preview to the short film "Rush: A Salute To Kings."

As Smith details his high school days in the Detroit-area band North Star, he recalls being introduced to Rush's music as his group wanted to play songs by the Canadian rockers.

"The 8-track that was the soundtrack to my sophomore year in high school was '2112', in 1976," says Smith. "Then I went to see Rush when the live album (1976's 'All The World's A Stage') came out; they played the first concert and opened Joe Louis Arena in Detroit."

"I set my drum set up exactly like Neil Peart's, and I would play in my basement in Detroit - put on the headphones and play to that record ('2112'). It changed my life."

"Rush: A Salute To Kings" sees Smith and other rockers sharing their thoughts on the group in the short film, which will act as a companion piece to the November 3 North American cinema premiere of the band's 40th anniversary tour documentary "Time Stand Still." Watch the video clip and read more here.

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