Steel drum orchestra Pan Rocks will enter the studio this fall to record its tribute to RUSH. Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) will handle drumming duties. The bassist and guitarist will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I am excited to take part in this unique musical experience, which is unlike anything I have done yet in my career,” says Mike Portnoy. “And it is always an honor to pay tribute to one of my biggest inspirations, my hero and friend, Mr. Neil Peart.”
Pan Rocks is a 50-to-100-plus-piece steel drum orchestra founded by rock steelpannist Tracy Thornton. The RUSH recording is a follow up to the 2017 Pan Rocks “Project LA”, which featured the music of LED ZEPPELIN, KISS and JANE’S ADDICTION, all performed by the steel drum orchestra and a band consisting of Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, SONS OF APOLLO), Stephen Perkins (JANE’S ADDICTION, PORNO FOR PYROS), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), and Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD).