[Music] Present – Triskaidekaphobie [expanded / remastered]

Present is the project of former Univers Zéro guitarist Roger Trigaux, who is joined by UZ drummer Daniel Denis.  This is less progressive rock and more furious chamber rock.  There is a brutal intensity to this disc that quite possibly surpasses Roger’s former band.  This is as punchy as it gets.  A rough treasure.

[Music] Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Rush Recording Permanent Waves

Rolling Stone Magazine gives a fitting obituary on behalf of Neil Peart, of rock’s most innovative drummers here.  Words fail at this point from my end, as I’m grieving the loss of two friends at this point.  Losing an icon only adds to what is turning out to be a very rough beginning to 2020.  May Neil’s memory be eternal.

For further on his passing, you can follow this Twitter feed.