I'm a huge Rush fan... I know shocking right? Anyone who ever heard me on the air or met me in person knows that I LOVE Rush. They're more than just a band to me... they were my introduction to music & it's hard to imagine it's been over 2 years since the passing of the greatest drummer of all time...the late great Neil Peart.

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El Paso has welcomed Rush a number of times ranging back since 1976; the last time was over a decade ago back in 2011. I have good reason to believe that the crowd that night wasn't thinking "this is the last time Rush will be here"... they were probably thinking "WOW... RUSH IS HERE!" & one look at videos FROM that night, the roar of the crowd proves it...

And of course it wouldn't be a perfect night without a drum solo from The Professor himself...

It was a fantastic show & as you saw (& heard) there were many Rush fans in El Paso. So when the news broke in 2020 that we lost Neil... I was devastated. & I wasn't the only one. Many fans in El Paso were saddened by Neil's passing & wanted to show their support for Rush:

Mark Paulus
Mark Paulus
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Lorraine Austin
Lorraine Austin
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Lorraine Austin
Lorraine Austin
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Lucie Love (FM Junkies)
Lucie Love (FM Junkies)
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Ryan Rosoff (Little King)
Ryan Rosoff (Little King)
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Papa Joe Photography
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Mama Judy Aguilar
Mama Judy Aguilar
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And of course I had show my respects too. On my 28th birthday, I had a custom made Rush cake, that the band themselves shared on their Instagram account. They even liked a few posts on my Twitter & Instagram paying respects to Neil. And of course I have tons of Rush swag myself...

Daniel Paulus
Daniel Paulus
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Daniel Paulus
Daniel Paulus
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Daniel Paulus
Daniel Paulus
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I even did a cover of Closer to the Heart with my good buddy Julio Ortega just months after the passing of Neil.

I wasn't the only local musician to do a Rush cover either. Ron Cooper did a cover of Stick It Out that you can listen here.

Neil Peart will be forever missed & we the fans will always be grateful to Rush for not only rocking El Paso, but for the amazing music & the memories we'll have with their music.

R.I.P. Neil...

A Walk Around The Old Glory Memorial In El Paso

The El Paso Old Glory Memorial has been a sight of remembering the veterans who have fought for this country since 2003. Here is a look around the Memorial including some of the plaques & donations you can find there.