Following the recent passing of Neil Peart, I realized the rather long post I had previously written missed a crucial part in the development of his talent, one which I've always highly respected and admired: His undying, constant drive to reinvent and better himself, not only as a drummer, but in every way humanly possible. … Continue reading Combining Psychology With Mechanics – Making a Good Drummer a GREAT One.
I'm absolutely floored, and literally in tears. My hero has passed, and what a totally monumental loss for the music world it is. Neil was voted best Rock drummer so many times by "Modern Drummer" magazine that he became no longer eligible for that tally. As anyone who's seriously listened to or witnessed this man … Continue reading The Death of a True Legend
Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, from Cygnus Studios to you and yours! While decorating trees, putting up lights, Santa and the like are all great fun, never forget the true meaning of Christmas, that being the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to help you folks … Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas To You, Through The Arts
Cygnus Studios proudly presents one of the rarest Rush-related items on the planet... I ran across it yesterday while going through a box of old Rush swag. This particular item had been in storage for more years than I can even begin to count, safely tucked away in a protective plastic sleeve. It was originally … Continue reading Extremely Rare! – Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics 1992 – RUSH
For your convenience, a new option has been added to the "Rock Icon Wallpaper by Doctör Ivan" page... You can now download all wallpapers in one shot, contained in a single ZIP file! Visit the page via the link below for further information, or access it at any time under the "Images" pull-down in the … Continue reading Rock Icon Wallpaper – ZIP File Now Available!
I love MEMEs... As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and with a bit of text they get any given point across, instantly. I continuously gather the best music MEMEs I run into around the Internet, as well as create my own originals. Many new ones have been recently added to the Music … Continue reading Music MEMEs Updated
Such a huge loss. Aretha Franklin was definitely one of shining icons of the music world, if not the brightest star when it comes to female vocalists, ever. This, from Wikipedia: "Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and 20 number-one R&B … Continue reading RIP: “The Queen Of Soul”