A short film that features narration from late Rush drummer Neil Peart prior to his death back in January is now available for fans to watch online. Entitled, Growth Rings, the film was produced in collaboration with DW Drums (one of the preferred brands used by Peart during his career) and focuses on the way in which music marks specific moments throughout our lives, according to its about section on YouTube.Peart also co-wrote the film alongside Jeremy Bout, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the late musician’s skill for penning a creative narrative on Rush songs like “Limelight” and “The Analog Kid”. Live footage of Rush performing “The Spirit of Radio” is also seen briefly towards the latter half of the film.Related: Rush Fan Bets $2112 On Jeopardy! Daily Double“Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times,” it reads on the video’s about section. The entire film runs for just less than eight minutes in length.Watch Growth Rings featuring narration from Neil Peart in full below.Growth Rings: A Short film Narrated By Neil Peart[Video: Edge Factor][H/T NME]
© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. (LOS ANGELES) — A new trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will have fans stomping and clapping along with “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” as the snippet, partially set to the song, shows the genesis of that legendary rock anthem.“I want to give the audience a song they can perform,” says Gwilym Lee as guitar virtuoso Brian May, before demonstrating the “stomp/stomp/clap” for Rami Malek’s spot-on Mercury.The trailer shows glimpses of how Freddie joined Brian May and the rest of the group, as well as some of the in-studio innovations that led to the group’s titular masterpiece.The trailer also gives more glimpses of its portrayal of Queen’s legendary performance at Live Aid, and seems to allude to Mercury’s fatal AIDS diagnosis: Someone says, “I just need a bit of time,” to which Malek replies, “What if I don’t have time?”Joseph Mazzello plays bassist John Deacon, and Ben Hardy portrays drummer Roger Taylor, when the movie hits theaters November 2.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.