#1
I always wondered how bands like Rush and Motley Crue are able to use so many backing tracks live like backing vocals, synth, ect. How the hell are they able to do this and wouldn't it be dangerous in case the band played the song live too fast or too slow so tht the backing track would be all ****ed up? Please inform me

Edit: I remember being in a drama club play in 8th grade and instead of getting a pianist or a small pit orchestra the director just used a cd and it ended up as a disaster cuz nobody could hear the cd so nothing was in sync lol.
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Well if you use a click track, then you don't need to worry about going too fast/slow. I don't think Rush uses any backing tracks, though. Everything they do is live.
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honestly of all bands i dont think Rush is one to worry about being on tempo..
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Well if you use a click track, then you don't need to worry about going too fast/slow. I don't think Rush uses any backing tracks, though. Everything they do is live.


Youtube search for "Neil Peart R30 drum solo". Skip to the ending swing/jazz part.

Unless they've got a full orchestra on tour with them every show, they're using a backing track.
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honestly of all bands i dont think Rush is one to worry about being on tempo..

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Well if you use a click track, then you don't need to worry about going too fast/slow. I don't think Rush uses any backing tracks, though. Everything they do is live.

This.

I read somewhere they don't record things they couldn't pull off live.
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I don't wanna sound like an ass, or too obvious.. but maybe their talent in music is why they can get a stadium full of people? Talent is what they use to stay in sync
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Rush activate backing parts via pedals on stage.. For this work I assume Neil plays to a click.


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Rehearsal..?

And the Neil Peart thing that somebody mentioned..with something like that, someone would trigger it at some sort of cue that Neil knows, it's probably not on a timer or anything that your thinking of
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Rush activate backing parts via pedals on stage.. For this work I assume Neil plays to a click.


This sounds interesting what are these pedals called? And to all of you who say Rush don't use backing tracks how do you explain this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxzGbFdl_mw&feature=related

How is the keyboard part being played while Geddy is singing and playing bass? Also when they play Roll the Bones live there is clearly a harmony of Geddy in the chorus backing him up check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JloLAU5FgUQ&feature=related

Edit: I noticed Geddy keeps stepping or kicking something on the ground is there some kind of pedal that he steps on that plays the backing tracks? idk how else to explain how there is keyboard when Geddy is playing bass and singing. If so what is this kind of pedal called?
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This sounds interesting what are these pedals called? And to all of you who say Rush don't use backing tracks how do you explain this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxzGbFdl_mw&feature=related

How is the keyboard part being played while Geddy is singing and playing bass? Also when they play Roll the Bones live there is clearly a harmony of Geddy in the chorus backing him up check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JloLAU5FgUQ&feature=related

Edit: I noticed Geddy keeps stepping or kicking something on the ground is there some kind of pedal that he steps on that plays the backing tracks? idk how else to explain how there is keyboard when Geddy is playing bass and singing. If so what is this kind of pedal called?

I believe it's called an MIDI pedal or device or something.
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