Rush's Neil Peart Fills It Up In Vertical Horizon 'Instamatic' Sessions: Video Exclusive

Neil Peart and Vertical Horizon

Neil Peart might be a Hall of Famer, but he’s still a beast behind the kit. The legendary Rush drummer has contributed beats and bluster to a pair of songs from Vertical Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Echoes From The Underground.”

Billboard can reveal a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Peart’s drum-tracking sessions for the song "Instamatic."

Peart’s in tight form. And he’s relaxed, talking drumming structures and quipping about how his kick-drum has been converted with a white blanket to look like an igloo. “I think it’s a Canadian joke,” he deadpans. His stick-catch at the end of the clip, however, could do with some work.

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"It was an absolute blast to record. Neil's drum performance is simply stellar,” explains Vertical Horizon frontman and guitarist Matt Scannell. “Lyrically, it's just your average spy thriller/espionage/blackmail/love song.”

Vertical Horizon enjoyed a major-league breakthrough in 2000 with "Everything You Want," which went on to be one of the most-played songs of the year at radio.

“Echoes From The Underground” arrives Oct. 8 in the United States through Outfall Records. The album’s first single, "Broken Over You,” can be downloaded for free from www.verticalhorizon.com.