Fu Manchu pays their tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart with their cover of the 1974 classic, “Working Man.”
“In Tribute to The Professor, Neil Peart, we are releasing our version of Rush’s ‘Working Man’ that we recorded January 2020,” says the group. “All Proceeds will benefit Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory.
“Thanks to Carl Saff for donating his mastering services and to David Medel for donating his art services,” add the California rockers. “Thanks to Jim Monroe for the studio time, engineering & mixing hook up. Thanks to Meg and everyone in the Rush family. Thanks to John Raso for going the extra mile to help us get this out.
“This is a digital release only…for now.”
Peart, who passed away due to brain cancer on January 7 at the age of 67, would have celebrated his 68th birthday last September 12th.
Fu Manchu previously joined with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on the track, “Il Mostro Atomico”, from their 2018 album “Clone Of The Universe.”
“Working Man” was on Rush’s 1974 self-titled debut record, the group’s only album not to include Peart, who joined the lineup several months after its release and just before the start of the band’s first US tour.
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