And get more meticulous here -- more general in regard to be on the line with. Yeah -- want to tell us about that project. -- imagine you put together the birds do you. Re record. The hockey camp at the house the official would be you know I mean where shall -- out here awful years and years it was CDC. Yes well you're you're correct -- and did and nature and moved in and asking the right about her arm out from underneath. He'd be he's really good place for decades. Com in -- and in my former. Like prior to coming on a working with rush. I had written music a bunch music for TS and I used to be in a game called -- actions and later -- get a bunch production about but it. And dot com working we PF and and in writing music forum. And they approached me first -- Porsche would do a version of the cubs talking in Canada along. So I think god I think it's gonna be -- that that's a stretch. But I could you know I've had been numerous conversations with -- here. The drummer who grew up and think -- and you'd like to think Kaplan Blackhawks when Garret expand -- and -- people and then. Bobby and I think even Bobby Hull might have come through the air but he could peak hockey nannies to watch turning into the bad. What did you let Lee approached me about it because. Neil -- often doing these side projects. A lot of it involved program precautions in playing which -- percussion so. A long story short -- -- old are you up for this and them. He sort of said well if if I can do it in LA which where I live now I can. Do with a friend of mine -- Conductor of the big band and it strike if I can use the producer of rush to grab you lineage. -- can happen on this this this speed and you know we can make it happens so there was about a list of. Twenty different things 24 and came back and again will do at all. So he's spent a little bit of time Whitney and arranger. And worked with rehearsed it with high school band before he went into the studio. And we knocked it out in LA probably about a year and a half ago and the coolest part about what the hockey hall of fame called me out and said. We we got the cup been counted what do you think about if we dropped again to the recording sessions like didn't O'Neill and in the middle of the action may be wheeled in the Stanley Cup Kia dot com wanted to -- so it would it would really cool thing to keep O'Neal's web site. I think he actually had a story about what it meant to him at the Canadian and to be involved in that he was very proud of that. -- it's a great story idea and he turned join us here he is the in our manager for Raj in talking about the projects. As he is described it that he appeared did for. Hockey -- again at the recording that. Even though he said all those conditions. That he'd -- would have just done it right. I got the impression he would've done it can. You know after the fact he. I mean he's literally gushing in the end and the article that he wrote I think it actually had and even had a chapter one of -- books about. I mean especially I know where it's certainly for buffalo audience in. Canadians that song is in great in our brain it -- this procedure hockey fan and it's part of our culture in in hand -- see he was so proud to do that I think you're right she would have done it but them. Like the guys in the other two boys -- the rest are extremely difficult to drop the project on him and seeing the wanted to do it there's usually. A bucket list of things that have to happen before -- patient but they've -- I think god Kia -- old apple and options. I mean it was a CDO shot for it. They did they. It took awhile and end. I think we actually ended up eating a version of an -- agency come -- and proceeds go to. I'm a charity that he had them and -- -- Balkan Cody were kick back money. And in you know trying to make it help other people so it was a really good just to. Very cool calm and feel good adventure for everybody. India well it imported to Russia -- hockey story Russia report here tonight at first Niagara center which. Many are just jacked about even those as you can -- counselor high school football. And neck in the united lady that's that was my team way to do that but I wanna ask you about. Composing music game report reached for Diaz and in what that was like for you and it challenges you face war. Teams for -- sports that are and there are other sports programming. They try to capture the emotion of events and Pulitzer. And I mean that's a great question because as -- mediation media interest in being -- working in television. I'm a musician in the year used to writing 34 minute by minute songs. That have. An intro and first in a pre -- from the court and hook right so you you end up could owning this craft of writing these. Thoughtful and good luck to them. Four minutes so when I was first approached by these guys they have to meet you I'm. Until king who is their present at epcot currently he is the president that he TV sports and killed the big classic rock into east they'd come out to a lot of -- execution. He and I we're gonna go out to Michael -- last week but I was in new York and we -- that -- will Wear a bunch of classic rock deeds that club because he shows that feel. Contact means it would you be interest in writing. The -- for that hockey. I'm in -- are actually they posted that -- and he new opportunities -- hockey fan and I could absolutely -- he said okay what we need thirty seconds and make for a 32 instrumental my first thought was this is gonna be cakewalk. I don't have direct course you know it -- be -- -- -- Com it was my first exposure to sort of from what I would call real business and -- -- when he tried years so when I walked into the boardroom and there's twelve guys from the community. I I. Quickly realized that there was going to be twelve different masters that I had to leave here and I'm although it was a long and tedious. Protest. You know I ended up toward holding my skills and had. You know what since then other stuff for them com there's a show called to reporters which is a round table. Caught and those sort of talked talking head show that they do. They had NHL in Kiev and one year and actually -- -- pop song. So we we crafted their a minute 32 pop song at a bunch of different bands came in and performed her own version of it though. You know twenty years later they're still calling me Qiyue. Write music -- -- get a bunch of background music for the NHL and -- and this year. Com where we actually took that iconic -- That Egypt played firm from Hockey Night in Canada and you know we did like speed metal version of are we did. A little grunge version habits soak in and out commercials they were they are -- this thing but tell them. It's a different trip man because it and that there's a lot of executive -- are weighing in on it you know and it can be difficult at least twelve different guys. Especially guys in suits. -- Yes and I was like oh my god you know can confirm the contents are like can you give me a little bit more. I don't know that I -- despite acting out you know it's almost like being medical freight. Give me a little bit more brown and a bit of touch with the pink and scared to you know I'd get the because they're not be -- it's hard for MQ. Verbalize what they want they -- -- -- -- Some of them had difficulty talking in music terms but they've got a few good guys over there Erica you wander in and mark millionaire. -- are real real big music -- actually come into the show with me tonight driving to buffalo and I think there -- show is close to being pulled out there it was wanted to currently. Leaders for tickets sales and I believe -- -- close at seventeen or 181000 bolt for the show tonight so. It's going to be good one. India first -- was a group and trials on the only game buffalo who has no tattoos -- his iPod right now so now. Does it. Talk about debating themselves. They were nominated for the rock royalty of the first times it's is thirteen years they've been eligible. Yet what's taken so long and others. Talk of the bandits who can be avoided the mainstream news and kept through the roots. What do you think has kept them in the rock law. Well a couple here and is again another great question a couple things about rational rock and roll hall of fame. From from what little -- know about good jury process and you get it and nominated and get into that it would controlled. Largely by Rolling Stone magazine for quite some time ago. It was almost like if you weren't ship or you weren't viewed as credible by Rolling -- you would never ever get on on the ballot so. -- in the last. I would say five years especially with with Russia in terms of their popularity. I can tell you from a management side their last two tourist. Have been their highest grossing tour of their career 35 years later so. It's pretty neat to see what's going on with them right now in the -- surgeons but you know we attributed puke. That the cameo that they medianews -- -- them be lucky man. We got -- music into rock standing Guitar Hero they have an IT and iPhone and iPad app. Com they did to document treat beyond the Atlantic stage two weeks. Come -- -- it was a great success for the Peter so all of these things collided. While they were touring and giving moving pictures in its entirety so. All of a sudden we're we're getting a request Rolling Stone magazine do you feature piece on the band. And he just couldn't avoid how popular this and it's because it would never really chipped to like and the guys have always done. What they want they don't really care about being mainstream -- -- -- that this same type of music that they always have. And I think it's comfortable circle where that where it hit to like a band. And arm they need to be quite honestly Q I'd be here a lot happier for their fans who have been vocal about denominations. Because again the awards and in metals and stuff like that don't seem to be something that the band is overly enamored with -- like it in the perspective. But they certainly don't chastened and he's certainly you'll never hear -- Eddie Alex and he'll go on and on about why were bloodied we -- tech Grammy. You know date. They're very respectful down to -- Canadian boy's that -- haven't changed bits and I didn't and on the back in the early -- from -- actually come in label and management and but I think they're very happy for their fans -- they've been nominated. Now any current -- -- manager for rush performing tonight here at first Niagara center and be at. -- Our musician. You've been on two were on tour with Reich. I want drama paralleled athletes here because night in night out there are hockey season. The athletes have to get themselves prepared to play and performer and audience and there are probably some nights. Players will say this but there's probably some nights where you know it's tough to get up to do that and I imagine on a tour. There has to be. The same sort of routine with musicians with a group to prepare themselves -- go out there and give. The other guy covered tonight who has seen him in eight years or maybe -- for the first time because their kid plays -- stuff on rock band and Guitar Hero. That they got to deliver that -- spectacular show that they're gonna bring knighted and night out. How much of a challenge is that. For the group of pretty involved. -- -- -- Absolutely correct there is. A regimented schedule for these guys and I can tell you have been fortunate to it. Fortunate enough over the years just because I'm a hockey groupie -- to lobster hockey rock and roll. But I've been fortunate enough to to -- some pretty marquee players and I remember ski blue armor telling me. That the only time. An NHL player is in top form is usually when they show up for training camp and -- from that point on they are dealing. Where it. The road schedule and injuries -- You know it gets very very challenging to be at the top your game. So with the big guys in Russia can tell you that specifically -- peer. Two probably has the most physical. A league demands on him as a performer -- usually getting which getting back at home in California. And he's gaining a month of just rehearsals on its own just getting into shape com. And the band you another -- three weeks as the unit. And then when they get on the road to the ATP consistency is incredible and the fans see that tonight. Her for some guys in their mid fifties to be playing at this level in every night in and night in night out. Knock it out of the park so that they're routine usually start with and being account check midday. Com get -- sort of they grab a bite to eat it got to show up on the road with them. Get prepared really good healthy food -- they won't they won't go into catering -- entering or anything. But these are diets that are controlled by the -- and com I know -- -- all highbrow but when you have. -- at thirty. To forty people on the road McKee and accrue. Time and an overhead between six figures and -- and everything it's important your health doesn't -- because of it does and -- to date in two verdicts are being canceled. So you know their diet is strictly maintained in the -- how each each had a really nice meal. Somewhere around to lately -- that they don't have full stomachs when they're actually performing. Then have to send a check each of them specifically Neal has practiced drum kit in the hallways and if you get closeness to -- and practicing. I'm for a good 45 minutes to warm up before he gets on stage. An elegant -- go to bear. Eight each have separate rooms where again he's got a base and he's warming up this local canal -- -- guitar. And they're getting limber up basically. And I joke with them you know the next thing is they put their rock costumes on and then they're ready to go but it it's a ritual and they don't break it and they get quite angry at somebody interrupt and central -- here you need to see him. So and they do that I mean there's 45 children his tour to sell it to the on the chaos. And I mean I've been traveling with them quite a bit and I'm tired at all -- he was watching her up at the. -- that they can go beyond the latest stage of watched a couple times and actually watched it recently with my ten year old daughter and at the end of it initially guys sitting around at dinner to have entry exit talking vote but do we wanna keep doing this. Do they wanna keep doing this and -- where is this in terms of -- their dispute their last two world war or will we know when this is their last tour. -- it's funny that you got that because I'm you know traditionally every truer. Something filters this is Russian plot to work and you know happening guy keeps this up. Honestly I from where I sit I see no signs of stopping. Next year is their fortieth anniversary. There's there's. You know chatter going on about our forty. In I really don't see any signs of stopping an and and I think he. The focal point of why I don't treat that stopping it because these three guys have remained very very close friends. In and I know they enjoy being around each other and having been in rock and -- all my life that is not the case. All the time you don't you have a black sheep and expand our or lots of grip and and struggled that. These guys who maintained French ship over 35. Years. They respect each other they give each other elbow room each guy had their territory that they are allowed to lift their leg gone in and take. Control over and I think as long as they're getting along -- and and they are healthy in and the French are to continue you're gonna if you rush going after that that is where easily it. Easily be on for years and might I guess. Does -- still travel plans offers have been going berms to host city to city as a group. Com did he analogous apply the they fly privately in and out in in -- is the most interest in because his -- of motorcycles actually. An arm and caring to a couple of motorcycles on the road he's got a close friend a ride with him. And I'm traditionally -- walk ride. I would say partner well I mean if I need to throw you off its American to take a deal like 250 kilometers. It's maximum indicate. So what happens is when he leaves the show sometimes you see him dressed completely -- And he'll ride out of the arena which is riding eight and he'll tell about -- at Needham you know 250 club -- down the road. And they got this trailer. That they pulled behind a bus that has to complete repair shop in that. It's got extra -- part time you know -- let's see it tonight as an example. They might be okay in Syracuse pulled about Goldberg will meet should care we're gonna pull over and then you know -- -- by captain and have a fleet of approximately go to all over again let me. Indeed by the roots tree on the GPS that. That is a little bit more scenic and staying on the interstates but he he loves writing. In I think there's -- you know it's they're -- form he's gone on the open road and anybody got a rush in and read Neil books now that he's he's in the Islamic motorcycle she's written all over the world about it. Well I had the ominous. Summarizes interview I think for all of our listeners who are not to rush fans the rock admiral fans as cool. So thank you so much for joining us the inside -- all the support they show it ignited first Niagara center. My pleasure and I I'll go on record as saying that I think Patrick -- okay -- -- have a massive black -- and then UH from buffalo and so I think buffalo back options -- right man he's. Are -- a I did it appreciate it to you tonight and our -- thanks much. Thanks I -- anybody it is an uplifting have a great time at the Russia and.