The Rush Mobile store is running a contest where you could win one of 10 signed vintage Rush posters. All you need to do is sign up with Rush Mobile if you aren't already. If you are signed up you're already entered. From the website:
Join Rush Mobile and you could win a piece of Rush history!
In honor of the release of Retrospective III, we are giving fans the opportunity to win signed, vintage Rush posters. ACTUAL vintage posters - not re-prints - all signed by the guys. Click here to see them.
We have ten of them to give away and all you need to do is sign up for Rush mobile between April 30, 2009 and May 15, 2009. On May 18, 2009 we will randomly pick ten winners and let you know via text that you have won.
Already a Rush Mobile member? You're already entered. If not, join today to win.
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You can check out the posters at this link and sign up for Rush Mobile here. Thanks to Skip Daly for the heads up.
The Paul Rudd and Jason Segel bro-mantic comedy I Love You Man released over a month ago. The movie is filled with Rush references including a cameo from the band where they perform Limelight during a concert scene. The concert scene in the movie is edited down and only runs a minute or so. But an extended clip of the scene recently found its way online which includes the entire song along with a lot more of the band and of the co-stars rocking out; it runs over 4 minutes. The clip originally appeared on Fandango but it's now up on a few other sites as well. You can check it out at this link or just watch it below.
Seattle-based rockers Candlebox were guests on the syndicated radio talk show Bubba the Love Sponge this past Friday. You may recall that Candlebox opened several dates for Rush 15 years ago back on the Counterparts tour. At one point in the interview the band were asked who was the coolest band they ever toured with. Here's how they answered:
Rush. The coolest motherfuckers in the world. ... They gave us everything. I mean they were really cool - we used to play wiffle ball with Geddy ...
You can listen to the entire exchange using the player below or at this link.
Thanks to DDog for the clip.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Rush In The Studio with Redbeard interview now online
Thanks for the great story on Rush. My inbox has been flooded all morning from friends sharing the article. I went three times on the last tour-I went with two lawyers, a doctor, a CIO, my friend who owns the restaurant chain Biaggi's (22 locations), an actuary and myself, into computer forensics. -Bruce Malter, Hawthorn Woods
Details regarding the Rush tribute band concert at RushCon have been released. The concert will be held at C'est What, a new venue located at 67 Front Street E. at Church Street. The show is free for paid RushCon Attendees and $10CND for everyone else. Doors open at 8PM with some musical fun and giveaways and the band (band TBA) hits the stage at 10PM.
Actor Tim Daly was on the Craig Ferguson Show last month and Ferguson brought up Rush in a bizarre context while interviewing him. Daly plays a doctor of alternative medicine on ABC's Private Practice and he mentioned that on the set there is an acupuncture chart for which they have to cover up a certain male acupressure point when filming the show. Craig then suggested they cover up the chart with a Rush poster and kept needling the confused Daly about whether he'd heard of Rush, seen them live, etc. Blue Oyster Cult was mentioned too. You can watch the video on YouTube at this link. Thanks to GhostWorks at Counterparts for the info.
Fans have finally started receiving their signed Retrospective 3 lithographs that came with their Deluxe Fan Pack versions of the CD/DVD set ordered via Rush.com. The lithographs that came with the first 150 of the packs were signed by all 3 members of Rush and reader Jason S scanned his for us. You can check it out here or by clicking the thumbnail.
Paranormal State is a docu-drama reality show on A&E which follows a group of college students who investigate paranormal activity. In a recent episode (season 3, episode 46, The Soul Collector) a Snakes & Arrows poster is seen hanging on a 10-year-old girl 's bedroom wall. :) You can see a screenshot here. Thanks to GhostWorks at Counterparts for the info and the screenshot, and reader RushFanForever for the heads up.
I know that many site readers are Facebook users (me included) and I've mentioned before that there's a Rush Is A Band Facebook group which I set up earlier this year. I've also just started using Twitter as another way to connect with people. You can find me at twitter.com/rushisaband. If you're also a Twitter user, let us know your handle in the comments so we can follow each other. Thanks to between2wheels for the suggestion.
Reader Mitch Ruibal has a weekly radio show called Wealth Wise Radio on San Diego 1700AM Saturday mornings from 11M-Noon. Mitch is a big Rush fan and uses Limelight to introduce their show as well as other Rush songs as their lead-in music. There's also a hidden Rush star-man on their website. Just go to wealthwiseradio.com, click on any of the state links and look in the lower left.
Counterparts member GhostWorks has a MySpace page where he has posted two Rush audio interviews conducted by Visions author Bill Banasiewicz from the Grace Under Pressure period. In the first interview Geddy discusses his keyboards and the second is a short Neil Peart interview. They are listed in the page's player as AAF01 and AAF02. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.
Reader and photographer Syrinxenator just published his new website which includes a gallery of recent Rush photos. You can check them out here.
Reader Mark W (aka AFarCryfromFBN) wanted me to take a moment to thank all the RIAB members who have supported his effort to raise money for the March of Dimes, March for Babies. The event takes place this Sunday, so please take a moment to check out Mark's site and give if you are able.
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend everybody!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
New Geddy Lee interview in April 2009 Classic Rock magazine
Back in mid-February Classic Rock Magazine posted a brief preview of a Geddy Lee interview they conducted that was to be featured in the April 2009 issue of the magazine. The issue hit newsstands last month and reader RushFanForever has obtained scans of the article for us. You can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails above. In the 1-page interview Geddy discusses Retrospective 3, Snakes & Arrows and denies the rumor that their next album will be a concept album, saying that they haven't even discussed the next album yet. Also included is a positive review (7 out of 10) of Retrospective 3 from Dave Ling.
Neil Peart June 2009 DRUM! Magazine cover feature preview
Back in February I mentioned that Neil Peart had agreed to answer questions from DRUM! Magazine readers for a cover feature in their June 2009 issue. The email campaign ended on March 15th and the magazine ended up receiving over 1000 responses! Rush.com just posted a preview of the June 2009 cover featuring Neil Peart. You can check it out here or by clicking the thumbnail to your right. The issue hits stands on May 18th. Thanks to lilvictory for the heads up.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Neil Peart 1988 interview featured in new quarterly magazine Prog
If you aren't already aware of it, Between Sun & Moon sells handcrafted jewelry inspired by and named after Rush lyrics and is owned and operated by Rush fan and Rush Is A Band reader Katy. Mother's Day is right around the corner (less than 3 weeks away!) and - as she has done several times in the past - Katy is offering an exclusive coupon for Rush is a Band readers. Even if the mother in your life isn't a Rush fan she will be a fan of Rush inspired jewelry by Between Sun & Moon. I've given my wife (definitely not a Rush fan!) a few of Katy's pieces and she absolutely loves them. Custom order Mother's Jewelry for your wife, mother or grandmother with her children's birthstones and names. It's a completely unique gift she will love for a lifetime. Mother's Day is Sunday May 10th, order your custom creations by April 29th and all other designs by May 5th to insure timely delivery. Use discount code RUSHISABAND for Free US Priority Mail shipping on orders $30.00 or more. For orders under $30.00 you can use discount code riab for Free US Standard Mail. All orders outside the US will receive an equivalent discount off Global shipping with these codes. Thanks Katy!
... "When he's not out for a jog or dreaming up creative chemistry, Sorensen tends to another hobby - playing the drums. "Loud and fast," he specifies. Though he enjoys many styles of music, he's partial to the work of Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush."
On a sad note, Geddy's father-in-law John McCowan Young passed away this past week at the age of 90. Mr. Young was the father of both Geddy's wife Nancy and former Rush member Lindy Young. Our condolences go out to Nancy, Lindy, Geddy and all of their family. Thanks to RUSHGIRL for the news.
Rush will be guests on the syndicated radio show In The Studio with Redbeard next week. They'll be discussing the 35th anniversary of the release of the debut album which I had posted about a couple of weeks ago. You can listen to a short preview of the interview at this link. For a list of stations and air times go here. The interview should also be posted up on the show's website at some point the week after it airs. Speaking of Rush's 35th anniversary, in my last poll I asked you what your favorite early unreleased Rush song was; Bad Boy, Can't Fight It, Fancy Dancer, Garden Road or Not Fade Away. The overwhelming winner was Garden Road with over half of the vote. Coming in a respectable second with 22% was Not Fade Away. The complete results can be viewed here.
A couple of years ago I made mention of Minnesota-based jazz trio The Bad Plus and how they are known for performing jazz covers of well-known rock songs including Rush's Tom Sawyer (which appeared on their 2007 album PROG). Here's a link containing video of a concert the trio performed last summer at the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota. You'll have to click on Tom Sawyer on the player to the right to see the song. Thanks to Brent for the heads up.
According to Blabbermouth.net Canadian hard rockers Helix will play a benefit concert for the S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Strathroy, Ontario on Friday, September 11. Prior to the show there will be will be an auction of various items that are being donated by fellow rockers including a drum skin signed by Rush.
Never much of a band for hit singles (and no, Geddy Lee's Take Off with Bob and Doug Mackenzie Brothers doesn't count), this Canadian band has always sold albums with ease to the tune of 24 gold records. Their most recent album, Snakes & Arrows, debuted at #3 on the US charts, and its subsequent tour placed them in the top 10 profitable touring acts in 2007 and 2008. Like them or not, Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart are three outstanding musicians. OK, so the complex song structure. Lee's voice, and the length of their tunes may shy you away from them, but they are a quality band who is still relevant thirty-five years after their first release. (Oh and like you've never made that Spirit of Radio guitar sound with your voice. Right) Needless to say they are in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, but that's a little like winning the Grey Cup and not the Super Bowl.
Speaking of LanceTheShred, the RatCon 2009 website has been updated. Of note is that registration closes on May 22nd (registration is limited to 100 people) and the official RatCon hotel of choice is the Days Inn in Glen Burnie which is offering a special rate of $99. For all the details go to the RatCon 2009 website.
Also on the subject of Rush gatherings, RushCon 2009 is less than 100 days away! To take advantage of the special rate at the Days Inn downtown you need to make reservations by June 24th, and online/mail-in registration closes on July 15th. For all the details visit the RushCon website.
As mentioned above, last Sunday was Grace Under Pressure's 25th anniversary. The album's first single was Distant Early Warning which hit #1 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. Here's a video clip from MTV's premier showing of the song's video where VJ Mark Goodman provides some trivia about the video shoot (the video itself has been edited out).
Have a great weekend everyone!
New Vertical Horizon album featuring Neil Peart due out this summer
UPDATE - 4/15@10:56AM: Reader gag2man sent these partial scans of the article which include the photos of Chris with his really cool RushCon 7 shirt. Chris is now internet famous. :)
UPDATE - 4/15@10:39AM: John over at Cygnus-X1.net pointed out that there's also a side article titled Cover band chronicles Rush's hits which profiles the Rush tribute band Chronicles. And the fan pictured/interviewed in the main article is RIAB member Chris Schneberger (aka cschnebe). Chris actually gave me a heads up to watch for this article last week. Very cool.
... "I'm a fan of Rush, to put it mildly. I tell people, and they go, 'Really?' which is sad. How many hate what they do? [Rush enjoys] what they do. One song goes, 'The pride of purpose in an unrewarding job.' I'm a 44-year-old who quotes Rush-so be it. I'm proud to be a fan, and I don't mind saying it. We're everywhere now." ...
... "The Rush fan is a serious guy," said Mottola, who also directed "Superbad." "He has a fervor in his eyes. I have a vivid memory of a Rush guy doing a drum solo at my high school talent show and taking more time than anyone needed. But Rush inspires that kind of ... insistence. They have this unswerving integrity, and it's translated to some fans into a sort of religion." ...
The article also includes a few Alex Lifeson interview snippets:
... Alex Lifeson, Rush's guitarist, said he has noticed that fans who grew up with Rush seem "a little more detail-oriented in their professional lives." He said, in middle age, they seem disproportionately made up of engineers, chemists, economists and businessmen.
"Just yesterday I got an e-mail from an astronaut," Lifeson said. "A guy up in the space station. He brought a copy of our last album with him into space. I mean, this is amazing. You know how many Rush fans there are within NASA? A lot. I'll leave it at that. And I'm not just talking about the guys out in the field. Our fans are inside, close to the big programs. They run everything." ...
... Everyone is a nerd these days. "We've only had to wait 35 years for this to happen," Lifeson said. Tolkien is mainstream. Comic book movies are the new westerns. And the idea of an 18-minute song called "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" would not seem out of place on a new Kanye album. "To be honest," Lifeson said, "I'm not listening to music like I was when I was in the '70s. And when I do, you know who's really great? I'd rather listen to Radiohead. Everything else-who has the patience?"
Geoff Tate of progressive metal band Queensryche was the featured guest on the latest episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. When Geoff was introduced he walked out to the stage and before sitting down asked the hosts if the chair he was about to sit in was where Alex Lifeson sat. Alex and Geddy were guests on the show back in late December. Host Eddie Trunk mentioned this and remarked at how honored they were to have them as guests. Tate then said maybe I should use another chair. He then patted the chair and said it's like ... godly and proceeded to bow his head with arms raised. After finally sitting down he had this to say:
Rush is one of those bands that really shaped our band when we were first starting out. You know - 2112, Caress of Steel. Those albums were the thing that we were all about ...
You can watch the video at the VH1 Classic website here. Thanks to malterb for the heads up.
UPDATE - 4/12@7:37PM: Reader Will C provided a clip from MTV's premier showing of the Distant Early Warning video where VJ Mark Goodman provides some trivia about the video shoot (the video itself has been edited out). You can check out the clip at this link and I've also included it down below the music video.
25 years ago today on April 12th, 1984, Rush released their 10th studio album Grace Under Pressure. The album marked a turning point in Rush's career in that it was the first album where the band used a producer other than Terry Brown, namely Peter Henderson. It was recorded in late 1983 and early 1984 at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec. Grace Under Pressure peaked at #10 on the Billboard charts and was certified Platinum on June 26, 1984. The album's first single was Distant Early Warning which hit #1 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. Here's the video:
In yesterday's updates post I'd mentioned that Geddy Lee is in the April 2009 edition of Mojo magazine for their A Record That Changed My Life feature on page 27. Geddy discusses the impact that the first Led Zeppelin album had on him as well his first Led Zeppelin show in 1969. Reader RushFanForever got his hands on a scan of the article which you can check out by clicking on the thumbnail above or this link.
Rolling Stone has called Rush fans the "Trekkies" of rock - they defend their Canadian rock heroes vehemently. The band certainly has carved out a place in rock history. With 24 consecutive gold or platinum albums, they trail only The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. But commercial success belies a career that took the occasional wrong turn. Critics cite the band's over-fascination with synthesizers in the 1980s, but fans say the period is simply proof that Rush doesn't care about convention. That independent streak might keep Rush from the Hall, but it doesn't seem to bother them in the slightest - guitarist Alex Lifeson called the Hall selection process a "joke."
Also on the subject of the Rock Hall, The Washington Times recently ran a story titled Top 5: Critically Neglected Mainstreamers. Rush made their list at #3 and they referenced Hetfield's Rock Hall induction speech:
Per Mr. Hetfield: Thetrio has flown under the critical radar for 40 years, beginning as Canada's answer to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and morphing into a group of improbably popular prog-rock superstars. Their success (countless gold albums, numerous hit singles) has been achieved by their own lights, and their drummer, Neil Peart, is an Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian. What's not to like?
This past week the 2009 Major League Baseball season kicked off. Extreme baseball fan Geddy Lee took his usual perch behind home plate at the Toronto Blue Jays home opener this past Monday as shown in this photo at Yahoo! Sports (thanks RushFanForever). Toronto won that game 12-5.
Geddy Lee is in the April 2009 edition of Mojo magazine for their A Record That Changed My Life feature on page 27. Geddy discusses the impact that the first Led Zeppelin album had on him as well his first Led Zeppelin show in 1969. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.
MSN's InMusic has a feature this week where they pay salute to several Canadian artists in a photo gallery, one of which is Rush. Check it out here. Thanks to ou812112 for the heads up.
Rush seems to have won WDVE's Greatest Band Ever contest that myself and several RIAB readers have been pushing, but I have yet to see any official announcement. They have closed voting but not updated the bracket.
Rush is back. The big hair, fake falsetto heavy metal group that made the 1980s so irrelevant musically sold 84,000 copies for Atlantic Records last week with a new album called "Snakes & Arrows." Never underestimate the low standards of the buying public, I guess. Journey, Poison, shoulder pads and perms shouldn't be too far behind at this rate.
Well guess what? What comes around goes around. This guy lost his job last week for downloading an illegal copy of the new Wolverine movie and posting a review of it. You can read the story here. Karma is a bitch. Thanks to Stephen H for the heads up.
Reader MainMonkeyButler pointed me to this weekly prog-rock podcast called Capes and Lasers. This week's episode focuses almost entirely on 2112.
Apparently there's an apartment over the offices of Anthem at 189 Carlton St. in Toronto and - better yet - it's for rent! Reader Patrick W noticed a rental sign out front of the building on his streetcar commute. It looks like they have a 2 bedroom unit for rent. :)
Reader/blogger Jaybird recently put up a Rush-themed post which laments the demise of Washington's 94.7 Classic Rock radio station. The station recently decided to change its format to contemporary pop.
I have another old Rush magazine scan courtesy Kevin B. This one is an article from the April, 1983 issue of Circus Magazine. Alex Lifeson is interviewed from a show at Madison Square Garden on the Signals tour. You can check out the scans by clicking the thumbnails above.
... Alfred expands their Classic Album Editions songbooks for drums with 2112 by Rush, the band's fourth album. Rush's earliest commercially successful hit, 2112 is considered to be their first true "classic" album. With a unique blend of heavy rock and progressive rock, Rush crafted a true masterpiece in the seven-movement suite "2112," a concept piece with lyrics by Neil Peart that tells the story of a futuristic society controlled by technology. Titles: 2112, A Passage to Bangkok, The Twilight Zone, Lessons, Tears and Something for Nothing. ...
Last month - partly due to a push from RIAB readers - online rock t-shirt store Saltyrockz.comreleased their first Rush-themed t-shirt. The shirt depicts a red Rush Star with the names Geddy, Alex, Neil superimposed over it which you can check out here. Due to the great response they got from this shirt, they've decided to roll out 3 more Rush shirts this week - one for each member of the band. Each shirt has a silhouette of the band member superimposed over the Rush Star. Today the Geddy Lee shirt was released, Thursday will be Alex Lifeson's turn and Neil Peart on Saturday, April 11th. You can check out images of the three designs by clicking on the above thumbnails. To place your order and to see all of the other rock t-shirts available just go to Saltyrockz.com.
The Rush Backstage Club is running a new contest where you could win a 30th anniversary Stuttgart tour poster. From the website:
This is the Gig Poster that hung on the walls in the Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany! September 19th 2004. It is 24" x 36". This is from the 30th Anniversary Tour. This contest closes at the end of the day April 12th, 2009. Our system only accepts one entry per email address.
You can sign up to enter the contest at this link. Thanks to plunge for the heads up.
I mentioned in an Updates post earlier last month that there was a short interview with Alex Lifeson in the May 2009 issue of Guitar World magazine. Reader RushFanForever got his hands on a scan of the article which you can check out by clicking on the thumbnails. It's a one-page interview where Alex talks briefly about Retrospective 3.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Metallica mentions Rush in Rock Hall induction speech
In a perfect world, I would say Rush. They are one of the most consistent yet overlooked bands around. The amount of power and noise that they create out of just three musicians is really amazing. There's no one like them. Rush is like a combination of a Phillip K. Dick novel and Cream (laughter). When they came out, they were in between Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and us. They are so influential in the rock world. I hope that the people who vote for this stuff get the band in there soon, because they deserve it. If they do get voted in someday, I would be interested in being the person actually inducting them that night (laughter).
Thanks to everyone who emailed me the news. I was away from my computer for the past couple of days, so I couldn't post anything until this evening. For more videos from the induction ceremony check out this post at Blabbermouth.
Earlier this week Neil Peart updated the News Page on his website, discussing time recently spent at his retreat in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec. He describes the recent installation of a cell phone tower close to his home there, and curses the intrusion of technology to his soulscape. He calls the red light from the tower the eye of satan and chronicles a quest he and his neighbor went on last winter to see the tower up close, complete with several beautiful photographs. You can read the the entire thing and check out the photos at this link.
Wednesday was April Fools' Day and I hoodwinked many of you with my Rare pre-1974 Rush videos post. Buffalo's 97 Rock got in on the action with an April Fools' joke of their own which was centered around Rush. They reported that Rush played a surprise show at the old Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (which is in the process of being demolitioned) on March 31st. You can check out the article at this link.
The revival of Rush: Bullseye wishes he paid more attention in the '80s instead of being weirded out by all the guys in high school who tried to grow Geddy Lee hair.
You can check out a scan of the feature here or by clicking on the thumbnail above (thanks Kelly D for the scan). In the same issue, there's a letter to the editor from a reader asking where she could get one of the wines that Geddy mentioned he liked in his EW interview that ran a couple weeks ago. It turns out that only one barrel of the wine was made by the restaurant owner, who gives it only to important people.
Thanks to Sean, I finally have the final sales numbers in for the 2008 Snakes & Arrows tour! The dates that had been missing were the western Canada dates along with Indianapolis, Atlanta and Milwaukee. I also updated the tour page. Here they are:
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA - July 22 - 10,559/12,000 - $701,025
Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis, IN - July 24 - 9,987/24,000 - $445,652
Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Summerfest - June 27 - 11,272/25000 - $787,005
GM Place - The Garage - Vancouver, B.C. - May 29 - 10,150/14,000 - $589,540 CDN
Rexall Place - Edmonton, Alb - May 27 - 8,779/11,250 - $496,569 CDN
Brandt Centre - Regina, SK - May 25 - 5,548/6,186 - $375,778 CDN
MTS Center - Winnipeg, MB - May 24 - 7,802/10,333 - $419,459 CDN
A World Without Divide: The Night Sarah Came Home is a science-fiction novel from first time author William Joseph which came out this past November. The book focuses on a group of college students who manage to survive a cataclysmic event in the near future brought about by a multi-national, governmental social-conditioning experiment called the Utopia Project whose leaders intend to re-populate and inhabit Earth with perfectly-conditioned members of their utopian society. You can learn more about the book and read a short excerpt at this link. The story has many parallels with Ayn Rand's Anthem and Rush's 2112 story, so the author thought I might enjoy it and was kind enough to send me a copy. Being both a science-fiction fan and Rush fan I really enjoyed it. He's offered to give away 3 more free copies to anyone who is interested - just shoot me an email. The first 3 people to email me get the books! The books have been spoken for!
A couple of weeks ago I let you know that Geddy Lee is featured in the April issue of Spin magazine for their In My Room feature. It's a two-page story titled Rush's Geddy Lee Invites us to pull up a chair in his Toronto study. There's a large picture of Geddy and his dog sitting in his study with captions where Geddy describes some of the more notable items he keeps in the room such as his Order of Canada medal and his first Fender bass. Reader RushFanForever has provided us with a scan of the article which you can check out by clicking on the thumbnails above.
Now that I've had my fun for the day, here's a real post. The latest issue of the Jewish magazine Heeb (issue #20) contains a great new interview with Geddy Lee which includes several humorous photos of Geddy mugging for the camera. Along with several run-of-the-mill interview subjects, Geddy discusses what it was like growing up Jewish and the role of Judaism in his life. When asked what Rush songs he relates to the most, he answers:
There are two specific songs on Roll The Bones (1991) that really get me-one of them is 'Dreamline.' I love the spirit of that song and the way Neil captures that feeling of wanderlust and invulnerability that comes in a particular trying time in your life. The other song is 'Bravado,' a totally romantic song and also an encouraging song about not holding back and being brave. I think going out on a limb and being contradictory to your inherent personality is a huge thing to do. Maybe that's why I feel connected to that.
When asked how long he can keep up being a rock star, Geddy states:
It's a question I asked myself all the time, but now I don't. Now I go with the flow. The day that we can no longer squeeze a new idea out of these old bones that's the day I pack it in.
You can read the entire interview at this link. Thanks to robertkincaid96 for the heads up.
UPDATE - 4/1@10:35PM: I hope you all enjoyed my little joke. Thanks for being good sports about it. :)
Later this year filmmakers Sam Duun and Scot McFadden will be releasing their much-anticipated Rush documentary. In the course of collecting material for the documentary, they have uncovered several pre-1974 Rush videos that have never been released to the public. Among these is a live recording of Rush playing a gig in the early 70s along with several home movies dating as far back as 1969. The live video is from an appearance opening for Stryken at the Xanadu Star Theater in Cleveland, OH in the summer of 1971 where the band performs a cover of The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again. In order to promote the documentary, the filmmakers have posted a short preview video online which you can check out at this location or by using the player below. For all the details regarding this rare footage and how it may be used in the documentary go to this link.