Forty years ago today, on April 1, 1976, Rush released 2112. “The album just flowed; one song came out of the other. Alex and I knew what we wanted to write even before we saw the lyrics, the overblown intro, the pacing, the movements… And then Neil had written these lyrics and it was almost magical how well they worked. There was a lot of passion in that record, a lot of ferocity and it cut through the static of the music that was out there and it reached people.” – Geddy Lee Read more with Geddy speaking about 2112 in UK’s Prog Magazine here. “We were touring so much that …
More Moving Pictures era stories as Alex Lifeson talks “Tom Sawyer” on Behind The Vinyl with Boom in Toronto. Watch: Alex Behind The Vinyl Tom Sawyer
“This month marks the 35th anniversary of one of Rush’s most well-known albums, Moving Pictures. You know, the one with “Tom Sawyer,” “YYZ,” and “Limelight” on it. To celebrate Adam Jones edited together all of Rush’s performance videos from 2003 to present-day to make a “Tom Sawyer Megamix“. Inspired by Rush’s 1998 video for “Closer To The Heart,” from the band’s Different Stages live release, the mix covers everything from 2003’s Rush In Rio tour to the band’s most recent, and perhaps last, tour, R40—all of which can be found on the R40 Collector’s Boxed set released in November 2014, and the new R40 Live released in November 2015.” – …
On the looming 40th anniversary of seminal album 2112 in April, Geddy Lee walks Music Radar through the various chapters of 2112‘s conceptual sublimity, “if I can remember what they all are, that is!” Read the full interview here.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Moving Pictures, released on February 12 in 1981, veteran radio personality Redbeard airs his vintage interview with all three members of the band on his syndicated show In The Studio this week. You can listen to a portion of it online here! Get your copy of this classic album featuring Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye, Witch Hunt and Vital Signs on vinyl here.
Geddy Lee talks about his voice, South Park, wine and what band sent him over the edge in the latest issue of PROG magazine.
Watch Geddy Lee speak with Kylie Olsson from uDiscover Music at Abbey Road Studios.
Begin the day With a friendly voice A companion, unobtrusive Plays the song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood Recorded at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec and released January, 1980. Happy 36th anniversary Permanent Waves. PERMANENT WAVES 1. The Spirit of Radio 2. Freewill 3. Jacob’s Ladder 4. Entre Nous 5. Different Strings 6. Natural Science Get the vinyl here and read more on the album here.
November 20, 2015 – Nashville, TN – R40 Live, an extraordinary document of Rush’s career-spanning 40th anniversary tour, was released today. Rush recorded and filmed R40 Live over two sold-out shows at the Air Canada center in the band’s hometown of Toronto on June 17 and 19, 2015. The epic live shows by the Rock Hall of Famers were captured with 14 cameras, in order to give fans the best possible viewing experience. The band, comprised of bassist/keyboardist/lead singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, undertook a 35-city tour this summer to celebrate their 40-plus years together. The sold-out tour, which included stops in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, Tulsa, and …
Ahead of the CD/DVD/Blu-ray package, R40 Live, hitting stores, singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson stopped by Rolling Stone headquarters to talk about the new release, and answer questions RS readers and Rush fans submitted on Twitter and Facebook for #AskRush. The guys were happy to field any inquiry, whether it was about their most embarrassing onstage moment, the pronunciation of Neil Peart’s last name, their favorite superhero, what stimulant may have been used during the Hemispheres sessions, and more… Watch Here: RollingStone #AskRUSH