Billboard has posted a comprehensive interview with Rush’s longtime Art Director Hugh Syme detailing some of the stories behind the band’s iconic album covers.
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Christa Titus wrote a review for Billboard about the June 27th R40 Live show in Newark: “Although the current R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour is likely to be the band’s last major outing, guitarist Alex Lifeson, singer-bassist-keyboardist Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart aren’t curtailing their road work because they’ve lost the love of performing. All three of them, despite being in their 60s, played with the fervor of newbies who are still wet behind the ears.” “The satisfaction Lee and Lifeson derived from it was evident in their frequent smiles and animated posturing, while Peart could have been mistaken for being perpetually grumpy if fans didn’t already know that …
While they cool their jets for a year, the hall of famers release a new live DVD and box set. Read the Billboard article.
Watch Neil Peart contribute beats and bluster to a pair of songs from Vertical Horizon.