Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.
Guitar World is ringing in the holidays with ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons. With a long-awaited ZZ Top album on the way, the Reverend Willie G. has a wealth of things to celebrate this holiday season. Plus, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Lamb of God and Judas Priest talk about their upcoming albums and projects for 2012.
On November 21, Universal Music Enterprises will release of three separate Rush box sets. The multi-part project is called Sectors, and each Sector represents part of the band's career at Mercury Records.
According to bassist Geddy Lee, Rush will release a new album in early 2012. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Lee said that the band were shooting for a Spring 2012 release date for their as-yet-untitled new studio album.
Every year around this time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its list of nominees for the following year's class, an announcement that always brings with it a slew of "Yeah, but does it really matter if ______ isn't in the Hall of Fame?" and "_____!? They're not even a rock band!" type comments.
Here's Guitar World's interview with Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee from the May 1986 issue (with Steve Stevens on the cover). The original headline was "Geddy Lee: More Bass, More Space in the Modern World," and the focus of the interview is Rush's new album at the time, Power Windows.
Hey, any Rush fans out there? A few years ago, I had the unique opportunity to do something really cool, something a Rush fan would definitely freak out over. My band Collective Soul had recently recorded a live concert DVD called Home, and the director invited us to his post-production studio to talk about the project.
Members of Rush, the Police, Primus and Tool have joined forces in what could loosely be called a "super group," though would probably be more accurately described as one amazing jam session caught on film.