In 2008, Guitar World asked Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to dissect several key songs from the band's past. Starting with "Fly By Night" (1975) and ending with "Test for Echo" (1996), he discussed his guitars, amps and effects. Here's how it went.
If you’re a fan of Rush like I am, you probably know them for their hard-hitting, prog masterpieces like “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio,” and “Limelight.” Decidedly electric and undeniable energetic, Rush’s intricate arrangements and complex rhythms characterize their catalog. But the band also spins out some masterfully created and performed acoustic parts and songs.
In this interview from 2009, Rush’s guitarist — Alex Lifeson — and bassist — Geddy Lee — choose 60 minutes' worth of the music that is closest to their hearts, essentially putting together the ultimate Rush-approved "mixed tape."
In a statement posted this morning on the band's website, Rush announced they'll be visiting an additional 15 North American cities this summer. The second leg of the Clockwork Angels tour begins in Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 21 and ends August 4 in Kansas City.
In just over two weeks, Rush will release their long-awaited new album, Clockwork Angels. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recently sat down with Music Radar's Joe Bosso to talk about the new album and break down each track.
Prog rock legends Rush debuted the lead single for their new album, Clockwork Angels, yesterday, the nearly seven and a half-minute "Headlong Flight." This morning, they released an official lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.
TMZ is reporting that Canadian prog rockers Rush have filed a cease-and-desist order against conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh, requesting that he stop using the band's song, "The Spirit of the Radio," on his program.
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.