Rush Land at No. 2 on Billboard Charts

Need proof that Rush are still one of the most vital prog rock bands out there after more than 40 years?

Their new album, Clockwork Angels, sold just over 100,000 copies in the last week, which was good enough to take the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The record actually outsold their previous outing, 2007's Snakes & Arrows, which moved just over 93,000 copies in its first week on sale.

Clockwork Angels (buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)) is out now on Roadrunner Records.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.