“There’s no prouder moment than to take on the challenge of covering one of the greatest bands of all time,” she says. “Few bands have accomplished what Rush has accomplished, and there will never be another band like them. They opened the door and shaped the way for all musicians to be more creative and brave with their music – and they did it with unrelenting confidence and skill. It is with great honor and respect that we reinforce the message of these virtuosic music monsters and the importance of ‘The Spirit of Radio.’” - Frontwoman Kobra PaigeWords of the Prophets also features their spin on other Canadian-based classics including “Lay It On the Line” by Triumph, “Sign of the Gypsy Queen” by April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Let It Ride,” among others.
a tribute to rush
A Tribute To Rush
The progressive rock trio RUSH released their first album in 1974. Shortly thereafter, Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Geddy Lee (bass, vocals and keyboards) were joined by Neil Peart (percussion, lyricist). After over 40 years together the band has released a total of 20 studio albums, 11 live albums as well as numerous compilation albums, of which 24 have gone gold, and 14 platinum.
Here you will find current news, a complete discography with lyrics, a videography, listings of RUSH members' solo projects and guest appearances, as well as the most extensive RUSH tour archive to be found online or in print. Other resources include a wide-ranging listing of RUSH related literature, cover songs and albums, tributes, a pop culture section and more. Along with the information archive, this site includes a slew of RUSH offerings including album art wallpaper for your PC and Smartphone, and Windows users can utilize Themes inspired by the album art and music of RUSH.
Created by David Calcano and launched in 2012, FANTOONS is an on-going comic strip that brings you comedy and art based on the greatest rock bands on the planet. Funded by their Kickstarter campain, their new book Rush Toons by Fantoons - Volume 2112 includes a forward written by Ed Stenger of Rush Is A Band. For more info check out ComicbookMoviesAndReviews.com Q&A with Fantoons' David Calcano where he discusses the book and his love of Rush.
Today SFFWorld posted a new interview with Anderson where he talked about his new novel; check it out here.
"Nobody knows every word to 'Tom Sawyer,'" Grohl says in the above fan-shot video. "You don't go to a karaoke bar and someone sings 'Tom Sawyer'. . . Who can actually sing and knows all the words to 'Tom Sawyer'?"
Brian calls out from the crowd, but Grohl is skeptical of his Geddy-head credentials. "Don't be bullshittin' me, motherfuckers," he says. "Can he sing? Don't yank my crank!. . . You're trying to tell me your big ass can sing those high notes?" Greeting the fan onstage, he warns, "Welcome to my nightmare." But Brian rises to the occasion, nailing every word." -RollingStone.com, August 14, 2015
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The graphic novel adaptation of the unprecedented concept album and novel from the multi-platinum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music legends RUSH and NY Times Bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson!A note for collectors: you can still buy the complete set of the original comic series from BOOM! Studios here.
Owen Hardy, like all the people of Albion, has lived his whole life under the rule of The Watchmaker. His entire life has been planned down to the exact second. But what happens when a young boy decides that things should not always goes as planned?
Rush's CLOCKWORK ANGELS is a testament to the band's creative versatility - it has been successful as a concept album, novel, and international tour. Now, Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson are bringing the story of CLOCKWORK ANGELS to comics, where newcomer artist Nick Robles will bring the journey of Owen Hardy to visual life! Die-hard Rush fans have longed for Peart's narrative songwriting to be adapted into comic book form for decades, but fans of steampunk fantasy will enjoy journeying into the world of Albion thanks to Anderson's skilled storytelling. Collects the complete story originally published in CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1-#6.
In addition to the Clockwork Angels - The Graphic Novel, be sure to preorder your copy today of the followup story, Clockwork Lives, which is now available for preorder in hardback and is scheduled for release on September 15th.
At the final show in Los Angeles, Jonathan Dinklage joined in one final time on "Losing It." Other than that it could have been any other show on the R40 tour, until at the end of the show, between "Working Man" and "Garden Road", Geddy and Alex paused as Neil pulled out a camera and took a couple of photos. Then, after "Garden Road" Neil wrapped his arms around the shoulders of Geddy and Alex and joined them in an emotional bow before running of stage.
Click here for the R40 Tour Archive, which includes details about the show setup, the setlists, the tour book transcript, and more. See below for the latest news and reviews from the road:
- You’re An Idiot If You Don’t Think Rush Is the Best Live Band in the World - Noisey, August 9, 2015
- Great expectations: Rush concerts attract cargo shorts, long man-hair, and really nice guys - Santa Maria Sun, August 5, 2015
- Rush at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and The Forum - KLOS.com, August 4, 2015
- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Tool & The Police Drummers Rock Out At Rush Show - Alternative Nation, August 3, 2015
- Rush at the end of the road - ClassicRock, August 2, 2015
- Star-Studded Crowd Toasts Rush at the Forum for Last (Ever?) Show - Hollywood Reporter, August 2, 2015
Today as the Arizona Diamondacks retired Randy Johnson's jersey, he received a special surprise:
"The Diamondbacks presented Johnson with an exact replica of the drum set used by the rock group Rush. Johnson is friends with members of the band, particularly bass player and lead singer Geddy Lee.". - ESPN.comHere's the entire ceremony, he receives the drumkit at the 5-minute mark:
- Thanks to Joe Pesch for the headsup!
He is especially proud of his work with The Fixx, the British band who became prophets without honour in their own land, yet enjoyed huge success in the States with their Hine‑enhanced attack. “I came up with an entirely new guitar sound,” he asserts, marking the transition from the traditional “big, heavy, dumpy, lumpy rock guitar sound” to something “far more shiny but no less exciting”. It was a sound mimicked by countless acts. “It had a huge appeal to rock bands,” he marvels. Rush, for example. “Doing The Fixx led to Rush [1989’s Presto and 1991’s Roll The Bones] – they required constant sonic refreshment and they loved The Fixx. Neil Peart also loved the thinking behind my early 80s solo albums and thought that would be good for Rush.”You can check out the full interview here. - Thanks to RushFanForever the for the headsup!