How Rush’s ‘2112’ Changed Chad Smith’s Life: Exclusive Video Premiere
The Nov. 3 theatrical premiere of Rush's Time Stand Still documentary comes with an added exclusive bonus: a 20-minute film titled Rush: A Salute to Kings.
Directed by Adam Jones, the mini-movie features a bevy of famous Rush supporters — including Kiss' Gene Simmons, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith — talking about why they're such big fans.
Smith's fandom stretches back to the '70s, when an eight-track copy of 2112 was "the soundtrack to my sophomore year in high school," Smith says in an exclusive premiere of a clip taken from A Salute to Kings. Growing up outside of Detroit, the future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer hung out with his bandmates at the time listening to the life-changing album and trying to emulate Neil Peart's drum kit.
You can watch the video above.
As previously reported, Time Stand Still is billed as “a documentary event which covers the R40 tour and the unique relationship Rush have with their devoted fans" and delivers “a raw, intimate and vivid look” at Rush's R40 tour. You can view details and grab tickets for the U.S. screenings at Fathom's site and (if you're in Canada) at Cineplex's site, or at Time Stand Still's official site.
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