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It took almost four decades for critics to come around to Rush. But their fans figured it out a long time ago: The Canadian trio is all kinds of awesome. It did take a few years for the band to find its footing. But on 1976’s ‘2112’ they achieved a well-honed balance of sci-fi storytelling, complicated song structures and massive heaviness. This didn’t always sit well with critics, who found their music and, especially, lyrics pretentious and heavy-handed. Rush lightened up a bit on 1980’s ‘Permanent Waves’ and the 1981 milestone ‘Moving Pictures’ (which includes the band’s best-ever set of songs) and spent the next 20 years recording and touring for a dedicated and seemingly never-subsiding fan base. By the 2010s, thanks to a well-earned documentary, Rush won over even the harshest critics and earned a spot in the Rock and Roll of Fame.

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Rush: Two Years After Their Last Show

On Aug. 1, 2015, Rush made their 25th appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles and performed their R40 set.

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Atlantic / Crown / Archetype
Atlantic / Crown / Archetype

Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ Dazzles in Steven Spielberg’s New ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

Rush's "Tom Sawyer" kicks major butt in a virtual-reality dominated future in the new trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming film 'Ready Player One.'

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Toronto Capybaras Named After Members of Rush

Some of Toronto's most famous rodents now have new names, courtesy of three of the city's favorite rock 'n' roll sons.

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Rush: Snakes & Arrows
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10 Years Ago: Rush Connect the Dots With ‘Snakes and Arrows’

When Rush released their 18th album, Snakes & Arrows, on May 1, 2007, it heralded a most glorious era of the Canadian trio’s already-glittering career.

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Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee
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Alex Lifeson Says It’s ‘Unlikely’ That Rush Will Tour Again

Just in case you've been wondering whether the members of Rush have changed their minds about retiring from the road, Alex Lifeson just offered an update, and the answer still sounds like "no."

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony’s Best Photos

We've got great photos of Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Journey being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Dominic Fragman, the Solo Trio
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Watch One Man Perform Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ All by Himself

It takes all three members of Rush to perform their classic "Tom Sawyer." One-man-band Dominic Fragman can play the song all by himself.

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Kevin Winter (3), Getty Images

Neil Young, Rush and Jackson Browne Announced As Hall of Fame Induction Presenters

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of presenters at this year's Induction Ceremony.

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YouTube

Watch Rush’s ‘Family Guy’ Guest Appearance

Leave it to Family Guy to make room for a Rush gag in a tribute to classic literature.

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Buda Mendes / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Listen to Alice in Chains Cover Rush’s ‘Tears’ for 40th Anniversary ‘2112’ Reissue

Alice in Chains' cover of Rush's "Tears" has made its way online ahead of its official release as part of the upcoming 40th anniversary reissue of Rush's classic 2112 LP.

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