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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 Release Official Video Documenting ‘R40 Live Tour’ Opening Date

Rush have released an official video commemorating the first night on what could be their last go-round on the road.

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Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

What Songs Will Rush Play on Their New Tour? Tour Book Offers Clues

Rush opened what may be their last major tour on May 8.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Geddy Lee Values Rush’s Friendships, Calls the Band a ‘Living Thing’

Rush have spent more than 40 years charging restlessly ahead, but going out on the road for an anniversary tour is bound to put a fellow in a reflective mood.

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Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

Alex Lifeson on Rush Giving Up Long Tours: ‘In One Way, I Feel Relief’

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson admits to understandably mixed feelings regarding the prospect that the band's next tour could be its last extended run of live dates.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rush Won’t Stream Shows From 2015 Tour

Streaming or simulcasting concerts is becoming more common — even the Grateful Dead are getting in on it — but the members of Rush still prefer a more traditional approach.

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Watch a Puppet Totally Nail Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’

You're about to see the most rock 'n' roll thing that's happened in puppetry since Animal's wild-eyed solos on the old 'Muppet Show.'

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Mercury Records

31 Years Ago: Rush Explore a Bleak, Synth-Driven Landscape in ‘Grace Under Pressure’

When asked for the definition of “guts” in a long-ago magazine profile, author Ernest Hemingway replied that he meant “grace under pressure.”

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Drummer Mike Portnoy Talks Rush Influence in Exclusive Video

Through his work with Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, the Winery Dogs and other projects, drummer Mike Portnoy has inspired countless younger players.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

March Drum Madness: Roger Taylor vs. Neil Peart

The finals of March Drum Madness match Roger Taylor of Queen up against Neil Peart of Rush.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Top 10 Underrated Rush Songs

Rush is underrated, period – so a list of Underrated Rush Songs takes the term to a whole new level.

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