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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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12 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Rush Rock Toronto

The Rolling Stones led a benefit concert in Toronto on July 30, 2003.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Top 10 Geddy Lee Rush Songs

We count down Geddy Lee's greatest moments as Rush's lead singer/bassist.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

41 Years Ago: Neil Peart Joins Rush

Future drum legend Neil Peart replaced John Rutsey in Rush on July 29, 1974.

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Mercury

The History of John Rutsey and Rush

We look at the important contributions made by John Rutsey during his brief tenure as Rush's first drummer.

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YouTube

Ex-Whitesnake Drummer’s Workout Is Powered by Rush

For Brian Tichy, a good workout requires a great Rush song.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

17 Greatest Animated Classic Rock Album Covers

Who wouldn't like to see their favorite rock album covers leap to life? That's precisely what you'll find here as we look at these animated album covers.

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Rush Fan Wins Second Night on ‘Jeopardy!’

Rush fan Jennifer Morrow successfully defended her championship on 'Jeopardy!'

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Rush Fan Bets $2112 and Wins ‘Jeopardy!’

A woman proudly displayed her Rush fandom on tonight's (July 16) episode of 'Jeopardy!'

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Anthem

11 Years Ago: Rush Explore Their Influences on ‘Feedback’ EP

Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.

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YouTube

Watch Rush Perform ‘Losing It’ in Concert for the First Time Ever

Rush performed 'Losing It' in Concert for the first time ever in June 2015.

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