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.
Rush fans have had to cope with lengthy delays between new studio albums over the last 15 years or so, and it looks like that will probably also be the case for the follow-up to 2012's 'Clockwork Angels.'
The grunge revolution was in full swing by late 1993, and plenty of established rock acts found it difficult to draw the type of sales or airplay they'd enjoyed during the '80s. The guys in Rush, 25-year vets getting ready to release their 15th studio album at that point, knew they'd be returning to a musical landscape that had changed a great deal since they'd scored a massive hit with 1991's 'Roll the Bones' LP.
Rush have released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD and CD set, 'Clockwork Angels Tour.' The document collects a late-2012 concert from a stop on the band's nearly yearlong tour in support of last year's 'Clockwork Angels' album.
Russell "Skip" Gildersleeve, a longtime fixture on the concert scene who lent his skills as a road crew member and sound engineer to a long list of acts that included Bob Seger, Steely Dan, and Rush, has died at the age of 57.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush are planning to release a document of their most recent incredibly successful stint on the road. 'Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour' will be available on Nov. 19 as a two-CD set and a DVD/Blu-ray.
For years, critics viewed Rush as the poster boys for overblown, pretentious rock music. Their fans, on the other hand, had nothing but love for them -- which continues stronger than ever to this day. As the member responsible for most of the band's lyric
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