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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.

Win a Copy of Rush’s Massive New R40 Box Set

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Zoe Records

Rush marked their 40th anniversary with a deluxe 10-disc set of concert recordings -- and now you can celebrate, too.

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Rush Unveil Trailer for ‘Completist’ Edition of ‘R40′ Box

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YouTube

Rush's massive 'R40' box packs in plenty of rare and unreleased material -- and if you buy the 'Completist' version of the set, there's even more where that came from.

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You Think You Know Rush?

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Ultimate Classic Rock

After 40 years in the spotlight, you'd think there's nothing left to know about Rush.

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Rush to Reissue Classic Early Albums in Hi-Def Audio

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Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Rush's first 14 albums are returning to vinyl in 2015 -- and they're getting hi-def audio upgrades too.

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25 Years Ago: Rush Close Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’

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Paul Natkin, Getty Images

Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989's 'Presto' is a minor offering in Rush's massive discography.

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Rush’s 2015 Plans Could Include New Music and Touring

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Now that they've finished taking their year-long vacation, what's next for the guys in Rush?

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Geddy Lee Takes to Twitter to Talk Hall of Fame Snubs and What Neil Peart Smells Like

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Though it moved far afield, a new Twitter Q&A with Rush's Geddy Lee did touch on a few musical topics -- in between those about, say, bandmate Neil Peart's scent after a concert.

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Rush May Not Tour in 2015 After All

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Alex Lifeson may have spoken too soon.

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Neil Peart Says There Are No Unreleased Rush Songs

Neil Peart
Vanessa Heins

Rush's drummer says that band's vaults are empty.

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Rush Release Another Concert Clip From 1974

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YouTube

As anticipation builds toward the Nov. 11 release of Rush's 'R40' Blu-ray/DVD box set, a previously unreleased video of the group performing their song 'The Loser' has been released.

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