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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.

Rush ‘2112’ Vinyl to Include Hologram

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The vinyl reissue of Rush's '2112' will feature a special surprise in the runout groove.

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Geddy Lee on Rush’s Upcoming ‘Last Big Tour’: ‘We Have to Slow Down Dramatically’

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Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

Geddy Lee pulled no punches tonight (Feb. 21) when asked if an upcoming series of dates represented a de facto farewell tour for Rush -- even if he was unwilling to call it that.

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40 Years Ago: Rush’s ‘Fly By Night’ Introduces Neil Peart

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'Fly By Night' is technically the second Rush album -- though, from a creative standpoint, it's the true starting point of the band's genius.

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Geddy Lee to Appear on Season Premiere of ‘That Metal Show’

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Rush's Geddy Lee will be special guest on the season premiere of VH1's 'That Metal Show' later this month.

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Neil Peart’s R40 Drum Set Is Made Out of 1,500-Year-Old Wood

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Longtime Rush drum tech Lorne Wheaton appeared at NAMM 2015 in January, and Evil Ed Nijjer, Canadian editor for DRUM-line Magazine, took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about Neil Peart's drum kit for the band's upcoming R40 Tour.

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Watch the Foo Fighters Cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ and Other Classic Rock Favorites

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The Foo Fighters rocked out to Rush's 'Tom Sawyer' during their performance at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium over the weekend.

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Rush Have Started ‘Tough’ Work of Building R40 Tour Set List

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Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

Alex Lifeson says Rush are wrestling with the difficulties in crafting a set list for their upcoming R40 Live dates.

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Rush Describe ‘R40′ Dates as Their ‘Last Major Tour’

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Rush's upcoming 'R40' shows celebrate 40 years of rock 'n' roll glory -- and they may also serve as the band's farewell to full-scale touring.

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Exclusive – Kiss Roadies Share Memories of the Band’s Early Shows With Rush and Black Sabbath

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Hulton Archive / Getty Images

The four guys who made up the original 'Kiss Krew' share their stories about working for the band during its rise to fame in their new book, 'Out on the Streets.'

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Rush Announce 2015 Tour Dates

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rush have been going back and forth on the subject of a 2015 tour for more than a month now.

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