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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.

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

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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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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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Alex Lifeson Looks Back on Previously Unreleased Performances in Rush’s ‘R40′ Box

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Rush have made an awful lot of music over the years, so it's no surprise that guitarist Alex Lifeson doesn't have the sharpest recollection of the early unreleased performances the band unearthed for its new 'R40' box.

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Rush Unveil Forgotten Song From 1974 With Original Drummer

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YouTube

Rush have uncovered one of their early, and seemingly forgotten, songs for their upcoming career-spanning video box set 'R40.'

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Rush Plan to Hit the Road Next Spring

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

To celebrate 40 years of making music with drummer Neil Peart, Rush plan to hit the road next year for a new tour.

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Alex Lifeson Talks About the ‘Staying Power’ of ’70s Rock

Alex Lifeson
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung recently told us that classic rock died in 1979, and even if you dispute his timeline, there's no getting around the decade's hold on fans of the genre.

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