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.
Dave Grohl and Jack Black Cover Rush's 'The Spirit of Radio'
Foo Fighters leader previously jammed with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.
Rush Recruits Tool's Danny Carey for Taylor Hawkins L.A. Tribute
Performance follows three-song set at London event honoring late Foo Fighters drummer.
Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson Join Dave Grohl at Taylor Hawkins Tribute
The Rush legends paired with Dave Grohl for a memorable celebration of their longtime friend, while also paying tribute to their own Neil Peart.
Watch Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Reunite at 'South Park' Show
Duo joined Primus and show creators for rendition of “Closer to the Heart.”
How Rush's 'I Think I'm Going Bald' Gently Mocked a Kiss Ballad
Straightforward hard rock track, a "goofy" outlier on 1975's 'Caress of Steel,' nodded to "Goin' Blind" with its title.
Rush’s Alex Lifeson Reveals Weird Pre-Show Jams with Primus
Members agreed to use instruments they couldn’t play for light-hearted sessions.
10 Years Ago: Rush's 'Clockwork Angels' Becomes a Farewell
According to guitarist Alex Lifeson, the 2012 album allowed drummer and lyricist Neil Peart to "express himself on a wider platform."