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.
The Best Show of Geddy Lee's Life Might Not Have Been With Rush
He explains why a gig was so special and why he didn't feel so good about another one.
Alex Lifeson Says Recent Gigs With Geddy Lee Offered 'Closure'
He also reiterates that he is "not interested in touring anymore."
35 Years Ago: 'A Show of Hands' Finds Rush at '80s-era Crossroads
This was a busy time for the group, with seven studio albums and a pair of live LPs.
Geddy Lee Got 'Inappropriate' Messages After Neil Peart's Death
"My little black book got filled up really quickly," he said of opportunistic drummers.
When Geddy Lee Finally Confronted Alex Lifeson Over Rush Firing
It took decades for the bassist to ask why he was briefly kicked out of the band.
Why Geddy Lee Wanted to Abandon Rush's 'Tom Sawyer'
He believed the song "would end up in the trash can."
Geddy Lee Reveals Why Kiss Had to Party in Their Makeup
Rush frontman recalls smoking pot and watching the antics of their tourmates.
Geddy Lee Admits He Resented Neil Peart After Rush's Final Show
"Our relationship was strained," the bassist confesses.
Geddy Lee Releases Demo Song About Neil Peart Family Tragedy
Rush frontman wrote “Gone” soon after drummer’s daughter died in car accident.
Rush’s Alex Lifeson Admits ‘It’s Not In Our D.N.A. to Stop’
Surviving duo touch on possibility of touring again with “one of the great drummers.”