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.
Alex Lifeson Says 'There's No Way Rush Will Ever Exist Again'
Band won't continue because Neil Peart "is not here to be a part of it."
Alex Lifeson Says There’s No Urgency for New Music With Geddy Lee
"He's my absolute best friend and always was. That's not going to change."
Alex Lifeson Has Recorded 10 Songs for New 'Envy of None' Project
Andy Curran of the Canadian hard-rock band Coney Hatch reveals plans for forthcoming music.
Why Alex Lifeson Got Kicked Out of a Music Store Every Week
Rush guitarist was once a regular presence at Long & McQuade in Toronto.
Geddy Lee Says Robert Plant Helped Rush Through Dark Time
Former Led Zeppelin singer invited bassist and guitarist to a gig during Canadian band's late-'90s hiatus.
Hear Three Rush Producers’ Work on Crown Lands’ Tribute Song
Canadian duo’s “Context: Fearless Pt. 1” was recorded with Neil Peart drum kit the day after his death was announced.
Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee Are ‘Eager’ to Make New Music Together
Surviving Rush members talk regularly about collaborating.