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.
Geddy Lee Says He and Alex Lifeson Could Perform as Rush Again
Last year's Taylor Hawkins tribute opened the door for possible future collaborations.
30 Years Ago: Rush's 'Counterparts' Pushes Back Against Grunge
This LP might mark the spot where they evolved past trends once and for all.
Geddy Lee Announces 'My Effin' Life in Conversation' 2023 Tour
Rush singer and bassist will revisit his time in the band and answer fan questions as he promotes his upcoming memoir.
Alex Lifeson Turns 70: Looking Back at His Milestone Birthdays
The Rush guitarist has enjoyed a lengthy career driven by humor, determination and friendship.
Oppenheimer Songs: How Sting and Rush Expressed Cold War Fears
Scientist called the "father of the atomic bomb" has been name-checked in a handful of songs over the years.
Watch Rush Dominate on '2112' Tour With New 4K Concert Footage
Trio is at the peak of its powers during June 18, 1976, show at Ontario's Oshawa Civic Auditorium.
How the Smashing Pumpkins 'Ripped Off' Rush for 'Cherub Rock'
The 1993 single marked the first mainstream hit for Billy Corgan's band.
Alex Lifeson Bandmate Speculates on 2024 Rush Reunion
Envy of None’s Andy Curran says next year would be a good time.