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Rush’s Geddy Lee says he would consider making another solo album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:42 AM (PST)

geddy leeRush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee released only one solo album 15 years ago, but in a recent interview with the A.V. Club, he said that he would “definitely” consider making another solo album in the future. On what it was like writing an album without his longtime Rush bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy states:

“That was a real interesting period for me. It was tough, because I had planned to do some jamming with my dear friend Ben Mink, who is an amazing musician, producer, and songwriter in his own right, and a violinist and guitarist. Because we had been friends for so long, and we had never actually made a record together aside from him playing on the song ‘Losing It’ from our ‘Signals’ album, we had always planned that some time when the band was on a break, we would just get together and start writing together and see what happened. We were planning to do that, and suddenly tragedy struck Neil’s life. His daughter was taken from him in a car accident, and everything got really weird and it was just a horrible period. So I decided after a few months this idea of working with Ben might be a real tonic for me, because I didn’t know really whether there would ever be another Rush album. I had no idea; it was not something we were focused on, and people get through tragedies in different ways. I was kind of going crazy and needed something to focus on, so this project that was sort of in the back of my mind with Ben suddenly became critical so we started getting together in my home studio in Toronto and I would go to his place in Vancouver and over a series of months we gathered a whole bunch of material together and then we decided to go for it and make the record.”

Geddy’s only solo album My Favorite Headache was released way back in 2000. As for Rush, they haven’t released any new material since the release of their latest album Clockwork Angels, which was released in 2012, but they’ve toured on and off since then.

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson says the band is taking a year off

Posted by GageT on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM (PST)

alex-lifeson-rush-275x275Alex Lifeson, guitarist for Canadian rock legends Rush told that the band is currently taking a break following their world tour in support of the their latest album, Clockwork Angels.

“We’ve committed to taking about a year off,” Lifeson said. “We all agreed when we finished this tour [in early August] we were going to take this time off and we weren’t going to talk about band stuff or make any plans. We committed to a year, so that’s going to take us through to the end of next summer, for sure. That’s the minimum. We haven’t stopped or quit. Right now we’re just relaxing. We’re taking it easy and just enjoying our current employment.”

Fans shouldn’t be worried though. Even though there aren’t concrete plans for a new album, Lifeson said some writing will likely happen in 2014: “We enjoy writing and working together and I wouldn’t doubt that some time in the New Year we’ll probably gravitate towards each other and start doing some writing.”

He added: “It’s going to be interesting to see where we do go next. You know, the album is dying as a format. We’re so used to it and we’re so old school in that format, but will we get more mileage by doing a few new songs at a time, or do we do another album? It’s hard to say what the future holds, and it’s just changing so rapidly. It’s always hard to speculate where you’re going to go.”


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Rush not releasing new live DVD in May

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM (PST)

According to, the same website that reported that Rush were going to release their new live DVD Clockwork Angels Live on May 21st, the release date for band’s new live DVD has now been pushed back to this fall. No exact reason for this has been explained.

Rush’s latest studio album, Clockwork Angels, was released last June.

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Anthrax covering “Anthem” by Rush available for streaming

Posted by SeanB on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM (PST)

Thrash legends Anthrax have recorded an 8 song cover album and are streaming the first track, Rush’s “Anthem” over at Rolling Stone right now.  The album itself is called Anthems and is slated for a North American release on March 19 via MRI/Megaforce, and on March 22 in Europe via Nuclear Blast.

To check out “Anthem” click right here.

Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna had the following to say about the album:

“These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!”

To see a track listing for Anthems click right here.

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Rush to release new live DVD in May?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM (PST)

According to, progressive rock icons Rush new DVD Clockwork Angels Live will be released on May 21st on Concord. No further more information about this has been given, but we’ll keep you posted as official details surface.

Rush’s latest studio album, Clockwork Angels, was released last June.

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Rush’s “Fly By Night” featured in new car commercial

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM (PST)

One of Rush‘s well-known songs “Fly By Night” is featured in a new advertising campaign for the 2013 VW Passat. The 30-second commercial features a businessman stopping at a traffic light and rocking out to the song by playing air drums at the intersection. You can check out the video here.

“Fly By Night” is the title track from Rush’s second studio album, which was originally released in 1975 on Mercury Records.

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Listen to the first chapter of Rush’s “Clockwork Angels: The Novel”

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM (PST) is offering an exclusive premiere of the first chapel of the upcoming Rush novel “Clockwork Angels”, the landmark literary collaboration between Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and bestselling sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson.

Go here to check out the first chapter of the novel.

Last June, Rush released Clockwork Angels (the album). The novel version is supposed to surface this month.

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Lyric Video: Rush – “Headlong Flight”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:56 AM (PST)

Prog legends Rush have released a lyric video for the song “Headlong Flight”off their upcoming album Clockwork Angels. Clockwork Angels is a follow up to the band 2009 effort Snakes and Arrows and is the bands 20th studio album. Clockwork Angels is set for release on June 12, 2012 via Atlantic Records. To get a taste of the new album click here.

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Golden Gods 2012: A Retrospective (and Personal Opinion)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM (PST)

So another year of the Golden Gods Awards has come and gone. Since I have never watched the Golden Gods (last year was the first time it was open to the public) I don’t have the ability to compare it to previous years. What I do have is the ability to tell you all about it and give my very personal and honest yet not so humble opinion about the show, the nominees, and its winners.

I’m warning you now, I’m probably going to swear a lot (as I’m quite heated), I’ll probably insult some of you and your taste in bands, and some of you will probably take issue with my dislike of certain bands as I’m in Snobbish Elitist Mode. But I’m writing this and you’re reading it, so deal with it. This is my soapbox and you are my audience, though I am more than willing to have rotten vegetable thrown at me. BRING IT ON!

Also, this rant does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Metal Riot and its associates. With that being said, I hope that you’ll take a few moments of your precious time to see what you missed (or didn’t) by heading over here.

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Golden Gods 2012 Ronnie James Dio Award Goes To…

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM (PST)

So, what did you all think of the Trivium and Black Veiled Bride performances. We also had the pleasure of watching Tenacious D antics as they presented the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Rush to release new album “Clockwork Angels”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM (PST)

Rush has released details on their upcoming album entitled Clockwork Angels.The album which is going to be released via Anthe and Roadrunner Records is set  for release on June 12th of this year. Rush will be kicking off the new album by releasing the single “Headlong Flight,” which will start it’s rotation on rock radio stations on April 19th.

This will be the first time in over 4 years that the band has released new original material. The band is also said to be announcing tour dates in support of the album shortly.

Rush has also announced the full track listing for the album.

See the full track list here.

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Rush to win Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM (PST)

Old school rockers Rush will be attending Revolver’s 2012 Golden God Awards and it has been noted that they will be receiving the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony this year. The award show is set to take place in Los Angeles, California at Club Nokia on April 11th. Rush will be joining last year’s winners MÖTLEY CRÜE as recipients of the award.

Set to appear at the award show is Marilyn Manson, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, The Black Veil Brides, and Slash.

Set to perform at the Golden God Awards are Trivium and Korn.

For more information on tickets and the award show click here.

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Rush, the band, files cease and desist against Rush, the radio host

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM (PST)

Legendary progressive metal band Rush has sent a cease and desist letter to the equally infamous Rush Limbaugh the radio host. Rush Limbaugh in the past has played such Rush ballads as “Bravado” and the “Spirit of the Radio” and whether the band was unaware of the prior usage or due to the radio host’s recent statements they have had their lawyer send a cease and desist letter consisting of the following:

“The use of Rush’s music in this way is an infringement of Rush’s copyrights and trademarks. The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement. There are civil and criminal remedies for copyright infringement, including statutory damages and fines.”

Regardless of political affiliation its cool to see a band paying attention to where and how their music is being used and in this case exercise some control. Its moments like this that keep songs like “Holiday in Cambodia” out of Levi’s commercials.

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Canadian rock legends Rush have released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland, due out on November 7th, and you can watch it here. A 2CD set and Blu Ray versions will also be released on the same day.

Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland was filmed at a concert in Cleveland, Ohio during the band’s Time Machine Tour on April 15, 2011 at the Quicken Loans Arena. The film was recorded by Banger Productions, which had previously produced the Rush documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.

Rush are expected to be releasing their new album, Clockwork Angels, sometime next year. Their last full-length studio album, Snakes & Arrows, was released in 2007.

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