Rush Clockwork Angels Article in Rolling Stone Magazine

Rush Clockwork Angels in Rolling Stone Magazine Rush Clockwork Angels in Rolling Stone Magazine
The November 24th issue of Rolling Stone magazine contains a short article on Rush and their upcoming Clockwork Angels album. The issue also contains a large advertisement for the Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland CD/DVD.

Scans of both the article and advertisement can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail images to the right.

Here's a transcription of the article itself:
Rush spent the past two years looking back - performing their 1981 classic Moving Pictures in its entirety. But at the same time, the Canadian prog heroes started cranking on thier 20th LP, Clockwork Angels. "We're almost finished writing," says frontman Geddy Lee. "Hopefully we'll have all of the recording done before Christmas."

Last year, Rush tested the waters, releasing two tracks from the album = the Metallica-ish riff monsters "Caravan" and "BU2B" - and playing them on tour. "We figured we had nothing to lose," says Lee. "It was a lot of fun for the fans, and fun for us." The disc is shaping up to be the trio's heaviest in decades. Says Lee, "The two tracks we released point in the direction we're going."

Rush haven't scored a Top 40 hit since 1982's "New World Man," but they've maintained one of rock's biggest cult audiences. And last year's acclaimed documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage helped make them more popular than ever. "We feel invigorated," says Lee. "I think we've come to a point in our lives where we're playing the best we've ever played as a live band.

"You don't know how long that's going to go," he adds. "Rock & roll does have its limits as far as the aging process. You want to go out there and play while you're at your peak." - Andy Greene
Thanks to Conrad J. Simpson, Joe Pesch and RushFanForever for the scans/information.

Comments

  1. "...the Mettalica-ish riff-monsters..."

    I've never been much of a Rolling Stones reader, and remarks like that make me want to steer even farther away from them. Utter nonsense.

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  2. Though not a top 40 hit per-se, all their albums have charted in the top 10. Way to go Rolling Stones for belittling their accomplishments.. again, though they're still in love with Elvis Costello.

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  3. Like Frank Zappa said, "If Rolling Stone said it, it MUST be true!"

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  4. Rolling Stone is the sludge oil in the Gulf of Good Music. It somehow started coming into my mailbox and goes straight to the trash without being read

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