Update (03/30/2012): Additional radio stations have been treated to the Headlong Flight single. Grover Collins, the Program Director at WUBE/WYGY in Cincinnati, OH tweeted the following yesterday:Just heard new RUSH single from upcoming CD "Clockwork Angels" called "Headlong Flight"...Old school RUSH fans rejoice! It ROCKS 74-77 era!While Mike Hsu who works at WAAF in Boston had this to say:Just listened to the new Rush song "Headlong Flight". My pants are tight!..and moist from losing control of my bladder during the massive Alex Lifeson solo. @rushtheband
Update (03/28/2012): The first (okay, third) single Headlong Flight will hit the airwaves on April 19th however it will be edited down to about 5 1/2 minutes.
It appears that a special Clockwork Angels listening party for journalists and industry executives was hosted by Rush's record label, Roadrunner Records. According to several people on-hand, the first new Rush song off of their upcoming Clockwork Angels album is titled Headlong Flight and clocks in at over 7 minutes.
The news comes from Lou Brutus of Sirius XM who tweeted the following:
In studio right now w Mark from Roadrunner listening to new tune from @RushIsABand called "Headlong Flight." It's awesome. #ByTorIsASnowDogDominic Nardella (the program director at 92.3 in Cleveland) tweeted this as well:Just heard new Rush song "Headlong Flight" ..... Holy Fucking Shit!!!!! 7 and a half minutes of pure genius!!!!!! @rushisabandWe'll have more news as it becomes available. Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for sharing the news.
I haven't had goosebumps like this in years. This is Rush at their finest. Seriously. Fuck this is amazing. @rushisaband
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