Clockwork Angels Update - First New Song Title Revealed - Headlong Flight

Rush: Clockwork Angels
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. #ByTorIsASnowDog
Dominic 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!!!!!! @rushisaband

I haven't had goosebumps like this in years. This is Rush at their finest. Seriously. Fuck this is amazing. @rushisaband
We'll have more news as it becomes available. Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for sharing the news.

Related News Stories
[First Single from Clockwork Angels Coming Friday, March 30th? - March 15th, 2012]
[Clockwork Angels Release Date: May 29th, 2012 - March 2nd, 2012]
[Clockwork Angels Due Out in May According to PROG Magazine - February 20th, 2012]
[It's A Wrap: Rush Finish Recording Clockwork Angels - December 20th, 2011]
[New Guitar World Interview with Alex Lifeson - Talks Clockwork Angels - December 13th, 2011]
[New Geddy Lee Interview With Billboard Magazine - Update on Clockwork Angels - December 5th, 2011]
[Geddy Lee Update on Clockwork Angels - October 29th, 2011]
[Clockwork Angels Update from Rush Producer Nick Raskulinecz - September 21st, 2011]


  1. O.M.G. 2 weeks, Gonna be hard!

  2. Gah! Why do they keep pushing release dates back?!?!? First the album now the single! :P

  3. patience my friends, all good things come to those who wait!

    1. Seriously, what's he talking about? I'm unaware of any release dates other than the ones for the album and the singles mentioned here.

  4. Great job, John! Always on top of things! I love this site!

  5. Been looking for hidden clues on (as the site sometimes holds little easter-eggs) but the only thing added is a Music Player that has a few songs, Tom Sawyer, DEW, Xanadu, Bastile Day, Anthem, Stick It Out. I suspect on Easter Sunday there'll be a hidden Easter Egg.


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