Classic Rock Magazine's Band of the Year Features Rush

Classic Rock Magazine January 2013
Upate (12/07/2012): You can now read the entire article on Rush at this LINK.
The United Kingdom's Classic Rock Magazine has just announced that their latest issue will be released with a "quintet of different front covers", one of which features Rush. This is in connection with their selection of the Band of the Year for 2012.

From Classic Rock:
Led Zeppelin… Rush… the Rolling Stones… Black Country Communion… Rivals Sons… But which is really Band Of The Year?

The greatest albums, bands, gigs, bust-ups and more. This is what rocked our year…

The new issue of Classic Rock is dedicated to The Best Of 2012: the ultimate review of the past 12 months. The Albums Of The Year. The Songs Of The Year. The Stories Of The Year. And, most importantly, The Bands Of The Year!

We’ve produced five different front covers featuring Led Zeppelin, Rush, the Rolling Stones, Black Country Communion and Rival Sons. Each is a worthy candidate for the honour of Band Of The Year. But who will ultimately wear the crown?
And regarding Rush, they had this blurb:
Rush – The Canadians have delivered one of the finest albums of their career, but there has been tragedy as well as triumph.
Click HERE for a larger view of the cover featuring Rush and click HERE for complete information on this issue.

The magazine is on sale now. Ordering instructions are available HERE.


  1. The cover is almost perfect, just take away the question mark.

  2. I haven't seen anyone make this comment or express this thought yet, but Rush - Band of the Year with one of their best albums ever, doesn't even get considered for a Grammy. WTF? Did anyone see the "Rock Album of the Year" nominees?

    The Black Keys, El Camino
    Muse, The 2nd Law
    Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
    Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
    Jack White, Blunderbuss

    Really? I'm starting to feel like Metallica. Sad.

    1. The Grammy Awards are almost as big a joke as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (even if Rush gets in later today).

      It's a popularity contest - nothing more, nothing less.

      I'm STILL pissed that YYZ lost... yes, I hold a grudge :-)

  3. By the way, the article mentions Black Country Communion...for those of you that don't know, the band is Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) on bass and vocals, Joe Bonamassa on guitar and vocals, Jason Bonham on Drums and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)...all three albums are MONEY. Nice mix of heavy, driving rock and soulful blues. Spent most of my last summer on albums one and two, then just recently (when not listening to Clockwork Angels) bought album number three. Take my word for it, can't go wrong.


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