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Friday, August 31, 2012

Rush Release Official 'The Wreckers' Music / Lyric Video

Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover
Rush has just released a new lyric-filled music video of "The Wreckers"; the latest single off of Clockwork Angels.

This follows the similarly released lyric-filled video for the first (third) single from the album "Headlong Flight".

The video for "The Wreckers" can be viewed via the player below or directly at this LINK.


Thanks to reader Mike Sword for the heads up on the video.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Geddy a Bit Giddy as Rush Hit 20

Rush
United Kingdom's The Star has just posted a new article/interview with Geddy Lee titled Geddy a Bit Giddy as Rush Hit 20. The '20' of course refers to the band's 20th studio album.

Here's an excerpt from the article:
“When we came back to recording we had a feel for how we were playing on tour so solidly in our mind we wanted to achieve that on the album. We felt we were really on top of our game on the last tour and hit a new level of interaction between the three of us. That was very much on our mind when we wrote the rest of the album. It was a reflection of what we had learned.”

And they didn’t skimp on content. At more than 66 minutes long, it is about double the length of early albums. Then this is a band that seek to create a musical event rather than a helping of music.

“We’re pretty long-winded and it’s hard to shut us up when we get going on something,” grins Geddy. “It just seemed this album had moments that needed fleshing out. We didn’t really watch the clock, not that we ever really watch it carefully.
Click HERE to read the entire article, which was written by David Dunn.

Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #11

Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover
After falling out of the Top 100 of Billboard's Top 200 Album List last week, and landing at position #107, Clockwork Angels has fallen again in week #11; this time down to the #121 spot.

Interestingly enough, the album has actually moved up in other Billboard Album charts. Below is a complete run-down of where Clockwork Angels sits after debuting eleven weeks ago:
  • Top 200 Albums: #121 - down 14 spots from last week.
  • Top Rock Albums: #35 -- up 1 spot from last week.
  • Top Hard Rock Albums: #5 -- up 2 spots from last week.
  • Looking back, Rush's 2007 offering Snakes & Arrows remained in the Top 200 Album Charts a total of 15 consecutive weeks. With the tour beginning next week, which usually leads to a sales boost, it's likely that Clockwork Angels will remain the charts longer than Snakes & Arrows. Time will tell.

    Haven't purchased your copy of Clockwork Angels yet? If so, you can do so HERE.

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    [Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #6 - July 26th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #5 - July 19th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #4 - July 12th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #3 - July 5th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #2 - June 27th, 2012]
    [Rush's Clockwork Angels Debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart - June 20th, 2012]
    [Rush Release Clockwork Angels - To Rave Reviews - June 12th, 2012]
    [Producer Nick Raskulinecz on Rush's Clockwork Angels - June 11th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Lyrics and Liner Notes and Album Artwork - oh my! - June 6th, 2012]
    [New Audio Samples From Clockwork Angels Now Available - June 3rd, 2012]
    [Inside Rush: Clockwork Angels Radio Special - June 2nd, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Track Audio Samples Now Online - May 31st, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Full Album Reviewed from The Digital Fix - May 9th, 2012]
    [Producer Nick Raskulinecz talks Rush's Clockwork Angels - May 8th, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Full Album Reviewed Track by Track - May 7th, 2012]
    [Rush Clockwork Angels Tracklist, Trailer and Official Announcement Now Available - April 11th, 2012]
    [Headlong Flight Single from Clockwork Angels Release Update - April 4th, 2012]
    [Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover and Tour Book Artwork Revealed? - April 3rd, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Update - First New Song Title Revealed - Headlong Flight - March 28th, 2012]
    [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]



    Monday, August 27, 2012

    The Top 10 Rush Songs of the 1970's

    Rush circa 1970
    Ultimate Classic Rock has just posted a feature titled TOP 10 RUSH SONGS OF THE ’70S. From the article:
    The Top 10 Rush songs demonstrate how Canada’s favorite power trio have always been more than the sum of their parts. Now obviously, those pieces — guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist / vocalist Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart are at the head of the class when it comes to musicianship, but there is more than just virtuosity at play. One thing that often gets lost in translation is that Rush really do have a grand sense of humor. So if you are taking them more seriously than they take themselves, what can we tell ya? We think they’re just peachy. So let’s get ready to take off with the Top 10 Rush Songs of the ’70s.
    The list of songs is interesting and certainly open to debate. I personally think they have the order upside-down :-)

    Check out the entire list via this LINK.

    Thanks to reader Joe Green for the head's up.

    Happy Birthday Alex Lifeson

    Alex Lifeson Alex Lifeson
    It was on this date back in 1953 that Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Aleksandar Zivojinovich) came into the world in Fernie, British Columbia. As Rush fans know, Lifeson founded the band in the summer of 1968 and was also responsible for bringing front-man Geddy Lee into the mix.

    Alex turns 59 today and while he is obviously best known for being the guitarist for Rush, he's also the part owner of the Toronto restaurant The Orbit Room, is a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, a gourmet cook and an artist.

    Happy Birthday, Alex! Many happy returns!


    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #9

    Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover
    After last week's monumental jump in the charts from position #70 all the way up to position #13, thanks to Amazon putting the MP3 version of the album on sale for $0.99, Clockwork Angels has fallen back down to pre-sale levels in week #9.

    According to the latest chart information, the album has fallen down to the #81 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts.

    It also fell in other Billboard album charts as well:
  • Top 200 Albums: #81 - down 68 spots from last week.
  • Top Rock Albums: #26 -- down 24 spots from last week.
  • Top Hard Rock Albums: #7 -- down 5 spot from last week.
  • Rush's 2007 offering Snakes & Arrows remained in the Top 200 Album Charts a total of 15 consecutive weeks. Clockwork Angels has consistently charted better than

    Snakes & Arrows, so it's fairly likely that it will remain in the charts beyond that 15-week mark.

    Haven't purchased your copy of Clockwork Angels yet? If so, you can do so HERE.

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    [Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover and Tour Book Artwork Revealed? - April 3rd, 2012]
    [Clockwork Angels Update - First New Song Title Revealed - Headlong Flight - March 28th, 2012]
    [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]
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    [Clockwork Angels Update from Rush Producer Nick Raskulinecz - September 21st, 2011]



    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    The Six Most-Beloved Rush Concept Songs

    Rush
    "Centurions of evil, fountains delivering enlightenment and epic space journeys, for starters...". That's the heading on a new article from MacLeans' Magazine titled The Six Most-Beloved Rush Concept Songs.

    The article selects seven songs from Rush's catalogue as the 'most-beloved' including the title track from Clockwork Angels:
    2012: Clockwork Angels: Rush’s first full-length concept album is a dense, churning work whose individual songs are relatively short but cohere into a 66-minute whole. The narrative, set in a steampunk alternate world, reflects Peart’s ongoing preoccupations with disillusionment, state control vs. individual freedom, and Don Quixote (the ballad Halo Effect brings to mind Quixote’s fascination with his ideal, Dulcinea). But overall, it’s more melodic than its predecessors, and it ends with the surprisingly reflective piece called The Garden. Here, the album’s hero hoes his own row, leaving others to fight their battles, and acknowledges, in a nod to David Foster Wallace’s epic novel, that “time is still the infinite jest.” According to Peart, “Only at my age can such wisdom be attained.”
    Check out the entire article at this LINK.

    Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for the news.

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    New Neil Peart Interview with MacLeans' Magazine

    Neil Peart on Clockwork Angels
    During Rush's current rehearsals in preparation for the Clockwork Angels World Tour, Neil Peart granted a rare interview with MacLeans' Magazine where he discussed a number of topics including his early days, musical integrity and the question of faith.

    The article, titled Neil Peart on Introverts, Learning to Improvise, and Why People Should be Nicer to One Another, was conducted by Mike Doherty. Below is an excerpt from the interview:
    Q: “...the hero of Clockwork Angels, called Owen Hardy in the novelization [by friend and science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, to be published in September], says, 'I can’t stop thinking big.'”

    A: Ah, the classic dreamer, and one of the lovely distinctions that Kevin and I wove over the character with reflection to our own pasts. When I was in the band J.R. Flood in St. Catharines, where we were doing pretty well, I said to my bandmates, “Let’s go to London [England].” I did, on my own, but it surprises me to this day that no one wanted to go with me. I went hungry and wasn’t finding fame and fortune as quickly as I’d fantasized, but there was nothing daunting to me at the time. Like Owen, I did stumble into things, and a trail of events that could not have happened otherwise in one sense led me toward the person I am today. I lived away from home for the first time; I got a real job and proved myself in a workday situation, and thus I was never afraid anymore. As crises came up later on—“Oh, we have to compromise, and the record company wants to do this,” I’d be like, “No, I don’t have to.”

    Q: “It sounds ideal—having had such a long career without ever needing to compromise.”

    A: Well, it’s an unending and awful battle, because sometimes you’re up against everybody in the whole world—even your friends and family are saying, “You need a single.” You feel sometimes incredibly alone. When we first got into the professional music business and saw how calculated people were, we called that “the sickness.” We grew up in the ’60s where music was for music’s sake. To us it was pure, and dedicated to getting better, and all of the good ambitions that later became subsumed in the “progressive” moniker.
    Neil also touches upon some more 'controversial' subjects regarding fate, circumstance, and free will to which he responds:
    I remain the optimist: you just do your best and hope for the best. But it’s an evolving state of mind. I still totally believe in individual rights and individual responsibility and in choosing to do good. On the liberal side of things, they go to an extreme of how people need to be led, and they can’t handle freedom. Pure libertarianism believes that people will be generous and help each other. Well, they won’t. I wish it were so, and I live that way. I help panhandlers, but other people are, “Oh look at that—why doesn’t he get a job?” While I believe in all that freedom, I also believe that no one should suffer needlessly. A realization I had lately: it is impossible to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and be a Republican. It’s philosophically absolutely opposed—if they could only think about what they were saying for a minute. That’s when you get caught up in the webs of what people call themselves and how they behave. You just become adaptable and try to lead a good life in ways that make sense, regardless. Because I know at the end of it, if I’m going to meet Jesus or Allah or Buddha, I’m going to be all right.
    Click HERE to read the entire interview.

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Clockwork Angels: The Novel World Premiere Launch Coming August 23rd

    Rush: Clockwork Angels Novel by Kevin J. Anderson
    Author Kevin J. Anderson just posted an update to his blog indicating that the world premiere of his novelization of Clockwork Angels will occur on August 23rd in Toronto. The U.S. world premiere will occur on August 31st at DragonCon in Atlanta.

    From the entry:
    Toronto fans, we will be launching CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The Novel, first time ever on sale, on Thursday evening, August 23 at the Richmond and John Chapters (142 John Street) at 7:00pm. I’ll be in Toronto as a guest at Fan Expo throughout the weekend, but this event—open to the general public—will be the first time the novel is available for sale. I will give a talk, answer questions, and autograph books…lots of them, I hope! For further details, see chapters.indigo.ca. This event is free, and I do not charge for autographs.

    US fans, you’ll have to wait an extra week. I WILL have plenty of copies for sale on August 31 at DragonCon in Atlanta.
    To pre-order your copy of Clockwork Angels: The Novel, click HERE.

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    [Clockwork Angels Novel Artwork Revealed - May 11, 2012]
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    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Clockwork Angels Novel Preview Booklet Now Available for Download - New Artwork Revealed

    Rush: Clockwork Angels Novel by Kevin J. Anderson
    Kevin J. Anderson, the author of the upcoming novelization of Clockwork Angels, has just made the first three chapters of the novel available as a free PDF download. From Kevin's blog entry:
    "I’ve received many envelopes and requests for the special preview booklet of CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The Novel. With ECW Press and the Rush Store, we’ve decided to make the pdf available for download as well. The preview includes introductions by Neil Peart and me, the first three chapters in the novel, lyrics to “Caravan,” and some of the artwork. You can download the pdf by clicking the link."
    In addition, Kevin also posted a couple of pictures from the completed hard-cover novel; one of which reflects new artwork from Hugh Syme. Check it out HERE.

    To pre-order your own copy of the novel, please click HERE.

    Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for the heads up on the free PDF download.

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    Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #8 - Huge Jump Up!

    Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover
    In its eighth week since being released, Rush's Clockwork Angels made a monumental jump to position #13 in the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts; up from position #70 last week! Billboard has indicated that, for the week, Clockwork Angels was the single greatest chart gainer in the Top 200 List.

    The gain was no doubt fueled by the $0.99 MP3 Album Sale from Amazon.Com last week. Amazon is still selling the complete MP3 album at a discounted price; $5.00.

    The album also jumped up in other Billboard charts over last week:
  • Top 200 Albums: #13 - up 57 spots from last week.
  • Top Rock Albums: #2 -- up 24 spots from last week.
  • Top Hard Rock Albums: #2 -- up 5 spot from last week.
  • The album did drop off of the coveted Taste Makers Album Charts however :-)

    Haven't purchased your copy of Clockwork Angels yet? If so, you can do so HERE.

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    [Headlong Flight Single from Clockwork Angels Release Update - April 4th, 2012]
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    [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]



    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Clockwork Angels Charting Update - Week #7

    Rush Clockwork Angels Album Cover
    We're in week #7 since the release of Clockwork Angels and the album is still charting fairly well across several Billboard Charts. In the Top 200 Albums Chart, Clockwork Angels dropped nine spots to position #70. Here's how it's fairing in other Billboard charts:
  • Top 200 Albums: #70 - down 9 spots from last week.
  • Top Rock Albums: #26 -- down 7 spots from last week.
  • Top Hard Rock Albums: #7 -- up 1 spot from last week.
  • Top Taste Maker Albums: #17 -- up 8 spots from last week.
  • Given that Amazon.Com started selling the MP3 version of the album for just USD $0.99, which pushed it to the #1 spot on the Amazon Digital Album chart, it's possible that Clockwork Angels will move up a couple spaces in the Top 200 list next week. Time will tell.

    Comparitively speaking, Clockwork Angels is still outpacing the charting activity of the band's 2007 Snakes & Arrows. In its seventh week, Snakes & Arrows was sitting at the #78 spot.

    As we mentioned last week, Snakes & Arrows remained in the Top 200 list for a total of fifteen consecutive weeks.

    Haven't purchased your copy of Clockwork Angels yet? If so, you can do so HERE.

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    [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]
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    Guitar Centers 48th Anniversary Rush Sweepstakes

    Guitar Center Rush Sweepstakes
    In celebration of their 48th anniversary, Guitar Center is sponsoring a fantastic Rush Sweepstakes during the month of August.

    One lucky grand-prize winner will receive:
  • VIP Trip for 2 To Los Angeles to see Rush in Concert
  • Chance to win $1,000,000 during the Guitar Center Anniversary Dice Roll
  • VIP Experience of Guitar Center's RockWalk Induction of Rush
  • Fender Road Worn Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Guitar
  • $500 Spending Case
  • Entries for the sweepstakes will end on August 31st so make sure to ENTER today!

    Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Rush in Print - Clockwork Angels Articles Now Online

    Classic Rock Presents Rush: Clockwork Angels Special Edition Classic Rock Presents Rush: Clockwork Angels Special Edition
    As most fans know, the release of Rush's latest studio album Clockwork Angels was available in a special collector's edition (or Fan Pack Edition) from Classic Rock Magazine; the United Kingdom's premiere rock magazine. The Fan Pack edition of Clockwork Angels included a fantastic 132-page magazine containing thirteen separate articles on Rush and over 100 photos of the band spanning their entire career. The Fan Pack also included the Clockwork Angels CD in a special hard-bound binding, two posters and a key chain. Though largely sold-out, some Fan Pack versions of Clockwork Angels are still available.

    For those who didn't have the opportunity to purchase the Fan Pack, you can now read the entire Classic Rock Presents: Rush - Clockwork Angels Special magazine online - complete with every photo. The contents of the magazine include:
  • Welcome
  • Q&A: Neil Peart
  • Track By Track: Geddy Lee Guides Us Through the New Album
  • Working Them Angels: We Meet Producer Nick Raskulinecz
  • Q&A: Geddy Lee
  • Sealed With A Kiss: Gene Simmons on Touring with Rush
  • Afterimage: Rush Remember Their Friend and Photographer Andrew MacNaughtan
  • Q&A: Alex Lifeson
  • Moving Pictures: We Meet the Team Behind Beyond The Lighted Stage
  • Machine Heads: The Men of Rush Talk Instruments and Gear
  • Starmaker: Hugh Syme on 30 Years as Rush's Art Director
  • Archive: An In-depth Tour of Rush's Epic Back Catalogue
  • Farewell by Geddy Lee
  • While the Classic Rock Presents: Rush magazine is certainly the most extensive article on the band to be published in connection with the release of the album, it's far from the only one. Numerous other magazine articles focusing on the release of Clockwork Angels are also available online. Below are links to the currently available articles:
  • Alex Lifeson: The High Times Interview - High Times Magazine - June 2012
  • Rush: Revenge of the Nerds - Mojo Magazine - June 2012
  • The Rise and Rise of the World's Biggest Cult Band - Classic Rock Magazine - July 2012
  • Angelic Upstarts - PROG Magazine - July 2012
  • Times of Grace - Terrorizer Magazine - July 2012
  • Like Clockwork - Bass Guitar Magazine - July 2012
  • Conquering Mount Rush-More - Kerrang! Magazine - July 2012
  • Inside Rush's New Sci-Fi Rock Opera - Rolling Stone Magazine - July 2012
  • Rush: Working Like Clockwork - Fireworks Magazine - July/August 2012
  • Full Steam Ahead: Geddy Lee & Rush Transcend Time on Clockwork Angels - Bass Player Magazine - August 2012
  • Rock Around the Clock - Guitar World Magazine - September 2012
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