CBC Music ran a piece today on Chris Hadfield, the Canadian Cosmonaut who is currently aboard the ISS (International Space Station). In the segment, Chris talks about his musical influences, focusing largely on Canadian acts. The cosmonaut reveals that Rush was among his earliest influences.
From the article:"It’s no secret that Canadian prog rockers Rush are big fans of space exploration, whether it’s 1976’s 2112, the space rock opera that thrust them into stardom, or 1982’s “Countdown,” a song that describes the launch of space shuttle Columbia that the band watched from a VIP area at the Kennedy Space Center.You can read the entire article and view the accompanying video at this LINK.
It’s only fitting that Rush would, in turn, influence Canadian cosmonaut Chris Hadfield, who says he started listening to them in high school and was drawn to the band’s “incredible originality and dissatisfaction with normal” in a new video post he’s made from aboard the International Space Station..."