A new video interview of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson wandering the halls of Rolling Stone Magazine, checking out the "Rolling Stone Cover Wall," has just been posted at the periodical's website:Rush's army of fans will probably never forgive Rolling Stone for neglecting to ever put them on the cover, but the members of the band truly couldn't care less. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson stopped the magazine's headquarters a few weeks ago and we gave them the grand tour, including a long hallway that displays every cover from the magazine's 46-year history.You can check out the entire 5-plus minute long interview at this LINK.
The journey through our past caused the future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to reflect on their own history, including their first meeting with Neil Peart, waiting in line to see Led Zeppelin and working on Moving Pictures when word came down that John Lennon had been murdered. A Rodney Dangerfield cover from 1980 also caught Geddy's eye. "I think this is the most appropriate cover to remind me of Moving Pictures," he says. "I identify with Rodney." Much like the comedian, they didn't get nearly enough respect at the time.
Also of note is the fact that, one year ago today on April Fool's Day 2012, my partners in crime Ed from RushIsABand and Eric from Power Windows perpetrated a little April Fool's Joke that had Rush appearing on the cover of - you guessed it - Rolling Stone Magazine. Coincidence?
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand and reader Mandy J Bean for passing along the news.