Rolling Stone magazine recently conducted a reader's poll of the The 10 Greatest Canadian Rock Stars. Coming in at the #2 spot, behind singer/songwriter Neil Young, was Rush:2. RushYou can check out the entire list via this LINK.
Anyone who doesn't know Rush is Canadian can probably figure it out about four seconds into their 1981 video for "Limelight." It begins with a wolf running in front of a hopelessly remote house, practically lost in a mountain of snow. There don't appear to be any neighbors around for at least one hundred miles and inside, the Canadian trio is playing in front of a large window that looks out into the vast Canadian wilderness.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson grew up near Toronto and they cut their teeth on the local club circuit. They live there to this day, though drummer Neil Peart now spends much of his time in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter.
Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for the news.