Alex Lifeson on 40 Years of '2112': 'It Was Our Protest Album'
In connection with the 40th Anniversary of Rush's album 2112, Rolling Stone Magazine has published a new, lengthy interview with Alex Lifeson about the band's seminal album.
Titled Alex Lifeson on 40 Years of '2112': 'It Was Our Protest Album', the interview touches upon the importance of the album in Rush's history, the artwork and Starman logo, and how the band's manager, Ray Danniels essentially lied to the record label about the album:Your record label explicitly asked you not to do another suite like "The Fountain of Lamneth." How did you present 2112 to them?You can read the entire article via this LINK.
[Laughs] Well, Ray [Danniels], our manager, went in and lied to them and basically told them, "Yeah, the band is working on a great record. It's gonna be a real commercial success and the songs are very straightforward." And then we delivered it. The fortunate thing is our deal at that time was a production deal. So, really, we had full control over content, including artwork. Once we delivered it to the record company, it was theirs to work with. So we were really lucky.
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