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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Andy Curran Hints at Future Rush Releases and the Band's Future

Andy Curran Hints at Future Rush Releases and the Band's Future
On Friday, Canada's FYI Music News published an article featuring the Andy Curran who, as many Rush fans may know, was Anthem Entertainment's former A&R executive. After Anthem was acquired by Canadian-headquartered music rights management firm ole, Curran was named the new Label Services general manager/A&R.

In the article, Curran hints at some upcoming Rush related releases for 2016:
"Aside from prepping the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of 2112 and a documentary of Rush’s R40 tour that is looking to be released in 2016’s fourth quarter, Curran is pouring over the catalogue to prep long-unavailable titles for reissue, digitally, on CD and on vinyl."
The R40 tour documentary was developed by the band in conjunction with Fadoo Productions. During the R40 tour, Fadoo had documentary crews on hand during most of the shows, as well as at last year's RushCon. The documentary focuses primarily on the fans.

The comment about the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 2112 is interesting and a little perplexing, given the band has already released a deluxe edition of the album back in 2012. Given this is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Rush's first live album All the World's a Stage, one has to wonder if this album, and not 2112, is getting some type of Deluxe Edition reissue.

Regarding the future of Rush, Curran had this to say:
“If I was a gambling man, I would say those guys are going to record some more music,” Curran says. “The live component is certainly a question mark with Neil, but they’re still quite young at heart. I don’t see those guys sitting still for too long and we’ll be working with them in the future.”
You can read the entire article via this LINK.

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.

1 comment:

  1. We as fans need to let Rush know we really need and want new music. You have to believe in the band to want that. Rush needs us to believe in them, especially if they do not believe they can put out another great record. Mark my words and anybody who wants to talk to me or comment can contact me personally alexrocksback@aol.com If Clockwork Angels was a bomb, terrible and not up to Rush standards, they would have been quickly back into the studio just like the old days to record another album. Clockwork Angels was great, but I still prefer the more meandering Snakes and Arrows, with instrumentals, and my treasure Armor and Sword. Whatever the taste or the bands view on the albums, I do believe they can match or top them both. They do so well because they are smart. Their lyrics are smart and their music is smart. Getting better with age. Everything else is great that is going on, the awards, re-issues, more fame, guest appearances, but the absolute core is the studio album. Without that there is no fandom. I even argue that they toured too much in the last 15 years. Now they are complaining about that. They probably wore themselves down. An example of what I'm talking about is a simile I'll use with comic book conventions. My Brother and I went to a comic book convention in Poughkeepsie, there was the typical hoopla. Lots of girls wearing sexy costumes most probably not knowing or owning any of the comics, Back To The Future cast meet, with a Michael J. Fox look-a-like, door prizes, Pops, Lithographs, statues and so and so. I noticed the lack of comic books, mostly older more valuable ones, which is the heart and seed for everything being bought and sold there. Now back to Rush. If record companies were complaining about their albums not being successful enough, imagine if in the mid 70's the band taking 5 or 6 year breaks between albums. They would have really been dropped. I believe in you. I believe you can make greater music. I believe you can top Clockwork Angels. I believe that Neil can tour again, but he has to get into better shape, same goes for Alex. Geddy, I never heard of any health complaints and is in fantastic shape. Traveling the world seeing and eating new things is great, but write and be influence by it. Spending time with family is great but put it into words and make a positive song or songs about it. Enough books, we don't need and you won't be another Hemingway. Rock, Get angry, get creative, make another album, the world and your fans are waiting.

    Alex Stokas

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