December is an empty month, filled with too many cash-in re-releases and tedious album-of-the-year content to make our monthly genre-columns thing really work. That’s why we asked David Keevill to give us a retrospective of the Big Things that happened in Prog in 2014, before getting back to the serious business of 2015 next month…
Rush was a Canadian rock band made up of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics). Formed in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first tour of the United States.
Rush is known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Read more on Last.fm
Rush on Thrash Hits
January 13th, 2014
Reviews, interviews, and the like are our bread and butter – as much as we like our giant, sprawling, controversy-stirring opinion pieces, it’d be knackering if that’s all we did. Today we’re going to look back at our biggest reviews and interviews of 2013 – and by “biggest”, we mean the ones that the most people read. Oh, and reveal what was the most popular entry in our high-brow Heavy Metal Sandwich series. Just because.
July 31st, 2013
February 8th, 2013
The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. They allow us to eat and post on Facebook at the same time and absolutely anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…
One of the most enduring food items that the great city of Montreal has given to the world is its smoked meat. Who better to talk to about how it best goes into a sandwich than Geddy Lee of legendary prog metal heavyweights, Rush. (Nobody, that’s who.)