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Rush- A Farewell to Kings 40th- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart

Rush has recorded and released twenty studio albums ( and additionally  about half that many as live albums and DVDs) , selling an estimated forty million copies worldwide in a four decade recording career.   So with the upcoming fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of A Farewell to Kings  we polled our In the Studio Rush […]


Neil Young-After the Goldrush 10-21-86- San Francisco

…on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song “…a mystical ballad that featured some of Young’s most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs.”


Rush-New World Man-1984

Believe me that the 1984 Rush Grace Under Pressure Tour was named appropriately, because on opening night in Albuqurque Geddy Lee was the epitome of exactly that, playing busy bass, electronic keyboards, organ pedals with his feet, and singing…all at the same time! Here is “New World Man”in concert, a song from the Rush album […]


Rush 1985 Model Fully Loaded with Power Windows- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Somehow Toronto’s Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush have managed to maintain non-controversial low profiles, both individually and collectively, for the entire length of a prodigious forty-five year career ( which is no minor feat) while simultaneously selling more than an estimated forty-five million albums worldwide. Yet when observing potential song subjects for 1984’s […]


Rush- Closer to the Heart- 1984

A perennial crowd-pleaser since it appeared on A Farewell to Kings, before the invention of the cellphone light “Closer to the Heart” made a Bic lighter as essential at a Rush show as a concert ticket. Here’s the performance on the 1984 Grace Under Pressure  tour. –Redbeard 


Rush- Spirit of Radio- Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984

The guys in Rush  appeared in an In the Studio session  to discuss the importance of the January 1980 release Permanent Waves on its 35th anniversary, so here is one of that album’s key songs,“The Spirit of Radio”, performed on the 1984 Grace Under Pressure Tour. – Redbeard



…By the time this session occurred I had already interviewed Rush bass guitarist/singer Geddy Lee twice , so I was reasonably confident on what to expect . Regarding his earliest recollections of music while growing up , imagine my shock when Lee (family name Weinrib) matter-of-factly answered my first question by replying ,” I came from a family of immigrants , basically . My parents survived the Holocaust in Poland , and then married after the war and moved to Canada . I was basically brought up in a household that had survived turbulent times , to say the least , so there was a total rebuilding in a new country , in a new culture , & trying to adapt . Music wasn’t a prevalent and over-riding thing in our family . Both of my parents have a number tattooed on their wrists from the concentration camp . ” …(more)


Cream- Disraeli Gears Golden Anniversary- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

Though Rolling Stone  magazine ranked Disraeli Gears  at #114 album of all time, the key numbers for Cream’s quicksilver career are startlingly single digits: years together- 3 ; albums released- 4; number of reunion albums/ tours in the fifty years since – 1. In this  classic rock interview marking Cream’s Disraeli Gears   50th anniversary, Cream […]