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Rush- Signals 40th anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson 8-22

Rush was already a veteran band which had sold over a million copies of its last two albums before "Moving Pictures", so by the time the mainstream caught up to that blockbuster, the band and their loyal fans had evolved into new emerging Eighties sounds incorporating technology peppered with World Music flavors. What resulted was "Signals"...seen now forty years later by my guests Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as vital to the longevity and musical relevance of Rush...along with my rare interview with the late Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart on the "Signals" fortieth anniversary here In the Studio the week of August 22.
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Rush- 2112: Early Best 45th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

"2112"  by Rush was an amalgam of hard rock, progressive rock, science-fiction and Ayn Rand socio-economics right about the same time that The Ramones, The Dead Boys, and Ian Dury and the Blockheads were singing "Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll". So things were about to get interesting in 1976. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush join me here In the Studio

Rush- 2112- Dallas 2012

In 2012 Rush projected exactly one hundred years into a most uncertain future with this performance of the "2112 Overture/ Temples of Syrinx" medley during what sadly turned out to be one of their last concerts there.
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Rush- Moving Pictures 40th- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart

"Music was changing," Rush lead singer/composer Geddy Lee tells us in this In the Studio  episode, and without Lee, guitarist/composer Alex Lifeson, and drummer/lyricist the late Neil Peart embracing the fresh musical ideas in the crosswinds of the early Eighties on "Moving Pictures" with songs "Tom Sawyer","Red Barchetta","Limelight", "Vital Signs", and "Witch Hunt", it is doubtful that a path to mainstream success would have been cleared forty years ago for later major bands...

Rush- Limelight- Dallas Soundcheck 11-28-12

Rush soundcheck Dallas November 2012 performing “Limelight”.

Rush- Power Windows- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

When observing potential song subjects for October 1985's "Power Windows",  Rush lyricist/ drummer the late Neil Peart saw an uncanny number of socio-political issues which have become front page headlines again  thirty-five years later.

Rush- Big Money- Dallas 2012

Rush Big Money live Dallas 2012
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Rush- Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Rush 40th anniversary interview "Permanent Waves" with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
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Rush- A Farewell to Neil Peart

A farewell to Rush drummer/ lyricist Neil Peart