Since they became a hot live ticket in the late Seventies, Rush have had little trouble filling the arenas and EnormoDomes of the world. But in the past few years, Alex Lifeson has noticed a change in their audience, and it’s not a subtle one. “We’re reaching a lot more young kids and teens,” he says. “You look out and see all these new faces, kids with their parents. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to see your music going from generation to generation.”
Need proof that Rush are still one of the most vital prog rock bands out there after more than forty years? Their new album, Clockwork Angels, sold just over 100,000 copies in the last week, which was good enough to take the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
You can barely bring up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without someone saying, "Yeah, but they haven't even inducted Rush!" And while it's true that Canada's greatest prog-rock export are not represented within Cleveland's hallowed halls, they couldn't care less.
In just over two weeks, Rush will release their long-awaited new album, Clockwork Angels. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recently sat down with Music Radar's Joe Bosso to talk about the new album and break down each track.
Prog rock legends Rush debuted the lead single for their new album, Clockwork Angels, yesterday, the nearly seven and a half-minute "Headlong Flight." This morning, they released an official lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.
TMZ is reporting that Canadian prog rockers Rush have filed a cease-and-desist order against conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh, requesting that he stop using the band's song, "The Spirit of the Radio," on his program.