Rush's Neil Peart Writes About The Recording Of Their New Album

 
Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has written an extended essay on his personal website, dealing with events of the last year, including coming home after tour, the death of his longtime drum teacher...and the recording sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, Clockwork Angels. Writes Peart, "Most recently, I had been recording in Toronto with my bandmates, from mid-October until early December. We completed the songwriting and arranging for the album, Clockwork Angels, we started back in late 2009—before going “on hiatus” for the Time Machine tour, and playing 81 shows in North America, South America, and Europe.
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Rush, Soulfly, Gojira And Killswitch Engage Among Revolver's Most Anticipated Releases Of 2012

 
Revolver magazine has posted its list of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2012 - and Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Rush and Soulfly are all included! The editors say about Gojira's still-untitled Roadrunner debut, "It's no secret that we love environmentally minded prog-death outfit Gojira over here at Revolver. We've been championing the French 'green metal' crushers ever since we heard the behemoth opening track of their 2005 opus, From Mars to Sirius.
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Rush's Clockwork Angels Voted The Most Anticipated Album Of 2012!

 
Rush's Clockwork Angels, currently being recorded, was voted as the most anticipated of 2012 by Guitar World readers, who chose the disc via a poll on GuitarWorld.com. Rush beat out Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Tool, Lamb of God and Kiss, among others, to take the top spot with 21% of the total vote. Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee recently told Billboard, "The first two releases from this album, 'Caravan' and 'Brought Up to Believe,' are a great indication of where this album's going, although there's much more variety than just what those two songs offer.
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Rush's Geddy Lee Talks New Album In Billboard Interview

 
Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was interviewed by Billboard, and he offered some insights into what fans can expect from their next album, Clockwork Angels, via comparison to their last studio effort, 2007's Snakes and Arrows. Says Lee, "The first two releases from this album, 'Caravan' and 'Brought Up to Believe,' are a great indication of where this album's going, although there's much more variety than just what those two songs offer. When I look back at Snakes and Arrows, as happy as we were with that record, in retrospect I feel we kind of overdid it with overdubs.
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EXCLUSIVE: Win All Three Rush "Sectors" Box Sets!

 
Last week, Rush followed up their Roadrunner debut, the two-CD live set Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland, with Sector 1, Sector 2 and Sector 3 - a trilogy of box sets gathering their entire Mercury Records discography, from 1974 to 1989. The albums in question, broken down by box, are: Rush Fly By Night Caress of Steel 2112 All the World's a Stage A Farewell to Kings Hemispheres Permanent Waves Moving Pictures Exit...Stage Left Signals Grace Under Pressure Power Windows Hold Your Fire A Show of Hands Each box contains brand-new remasters of five albums, and a special surround sound DVD-Audio version of one album (Fly By Night in the first box, A Farewell to Kings in the second, and Signals in the third). Here's an interview with the mastering engineer who worked on them. Now, here's the really exciting news: Universal Music has given us a set of these boxes to give away.
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Rush's Alex Lifeson Interviewed By UK's Planet Rock Radio

 
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was interviewed by the UK radio show Planet Rock, and he discusses the band's upcoming studio album, Clockwork Angels, in a fair amount of detail. He reveals that the band has written a number of new songs since September, and says three or four of the songs on the album are more than seven minutes long.
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Making Memories: Classic Roadrunner Live Albums

 
Story by Leonard Pierce Live albums can be a tricky proposition. The worst of them are cheap cash-ins, inessential releases for collectors only; but at their best, they come close to replicating the unforgettable atmosphere of actually being there when a great band hits a groove in front of an energetic and responsive audience.
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