The 20th Rush studio album, Clockwork Angels, comes out today, and it's a complex piece of work - a full-on concept album telling one story from beginning to end. This is the first time the band's ever done such a thing; even pieces like their classic epic "2112" were only one side of an LP, but Clockwork Angels will not only be a full-length story on disc, but has also been adapted into a novel which will be published this fall, right around the time Rush tour dates begin.

In light of all this, the band's bassist/singer, Geddy Lee, sat down for this exclusive video, wherein he describes the world of Clockwork Angels, as well as discussing how the band's lengthy Time Machine world tour (documented on the live album Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland) impacted the songwriting and recording process, how their lyrical perspective has changed over the years, and what breakthroughs he's made as a player in recent years. Enjoy!

Rush's Clockwork Angels is available everywhere; click to get it from the Roadrunner webstore!