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. 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. We'd like to simplify that, just in terms of making sure the guitar, bass and drum sounds are big and loud and clear, and any time we are going to add an overdub, to make sure that it definitely is adding and not subtracting."
Rush's Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland is in stores now; click to get it from Amazon or on iTunes.