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Rush is no more. RIP

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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:04 AM
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On January 19, 2018, Alex Lifeson stated in an interview that Rush was done, and had no plans on recording a new album or touring anymore. An official announcement from the band as a whole is yet to be made.en.wikipedia.org...

The wiki page begins with, "Rush were a Canadian rock band". Not is. Were. Past tense.

That's gonna take some getting used to, if not exactly a complete shock to the system.

Three arthritic pensioners finally bowing out after an extremely hard-working career, moving aside for a new generation of rock musicians.

Rush has released 24 gold records and 14 platinum records (including 3 multi-platinum), placing them third behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band. As of 2005, Rush had sold about 25 million albums in the U.S. (ranking them 79th among recording acts) and 40 million worldwide. As of 2012, Moving Pictures was the band's highest-selling album (4.4 million units).

20 studio albums in a 38 year period:

Rush (1974)
Fly by Night (1975)
Caress of Steel (1975)
2112 (1976)
A Farewell to Kings (1977)
Hemispheres (1978)
Permanent Waves (1980)
Moving Pictures (1981)
Signals (1982)
Grace Under Pressure (1984)
Power Windows (1985)
Hold Your Fire (1987)
Presto (1989)
Roll the Bones (1991)
Counterparts (1993)
Test for Echo (1996)
Vapor Trails (2002)
Feedback (2004)
Snakes & Arrows (2007)
Clockwork Angels (2012)

Moving Pictures is their best selling album to date, but it's never changed for me. I like the older ones, Caress of Steel, 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, with perhaps Caress of Steel being my favourite.

That said - love em all. They're all on my playlist.

Enjoy your retirement, guys.

And thank you, thank you, thank you, for enriching my life.

The party's over. But the legacy lives on.




posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

It's a sad day when a great band come to the end of the road but there comes a time when all bands need to take a hard decision and accept it's time to stop (I'm looking at you Ozzy).

Rush seemed to be on a constant tour and they desrve to put their feet up ... at least for now , I don't doubt that while they're all still breathing there's another tour in them yet.

Epic musicians.




posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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My favorite band since I was 13 years old. Neil Peart & his carpal tunnel is the real reason behind the end. Man changed the way he holds his sticks after 30 some odd years & wonders why he has wrist problems. Best percussionist that has ever been produced by two human beings...hands down the best.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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love them but not broken up about this.
i have heard them so much i dont ever need to hear them again.

they will always be one of the greatest



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley


Good they need to retire and start really enjoying the fruits of their labors. I'm happy for them.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:35 AM
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Bubba from Trailer Park Boys will be so disappointed 😕




posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:40 AM
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You know, I would have loved to be a professional baseball player.
Didn't happen of course.
But I can tell you that even though I loved the game, all the crap that goes with the job are a pain in the butt.
Travel, injuries, etc.
I would have walked away before I had to, just to enjoy the monetary rewards.

These guys should have too



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

More than just a band. Rush was a group of TRUE musicians that transformed the genre. One of a kind and while they will be missed, they leave a legacy behind with their music. Time now for them to enjoy all they missed while entertaining us.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:47 AM
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what!

I just listened to all of 2112 last night chilling out with a book and a whisky.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262




Best percussionist that has ever been produced by two human beings...hands down the best.

Agreed.
I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves but he is Chief drummer in my drummers world , he really is a cut above.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: CJCrawley


Good they need to retire and start really enjoying the fruits of their labors. I'm happy for them.

Hear,hear..Rush's first album is My fave.The song Working man is awesome..



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

Farewell to the Kings.


Up most the night listening to Rush from this thread.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I couldn't stick to just one album



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley



Then don't walk, but RUN RUSH to watch this documentary:

www.imdb.com...

It is a documentary chronicling the last tour. It also shows the members on their 'off time'. It was well done and covered their fan club too..

Turn it up!


Edit: More stuff here: www.rushtimestandstill.com...
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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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Oh ... So sad!

But better to go out and retire than to become walking rock zombies like some of the other groups who just don't know when to quit.

Some of the things those guys could with their instruments was just incredible, and their songs were wonderful to grow up with.

Still have quite a few floating around my playlist today even though my husband just doesn't get it.

RIP Rush.

They remain the only major rock concert I have ever gone to. I've gone to a few others, but none were of that magnitude.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: CJCrawley



Then don't walk, but RUN RUSH to watch this documentary:

www.imdb.com...

It is a documentary chronicling the last tour. It also shows the members on their 'off time'. It was well done and covered their fan club too..

Turn it up!


Edit: More stuff here: www.rushtimestandstill.com...


Here's another doc that chronicles their whole career - absolutely a must see -
RUSH - Beyond the Lighted Stage

Worshipped them in my teens and saw them live several times in the 70's. Alex, Geddy, and Neil - farewell and thank you!



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: openyourmind1262




Best percussionist that has ever been produced by two human beings...hands down the best.

Agreed.
I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves but he is Chief drummer in my drummers world , he really is a cut above.


Absolutely do not agree that he is the best but he is high up on the list for sure



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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Those guys carried me through some rough times in my youth





posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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"Red Barchetta"
My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine
For fifty odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime

Wind In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase

Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud with fear and hope
I've got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded at the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle at the fireside
I began listening to RUSH in High School during a time when I was a bit crazy (perhaps less crazy than now, but still wild and a pain in my parent's everything). I immediately became addicted to their music and lyrics. The first song I experienced was "Red Barchetta":

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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: openyourmind1262




Best percussionist that has ever been produced by two human beings...hands down the best.

Agreed.
I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves but he is Chief drummer in my drummers world , he really is a cut above.


Absolutely do not agree that he is the best but he is high up on the list for sure


Depends on how you determine what "The World's Best Drummer" means.

Over the many, many years, magazines have put Peart at the top of that list time after time after time. Even from a 'readers' perspective of many magazines, Neil has been placed at #1 so many times, he may as well be in the eyes of the world.

Basically it's a matter of opinion.

For me, it depends on what category or style. Metal, Rock, Jazz, etc. I believe he has most of those nailed down. For metal, however, I think the Rev has that lock and key.

In the end, it's all opinion.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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When I first saw this thread I thought it was about Rush Limbaugh, then I saw where it was posted (music), and I thought...Rush can't sing, can he???





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