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Rush celebrating 40th anniversary by doing nothing

Posted by on March 20, 2014

There’s definitely a silver lining to that headline, however. After wrapping up their Clockwork Angels tour last year, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Rolling Stone that they’re working on a 41st anniversary tour for 2015. When the band’s last tour ended, they decided to take some time off to focus on their families. Yet Lifeson says that […]

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Watch a 17 year-old Alex Lifeson convince his parents to let him be a musician

Posted by on March 13, 2014

While Rush is one of the standard bearers of progressive music and one of the most successful rock bands of our generation, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, footage has surfaced of a 17 year-old Alex Lifeson arguing with his parents about the direction of his future. The guitarist and his parents took part […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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Rush Finally Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted by on April 19, 2013

If there’s one organization that’s more ridiculous than than the Grammys, it’s got to be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s nothing less rock and roll than board members deciding who should be inducted into the hall of fame, and iconic bands like Deep Purple and KISS are routinely ignored because they’re not […]

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Charlie Benante Talks Metal Alliance Tour, Anthems, Calls Caggiano’s Departure “Sketchy”

Posted by on February 6, 2013

It’s not often that a band finds themselves going through a career renaissance 30 years in, but Anthrax isn’t just any band. As they continue to tour in support of their Grammy-nominated Worship Music, they’re also about to release covers EP  Anthems and will be playing their 1987 album Among the Living in its entirety on the […]

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Headbangers Brawl 2/1: Our Predictions For The 2013 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 1, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. The nominees for the 5th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced earlier this week. And keeping with tradition, the nominations are so-so. While […]

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Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins Will Induct Rush Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted by on January 24, 2013

This past December, Rush were named  one of six inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class Of 2013 after years of getting snubbed. And yesterday, it was confirmed that the Canadian prog legends will be inducted by…Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters. Grohl and Hawkins will be inducting Rush into […]

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Rush Release Lyric Video For “Headlong Flight,” Announce North American Tour Dates

Posted by on April 19, 2012

Yesterday, Rush premiered a new song called “Headlong Flight” via Rolling Stone’s website. It didn’t take the Canadian prog rock trio long, though, to release a lyric video for the first single off of their new album Clockwork Angels. We previously heard a snippet of “Headlong Flight.” And while we were impressed by the thirty […]

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