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Tag Archives: Rush

Alex Lifeson allegedly shootsdown LeeLifeson rumor

Posted by on August 28, 2017

It wouldn’t surprise us if a few Rush fans blasted their tunes over this past weekend following the news of a potential LeeLifeson project featuring guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee. The rumors began when radio host Eddie Trunk answered a fan’s question about the future of the band following drummer Neil Peart’s retirement. […]

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Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson rumored to be starting new project, LeeLifeson

Posted by on August 25, 2017

A few years ago, we were heartbroken after hearing the news on Rush drummer Neil Peart’s retirement due to chronic tendonitis. During that time, guitarist Alex Lifeson reassured us that the band would continue following their extensive 40th Anniversary tour. It wasn’t too long ago that this subject resurfaced and Lifeson hinted that both he […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/3: Whatever tomorrow brings, the charts will be there

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The last time the name Incubus popped up on the charts I neglected to include them because though they once played some semblance of alternative/funk metal, they’re a long ways away from that […]

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Record Store Day 2017 Metal and Hard Rock Preview

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The tenth annual Record Store Day is fast approaching! This Saturday, record stores nationwide will be releasing some great new records to add to your vastly growing music collection. It’s a long list of new limited edition releases, but let’s check out what they have to offer for Heavy Metal & Hard Rock. New to […]

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Alex Lifeson open to more Rush music, but band hasn’t heard from Neil Peart

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Rush did their last big tour in 2015, yet guitarist Alex Lifeson seemed to leave the door open for new music from the trio. However, at the end of the year, drummer Neal Peart seemed to suggest that he was done with the band, comparing it to an athlete taking himself out of the game. […]

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Danimal Cannon Performs Chiptune Metal Version of Rush’s “Subdivisions” Live at MAGFest

Posted by on January 13, 2017

This year’s MAGFest, a yearly music and gaming festival held in Maryland, had enough metal bands this year to not only put on a show, but to go on their own US tour. One of those musical acts is Danimal Cannon, a project of Buffalo, NY musician Dan Behrens. His show consists of himself on guitar, […]

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New & Noteworthy, December 16th – Grand Finale

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Well, friends, this is the end of an era. This will be the final New & Noteworthy of what has been an absolutely mind-blowing 2016. However, there is additional significance to today’s column, because this will be the final New & Noteworthy that I am writing for Metal Insider. More on that later. Because it […]

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Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Refused, Alice In Chains among Record Store Day exclusives

Posted by on October 27, 2016

Although there’s starting to be a bit of a backlash against Record Store Day, it’s still essentially Christmas for independent record stores and a great way to pick up unique vinyl or stuff that had been long out of print elsewhere. As we know, there’s a second Record Store Day on Black Friday, and there’s […]

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Cover coverage: Allegaeon does Rush, Affiance goes to “Africa”

Posted by on August 23, 2016

  The metal cover. It used to be pretty much a pre-requisite in the nu-metal days, and plenty of bands, from Anthrax to Between the Buried and Me, have released albums of nothing but their takes of songs by other bands. You can’t blame a band for wanting to pay tribute to their influences, and […]

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Spell stream ‘For None and All’ for all and now

Posted by on May 23, 2016

It’s been years since the whole “retro-metal” resurgence became hip. So long in fact, that we’ve moved on to some more creative (albeit mostly useless) labels for the stuff: proto-metal, trad metal, occult metal, vest metal, beard metal. Whatever you want to call it, the classic sound never goes out of style. Something always manages […]

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