With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s “2112,” 1981’s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996’s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002’s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush’s most recent studio album, 2007’s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as their eleventh top 10 album in the U.S. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” at this year’s gala event. Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “Its true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”
A zoo in Toronto, Canada has named three baby capybaras after the members of iconic Canadian rock band Rush. The names were decided by a naming contest in which about 45,000 people voted. Alex, Geddy and Neil were born in February to the zoo’s infamous Bonnie and Clyde, a pair of adult capybaras who became … Continue reading Canadian Zoo Names Baby Capybaras After Members of Rush
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place earlier this month at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, will air April 29th at 8pm on HBO. Watch the trailer below.