I get all excited when I discover that a band has been together longer than I have been alive. Formed in Toronto in 1968 Rush was always a power rock trio. It was only in 1974 that they achieved their well-known line up of Geddy Lee (vocals/bass), Neil Peart (drums) and Alex Lifeson (guitar).
From the beginning they’ve always been known as the favourite band of geeks due to their love of progressive rock littered with references to the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The Rush sound evolved from a bluesy heavy metal in the early years then on to hard and progressive rock.
They are one of Canada’s most successful rock exports with 24 gold and 14 platinum albums and have won a number of Junos over the years and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Each of the members of the band has been acknowledge as masterful players of their instruments.
Not only are they adored by a legion of fans worldwide, but they have been cited as influences to such successful bands as Metallica, Primus, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dream Theater.
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