Rush Photography


Rush’s origins date back the late 1960s, though their “classic” lineup was established in 1974. Singer/bassist/keyboard player Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer (and lyricist) Neil Peart are one of the longest running configurations in rock history and are also considered amongst the most prodigious players of their respective instruments.

This Canadian trio evolved from straightforward blues-tipped hard rockers to “prog” rock pioneers featuring synthesizer-centered compositions. Eventually they came full circle and returned to their guitar-charged rock roots. Across it all, Rush sold more than 40 million albums bolstered by landmark long players 2112 and Moving Pictures, plus major singles “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of the Radio,” “Limelight,” and “New World Man.”

After much delay and lobbying from their fan base—and having influenced virtually every progressive player that’s followed in their footsteps—the band was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Rush celebrated a 40th anniversary “final” tour in 2015, though the door remains open for recording and the staging of smaller shows.

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