30 years later, Neil Peart breathlessly recounts, track by track, the making of Rush's seminal album Moving Pictures.
The classic Rush song "Red Barchetta"
was inspired by a short story.
Neil Peart, the band's lyricist, couldn't get in touch with the author until 2006...
When 13 year-old Japanese girls rock Rush, complete with drumstick insanity, then we can all go home. We've done what we've set out to do. (SLYT)
Rush is a Canadian
rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Gary Lee Weinrib
, guitarist Alexander Zivojinovich
, and drummer and lyricist Neil Ellwood Peart
Bewitched by Ayn Rand
, obsessed by nuclear war and enraptured by cheap science fiction
, Rush were role models to geeks everywhere
, yearning to be cool
, but failing
. Still, they rocked
, in their own way. [more inside]