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Geddy Lee

Thu
07
Sep

RUSH: Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee Discuss New Direction On 1982 Album 'Signals'

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Dallas, TX - Sept 7, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands examines the pivotal moment in the career of RUSH with the release of Signals.
By 1981, RUSH had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums, only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor, and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops, their arrangements and lyrical themes into a laser-tight focus. The result, RUSH's worldwide blockbuster Moving Pictures
 
So what did the band do for the follow-up, when all of their hard work paid off? RUSH changed. The album, 1982’s Signals. Because the album also contained the the Top Ten hit "New World Man" and sold over a million copies in its first two months, there is tendency to assume that Signals was easily embraced by all of the RUSH faithful. It wasn't. With back-to-back million sellers Permanent Waves in 1980 and then the massive Moving Pictures, RUSH risked their new-found fame and fortune with Signals, expanding their sound with new instrumentation and additional layers of sound on songs "Subdivisions", “The Analog Kid", "Chemistry" and "The Weapon"
But if RUSH had not challenged themselves and their fans by continuing to innovate and explore all four corners of the studio on Signals , would there even be a Rush in the 21st century? Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart all weigh in for this classic rock interview. Neil Peart shares some clues with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“We were all looking for a new place for the guitar and Alex was looking for a new way to play it and present it. So Signals is very experimental for us.”  - Neil Peart
 
RUSH Signals @ 35/  IN THE STUDIO program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/rush-signals-35th-anniversary/
 
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Tue
27
Jan

InTheStudio - RUSH Creates Permanent Waves With Eighth Album

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RUSH Creates Permanent Waves With Eighth Album
Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart Examine US Radio Breakthrough

Dallas, TX - January 27, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands journeys back to a pivotal moment in the history of the band Rush to examine the 1980 release of Permanent Waves.

Four years before the dawn of MTV and almost two decades before the internet revolutionized the music industry, Rush sold more than a million copies of 1978s Hemispheres  album and sold out 10,000 seat arenas primarily on word-of-mouth and relentless touring.

The hard rock trio faced obstacles at every turn and at every phase of their career, but the adversity only seemed to increase the collective resolve of Rush. 1980 would be a turning point and game changer. Rush, who had been mean spiritedly criticized by the rock press and ignored by the majority of radio in the western hemisphere would deliver Permanent Waves, the breakthrough that would unleash a streamlined, more modern-sounding Rush and deliver their first legitimate hits The Spirit of the Radio and Free Will. Geddy Lee shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the deliberate move Rush made musically 35 years ago.

 
We were happy with the challenge to write twenty minute pieces... Wed done it a number of times, and we felt it was almost becoming a cross to bear for us in a way. It was almost limiting us...We sort of tried to get back to our original desires as songwriters. I think we wanted to become a little more concise.  - Geddy Lee

RUSH Permanent Waves @ 35/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/rush-permanent-waves-35th-anniversary-geddy-lee-alex-lifeson-neil-peart/

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Direct Link to RUSH website: http://www.rush.com

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

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