Rush To Bask In New Recognition?

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It’s been said so many times. When it comes to the subject of Canadian rock trio Rush, people either love them or hate them. I suppose it is obvious to regular readers here that I categorize myself firmly among the former.

image Many Rush fans feel that the group has never received the attention and recognition that they deserve. Some fans are particularly galled by the group’s omission from the Rock And Roll Hall of fame.

Times may be changing however, according to some recent comments by guitarist Alex Lifeson.

It was reported that Rolling Stone magazine, a publication that has not had the friendliest relationship with the Canadian rockers, has sent a reporter to Canada to spend four days with the group doing interviews, which makes Lifeson wonder if they are planning a cover story featuring the group.

"If they want to do a cover story on Rush, then something’s changing somewhere,” Lifeson says.

For more on this story, see the Providence Journal.


  1. Layla June 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I like Rush.

    Hey this prompted a question – I know a lot of people don’t hold RS Magazine in very high regard, in YOUR opinion, what is the best rock music magazine out there?

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  2. rlsharp June 25, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Most people who know and love rock music KNOW that Rush is one of the great rock groups. If I was a member of Rush I would be glad that I’m not a favorite of Rolling Stone magazine or even the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Both ‘institutions’ are enamored by political correctness, groups that are more art than music, and pretending that ‘pop’ music acts are rock acts. I prefer true rock musical talent. And though there are many acts in the Hall of Fame that qualify as true ROCK talent, there are many that were enshrined to allow the institution to pander to political correctness. There are also “popular music” acts AND a, gulp, rap “music” act. Political correctness is the polar opposite of what rock music is about.

    I’m ready to start the TRUE Rock Music Hall of Fame…and also, forget RS magazine….they started to embrace the artistic eliteness that you often find in San Francisco politics a decade or so ago. Rock music is from the heart.

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