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Rush – “Clockwork Angels”, Their Legacy, & Final Thoughts

Clockwork Angels – 2012 Rush‘s twentieth and final studio album, Clockwork Angels, was started about an hour from where I sit now, at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with the first two singles. They traveled back north, finishing up in Toronto at Revolution Recording. The album heralded their return to roots in a final, true […]

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Rush – The 2k’s: “Vapor Trails” and “Snakes & Arrows”

Vapor Trails – 2002 Studio album number seventeen rolls in six years after their last one, and it took over a year to make. Vapor Trails would hit #6 on the Billboard 200 but has not yet hit gold or platinum status. In reality, that doesn’t make much difference when you’ve reached the peak of […]

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Rush – The 90’s: “Counterparts” & “Test for Echo”

The Rush Review covers Rush in the 90’s with Counterparts and Test for Echo!

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Max von Sydow passes away at 90.

Sad news for the pop culture world today as we learn veteran actor Max von Sydow passed away at the age of 90. The Swedish actor lent his talents to many of the best and iconic pop culture, games and TV series in existence. No cause of death was given. “It is with a broken […]

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Rush: 80’s-90’s – “Presto” & “Roll the Bones”

Presto, 1989 Both Presto and Roll the Bones are very special Rush albums to me. Even though they cross decades, I’m reviewing them together. They both came out while I was in high school. Being the geek that I was (and still claim to be), these two cuts were comforting friends that helped me get […]

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Primus Tour To Play Rush’s ‘A Farewell To Kings’ in its Entirety

The passing of Neil Peart has begun a resurgence of the amazing rock and roll music of Rush. Forbes reported back in January some astonishing statistics. There was a 776% increase in Rush music streaming and a… wait for it… 2000% increase in music sales. Yes, that is a two-thousand percent increase. They also jumped […]

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Rush – The 80’s: “Power Windows” & “Hold Your Fire”

Our latest edition of the Rush Review covers two more 80s albums, 1985’s Power Windows and 1987’s Hold Your Fire. Get ready to rock! Read on…

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Rush – The 80’s: “Permanent Waves” & “Moving Pictures”

Permanent Waves – Released in 1980 Rush smashed into the next decade with a new, radio-friendly concept on the 1980 release Permanent Waves. This album, and the one behind it, are in this writer’s opinion, peak Rush. The near-perfect blend of rock and roll with synthesizer sounds would propel Rush’s music into the 20th century […]

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Rush – The 70’s: “A Farewell to Kings” and “Hemispheres”

A Farewell to Kings – released in 1977 Riding the wave of commercial success from 2112, Rush released their fifth LP, A Farewell to Kings, in 1977. Only a year after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Rush traveled to the UK and recorded this gem in Wales, marking the first time the band recorded outside […]

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Metal Hall of Fame: Night of Stars and Metal Greats

The 2020 Metal Hall of Fame had it’s induction ceremony in beautiful Anaheim, CA. Eddie Trunk hosted the event. The heavy metal historian was the master of ceremonies. As mentioned in the previous article about the Metal Hall of Fame, the inductees this year were star-studded. In addition to the inductees, there were also a […]