A Rant & A Rave About Rush
Well, I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that those in charge of nominations have once again passed by our favorite, awesome, über-cool, hard-rockin', Canadian trio for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I can see (?) why Erik B. & Rakim made it on over Geddy, Alex, and Neil. Ugh. Please! As if it weren't bad enough that freakin' ABBA was voted in ahead of RUSH! Hell, even Rolling Stone Magazine didn't give props to the band until 2 years ago!
Whattaya expect from the people who haven't yet inducted Lynyrd Skynyrd or Black Sabbath?
Doesn't matter. For those of us who have always "known," RUSH doesn't need the formality of being nominated for the HOF 'cause they are in a class by themselves. Still making compelling, energetic, and creative music and bringing it to the people. And if you can't make it to see 'em, or if they didn't come to your town recently, you can always turn to the impeccable "Live" DVDs that have been made available in the past few years. In keeping with this tradition, look for the new, live set from RUSH coming November 7th called, "Time Machine 2011-Live In Cleveland." Kind of ironic that this set is from Cleveland and that's where the Rock hall is located...Further proof (not that you need it!) That this band remains a veritable MONSTER!
Additionally, RUSH will also be releasing a vinyl only version of the complete concert performance of "Moving Pictures." Sweet! But wait...there's more!
Coming on November 21st will be "SECTORS"--3 Box sets that cover all of the RUSH albums on the Mercury label released between 1974-1988. Each box will contain 6 discs, including a special, high-resolution 5.1 Surround-Sound mix of 1 of the enclosed albums. Lotsa cool, previously unreleased photos and interesting thingees are included. You can check out more at rush.com.