Submitted by Name: Tony Marschner From: West Allis, WI E-mail: Contact
Comments: Rush has been part of my life since 2112. I've seen them 26 times!
Added: November 7, 2010
Submitted by Name: Tony G From: Long Island E-mail: Contact
Comments: Great Site. Spent Hours On It Last Night.
Added: November 3, 2010
Submitted by Name: paul stephenson From: perth, australia E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi love your site. was listening to all the world today in the car and thinking what it would have been like to see them then (first saw rush at hammersmith in 1980) and then thought would find out what the set lists used to be like. interesting how all the world is not quite in the order they actually played. great work and really gets you into the feel of each tour. one comment though. you've probably copped it plenty for your best rush album ever but what is with caress of steel??? the only person I know who would rate it that highly is my brother who thinks diadects and whatever is better than 2112 (only joking) anyway keep uupthe good work mate. cheers
Added: October 27, 2010
Submitted by Name: ricardo zenteno From: tucuman-argentina E-mail: Contact
Comments: great !!
Added: October 24, 2010
Submitted by Name: rolando From: panama E-mail: Contact
Comments: i saw rush on west palm beach, awesome
Added: October 18, 2010
Submitted by Name: Juliette From: Scotland
Comments: Wow! Great site with lots of info. I left my high-school exam early so I could get the bus to see Rush on their 'Hold Your Fire' tour in the UK in 1988. There was no support that night - not that it mattered! I've been a fan since the early eighties and still think they're the best today. My fave albums are 'Signals' and 'Hemispheres'. I think it's great they've done their recent 'Time Machine' tour - what a great idea - but come back to the UK soon please!
Added: October 13, 2010
Submitted by Name: Jorge M From: Miami, Fl E-mail: Contact
Comments: great site. keep up the good work.
Added: October 6, 2010
Submitted by Name: Axeshredder From: Long Island NY E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for providing the best most up to date Rush site. Been a fan for over 30 years, and more today than ever!
Added: September 30, 2010
Submitted by Name: Helter From: Euless, TX E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hey now! Great tribute to the greatest band.
Added: September 30, 2010
Submitted by Name: James Kramer From: Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Comments: G'Day from Australia!
I've always been aware of Rush (I grew up in the subdivisions - reference intended - of suburban Toronto). Moreover, my step-grandparents lived next door to Geddy Lee's "cottage" (more like a mansion) in Keswick north of Toronto; my Mom tells me that Geddy's wife sometimes stored her Mercedes in my grandparents' spare garage space. But in 1980 (when I was 13), I was a huge Beatles fan and largely uninterested in anything else. On one occasion, Geddy popped over while we were up visiting for the weekend and my parents asked my sisters and me if we'd like a picture with him. I was so nonplussed I declined (though one of my sisters did take up the offer of a celebrity photo). I always liked the songs I heard on the radio (eg Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions etc), but as we know, some of their best work was not made for that medium. I bought the Chronicles CD in the 90s but it never got a huge amount of play.
I'd been noticing increasing references to Rush in recent times (films like Fanboys, I Love You, Man and their brilliant new documentary). I could never really make out the lyrics to Rush songs, so when I learned about Neil's wordsmithing in "Beyond the Lighted Stage", I listened to the music anew with the lyrics in front of me for the first time. My whole perspective changed - suddenly the music acquired a depth I'd never appreciated before. So while back visiting Toronto in July, my girlfriend and I saw them in concert at the ACC. We were both blown away. She commented "just seeing Neil's drum solo was worth the price of admission". So in a matter of months, I've become a huge "born again" (my secular views aside) Rush fan. In some ways I'm lucky because I'm "discovering" albums like 2112, Farewell to Kings, Fly By Night (to name just a few of my "new" favourites) for the first time. Unlike some people, I really like their 80s "synth" phase too (I love "Hold Your Fire" even if it's not usually cited as a fan favourite).
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your informative site - these days I'm keenly looking for new Rush information and material, and you provide a great resource.
Cheers from Down Under
Admin reply: Thanks for visiting, James and for giving us a brief glimpse into your history with Rush