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Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels in new Classic Rock interview

Wed, Jan 4, 2012@12:57PM | comments

The latest issue of Classic Rock magazine hit store shelves today and contains a large feature previewing all of the most-anticipated albums of 2012 including Rush's Clockwork Angels. The feature contains a short, 2-page interview with Geddy Lee where he talks about the upcoming album. The interview was conducted late last year just as Neil Peart was getting into town for the recording, so it doesn't contain much in the way of new information. Geddy confirms that the band recorded the album at Revolution Recording and Noble Street Studios in Toronto, and has the following to say regarding the title track along with the steampunk theme of the album:

... the title track is shaping up to be a classic Rush epic. "That song is a longer piece, and I think if anything it'll only get longer when we've finished with it," he says. "I don't think it's double digits yet in terms of minutes, but we're pushing all the songs as long as we can." ... "There's a story going on," confirms Lee. "When we had discussions about themes for the album it was connected to the idea of a different kind of future and the whole aesthetic of steampunk, which is so cool. It's a futuristic point of view that's rooted in the past, which makes it so interesting. When you look at the steampunk designs they all look Victorian yet fast-forwarded in some magical way to the future. The idea of building a story around that world appealed to us. The Time Machine tour really was a preview of that. We jumped the gun a bit and got too excited and couldn't hold it back." ...

You can read the whole interview by clicking on the scans above. Thanks to ReedLover for the scans and RushFanForever for the heads up.

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