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Alex Lifeson reveals Clockwork Angels details in new interview

Wed, Aug 25, 2010@3:20PM | comments removed/disabled

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Alan Sculley of Allentown's The Morning Call newspaper recently interviewed Alex Lifeson (**SETLIST SPOILERS**) regarding the band's upcoming show at the Allentown Fair next Tuesday. Alex talks about the Moving Pictures album, the tour and a good bit about the band's upcoming Clockwork Angels album:

... The timing for Rush's tour is a bit unusual for the band. Traditionally, it has only toured after a CD has been released or between album projects. This tour comes in the middle of writing and recording "Clockwork Angels."

"The idea was to get back on the road, tour, and then come right back into continued writing and then recording in tour shape," Lifeson says. "There's nothing that compares to the kind of shape you get into playing-wise when you're on tour." ...

... Lifeson says the band has six songs pretty much ready to go and three others almost done. The group plans to write at least a couple of additional songs after the tour. At this point, the CD is shaping up to be a musically varied work.

"There is the epic song, 'Clockwork Angels,' which is really taking shape. It's a multi-parted piece, very dynamic," Lifeson says. "Then there's some stuff that's very melodic and on the softer side, on acoustic, with a strong melody. So there's great diversity there. Honestly, I can't wait until we start really working on these songs. We've sort of got them to the stage where Geddy and I were happy with the arrangements and then Neil kind of comes in and starts working on his drum arrangements, and they go from there. So they're sort of in that pre-drum stage right now, and it's great to see them come to life." ...

Epic song?! Multi-parted piece?! Yes!! You can read the entire interview at this link (**SETLIST SPOILERS**). Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.

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