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New interview with Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz

Wed, Nov 3, 2010@4:03PM | comments removed/disabled

[Nick Raskulinecz on producing Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains] recently conducted an interview with Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz. Nick talks about his road to becoming a Grammy-winning record producer, the current state of the music industry, and the various bands he's worked with including Rush. He describes how he landed the gig to produce Rush's Snakes & Arrows album and when asked about his work with Rush on their upcoming Clockwork Angels album he had this to say:

... There's going to be a lot of cool stuff. We've got six other songs ready to record, and they're probably going to want to write some more when they finish this tour. We'll sit down and figure out how to record everything else. I can already tell you that the title track is going to be one of the coolest things they've ever done. It's going to be epic.

I told them, 'Don't try to write a single. Don't try to do anything conventional. Give me Rush from back in the day.' They don't need to write something for the sake of radio play. They're Rush! [laughs] So I think the record is going to be a little more bare bones, a little less produced. It's going to be more direct, with killer riffs, solos, pounding drums and Geddy singing up high the way he should. That, to me, is the sound of Rush. ...

There's that word again ... epic. I like the sound of that. You can read the entire interview at this link. Thanks to RushFanForever and Psico for the heads up.

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