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Decibel magazine's celebrity Rush playlist

Thu, Jun 7, 2012@9:43AM | comments removed/disabled

As part of their Decebrity Playlist series, Decibel magazine has just posted a playlist of Rush songs as chosen by several hard rock and heavy metal artists. The article includes commentary from the artists themselves, such as these comments from King's X bassist dUg Pinnick on Xanadu:

I was watching Don Kirshner's Rock Concert on TV way back in the day. I had never heard of Rush, then the band played "Xanadu" live! It fucked me up for life! That song has everything great about non-commercial songwriting-it gives me goosebumps and makes me feel good inside. I really don't know why, maybe for me it was the first prog tune that wasn't dark and chaotic. All of the parts really flowed together as opposed to the normal mathematical prog trainwrecks within the same magnum opus that I was accustomed to and loved. The bass lines are very moving and Geddy was singing with a lot of soul. Love that band. King's X was managed by their manager Ray Daniels for a few years back in the day, but we never got to tour with them-contrary to the rumor that we did. I wish!

Other artists featured are Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Shane Clark (3 Inches Of Blood), Sean Reinert (Cynic), Chris Corey (Last Chance to Reason), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne). You can read the entire article at this link. Part 2 will feature even more artists and should be posted in the near future.

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