Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Mon, Oct 2, 2023

Rush June, 2012 Fireworks Magazine feature now online

Mon, Jun 25, 2012@10:10AM | comments removed/disabled

As I'd mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the June, 2012 edition of the melodic rock magazine Fireworks features Rush on the cover along with a 2-page spread on the band's Clockwork Angels album. The cover tagline reads, wind them up, watch them go! the legendary Rush return with Clockwork Angels. John over at has transcribed the entire article and made it available online at this location. Geddy Lee is interviewed for the article and talks a bit about the upcoming tour:

... "We tried to do 'A Farewell To Kings' in rehearsal for the last tour a couple of years ago and it just wasn't working, and we didn't want to have to change the key or anything. There are a few songs we've tried that don't seem to work anymore for us," admits Lee. ... "We're going to work through the fall this year and then come back out in the spring next year, probably to Europe and other places," Geddy explains. "I seem to be able to stay healthier in the summer tours, playing outside when it's hot helps me, but arena tours are really hard for a singer. There are so many temperature changes that it gets really easy to get waylaid by a cold or something like that. I certainly enjoy the summer tours better." How much of the new album are they going to play in the live show? The bass player pauses for thought. "We're not sure exactly yet, but it's going to be quite a bit of it. We'll do a long show, probably over three hours again, so we'll have a lot of time to do a good chunk of this as well as a lot of other songs." ... "The support of our fans gives us the confidence to move forward, the confidence to keep experimenting, and it's a huge vote of confidence to know that your fans want you to progress, and I can't begin to tell you the value of that to the band, whether it's overt or subconscious. We know it's there and we're really grateful for that." ...

You can read the entire article along with a short review of Clockwork Angels at this link.

NOTE: Posts over 10 years old are partially archived. All comments, images and other embedded media have been removed.