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Canadian rock duo Death from Above talk Rush and dining with Geddy Lee in new interview

Sun, Nov 19, 2017@7:20PM | comments

Canadian rock duo Death from Above (consisting of Bassist Jesse Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger) were recently interviewed by Q104.3's Jonathan Clarke to talk about their new album Outrage! Is Now along with their current tour in support of the album. At about the 5:35 mark in the interview they start talking about a recent dining experience they had with Rush's Geddy Lee while in London:

... "We told jokes, we shut down a restaurant together," Keeler says proudly. "We had a very nice time together."

"We've had this experience before," Grainer says. "Not with Geddy Lee, but with other famous musicians. And the second you're at a table with another famous musician, there's no hierarchy...That's how I feel. I mean, we're just having a conversation."

Grainer says they covered all the topics you'd expect: "gear, baseball, whatever else." ...

They are later asked if they listened to Geddy Lee/Rush growing up and Grainger answers at about the 9:10 mark:

... It's impossible to avoid Rush - not only in Canada - but when we started touring the states we would be driving in the middle of the night through ... some state, and whatever Rush song you wanted to hear - you'd just keep changing the station on the dial, and you'll [eventually] hear it ...

You can listen/watch to the entire interview on YouTube below or at this location. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.