Legendary: Chapter 20

The story so far: Allison’s kind gesture to sad sack Charlie was a disaster. The creep forced himself on her, ripping her shirt, and then took off when he got caught. Making matters worse, it was Kate who interrupted the incident before ...

Neil Peart and Peter Criss, BFF

Even casual Kiss and Rush fans are well aware that the two bands toured together in 1975. What they didn’t know was that from that tour, a true but tempestuous friendship between drumming legends Peter Criss and Neil Peart was ...

DVD Review: Rush Clockwork Angels Tour

Rush used to be quite careful about releasing live recordings. The first two decades of their career saw only four live albums that captured the band after various milestones.  First was the long-form proggy years of songs that went on for 18 ...

Popdose Roundtable: Rush, “Vapor Trails Remixed”

Dw Dunphy: Vapor Trails probably has an undeserved degree of importance behind it because of what it represents versus what it actually sounds like. For many, this was the point one of their favorite bands was resurrected from the ashes. ...

The 15 Best Rush Songs Since the 1990s

Well, the moment is finally here. Rush are finally members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whatever beef I may have with the Hall and their selection process, I can admit that it’s nice to see the band receive ...

Album Review: Rush, “Clockwork Angels”

Clockwork Angels, the 20th studio album by the Canadian power-trio Rush, makes its debut in North America today.  One thing about Rush is clear:  there’s no denying the impressive staying power of the band. From their Led Zeppelin-inspired beginnings in ...

Thank You for the Music!

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on all the things we’re thankful for, be it large or small. As such, it occurred to me that we often neglect to properly thank the people in our lives that helped shape our ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 2/4/11 — In Love At Last

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to a couple who told me that the first time they met, they couldn’t stand each other.  Or they saw each other but there was no spark; ...

Desert Island Discs with Marc Pinansky

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from asking music ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 44

We finally get to the end of R and I have completed my revisiting of the Rush catalog. Enjoy more songs from the rock charts that failed to cross over into the Billboard Hot 100.

The Romantics
“Rock You ...

Mix Six Six Six: “Halloween 2010″

What up, witches!  It’s another year and another Halloween.  Last year, I was all boo-hoo over the fact that no one comes to our abode to trick or treat.  Sure, we buy candy, and sometimes we wait for the kiddies ...

Listmania: Top 50 Rhythm Sections (#50-36)

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in ...

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part Five

There’s been a lot of comments about this series and I want to thank everyone, even the folks who are incensed that I didn’t make The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway the #1 choice. The beauty of the Internet democracy is ...

Live Music: Rush in Mountain View, Calif., 8/9/10

Rush –the world’s most famous cult band — brought their Time Machine Tour to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for a marathon set (or should I say, two sets) of old and new songs that spanned ...

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part Four

Regrets, I’ve had a few.

There were bands and artists I really wanted to squeeze onto this list but, ultimately, the fit wasn’t right. Queen certainly had the originality that progressive rock requires and their pomp-righteous first couple albums might have ...

Listening Booth: Iron Maiden, Steel Train, Rush

Some singles have just arrived on our doorstep, so now’s as good a time as any to scan what’s sailing ’round the horn.

To kick things off, let’s talk about “El Dorado” from Iron Maiden, which is available at the band’s site, ...

Ticket Stub: Rush in Montreal, September ’84

That sound you heard last week was the sound of an orgasm, shared in unison worldwide by the dedicated legion of Rush fans.  Make no mistake, I’m not talking about Rush Limbaugh – rather, I’m referring to the ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Rush in the 1980s

During the 1980s, the old guard prog bands had two choices – adapt or die. Some did to great success (Yes, Genesis) while others couldn’t go all the way and wound up making interesting, but tentative, strides (King ...

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