Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rush set to return to the studio in September

Rush have been so busy with touring over the past year, that they haven’t had a chance to finish what they started…recording their 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels," which is tentatively due for release in the spring of 2012.

But that will all change when the band’s current Time Machine Tour wraps up in a few months.

“The last date’s July 2 at the Gorge, just outside of Seattle, then it’s done,” guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Paul Airey of Hughes & Kettner. “We have the rest of summer off, and then it’s back in the studio in September to start working on the next album.”

Last summer, at the start of the tour, Rush released two songs set for the next record, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” and have been playing both on the road.

Airey met up with Lifeson at Rush’s 02 Arena gig in Dublin last week to introduce – and present to him – the new Hughes & Kettner Tubemaster 18 amp; Lifeson received the very first one off the production line as a gesture of thanks from the amp makers for all of his years of support.

Rush – Alex Lifeson interview
Hughes & Kettner
02 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – May 12, 2011

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Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
02 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – May 12, 2011

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