Tuesday, September 11, 2012

VIDEO: Rush – Geddy Lee’s full interview with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge

Rush kicked off their Clockwork Angels World Tour in New Hampshire this past weekend.

The trek, which celebrates the release of the band’s 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels,” sees Rush venturing into new territory: the band has taken a string section on the road, with orchestrations arranged by David Campbell.

When the new album was released in June, the band did its usual run of international and homegrown media interviews.

Video of Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s full interview with CBC Canada’s Peter Mansbridge from earlier this year has now surfaced.

“What does Rush mean to me? That’s a really good question,” says the bassist. “To me, it’s this little group of experimenters; we’re these three guys that wanna see what we can do together. That’s the simplest way I can put it.”

“A funny thing happened after we were together for about twenty years,”
Geddy continued. “Where most bands start to break up, we were kind of becoming intrigued with staying together, cause so few stay together. We wanted to see what the fruits of a long term, good relationship could do. Here’s a band - 38 years on - and we are pushing it…we‘re trying to see where we can go as a band. Can we achieve new things, can we make our music this ideal that we have in our head.”

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