Tuesday, November 22, 2016

VIDEO: Rush rock Tom Sawyer on Family Guy

Rush rocked their 1981 classic, “Tom Sawyer”, on the latest episode of the animated Fox sitcom Family Guy.

Part of the show’s storyline presented a look at Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with mainman Peter Griffin as Huck Finn and his son, Chris, as Tom Sawyer.

Huck meets up with Tom, and asks him why he is so far from home, to which Tom replies, “Rush is playing here tonight. They wrote a song about me.”

When the pair are joined by runaway slave Jim – played by Cleveland Brown – Tom rips off his shirt to reveal a Rush concert t-shirt underneath and shouts, "Rush concert!"

The Canadian rockers are shown performing "Tom Sawyer" from 1981’s “Moving Pictures.”

Up next for Rush, the group will release multiple expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “2112”, on December 16.

The 2CD/DVD edition will include a newly remastered CD of the original album by Abbey Road Studios, and an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material including newly-recorded tracks from “2112” featuring Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters along with Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Jacob
and Alice In Chains. The set’s third disc is a DVD featuring a newly restored vintage 1976 Rush concert recorded at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, plus bonus videos of the Grohl/Hawkins/Raskulinecz track and Billy Talent track, and a new 25+ minute interview featuring Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and longtime producer & engineer Terry Brown.

The new "2112" remaster originally appeared on the much-acclaimed 2015 hologram vinyl edition of the album; this marks the Abbey Road Studios master first time on CD.

A 3-LP 200-gram vinyl edition includes all of the above plus a special laser-etched LP side, the 2015 hologram on 2112’s side B and a unique turntable mat featuring the band’s iconic Starman character.

See also:

Rush to release expanded 40th anniversary edition of 2112
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