|Welcome to Rushdude.com
A tribute site to my favorite rock band for over 40 years, RUSH
Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee,
guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart.
Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic
lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Rush's music style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired
heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, and a period with heavy use of synthesizers.
Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Over their careers, the members of Rush
have been acknowledged as some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning numerous awards in
magazine readers' polls. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. Rush's sales statistics place them
third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band. Rush also ranks 80th in U.S.
album sales, with 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources
estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units. The band's latest studio album released in 2012, Clockwork Angels, won the
Album Of The Year Award from Progressive Music Awards.
Rush has received seven Grammy award nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.