Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:11 PM
I have seen Rush 7 or 8 times including the last 4 tours here in Charlotte, the most recent being this past October for the Clockworks Angels tour. They are simply master craftsmen at their respective instruments, and after 40 or so years on tour they still sell out every show and have only gotten better. And after seeing the behind the scenes stuff (the documentary "Beyond the Lighted Stage") as well as appearances on The Colbert Report and such they seem to be really funny, well adjusted guys who just love what they do. I wonder who will give their introduction speech at their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Maybe Les Claypool of Primus? The coolest thing to me, according to Beyond the Lighted Stage, is how many heavy metal guys are fans. Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Vinnie Paul from Pantera, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, all were effusive in their praise and respect for them. They are simply the balls.