Rush (Canadian rock trio)

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Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of 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. The band and its membership went through several reconfigurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving its current line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first tour of the United States.

Rush is known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The band's musical style has changed several times over the years, from a blues-inspired hard rock beginning, later moving into progressive rock, and including a period marked by heavy use of synthesizers. In the early 1990s, Rush returned to a guitar-driven hard rock sound, which has continued to the present.

According to the RIAA, Rush ranks 80th with sales of 25 million units in the US. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units as of 2004. The group has been awarded 24 gold, 14 platinum, and 3 multi-platinum albums.

Rush has received nominations for seven Grammy Awards. The band has won several Juno Awards, won an International Achievement Award at the 2009 SOCAN Awards, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. 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. Rush announced plans to stop large-scale touring at the end of 2015. However, they have not ruled out the possibility of future studio albums and smaller-scale tours.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Rush Rush 3.65 9
1975 Fly by Night Rush 3.5 10
1975 Caress of Steel Rush 3.5 8
1976 2112 Rush 4.2 20
1977 A Farewell to Kings Rush 4.35 13
1978 Hemispheres Rush 4.45 15
1980 Permanent Waves Rush 4 10
1981 Moving Pictures Rush 4 18
1982 Signals Rush 3.8 13
1984 Grace Under Pressure Rush 4 9
1985 Power Windows Rush 3 9
1987 Hold Your Fire Rush 4.5 7
1989 Presto Rush 4 8
1991 Roll the Bones Rush 4.25 7
1993 Counterparts Rush 3 6
1996 Test for Echo Rush 3 5
2002 Vapor Trails Rush 2 6
2004 Feedback Rush 2.5 5
2007 Snakes & Arrows Rush 3 5
2012 Clockwork Angels Rush 3 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Archives Rush 1
1990 Chronicles Rush 4
1997 Retrospective I: 1974-1980 Rush 4 4
1997 Retrospective II: 1981-1987 Rush 4
2003 The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 Rush 4 4
2006 Gold Rush 1
2009 Retrospective 3 Rush 2
2010 Time Stand Still: The Collection Rush 1
2010 ICON Rush 2
2011 Sector 1 Rush 2
2011 Sector 2 Rush 2
2011 Sector 3 Rush 2
2013 The Studio Albums 1989-2007 Rush 2
Afterimage Rush 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 All the World's a Stage Rush 4 9
1981 Exit… Stage Left Rush 5 9
1989 A Show of Hands Rush 4.5 8
1998 Different Stages Live Rush 6
2003 Rush in Rio Rush 3
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour Rush 2
2006 Grace Under Pressure Tour Rush 1
2006 Replay X 3: Grace Under Pressure Tour Soundtrack Rush 1
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live Rush 2
2009 Working Men Rush 2
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland Rush 5 3
2011 Moving Pictures: Live 2011 Rush 1
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour Rush 4 2
2014 Spirit of the Airwaves Rush 1
2015 R40 Live Rush 3
RushHour Rush 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Not Fade Away Rush 1
1977 Closer to the Heart Rush 1
1978 The Trees / Circumstances Rush 1
1985 The Big Money Rush 2
1987 Time Stand Still Rush 1
1988 Prime Mover Rush 1
1991 Roll the Bones Rush 5
1992 Ghost of a Chance Rush 1
2010 Caravan Rush 5 2
2012 Headlong Flight Rush 2
2012 The Wreckers Rush 1
2014 7 And 7 Is Love / Rush 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Story of Kings Rush 2
1995 The Rush Interviews, Volume 2: Geddy Lee Rush 1

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