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Rush launch signature beer 'Rush Canadian Golden Ale'

Rush Canadian Golden Ale

Canadian progressive rock band Rush, known for their iconic musicianship and distinctive sound, has been a significant influence on the rock music scene for over 55 years. In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, founding member Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson discussed the band's journey and shared some insights into their legacy.

As it turns out, Geddy Lee, along with his longtime friend and bandmate Alex Lifeson, has ventured into a new project, Rush Canadian Golden Ale. Geddy Lee has also released a memoir, titled “My Effin' Life” delving into his personal journey, shedding light on his upbringing as the son of Holocaust survivors and the band's humble beginnings.

The band's foundation solidified when they were joined by drummer Neil Peart, and their blend of musicianship, stagecraft, and distinct sound garnered significant loyalty from their predominantly male teenage fan base. Despite not aiming for hit singles, Rush has sold over 40 million album.

The band faced immense tragedy with the loss of Neil Peart's daughter and wife in the late 1990s, leading to a hiatus that shifted their perspective and appreciation for their craft. They continued to evolve, gaining a broader audience and female fanbase while remaining true to their progressive metal roots.

Tragically, Neil Peart passed away in 2020, leading to uncertainty about the band's future. While Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have not ruled out the possibility of collaborating and touring again, fans await the next chapter for Rush with bated breath.


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