Personalities | Rush | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1968–present)

A Canadian power trio, Geddy Lee (bass, keyboards, vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drummer, lyricist) came together in 1968, though with original drummer John Rutsey until 1974. Their blend of progressive rock and heavy metal was at its peak on the concept album 2112 (1976) and A Farewell To Kings (1977). Permanent Waves (1980) and Moving Pictures (1981) were punchier and new wave influenced. After the extensive use of synthesizers in the mid-1980s, Rush returned to their roots in the 1990s.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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