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‘I just sort of closed my eyes and played’: Rush’s Alex Lifeson selects his all-time favorite guitar solo

Though Neal Peart famously expressed his growing discomfort with fame through the lyrics of “Limelight,” guitarist Alex Lifeson has no such reservations about his solo on that familiar Rush tune: It’s his all-time favorite.

‘Things have changed for us’: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

‘Things have changed for us’: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

Rush was already becoming something of a next-gen cultural phenomenon, even before its recent nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

'It's nice to do something unusual': Alex Lifeson talks about the new wrinkles in Rush's on-going tour

Formed in 1968, Rush began working with its current lineup in 1974 when drummer and lyricist Neil Peart joined — sparking a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-worthy run of successes through this year’s Clockwork Angels.

'You have to get over it': Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on the death of the album

As sad as classic album-rockers like Rush are to see long-form recordings lose momentum in the marketplace, the new single-song market has its advantages, guitarist Alex Lifeson says: It keeps fans engaged.

Rush – Clockwork Angels (2012)

Early in their career, Rush shrugged off the image of “prog rock band,” and all that ensues with such a title — epic song lengths, complicated, possibly esoteric storylines, etc.

'The whole record just clicked': Producer Nick Raskulinecz on the sessions for Rush's Clockwork Angels

Producer Nick Raskulinecz describes the sessions for Rush’s forthcoming 2012 release Clockwork Angels as jam-based affairs that then grew into finished songs — capped by a lightning strike moment when the theme came together.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rush, "Headlong Flight" (2012)

Building off a hard-charging instrumental, the initial single from Rush’s forthcoming Clockwork Angels finds the trio referencing its storied musical past — in more ways than one.

U.S. release date for Rush's Clockwork Angels confirmed; preorder it here!

A U.S. release date for Rush’s long-awaited new studio album Clockwork Angels has been confirmed through Amazon: It will be available on June 12, 2012 via Roadrunner Records.