Rush Band Members

Rush's R40 2016 40th Anniversary Tour Dates Are Most Likely Band's Last

Buzz 13:53PM EDT

Rush is currently on a 40th anniversary tour, the R40 tour, but a new announcement this week revealed that the legendary band will no longer tour after this one comes to an end. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson are officially retiring from touring, but we could hear new studio work in the future.READ MORE

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats Touring in Fall, 'Will Not Be Playing Rush'

Buzz 08:53AM EDT

The Mountain Goats are hitting the road in support of its wrestling-themed album Beat The Champ but unfortunately, no—unlike the Insane Clown Posse, the folk-rockers won't be bringing actual grapplers on tour with them (at least as far as we know). If an odd, telegram-style message from frontman John Darnielle is any indication, the run will be called the "Trees Southeastern" tour, although it will hardly be limited to the Southeast.READ MORE

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Thought About Hip-Hop for 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason'

Buzz 10:33AM EDT

One would expect the most experimental bands in rock music to be among the first to incorporate new forms of music into their albums...but that doesn't mean we think Pink Floyd messing around with hip-hop is a good idea. Indeed, a Reddit post on the band's page pointed to a point in history where the band almost sorta tried it.READ MORE

Adorable! Dave Grohl's Mom (L) and Geddy Lee's Mom!

Mothers of Dave Grohl and Rush's Geddy Lee Hang at Toronto Foo Fighters Show

Buzz 10:01AM EDT

"I wonder what their mothers think," is a frequent thought expressed by your correspondents mother when he listens to music that features eyebrow-raising language. It makes us wonder what mothers think when their children become huge rock stars. Some are clearly comfortable with the fact, as was evidenced this weekend when the moms of Dave Grohl and Geddy Lee hung out at a Foo Fighters show in Toronto.READ MORE

Chris Squire and his iconic Rickenbacker bass.

5 Great Chris Squire Bass Songs in Memory of The Legendary Yes-Man

Buzz 15:18PM EDT

Today is a sad one for fans of classic rock, progressive rock, and the bass guitar in general: Chris Squire was one of the most deft and appreciated players of four string to emerge from the first generation of prog rock bands, and played in every one of Yes's concerts for more than 45 years. He'll miss his first show with the band on August 7 when Yes opens a tour with Toto: Unfortunately, Squire succumbed to leukemia this weekend, shortly after he had announced his first hiatus from group. Yes has long shuffled members but Squire would end up being the one constant, and now the group will have to look deep at itself before it continues touring post-2015. For just a brief overview of Squire's best bass parts, check out the five tracks below from bios massive discography.READ MORE

Chris Squire and his iconic Rickenbacker bass.

Legendary Yes Bassist Chris Squire Dead at Age 67; Sound Helped Define Prog

Buzz 12:38PM EDT

Chris Squire, the legendary bassist and cofounder of Yes, has died at the age of 67. He announced a hiatus from the band during May as a result of recently-diagnosed acute erythroid leukemia. The band is scheduled to begin a new tour on August 7 with Toto, and it will mark the first performance in the group's 46-year history at which Squire will not appear.READ MORE

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman's Best Albums by Decade: 'Shape of Jazz To Come,' 'Free Jazz' and More

Buzz 16:38PM EDT

Ornette Coleman, one of the most innovative and influential figures in the history of jazz, died today of cardiac arrest and Music Times wants to revisit his catalogue across six decades and throw out the best of the bunch for those who haven't checked out his catalogue yet, including smashes such as The Shape of Jazz To Come and Free Jazz.READ MORE


8 Oasis No. 1 UK Hits: 'Don't Look Back In Anger,' 'The Hindu Times,' 'Lyla' and More

Buzz 14:42PM EDT

Oasis, the most essentially-British band of the last 30 years (by both their own reckoning and ours), finally topped the charts in the Gallagher brothers' beloved UK 20 years ago today, with the single "Some Might Say," the first song off of the band's beloved album (What's The Story) Morning Glory? The band ended up topping the UK singles charts seven more times throughout its career (and only getting as high as no. 8 on the U.S. charts). Here are those no. 1 singles...be prepared for a few surprises (in terms of what didn't make it, if anything).READ MORE

Rand Paul

5 Examples of Rand Paul in Music: Candidate Deals with Mark Ronson, Rush and SXSW 2015

Buzz 15:56PM EDT

Rand Paul has announced his candidacy for president during the 2016 election, making him the second member of the Republican Party to throw his name into the ring. The first was Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who came out several weeks prior to the Kentucky politician. Music Times gathered together five connections between Cruz and music, and we admit that several of them were tenuous at best. Senator Paul is a different story however. The candidate has dealt with Mark Ronson, Rush and South by Southwest 2015 in recent years.READ MORE

Rush Limbaugh

5 Bands Pulling Music from Rush Limbaugh's Radio Program: Peter Gabriel, Rush and...Rage Against The Machine(?!?)

Buzz 14:33PM EDT

Rush Limbaugh is at it again this week, stirring up the pot by suggesting that if Kanye West had sung the racist song featured in the Oklahoma University SAE fraternity's notorious video, it would have been a hit. Many a performer—from Peter Gabriel to the band Rush—have requested Limbaugh remove their music from his radio program.READ MORE

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins as Rush

Foo Fighters Shred Through Rush's 'Tom Sawyer,' KISS's 'Detroit Rock City' and Others in Brazil [WATCH]

Buzz 21:49PM EDT

File this one under "Gnarly." Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters made a stop in Rio de Janeiro last weekend to play in front of a jam-packed Maracana Stadium. While they have plenty of new material to choose from thanks to Sonic Highways, their eighth studio effort, the band opted to pay tribute to one of their favorite acts - Rush. The Foos tore through the Holy Triumvirate's "Tom Sawyer," blowing thousands of minds in the process before tackling KISS's "Detroit Rock City."READ MORE


Rush R40 Tour Announced: "Working Man" Band Unveils Live Dates in Celebration of 40th Anniversary

Buzz 10:41AM EDT

Rush is 40 years into its career, but the Canadian rock band is still a group of working men. Today (Jan. 22), in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Rush announced a celebratory tour, fittingly titled the R40 Live Tour.READ MORE

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

10 Artists Whose Debut Singles Were Covers: Nirvana, Rush, And More

Buzz 16:37PM EDT

Signing a brand new and therefore untested artist can be a risky move for most labels, so in order to get around this, some labels push their new artists to record cover songs for their debut singles as a sort of test run. Here are 10 artists who recorded cover songs for their debut singles.READ MORE


Rush to Receive Humanitarian Honor From Juno Awards

Buzz 13:11PM EDT

Rush has already collected a treasure trove of awards throughout their nearly 50-year career, but the band will add another to their stash this March.READ MORE

Neil Peart

Rush's Neil Peart Unsure About Anniversary Tour, Drummer Doesn't Want to Leave Daughter for Extended Period

Buzz 20:50PM EDT

Neil Peart isn't entirely enthused about the possibility of hitting the road with Rush for an anniversary tour. The main reason behind the drummer's apprehension is not wanting to leave his family. Peart explained his side of things in a recent interview with Prog magazine, citing his 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, as the main motivator for him wanting to stay home.READ MORE

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