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

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 ...

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

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). ...

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

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 ...

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

"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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

Rush to Receive Humanitarian Honor From Juno Awards

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.

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

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 ...

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