Sherman, fire up the Time Machine!
And yes, that means that Rush will be playing The Camera Eye, a song which is the most requested by Rush fans.
This is kind of like what the boys did a few years ago when they toured for their 30th anniversary (the R30 tour) which got the band "warm" to record Snakes and Arrows, their best studio record since 1993's Counterparts.
Rush are also celebrating the release of the documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage. Made by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbanger's Journey) the movie offers archived footage and a series of interviews with Jan Wenner's least favorite band.
Tickets are already on-sale with dates being added. More information and tour dates are available on Rush.com.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The towering 6'8" baritone with the powerful voice and sardonic delivery died of apparent heart failure on April 14.
Born Petrus T. Ratajczyk, he drove a garbage truck for the Parks Department before embarking on a music career with New York bands Fallout and Carnivore. His next project--Type O Negative sparked the goth-metal movement by combining hardcore ethics and doomy, Black Sabbath riffing on their first album: Slow, Deep and Hard.
Type O were a band that I grew up with, a powerhouse that combined dark, gothic energy with a unique, Brooklyn sense of humor. They were best known for songs like "Black No. 1", which mocked Gothic girls and culture, being named after Clairol's popular hair dye. Their catalogue includes classic records Bloody Kisses and my personal favorite, October Rust.
I am sure the afterlife is a little bit darker, and a little bit louder.
Rock on, Pete.