It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Rush

Over the course of their decades-spanning career, Canadian power trio Rush emerged as one of hard rock's most highly regarded bands; although typically brushed aside by critics and rarely the recipients of mainstream pop radio airplay, Rush nonetheless won an impressive and devoted fan following, while their virtuoso performance skills solidified their standing as musicians' musicians.

Rush formed in Toronto, Ontario, in the autumn of 1968, initially comprised of guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Alexander Zivojinovich), vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee (born Gary Lee Weinrib), and drummer John Rutsey. In their primary incarnation, Rush drew a heavy influence from Cream, and honed their skills on the Toronto club circuit before issuing their debut single, a rendition of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," in 1973. A self-titled LP followed in 1974, at which time Rutsey exited; he was replaced by drummer Neil Peart, who also assumed the role of the band's primary songwriter, composing the cerebral lyrics (influenced by works of science fiction and fantasy) that gradually became a hallmark of the group's aesthetic.

With Peart firmly ensconced, the band returned in 1975 with a pair of LPs, Fly by Night and Caress of Steel. Their next effort, 1976's 2112, proved their breakthrough release: a futuristic concept album based on the writings of Ayn Rand, it fused the elements of the trio's sound -- Lee's high-pitched vocals, Peart's epic drumming, and Lifeson's complex guitar work -- into a unified whole. Fans loved it -- 2112 was the first in a long line of gold and platinum releases -- while critics dismissed it as overblown and pretentious; either way, it established a formula from which the band rarely deviated throughout the duration of its career.

A Farewell to Kings followed in 1977 and reached the Top 40 in both the U.S. and Britain. After 1978's Hemispheres, Rush achieved even greater popularity with 1980's Permanent Waves, a record marked by the group's dramatic shift into shorter, less sprawling compositions; the single "The Spirit of Radio" even became a major hit. With 1981's Moving Pictures, they scored another hit of sorts with "Tom Sawyer," which garnered heavy exposure on album-oriented radio and became perhaps the trio's best-known song. As the 1980s continued, Rush grew into a phenomenally popular live draw as albums like 1982's Signals (which generated the smash "New World Man"), 1984's Grace Under Pressure, and 1985's Power Windows continued to sell millions of copies.

As the decade drew to a close, the trio cut back on its touring schedule while hardcore followers complained of a sameness afflicting slicker, synth-driven efforts like 1987's Hold Your Fire and 1989's Presto. At the dawn of the '90s, however, Rush returned to the heavier sound of their early records and placed a renewed emphasis on Lifeson's guitar heroics; consequently, both 1991's Roll the Bones and 1993's Counterparts reached the Top Three on the U.S. album charts. In 1996, the band issued Test for Echo and headed out on the road the following summer. Shortly thereafter, Peart lost his daughter in an automobile accident. Tragedy struck again in 1998 when Peart's wife succumbed to cancer.

Dire times in the Rush camp did not cause the band to quit. Lee took time out for a solo stint with 2000's My Favorite Headache; however, rumors of the band playing in the studio began to circulate. It would be five years until anything surfaced from the band. Fans were reassured in early 2002 by news that Rush were recording new songs in Toronto. The fruit of those sessions led to the release of Rush's 17th studio album, Vapor Trails, later that spring. By the end of the year a concert from the supporting tour was released on DVD as Rush in Rio.

In 2004 Rush embarked on their 30th anniversary tour, documented on the DVD R30, and in 2006 they returned to the studio to begin work on a new album. The resulting Snakes & Arrows was released in May 2007, followed by the CD/DVD set Snakes & Arrows Live in early 2008. Material from the latter was combined with footage from Rush in Rio and R30 for the CD/DVD compilation Working Men, which was released in 2009. A documentary on the band assembled by Toronto's Bangor Productions called Beyond the Lighted Stage appeared in 2010, followed a year later by another Bangor video production, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland. Rush's 19th full-length studio album, Clockwork Angels, arrived in June of 2012. While the following year wouldn't bring a new album, it did deliver the next best thing by way of Vapor Trails: Remixed, which found producer David Bottrill revisiting one of the more notable victims of the so-called loudness wars. Along with a freshly repaired album, the band also released Clockwork Angels Tour, a three-disc live album recorded during their 2012 tour. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Clockwork Angels Tour

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
x

Track List: Caravan (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Headlong Flight (Single)

Comments

Remove brain....rep l a c e with time machine..... . .
i was turned onto Rush in 1981 by a foster brother. I love their music.
No one will.ever sound like Rush! Mold was broken.
Anything after Retrospectiv e I am not too familiar with, I feel that I have cheated or not truly lived a complete future from within.
One hell of a three piece band love em my lighters lit rock on
Fat boy on That metal show says the album signals and grace under pressure are soft and all synthesizers . Well I feel the two albums are the best and I saw them live on these 2 tours
trebor12
Oddly enough, you get more Rush tracks if you set up a Styx channel than you do on a Rush channel. On a Styx channel, the 2nd track is almost always Rush.
jamesvln3
Maybe it's already been said in this comment section, but the write up says nothing about Geddy Lee's amazing bass skills that comprise a majority of the groups appeal. Gotta give credit where credit is due!
Got to love great Canadian talent....RU S H
farcryrush2
HEADLONG FLIGHT IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC RUSH SONG POWERFUL LIKE THE OLD DAYS!
Will forever be thankful to my old friend David Hurley for turning me on to 2112 those many many years ago. I couldnt think of a world without Rush.
bill_stremme l
Like it was yesterday, I remember my sis screaming for me to listen to this song, The Spirit of Radio. I never heard a guitar riff so infectious in my life. Like a bell went off. I was never the same again.
larry_the_lo b s t e r
I was 12 years old in 1981 and i remember sitting by the radio day and night waiting to hear Tom Sawyer. From there I went and discovered the back catalog. Hearing 2112 for the first time in my early teens was life altering.
Best Dam Band Ever!! : D Awesome talent , creative, mind blowing lyrics and musicians.
shirsch1
Barchetta comes out archetypal
SIGNALS album is the best. . And that tour was magical. . And the rails Ooooohh man
Rush will give you a rush
Oh man every time I hear spirit of radio I clap the rhythm. I have never heard a band better them. And there will never be a band better than them. One likes to believe in the freedom of music. I know I believe in rush music can nvr get enough.
Fricken awesome. You will never get better than rush. Rush all the way. Sing it geddy
Very talented musicians love the album art too very intriguing
marykate.mye r s
One of the most fan aware bands ever...They get it and that's why when you go to a concert multiple generations (Fathers and Sons/Daughte r s ) are in the audience.
shirsch1
Hi
Great Band, unreal talent, and Alex Lifeson has to be one of the most under-rated guitarists in rock and roll. I've seen them 7 times, but I lost interest in them right after Signals. Anything prior to Signals was epic... especially Hemispheres and 2112.
I like no sex and drugs in the sons how nice
wegoweko
First saw Rush as a warmup band for Arrowsmith, tickets were $4.50 but I got one from a friend for 4 bucks. Rush had released their 1st album and Arrowsmith had recorded Get your Wings but it was just getting going. AQuite a show. Saw Rush again on the Permanent Waves tour, 5th row right in front of Geddy Lee. Rory Gallagher was the warm up. That ticket was $10.
Voice left Getty
Seen them two years ago on their clockwork angels tour. Blew my freaking mind. Best power trio period.
I used to run track to 2112. years ago.. lstill enjoy them very much today. their sound is eternal
2112.....nee d I say more ?
one of the most underrated and undervalued bands of all time, next to molson beer canada's greatest export
The quintessenti a l three piece band.
I heard Peart ir Lifeson say that 2112 is not based on Ayn Rand's book. They found out later that the lyrics and the book were similar.
Neil Pert is probably the best rock drummer of alltime
Rush is just stunning on their instruments. All 3 of em and spirit of radio is my favorite song
I have loved this band since 1975, I listen to all kinds of music... they are each a great talent by themselves, but together they can't be beat.. Neil is the best drummer that has ever lived. Alex is a master on a git-box and Geddy just brings it all together... I have seen them at least once every time they have toured the U.S. since 1976 Big Fan
Powerful lyrics although a lil-hard to comprehend some times.
Best band ever!! Neil is Welsh, not Jewish.
Neil Peart = drum god!!!!!
Simply the greatest band of musicians ever. Name another band where you can't replace any of them without losing everything?
I learned to play the drums to Signals and Exit Stage Left when it came out!!! Neil is a drummer god, their will be no other after him. I am 47 now
and can not find anything close to them. I can still jam it out too!!
bhuler
july 29th 2014...happy birthday geddy lee
This Band has stood the test of time...Im 14 and i love everything ive heard fron them
P.S. Vapor Trails is my next favorite.
I've been a Rush fan since 2112 came out. I still think that's their best one. I sat up all of one night wired to the gills and learned every note of every guitar part on the album.
My first three concerts were rush, one of the greatest bands. Neil Peart is the biggest inspiration for me when I drum, better yet he is Jewish like me
How about All the worlds a stage I think is there best album/ 2112 next
richisabigda w g
1St owned 2112 on 8track (lol. Showin my age-50) and have been a passionate lifelong fan since...seen them 20+ times live - never fail to impress me
Best hard rock band ever!!!
jrorders7
I'm a huge fan of Rush. I don't like the mix from 'Live in Rio' that play on Pandora. It's either mastered for DVD/TV sound or something else, because it sounds harsh and extremely mid-ranging here. But what a great set!
no other band can EQUAL the brilliance of song like RUSH. Live on forever RUSH. I really love these guys. Not in that way you retards !!!!!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[70, 90, 127, 74, 118, 83, 114, 115, 90, 96, 117, 66, 90, 103, 102, 121, 105, 89, 96, 108, 112, 124, 102, 77, 65, 78, 82, 71, 67, 85, 94, 80, 74, 108, 66, 126, 73, 120, 127, 100, 108, 83, 74, 111, 125, 115, 72, 91, 86, 75, 78, 66, 92, 113, 102, 68, 123, 70, 102, 108, 76, 64, 113, 107, 119, 106, 105, 83, 74, 95, 64, 72, 123, 112, 103, 85, 99, 89, 99, 92, 98, 64, 72, 105, 115, 97, 68, 82, 70, 84, 121, 82, 126, 110, 117, 113, 90, 81, 95, 110, 98, 104, 125, 116, 110, 88, 108, 69, 124, 104, 82, 111, 117, 65, 74, 67, 97, 78, 115, 122, 123, 81, 85, 70, 124, 99, 92, 78, 111, 106, 107, 66, 118, 83, 122, 107, 76, 83, 95, 108, 76, 120, 103, 127, 126, 109, 68, 88, 120, 121, 84, 80, 87, 81, 95, 85, 82, 93, 65, 113, 74, 71, 97, 86, 81, 75, 123, 118, 126, 104, 120, 70, 87, 115, 110, 75, 101, 80, 125, 107, 104, 123, 106, 93, 75, 96, 82, 117, 125, 110, 100, 86, 124, 65, 92, 105, 77, 66, 87, 99, 105, 126, 95, 123, 106, 70, 74, 109, 74, 75, 82, 123, 107, 123, 68, 67, 78, 70, 112, 95, 85, 73, 64, 85, 84, 72, 106, 101, 122, 86, 88, 81, 80, 89, 72, 74, 84, 84, 110, 113, 111, 91, 113, 95, 95, 125, 113, 115, 117, 73, 93, 78, 67, 105, 90, 76, 93, 117, 66, 105, 70, 84, 124, 92, 86, 92, 119, 93, 124, 85, 99, 91, 113, 115, 115, 87, 88, 99, 115, 96, 74, 123, 73, 121, 92, 107, 105, 73, 113, 109, 102, 95, 100, 111, 109, 91, 75, 110, 101, 110, 106, 118, 125, 69, 103, 125, 116, 108, 76, 106, 113, 74, 112, 120, 110, 102, 66, 127, 115, 92, 84, 73, 89, 119, 106, 97, 102, 64, 79, 93, 84, 86, 108, 102, 80, 98, 78, 103, 68, 70, 78, 110, 108, 122, 120, 124, 97, 122, 113, 84, 77, 95, 89, 80, 121, 98, 68, 68, 84, 67, 70, 107, 123, 104, 109, 96, 86, 92, 98, 86, 92, 91, 85, 103, 118, 100, 82, 103, 69, 104, 77, 79, 75, 104, 83, 111, 109, 118, 73, 75, 89, 112, 103, 85, 101, 117, 103, 98, 88, 88, 65, 107, 106, 75, 80, 94, 104, 115, 102, 86, 124, 92, 95, 70, 75, 110, 83, 73, 126, 78, 106, 121, 75, 71, 79, 66, 102, 101, 75, 107, 73, 82, 119, 103, 91, 86, 86, 115, 95, 117, 74, 110, 72, 125, 79, 70, 65, 97, 109, 71, 124, 90, 74, 116, 99, 122, 123, 114, 73, 116, 66, 89, 91, 105, 91, 104, 74, 66, 80, 74, 110, 64, 101, 116, 107, 112, 78, 89, 79, 111, 81, 119, 84, 106, 108, 91, 90, 124, 65, 77, 73, 125, 94, 82, 81, 116, 80, 126, 96, 89, 75, 73, 97, 106, 106, 99, 110, 122, 67, 86, 98, 119]