Updated: Mar 12, 2021
A Look at Rush's Legacy
Yes, even better than maple syrup and certainly better than Justin Bieber, Rush is Canada's greatest export to the world. Besides the Bebes, there are other great Canadian bands and artists: Annihilator, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, to name a few (the latter two being extremely influential), but in our opinion? As great as these other artists are none have had the impact Rush has had.
The world tragically lost Rush's signature drummer and lyricist Neil Peart in January of 2020. He joined the band after their debut album, eponymously named Rush, when founding drummer John Rutsey could no longer perform due to complications from diabetes (Rutsey would pass away in 2008 from his disease). Peart is remembered as one of Rock's greatest drummers and was a pivotal point of the triangle that was Rush.
So Much Power from a Trio
Prominent and Prolific
Over their 40+ years as a band, Rush released 19 studio albums, along with live albums and compilations, and toured the world many times over.
Les Claypool and Primus will actually be paying their respects to their favorite Canadian prog. rockers with their "A Tribute to Kings" tour, where they will be playing the Rush classic A Farewell to Kings in its entirety.
A Band That Will Live On
Rush's legacy and influence is already felt across the music industry, but we believe their greatness will live on ad infinitum. Their 2013 enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helped cement their legacy, if that's something you care about, but the music itself is what truly makes Rush special. Just as Bach and his contemporaries are still studied and admired, I truly believe people will be spinning Rush records still, in the year 2112.