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  1. When, years ago, I first learned that Neil went from gig to gig on a motorcycle, I was surprised that he was allowed to. When I say allowed to, I mean by the insurance company that underwrites the tour. Also, I wonder if Neil's management and band mates tried to talk him out of it. Such a huge risk... an accident could affect many, many people who are relying on Neil to play the shows. Many millions of dollars. I guess he just wouldn't tour if he had to ride a bus or plane...
  2. I just watched Bravado, Subdivisions and Spirit of Radio... these guys are really good. The guitar player sings though, which is odd, because it somehow makes me think of Big Al singing... but he can't!! I'd go to the gig, but it would a long-ass drive from Nova Scotia, Canada... Have fun!
  3. This is classic Lifeson... he comes at you from left field. I thought maybe he'd blame Geddy's dog for pissing on Lita Ford's guitar... but, nope. Something even better.
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  4. When I was 13 and living in Ottawa, a friend of mine from Upstate New York was visiting and be brought ATWAS. When 2112 was being announced by Geddy, my friend said, "Dude, you gotta check this out." That was it for me... then, I went out and bought ATWAS and 2112... and when AFTK came out a year later... done deal. Oh, and my first concert on the 2112 tour didn't hurt either! Ottawa Civic Centre... 8,000 people, sold out. I was hooked.
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  5. I would love to hear Kim Mitchell's road stories... get him on the bill!

    Kim recently sufffered a massive heart attack-------get well soon, bro.

    Kim will be fine... he has way too much rock n' roll duty left to do. I was talking to him a couple years ago at a gig and he told me he quit smoking and eats very healthy... get in plenty of exercise. But, he is in his 60s now and that when bad shit can happen. Canada LOVES Kim!

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  6. TMMB is a wicked instrumental. I really like the guitar riff in the loud section... not sure what the hell you call it. La Villa will always be number one though. Oddly, (because a lot of people love YYZ) my least favourite instrumental is YYZ. It's kind of boring and the drum solos are pretty basic compared to Neil's other in-song solos.
  7. http://i.imgur.com/H1QnUJg.jpg



    I'm 99% sure this photo is from the P waves Tour... I remember seeing (somewhere?) a shot of Alex on stage with that crazy couch / sofa pillow thing across his back. The photo looked like it was taken at Hammersmith Odeon in London... I think the book was called The History of Rush where I saw the photo.
  8. Can we give our favourite Stanley Cup snacks instead? Some of us frost-bitten Canadian don't give a rat's read end about football. So how about this - WINGS, WINGS and more WINGS. And the hotter the better! When they're all gone, bring on the nachos, loaded with whatever you find in the fridge. Did the game go into overtime again?
  9. I know this has been talked about a million times before, so I will stand still (without even flinching) while someone kicks me in the onions... But - I sometimes cannot believe the difference between the first Rush and - all the rest of them. Neil really helped the boys switch gears. This recording at the Whiskey sounds pretty juvenile. Then, just a few short weeks later - enter By Tor. Crazy!
  10. Can't really explain it... as much as I really love some other bands, Rush will always be different for me. This band means so much more than any other band or artist, period. After 28 shows since 1976, I know what I'm talking about!! And, I've seen many big bands in that time... not just Rush.
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