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Rage Against The Machine Bassist Gets Surgery For Real In New Video Co-Starring Tom Morello And Rush

Tim Commerford is primarily known for three things: (1) playing bass for Rage Against The Machine, (2) playing bass for Audioslave, and (3) climbing the rafters at the 2000 VMAs. But he also fronts a band called Future User, and their latest video features cameos from Commerford’s RATM/Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello plus Rush members Alex… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Watch South Park’s Matt Stone Jam With Monsters Of Prog From Tool, Rush, & The Police

Over the past few years, the Police drummer Stewart Copeland has arranged jam sessions in his studio featuring a ton of big names in rock, and he’s taken to putting the result of these sessions on Youtube for all to see. His latest jam session was attended by the typical array of stars: South ParkMore »

By: James Rettig / February 17, 2015 - 6:29 pm

Rush Albums From Worst To Best

For a band that has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, whose streak of consecutive gold and platinum records is topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, trying to nail down the exact reason why Canadian trio Rush is so adored by so many is never easy. Reviled by critics — or… More »

By: Adrien Begrand / June 10, 2014 - 11:17 am

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Rush At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Last night, after years of fan grousing, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame finally inducted Rush into its hallowed halls, alongside Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones. And to mark the occasion, the Foo Fighters dressed up in blidingly white kimonos and wigs to cover the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2013 Inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart

As we all know, there’s nothing more relevant than the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. How else would we remember and recognize the greatness of bands like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and the Clash if not for such an institution? And what better captures rock and roll’s spirit of youthful defiance than the HardMore »

By: Michael Nelson / December 11, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Public Enemy, Rush, N.W.A. Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Earlier today, Rolling Stone announced that Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush have been nominated to enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. This year will be… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012 - 8:54 am

El-P – “Rush Over BKLYN”

The legendary skronk-rap producer/MC El-P is enjoying a bit of a career resurgence lately, on the back of Company Flow’s reunion and his recent work with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire. He’s also got a new album, Cancer For Cure, arriving next year. And now he’s remixed “Drones Over BKLYN,” the track he released for free a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2011 - 12:47 pm

Rush Sign Stephen Colbert’s Hand, Perform “Tom Sawyer”

The other day I expressed my doubt that Neil Peart could fit his kit in Colbert’s even-smaller-than-it-looks-on-TV studio. Well he did, but just barely. (Jimmy noted Neil has eight toms in seven sizes, and a custom 23″ kick; later when asked how many pieces the kit has, Neil said “enough.”) Last night was Rush’s first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2008 - 10:34 am

Rush Return To Television, Thanks To Stephen Colbert

People who like their music progressive and their politics satirically conservative should set their DVRs right now: Tomorrow night Rush end more than 30 years of TV absence with a performance for The Colbert Report. reports the band will perform “Tom Sawyer,” and that this is their first appearance on American television since they… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2008 - 6:07 pm

Is Rush Heavy Metal Or Not?

Malkmus’s had us pondering the timbre of Geddy’s speaking voice for years now. So here’s a fresh debate — Rush: More or less metal than Ray Charles? Press play and brace for the uncomfortable realization that we’re probably all much more like those talk show idiots than we’d like to admit. While you’re watching: What… More »

By: Stereogum / October 12, 2007 - 1:26 am

Giddy About Geddy

One Geddy Lee sighting is an anomaly, two is a coincidence, but three ?- that?s a trend. The Rush frontman has been a little bit of everywhere these days, taking his daughter to the set of Gilmore Girls (where Sebastian Bach introduced him to … Sally Struthers?), and lending his trademark wail to an ESPN… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2007 - 4:11 pm

Prince Shocked Foo With “Best Of You”

One of the many highlights of Prince’s phalically delicious halftime show was also its most confuzzing: Prince using precious medley time to cover Foo Fighters? Granted, it was excellent, but it surprised the best of you — and the Foo crew, too.

MTV spoke with drummer Taylor Hawkins, who mentioned the Fighters’ “Darling… More »

By: Stereogum / February 9, 2007 - 12:10 pm