“The National” show, which airs on the Canadian national televisision network Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), broadcasted an exclusive interview with RUSH frontman Geddy Lee on tonight’s (Monday, June 11) program. The interview was conducted by Peter Mansbridge and can now be seen below.
“What does RUSH mean to me? To me, it’s this little group of experimenters. We’re this group of guys who want to see what we can do. It’s the simplest way I can put it,” Lee told CBC.
RUSH‘s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner Records, “Clockwork Angels”, will be released on June 12.
The recording of “Clockwork Angels” began in April 2010 with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES) — who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007’s “Snakes Arrows”.
Lyrically, “Clockwork Angels” chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of “Clockwork Angels” is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with RUSH drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.
“Clockwork Angels” track listing:
03. Clockwork Angels
04. The Anarchist
06. Halo Effect
07. Seven Cities Of Gold
08. The Wreckers
09. Headlong Flight
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden