RUSH Frontman Says He Was Starstruck When He Met PETE TOWNSHEND

The July 2012 issue of U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine features Canadian rock legends RUSH on the cover and includes a seven-page article on the band about the making of their new album, “Clockwork Angels”. The magazine also comes with a CD containing a very funny and entertaining seven-minute video interview with RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee which you can see below. Geddy is asked whether he has ever used the phrase “Do you know who I am?”; whether he has stolen anything from a hotel room; if he’s ever walked out of a gig; and is he’s ever been starstruck when meeting someone for the first time.

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:

01. Caravan
02. BU2B
03. Clockwork Angels
04. The Anarchist
05. Carnies
06. Halo Effect
07. Seven Cities Of Gold
08. The Wreckers
09. Headlong Flight
10. BU2B2
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden