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Rush drummer Neil Peart announces retirement from music

Posted by on December 7, 2015

Warning: Before you proceed I must advise you, the reader, to go grab yourself a tissue, because this one is going to hurt. It is with a heavy heart that I come bearing the news that Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of world renowned prog rock band Rush, has announced his retirement from music. While […]

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Alex Lifeson of Rush assures fans that R40 tour is not the band’s end

Posted by on August 7, 2015

In speaking with Eddie Trunk, Rush’s guitarist Alex Lifeson had some reassuring words to offer fans in the wake of their 40th anniversary tour R40 Live coming to a close. While R40 was rumored to be the bands last tour, or at least major one, the band still seems open to playing shows and possibly […]

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Neil Peart has tendonitis, which is why this is the last Rush tour

Posted by on May 1, 2015

If you’ve gotten tickets to see Rush this Summer, consider yourself lucky, because they’re done touring after this, according to Alex Lifeson. We’ve known for a while that they were going to slow down after this tour, and in an interview with Global News, Lifeson explains just what that means: I still love playing. But […]

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In Defense of Their Good Name: KISS’ ‘Music From the Elder’

Posted by on April 10, 2014

In Defense of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. If you have a band or album that you think should be defended, let us know. One of the more interesting things about KISS is despite having one […]

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Rush celebrating 40th anniversary by doing nothing

Posted by on March 20, 2014

There’s definitely a silver lining to that headline, however. After wrapping up their Clockwork Angels tour last year, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Rolling Stone that they’re working on a 41st anniversary tour for 2015. When the band’s last tour ended, they decided to take some time off to focus on their families. Yet Lifeson says that […]

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Watch a 17 year-old Alex Lifeson convince his parents to let him be a musician

Posted by on March 13, 2014

While Rush is one of the standard bearers of progressive music and one of the most successful rock bands of our generation, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, footage has surfaced of a 17 year-old Alex Lifeson arguing with his parents about the direction of his future. The guitarist and his parents took part […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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Rush Finally Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted by on April 19, 2013

If there’s one organization that’s more ridiculous than than the Grammys, it’s got to be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s nothing less rock and roll than board members deciding who should be inducted into the hall of fame, and iconic bands like Deep Purple and KISS are routinely ignored because they’re not […]

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Charlie Benante Talks Metal Alliance Tour, Anthems, Calls Caggiano’s Departure “Sketchy”

Posted by on February 6, 2013

It’s not often that a band finds themselves going through a career renaissance 30 years in, but Anthrax isn’t just any band. As they continue to tour in support of their Grammy-nominated Worship Music, they’re also about to release covers EP  Anthems and will be playing their 1987 album Among the Living in its entirety on the […]

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Headbangers Brawl 2/1: Our Predictions For The 2013 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 1, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. The nominees for the 5th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced earlier this week. And keeping with tradition, the nominations are so-so. While […]

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