"Müsteeriumid" (Estonian for "Mysteries"), performed by Hetero on their demo tape, 1988
This Estonian rock band wrote new lyrics (sung in Estonian) set to the music of "Vital Signs".
"Red Barchetta" performed by progressive metal band Thought Industry on their "Signing Demo", 1989
"The Spirit of Radio" performed by grunge band Solomon Grundy on their eponymous 7" single, 1991
During the fadeout, the guitarist also plays the opening notes of "Freewill". The back cover art gives "Thanks to Rush".
"What You're Doing" performed by Skid Row on B-Sides Ourselves, September 22, 1992
The song was originally released as the b-side to "Wasted Time" in 1991. Vocalist Sebastian Bach would later perform on the Working Man and Subdivisions tribute albums, and appeared in the documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage with his Rush Backstage Club membership card.
"Subdivisions" performed by Anita Athavale on In The Noise, January 11, 2007
"Making the album, I was in a place where I was about to put music down: try something else, be normal, make some money, buy a house, whatever else I was supposed to do. That song made me think about choosing that other life." - Anita Athavale
"Tom Sawyer" performed by Derek Fairbridge on Eleven-Legged Race, January 2007
"An album that answers the musical question: What would it sound like if Joni Mitchell, Jim O'Rourke and Led Zeppelin held a potluck dinner party at Burt Bacharach's house and drank a little too much wine?" - Derek Fairbridge
"Garden Road" performed by Mos Generator on Sucking the 70s: Back in the Saddle Again, February 27, 2007
"Garden Road" is an unreleased Rush original last performed live in 1974. "... original songs written before I joined the band... Well, why do you think we never recorded them?" - Neil Peart, Rush Backstage Club Newsletter, 1988
"Limelight" performed by Paul Rudd and Jason Segel on the I Love You Man soundtrack, March 17, 2009
Besides being full of Rush sightings, this film includes a scene where Jason Segel and Paul Rudd perform "Limelight". This performance is included on the soundtrack, along with the original Rush versions of both "Limelight" and "Tom Sawyer".
"Time Stand Still" performed by Nelly Furtado on the Score: A Hockey Musical soundtrack, October 26, 2010
"We got a call that she wanted to sing that song. It's really sweet of her to do that. I don't know how she came about choosing that song, but she obviously responded to it." - Geddy Lee, BBC.com, November 10, 2010
"Limelight" performed by Jacob Moon and the David Barrett Trio on Fascination, November 1, 2013
Limelight was recorded with The David Barrett Trio. "I've twisted [the song] a little bit. I think it's an enjoyable thing to hear, when you perform a song in a unique and compelling way - in a way that reveals layers of the song that maybe had been hidden before." - Jacob Moon, Christian Week, February 21, 2014
Mixed by long time Rush producer Terry Brown, this hard/progressive rock album includes performances by Sebastian Bach (Skid Row); from Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy and James LaBrie; Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big); Eric Martin (Mr. Big); Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Kansas); Jack Russell (Great White); Jake E Lee (Ozzy Osborne); James Murphy (Obituary, solo); Matt Guillory (James Murphy); David Townson (solo); Robert Berry (solo); Mark Slaughter (Slaughter); George Lynch (Dokken); Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey); Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani & Steve Vai); Devin Townsend (Steve Vai); Richard Chycki (Jeff Healey); Jeff Brockman (Cairo); from Symphony X, Michael Romeo and Mike Pinnella; from Cynic, Sean Malone and Sean Reinert; from Lemur Voice, Gregoor van der Loon and Marcel Coenen; and the bands Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery and Magellan.
Tracklist: Working Man, By-Tor And The Snow Dog, Analog Kid, The Trees, La Villa Strangiato, Mission, Anthem, Jacob's Ladder, Closer To The Heart, Natural Science, YYZ, Red Barchetta, Freewill
"We had concerns that this wasn't really going to be a tribute but rather an exploitation of our fans. That was our concern. There was never any question of the musicians involved. We didn't really know who was involved. For some reason, that concern over our fans exploitation has been blown way out of proportion. Even to the fact that there was some quote from our office that was totally erroneous about tribute albums. It was basically out of control. So I'd just like to clarify that to our fans, because I know there's a lot of weird opinions floating around about what our attitude on this thing was. Our attitude was very low key. We never had any intention of trying to stop this record. We never had any intention of suing anybody. Those things were all attributable to either overzealous representatives of our band or overzealous gossip. You know what I mean?" - Geddy Lee, A Show Of Fans #15, Fall 1996
Tracklist (Band): Anthem (Engrave Speed Death), Working Man (Killingfield), Bastille Day (Shallows Of The Mundane), Subdivisions (Hostile Intent), What You're Doing (Hate Theory), Tears (Capital 2), A Passage To Bangkok (Scary German Guy), Tom Sawyer (Disarray), The Temples Of Syrinx (Blood Coven), Freewill (Mythiasin), Red Barchetta (Prototype), The Spirit Of Radio (Premonition)
Exit Stage Right - The String Quartet Tribute to Rush
Reproducing the entire Exit Stage Left album with the exception of "La Villa Strangiato" from a classical chamber quartet approach, the album was arranged, produced, mixed, and mastered by Todd Mark Rubenstein, who also co-handles the album's cello and bass duties.
Tracklist:" The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, YYZ, A Passage To Bangkok, Closer To The Heart, Beneath, Between & Behind, Jacob's Ladder, Broon's Bane, The Trees, Xanadu, Freewill, Tom Sawyer
"...Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson for a lifetime of musical genius and the gift of great songs with brilliant performances that will be an inspiration to musicians of all genres for generations to come", and dedicates the album to his 10 year old niece who is following in her uncles' musical footsteps with the words "May this recording be an inspiration to your continuing pursuit of music through your already brilliant ability to play the violin and may it be an inspiration to others as 'Rush' has been to me." - Todd Rubenstein, Exit Stage Right
"Rush's music is a mixture of hard rock and melodic rhythms and is bound together by themes of science fiction and fantasy. It is only fitting that Rush's grand, opus-like concept pieces be recreated in the baroque fashion. The Baroque Tribute to Rush revives the strength and unity that was produced in some of the Bands best work such as 'Madrigal' and 'Time Stands Still'. The enigmatic atmosphere of this album will haunt listeners in the true Rush fashion."
Tracklist: Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Fly By Night, Witch Hunt, The Trees, Madrigal, Force Ten, Distant Early Warning, Closer To The Heart, Flickering (original)
"The String Quartet Tribute To Rush's 2112 is a scenic trek through unchartered musical territory. The viola, violin and cello unearth a melancholy and ethereally delicate aspect of Rush's creation, infusing it with an unearthly classical mien. The adventure of listening to The String Quartet Tribute To Rush's 2112 will leave you breathless with admiration."
Tracklist: 2112 Overture, The Temples Of Syrinx, Discovery, Presentation, Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale, A Passage To Bangkok, The Twilight Zone, Lessons, Tears, Something For Nothing
A heavy metal tribute with pre mix editing by early Rush producer Terry Brown and artwork by long time Rush artist Hugh Syme, the album features Vinnie Moore (solo artist, UFO) on guitars, Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani & Steve Vai) on bass and Mike Mangini (Extreme & Steve Vai) on drums, plus additional vocals and performances by Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Robert Berry ("3", Ambrosia), Dave Brooks (Slammin' Gladys), Dominic Cifarelli (Pulse Ultra), Jeff Feldman (Pulse Ultra), Daniel J. (Solo Artist, Jordan Rudess), Randy Jackson (Zebra), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Jani Lane (Warrant), Alex Skolnick (Solo Artist, Testament, Tran Siberian Orchestra, Attention Deficit), Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan) and Kip Winger (Winger).
Tracklist: Distant Early Warning, Lakeside Park, Limelight, Subdivisions, Different Strings, Tom Sawyer, Bastille Day, A Farewell To Kings, The Spirit Of Radio, Didacts and Narpets, 2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx
"Pulsing through the drum beats and guitar riffs of Rush's songs are undeniable melodies. These hooks are brought to the surface on The Piano Tribute to Rush. The elemental soul of such hits as 'The Spirit of Radio' and 'Tom Sawyer' is extracted from their complex arrangements with simple piano. A must-have release for any Rush fan, this album promises to appeal to anyone with an appreciation for great songs and incredible musicianship."
Tracklist: Limelight, New World Man, Closer to the Heart, Subdivisions, Red Barchetta, Freewill, Fly by Night, The Spirit of Radio, The Trees, Tom Sawyer, The Big Money, Syrinxian Moonlight (original))
Cygnus And The Sea Monsters - One Night In Chicago
Available on both CD and DVD (with audio commentary by Mike Portnoy and Paul Gilbert), featuring the one time Rush tribute set performed by "Cygnus & The Sea Monsters: A Tribute to Rush - featuring Mike Portnoy with Paul Gilbert, Sean Malone and Jason McMaster. Recorded at the Vic Theater in Chicago on September 18th, 2005, for Chicago's "The Drum Pad" anniversary, Portnoy used his near-replica of Peart's classic candy apple red kit recreated by TAMA using their top of the line Starclassic drums.
Tracklist: 2112, Cygnus X-1, Hemispheres, YYZ/Drum Solo
"Since Exit Stage Right: The String Quartet Tribute to Rush, Vitamin Records has raised the stakes for paying tribute to Canada's favorite sons. The first album was a smash amongst fans and was soon followed by the ambitious tribute to Rush's magnum opus, 2112. More hit tributes were to come and with each record Vitamin surprised the fans with their dedication to the craftsmanship of the godfathers of modern, progressive music. With this collection, Vitamin has highlighted 14 of the best tracks from these tributes. It is an essential collection for any Rush fan and any fan of Vitamin Records' captivating tributes."
Tracklist: 2112 Overture, Xanadu, Closer To The Heart, Red Barchetta, The Spirit Of Radio, Witch Hunt, Subdivisions, 2112 Presentation, Freewill, Distant Early Warning, The Trees, 2112 Soliloquy, 2112 Grand Finale, Jacob's Ladder
"Run For Cover is the nation's premeire Rush Tribute band, and from one listen to this CD, it's no wonder why. You'll be amazed at the technical precision with which the band recreates hit after hit, and pays homage to the gods of progressive rock. This CD is a 'must-have' addition to any Rush fan's collection!"
Tracklist: Distant Early Warning, Tom Sawyer, New World Man, Freewill, Subdivisions, Limelight, Jacob's Ladder, Red Barchetta, Xanadu, The Trees, Natural Science
"A loving recreation of Rush's first album... back when John Rutsey was the drummer and they had greasy hair. Features 2 bonus tracks... the songs from Rush's first single!"
Tracklist (Band): Finding My Way (3 Legged Rabbit), Need Some Love (Rutsey), Take A Friend (Snagglepuss), Here Again (Joe Harvard Stuporgroup), What You're Doing (Ed Mundell), In The Mood (Four Year Beard), Before And After (Frankenstein 3000), Working Man (Murder 1), Not Fade Away (A Farewell To Bling), Can't Fight It (Worro Pilkinson)
"Combining newly recorded tracks from members of Coheed And Cambria, The Dillinger Escape Plan (Chris Pennie), KORN (Shane Gibson) and The Mars Volta (Juan Alderete) on the tracks "New World Man", "Fly By Night" and "Force Ten", with up-and-coming buzz band I, OMEGA who contributed their version of 'Tom Sawyer'; Alex Skolnick Trio's jazz interpretation of 'Tom Sawyer' [from Last Day In Paradise] gives a new feeling to the song that could never have been imagined previously. Other selections included from Magna Carta's Working Man and Subdivisions tribute albums feature performances by Robert Berry, Dave Martone, Sebastian Bach, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan."
Tracklist (performer): New World Man (Robert Berry), The Trees (Mike Baker), Fly By Night (Sal Marrano), Mission (Eric Martin), Tom Sawyer (I, Omega), Jacob's Ladder (Sebastian Bach), Limelight (Kip Winger), Force Ten (Robert Berry), Subdivisions (Randy Jackson), Tom Sawyer (Alex Skolnik Trio)
"The first music release from the Sonic Reality progressive rock project known as 'Sonic Elements', XYZ - A Tribute To Rush is what you might call a 'fantasy band' tribute in that it features drum tracks performed by Neil Peart, the legendary drummer and lyricist of Rush, which come from Sonic Reality's Neil Peart Drums sample sessions along with new performances from modern and classic rock artists such as Rik Emmett (Triumph), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa), Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Live Project), Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance), Matt Dorsey (Simon Collins) and Sonic Reality's founder Dave Kerzner (Kevin Gilbert, Simon Collins)."
Tracklist: Tom Sawyer (Vocals, Guitar - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree); Keyboards - Dave Kerzner; Bass - Billy Sherwood); Red Barchetta (Vocals, Guitar - Rik Emmett (Triumph); Keyboards - Dave Kerzner; Bass - Matt Dorsey); YYZ (Guitar, Bass - Billy Sherwood; Guitar - Alastair Greene; Keyboards - Dave Kerzner); Limelight (Vocals - Randy McStine; Guitars - John Wesley; Keyboards - Dave Kerzner; Bass - Billy Sherwood); Trifecta (Bonus Track) (Guitars, Bass - Billy Sherwood; Keyboards - Dave Kerzner); Times Gone (Pre-Order Only Bonus Track) (Guitars, Bass - Billy Sherwood; Keyboards - Dave Kerzner)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush
"From the world-famous orchestra that brought you symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA comes a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Canadian Prog Rock legends, Rush! Includes dramatic reinterpretations of the Rush classics Tom Sawyer, The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, Limelight and more! Conducted by BAFTA award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey!"
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with: Clem Clempson, James Graydon, & James Nisbet - Guitars, Laurence Cottle - Bass Guitar, Ralph Salmins - Drums, Richard Cottle - Synths & Programming, The Windrush Choir (solos on "Subdivisions'.' by Niki Moloney & Shaun Chambers). Guitar legend guests: Steve Rothery (of Marillion) on "Working Man", Adrian Smith (of Iron Maiden) on "Red Barchetta".
Tracklist: 2112 Overture, The Spirit Of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, Subdivisions, Fly By Night, Closer To The Heart, Limelight, Working Man
"Do you have a modern day warrior putting up a fight at bedtime? Looking for a reliable way to put baby to sleep and not some fly by night sandman? Try Rockabye Baby's tender lullaby versions of Rush's hard rock hits. This magic music will bring your baby closer to the heart of slumberland."
Tracklist: 2112: Overture, Limelight, Fly by Night, The Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Tom Sawyer, Working Man, A Farewell To Kings, Trees, Red Barchetta, Subdivisions, Closer To The Heart
"Fleesh is a Brazilian rock project created in 2014 by Gabby Vessoni and Celo Oliveira. Influenced by many bands like Pink Floyd, Marillion, Genesis, Renaissance and others, we released two original albums called My Real Life (2015), What I Found (2017) and two tribute albums The Next Hemisphere - A Rush Tribute (2017) and Script For A New Season - A Marillion Tribute (2018). And also, many other versions on our YouTube channel!" - Fleesh on Facebook
Tracklist: Limelight, The Stars Look Down, Closer To The Heart, Nobody's Hero, Losing It, Tears, Resist, The Way The Wind Blows, Here Again, The Trees, Mission, Bravado, The Pass (bonus), The Garden (bonus)
"We recorded that song in '95 and at the time there was alot of talk about Punk Rock (there still is ...) ....about it 'finally going mainstream' blah, blah, blah.... We thought that 'Subdivisions' was the ultimate 'Punk Rock' song lyrically - about kids being bored in the suburbs and the general malaise and angst that go along with that. We felt that most people at the time would miss the point because of the '80's production of the original, so we thought we'd give it our own 'punk-rock'-type treatment. It was really done quite tongue in-cheek...we were actually really more of a prog-alterna kinda band...quite Rush influenced (odd times signatures, complicated ensemble playing etc.) now that I look back on it....that's more obvious when you listen to the rest of Sunburn though." - Rob Szabo of the Groove Daddys, via email August 2, 2002
"There was that British band, Catherine Wheel, who did 'Spirit Of Radio', and they did a really good version, and I heard an interview with the guy going: 'the parts we left out were the ones we can't play...' [laughs]" - Neil Peart, Classic Rock, October 2004
A cover of the Max Webster/Rush collaboration (found in the Guest Appearances section of this site). From Talas' 1998 reunion concert, this recording includes a two minute bass solo intro by Billy Sheehan. Talas was Sheehan's first band, which broke up in 1985 when he left to join David Lee Roth's solo band. Following two albums with Roth, Sheehan left to form Mr. Big, who toured with Rush during the Presto tour. In his instructional video, Billy Sheehan-Bass Secrets, 1992, Billy personally thanks the members of Rush after the end credits.
When asked who they prefer among all Canadian bands, Bryan Adams or Neil Young, Sloan guitarist and vocalist Patrick Pentland answered "Oh, Neil Young. Has anyone ever said Bryan Adams? Now if you had said Rush or Neil Young... That would have been harder." - www.swizzle-stick.com
Midway through this film about a man who sees a light emanating from those about to die, Katee Sackhoff's character tells how her deceased husband was an elementary school music teacher who organized a recital each year and "had the kids singing Bowie, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Beach Boys, a little Janes Addiction, you name it." A later scene takes place at one of those recitals where the elementary school choir is singing "The Spirit of Radio".
"As for the Rush 'Working Man' intro, we are always jamming on bits of Rush, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Zeppelin, or whatever, and that was always such a heavy riff, and really the lyrics are similar in scope to Petty Staycheck, so it just fit. Some people might think that doing a song that old might not be cool, but some of that stuff, particularly Rush, is so freakin' timeless, I don't care about any rules of hardcore or whatever-this is the stuff we grew up on. I guarantee you that right now some band of 18 year olds is jamming to Sabbath in a rehearsal room, I mean that shit can't be topped! They sure as fuck won't be jamming on Korn riffs 25 years from now!" - Six & Violence vocalist Kurt Stenzel
"Yes, Rush! I do a cover of 'Subdivisions', their seminal classic of suburban fear and loathing. While it is a beautiful lyric, the intricate music presented quite a challenge to this solo performer, who found himself tripping over the many foot-pedal cues, and meter changes. It was a relief to finally nail it on the last night." - Jacob Moon
"I was never a huge Rush fan, but when I was a preteen growing up in Kanata [a suburb of Ottawa], I remember having some kind of epiphany while they were playing that song at the roller disco, with the lights flashing and the music really loud. And later, I'd be in these campfire sing-along situations, and someone would say, 'Selina, why don't you sing something?' I just hated that, and it was always uncomfortable, so the way to kill the campfire sing-along was to do 'The Spirit of Radio', because nobody could play along!" - Selina Martin, The Globe And Mail, November 30, 2010
"Chris Stringer, who produced my album, is also a huge Rush fan and a friend of Alex Lifeson's, so I figured if Stringer didn't think it was lame for me to do that acoustic version of the song as a Rush fan, and if Bidini, a pal of Geddy, really wanted me to do that song, then I was just going to figure out a way to do it, and do it. And so I did and I sort of fell in love with it again, I guess." - Selina Martin, TheRecord.com, May 1, 2012
"I'm a huge Rush fan, I love 'em. I just don't talk about it much because everybody wants to talk to me about the Dio stuff. Rush has always resonated with me, but I knew so many people that didn't like them back in the day because they didn't sound evil enough (laughs), so I became a closet Rush fan. I had always wanted to sing 'Temples'. I remember back in the times before CDs, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I had my wannabe souped-up Firebird blasting Rush on the cassette deck. The stereo was worth more than the car (laughs). I had the windows rolled up so nobody else could hear while I tried to hit those notes (laughs)." - Veronica Freeman, vocalist of Benedictum, CarlBegai.com, March 28, 2011
"Originally from Toronto's suburban sprawl, Smith has been in Regina most of his life. After losing his father at 12, his mother encouraged his interest in music by getting him his first drum set. Being a huge Rush fan early on contributed to his dedication to learning how to play...Pulling in his Canadian rock roots, Smith decided to cover a Rush song mostly because nobody else is ambitious enough to try. 'I picked a song that was in their late 80s keyboard funk, which was panned by fans. The songs are still there.' Rush?s original 'Mystic Rhythms' is a mid-tempo synthesizer and keyboard-driven song. Smith turned in into the guitar-driven rock song he thought it should have been. He got to gush to Rush's Alex Lifeson about breathing life into the song while recording Jason Plumb and the Willing's new album All Is More Than Both." - Soccermomrecords.com
"I actually made a demo of the song about five years ago basically for my own purposes. I've always loved the way Geddy (Lee) sings that song, there's a hopelessness and longing in his voice that is brilliant, but there's also a quality of urgency that I thought would translate well to metal, so I basically changed up the tempos and really kept everything else the same. I call Rush my 'desert island' band, meaning if I were ever stranded on desert island and could only listen to one artist, it would be Rush. Kevin and I are both huge fans all the way back to their earliest days. Their writing in a lot of ways is very metal, but they are so much more diverse than just that. 'Red Sector A' also ties in rather neatly with the military concept of our record. We were at my house combing through some demos for the new record, when I came across my old version of it, and all at once it struck me, this would be an awesome addition to the World War II theme. I began the campaign right then to have this song on the album, Kevin instantly agreed and the rest would follow. Lyrically and musically it's a perfect compliment to this record and the whole band is really excited about it." - guitarist Mike Mooney, High Roller magazine
The track is included on the band's brand new EP, Another February, but was first releeased on International Rush Day, December 21, 2012 (21/12). "In honor of the Winter Solstice, the end of the world according to the Mayans and, uh, Christmas, we humbly offer you this gift of song. We've been playing this opus live since last New Year's Eve and decided to record it properly this fall. With the help of Andy Gerber at Million Yen, we've gotten it together just in time for 21/12. Rush on over to click the link below to download it. And in the words of Tiny Tim: 'A Merry Christmas to us all; and Neil Peart bless us, every one!'" - Local H, Hennemusic.com, February 5, 2013
"The RUSH song is a bit of a bitch; I can't say that's an easy one. But it's a song we all know and we're all familiar with, so then, of course, you take on the challenge of just really trying to nail it and do it justice." - Scott Ian, ArtistanNewsService, August 2, 2012
"It was a lot of fun, especially because a lot of those (songs) aren't, I guess, normal for us or like so much of our repertoire - although they are because they're songs we all knew. Maybe on paper the idea of us doing something like that seems weird, until you hear them and then it makes sense." - Scott Ian, Billboard.com, January 4, 2012
"When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [All the World's a Stage] and be transformed. I remember talking with Cliff [Burton] and Kirk [Hammett of Metallica] back when we first met, and we all agreed how much of an influence Rush was on all of us. I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there." - Charlie Benante, Rollingstone.com, January 18, 2012
"I'm certainly a Rush fan but [Drummer] Charlie [Benante] and [bassist] Frankie [Bello] and Joey are like, Rush nerds. They know every single thing about Rush...People take Rush seriously, they're not everyone's cup of tea, but everyone has a respect for that band whether you like them or not." - Scott Ian, Anthrax rhythm guitarist, Radio.com, March 19, 2013
"Neville's vocals have never lacked swagger, but here they have an arena-rock power that he's seldom reached for in the past. So it makes sense that the track 'Working Man' isn't the one Mike Bloomfield wrote and Otis Rush recorded (as the cover credits have it), but the one by those venerable bluesmen, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. And the sound of New Orleans funkateers doing a Rush song - and doing it damn well - is about as colorblind as music gets." - Offbeat.com, September 1, 2013
"My son Omari turned me on to that song. It wound up on my CD Magic Honey, and now we do it in the Royal Southern Brotherhood, closing out the show every night. We've been rocking houses from one end of Europe to the other with it." - Cyril Neville, TwistedSouth.com, December 9, 2013
"When we settled on Rush to cover during the Proponent of Science sessions, I simply couldn't pick which song to do. 'Subdivisions' or 'Animate.' Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of 'under the radar' eg. not 'Tom Sawyer' or 'Spirit Of Radio.' Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include 'Subdivisions' on the album, and keep 'Animate' in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion." Guitarist Greg Burgess, Blabbermouth.net, January 5, 2018
Swing on the Rocks expands the Great American Songbook with 14 classic rock songs re-imagined in an innovative big band format. Swing on the Rocks explores "soundscapes" in a nod back to the progressive rock of the 1970s...On Swing on the Rocks, Dale is surrounded by an 18-piece big band style orchestra that features amazing guitar solos and the impressive stylings of Paul Shaffer (of the CBS Orchestra on Late Night with Dave Letterman) on the Hammond B3 organ throughout, creating a riveting roller coaster of a musical ride. - mindwinder.net
"In Tribute to The Professor, Neil Peart, we are releasing our version of Rush's 'Working Man' that we recorded January 2020. All Proceeds will benefit Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory. Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy and Alex. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories." - Fu Manchu
"'The Spirit of Radio' actually goes back to high school. I covered it with my high school band, Regency, so for nostalgic reasons, we thought it would be fun to try it with the Spree." - frontman Tim DeLaughter