Rush Tributes and Samplings

"Los Astronautas" by Mexican star Chespirito on Chespirito y sus Canciones, 1976

Begins with the opening keyboards to "2112 Overture".

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"All the Greats" by Jeff Berlin on Pump It!, 1986

"Dedicated to Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson & Geddy Lee"

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"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" by Metallica on Master of Puppets, February 24, 1986

Includes a tribute to "Tom Sawyer" at 4:06 - 4:21 and at 4:43; Rush is also thanked in the albums' credits.

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"Longe Demais Das Capitais" (Too Far From the Capitals) (live) by Brazilian band Engenheiros do Hawaii on Alivio Imediato, 1989

Contains a short tribute to "Tom Sawyer" at 4:49.

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"Hip Hop Creature" by Cuban rapper Mellow Man Ace on Escape From Havana, August 29, 1989

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"John The Fisherman" (live with "YYZ" intro) by Primus on Suck On This, November 1989

The first eight seconds of "John The Fisherman", including the "YYZ" intro, are also used to begin the followup album, Frizzle Fry, seemingly to make it seem as if the wrong album were being played.

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"Holier Than Thou" by Metallic on Metallica (aka "the Black Album"), August 26, 1991

This track includes a nod to "Witch Hunt", with the lyrics "Point the finger, slow to understand, arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand".

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"Grade 9" by the Barenaked Ladies on Gordon, July 28, 1992

Includes tributes to "Tom Sawyer" and "The Spirit of Radio" at 1:57 and 2:32, respectively.

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"Time To Make The Donutz" by white rappers YBT on Dead Enz Kidz Doin' Lifetime Bidz, January 19, 1993

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"Conchita Martinez" by indie-dance group Saint Etienne on So Tough, March 9, 1993

Includes sampling of "The Spirit of Radio" throughout.

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"Phantom Limb" by Christian Metal band Tourniquet on Intense Live Series Vol. 2, 1993

The intro includes a riff from "The Spirit of Radio".

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Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik mixtape by DJ Q-Bert, 1994

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" in the first segment of a nearly 10 minute track on this mix tape which is called "legendary" among turntabilists.

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"Crush Kill Destroy" by The Ultramagnetic MC's on The Basement Tapes 1984-1990, May 17, 1995

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"Bois Don't Cry" by Brazil's Mamonas Assassinas on their eponymous debut album, June 23, 1995

Includes a brief, almost imperceptible tribute to Rush at 2:10.

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"The Bar Is Closed" by The Wesley Willis Fiasco on Spookydisharmoniousconflicthellride, 1996

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"Golfshirt" by Nerf Herder from their eponymous debut album, December 2, 1996

Includes the lyric "I'm not the one who was an old time punk rocker, I was listening to Rush..."

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"Stereo" by lo-fi indie group Pavement on Brighten The Corners, February 11, 1997

Contains the lyric "What about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy".

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"Tom Sawyer" remix by DJ Z-Trip on the soundtrack to Small Soldiers, July 7, 1998

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"Do You Wanna Get Rocked" classic rock DJ mix on Ultimix #77, 1999

This 16-minute DJ medley mix of classic rock studio releases includes "Tom Sawyer" from 2:02-2:36.

"The Dance Of Eternity" by Dream Theater on Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory, October 26, 1999

Includes the closing notes of "Freewill" beginning at 5:56 through the end, as confirmed by the band during the audio commentary of their Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York DVD.

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"Irk The Purists" by Half Man Half Biscuit on Trouble Over Bridgwater, May 23, 2000

The singer lists all his favorite bands and albums which "irk the purists", beginning with "Give me Love, give me Can, give me Meatloaf, give me Rush, give me Marquee Moon..."

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"TruthOla" by Steve Morse on Major Impacts, July 1, 2000

Credited to the influences of Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson & Alex Lifeson.

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"Let The Music Play - Plasmic Honey 2000 AD Remix" by Shannon on Let The Music Play: Give Me Tonight cd single, August 20, 2000

Begins with the opening keyboards to "2112 Overture".

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"Wishlist" (live) by Pearl Jam on Live in Toronto, recorded October 5, 2000

Geddy was in attendance when Eddie Vedder changed the lyrics of the song from "I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me" to "I wish I was fortunate, as fortunate as Geddy Lee".

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"High School" by Nerf Herder from My E.P., July 3, 2001

The singer laments things he wishes he knew in high school, including "nobody ever got laid, cuz they were wearin' a Rush t-shirt".

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"Look What Happened" by Less Than Jake on Borders & Boundaries, October 24, 2000

Rerecorded for their album Anthem, May 3, 2003, contains a short tribute to "Tom Sawyer" between 0:27 and 0:44, and again at 3:20.

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"Pool Party" by the Aquabats on Myths, Legends, And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2, November 28, 2000

Includes a brief tribute to "Tom Sawyer" at 3:03.

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"Kiss Of Death" by bluegrass band Split Lip Rayfield on Never Make It Home, February 20, 2001

The singer laments buying a car that lasts only two months, "and even though Rush sounded good on the stereo, I had killed that car."

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"Lagoona Strangiato" by Norwegian progressive rock band Waste Lagoon on Shadow Chaser, May 22, 2001

With an intro similar to the intro to "YYZ", this original instrumental's title is a play on words with the band's name and "La Villa Strangiato".

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"Starfleet Patrol" by Sean Edward Ghannam on Fusia, 2001

An instrumental performed "in the style of Alex Lifeson's work with the band Rush".

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"Prison Song" by metal band System of a Down on Toxicity, September 4, 2001

The closing notes of this song intentionally replicate the close of "The Temples of Syrinx".

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"Gone Guru", by alternative rap band Lifeseeker on their eponymous debut album, July 23, 2002

Includes a sample of the main guitar riff from "A Passage to Bangkok" beginning at 1:07.

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"Serenity" by Godsmack on Faceless, April 8, 2003

Inspired by Neil Peart's tragedies as told in Ghost Rider: Travels On The Healing Road

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"Intro" by rapper Joe Budden on his eponymous album, June 10, 2003

As credited in the linernotes: "'Intro' contains a sample of 'Lock and Key' written by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart...Performed by Rush."

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"2113" by emo-progressive band Coheed and Cambria, hidden track on In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, October 7, 2003

Reportedly an homage to the band's influences.

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"Annie Rush" by Go Home Productions, 2004

A DJ mash-up of Annie Lennox's "Little Bird" with Rush's "The Spirit Of Radio".

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"DoubleLight (for Neil Peart)" by DoubleLight on Assembly of the Wondrous Head, July 13, 2004

A tribute to Neil Peart after his family tragedies.

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"Batalla De Los Tambores" by Godsmack on Changes, September 14, 2004

This live "drum battle" includes short samples of both "YYZ" and "Tom Sawyer"

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"Me You And Geddy Lee" by comedian Canadian Studmuffin on Orgy, October 26, 2004

This song tells the fictitious story of a jealous boyfriend whose date was taken backstage by Geddy Lee.

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"All Night" by Fort Minor on We Major, 2005

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"10001110101" by Clutch on Robot Hive/Exodus, June 21, 2005

Includes the lyric "Temple of Syrinx having the bake sale of the year."

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"One Day at a Time vs. Tom Sawyer" mixtape by Dj Vlad and Roc Raida on Rock Phenomenon, March 27, 2006

Includes a sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"Hurry Up" by Paul Gilbert on Get Out Of My Yard, July 17, 2006

"'Hurry Up' means Rush!" - Paul Gilbert

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"She is Just a Glitch" by electronicore band Sky Eats Airplane on Everything Perfect on the Wrong Day, August 6, 2006

Opens with a sample of the opening acoustic guitar riff from "Closer to the Heart."

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"Street Life" by hip hop artist Rick Ross on Port of Miami, August 8, 2006

Includes sampling of the keyboards from "Afterimage" throughout.

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"Mean Mean Pride" by rapper Danny Brown on the mixtape Detroit State of Mind, August 30, 2007

This song opens with the opening drums from "Lakeside Park", and then includes a sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"The Rush" by rapper Mickey Factz on The Leak Vol.2: The Inspiration mixtape, August 27, 2008

Includes a sample of the keyboard interlude of "YYZ" throughout.

"Here Come The Geese" on Snacktime, May 6, 2008

When listing all the places one can find migratory geese, it includes "in the high school halls, in the shopping malls...".

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"Trial Of Tears" (live) by Dream Theater on Chaos In Motion, September 30, 2008

The closing medley of this live DVD begins with the opening to "Xanadu".

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"Cali Trip" by rapper Proof on the Mayor of Detroit mixtape album, October 3, 2008

Includes a sample of the intro of "Xanadu".

"Shreveport" by country band the Gourds on Haymaker!, January 6, 2009

Includes the lyric "Looks like it's gonna be just me and Geddy Lee tonight".

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"Bring It Here" by rappers Capone-N-Noreaga on Channel 10, March 17, 2009

Includes sampling of "Tom Sawyer" throughout.

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"The Superbowl Is Over" by rapper D-sisive on Let The Children Die, May 5, 2009

Includes a sample of the spoken intro from "The Necromancer".

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"A Nightmare To Remember" and "The Count of Tuscany" by Dream Theater on Black Clouds & Silver Linings, June 23, 2009

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"In The Mall" by Weezer on Raditude, November 3, 2009

The keyboard solo includes a brief tribute to Rush's "Tom Sawyer" from 1:55-2:10.

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"Time Flies On" by rock duo Glider on Open Skies, January 19, 2010

Includes a nod to the song "Armor And Sword" with the lyric "The truths of this world that we all share, and of the Snakes and Arrows we must take care."

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"Werewolf, Baby!" by Rob Zombie on Hellbilly Deluxe 2, February 2, 2010

Includes a tribute to "La Villa Strangiato".

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"Fright Night" by Capaz on Ultimo Cigarro November 10, 2010

Includes a sample of "A Passage To Bangkok" throughout.

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"Geddy Lee" by the Woodshed Orchestra on their eponymous debut album, May 1, 2011

By former Rheostatics' member Dave Clark's band, praising "Geddy Lee" as a Canadian National Treasure (who plays bass in the greatest rock band ever!).

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"Rock & Roll Nigga" by rapper Tech N9ne, an exclusive digital bonus track on the Best Buy edition of All 6's And 7's, June 7, 2011

This song praises many classic rock bands and includes "to ease the pain I listened to Geddy, Alex and Neil Peart."

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"Rush Over Brooklyn" by rapper MC El-P, October 27, 2011

MC El-P remixed his "Drones Over BKLYN" using a sample of "Tom Sawyer" and released it as "Rush Over Brooklyn" to raise money for a veteran turntablist battling liver disease.

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"Many Places in a Rush" by instrumental progressive rock band 4front on Malice In Wonderland, March 1, 2012

A tribute to Rush, featuring album art designed by Rush's long time art designer Hugh Syme

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"Grace Under Pressure" by instrumental progressive rock band Points North on Road Less Traveled, March 13, 2012

"The song reimagines Alex Lifeson's 1980s guitar style as a 21st Century invention (think Rush's 'Red Sector A' with a post-Cold War twist)" - Magna Carta Records

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"The Looking Glass" by Dream Theater on their eponymous 12th album, September 23, 2013

"The song is definitely a tip of the hat to RUSH..." - John Petrucci

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"6969" by comedy band Ninja Sex Party on Attitude City, July 17, 2015

A semi-parody of "2112" with multple Rush references, including 2112 inspired album art.

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"The Girl Who Listened to Rush" by Nerf Herder on Rockingham, March 11, 2016

As confirmed by the official lyric video, the backing tracks were recorded at New Monkey studios in Van Nuys, through the exact Trident A mixing console used by Rush to record many of their greatest songs.

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