April 27, 2010


One of the greatest regrets in music I have is not seeing Rush the last time they came in town. They’re a band that (or so I’m told) has a great live energy, and I’m pretty sure the moment they begin playing “The Trees” I’d have urinated myself due to excitement. But now it looks like I might be able to get the next best thing: a concert documentary on the classic rock band, entitled Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

The new movie is currently set to be released around June, the same time as their new tour, which kicks off in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 29th.  The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend and managed to gain some pretty high praise, with Rolling Stone saying “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.” If anything, those words give me confidence that this will be more No Direction Home than Shine A Light, with Rush being more a more interesting topic than either of those artists.

To watch the trailer in its glory, hit the jump.


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