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Rush Drummer Confirms The Band Are Working On New Material

In a recent interview with QMI Agency, legendary drummer Neil Peart of Rush confirmed that the band has begun work on their next studio album. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

QMI Agency: What’s happening with Rush? I read on your blog that you were going to meet in November to discuss your future. What happened?

Peart: "Well, in fact, we’ve just started working on new material. So we plan to get some writing and recording done. And we’re considering doing everything this year - maybe even a bit of touring. We are in action. And we feel a bit liberated by the state of the music business. Even since 2006, when we started Snakes & Arrows, the album has become less significant in these times of iTunes and shuffle settings and whatnot. But perhaps we can take advantage of that and work in a whole different way. So we decided, when we did meet, that we’re not constrained by the patterns of the past, where you spend a year writing and recording, and the next year touring. Anything’s possible now; we can record a couple of songs and put them out and then go on tour if we want. So at this point, we’re just embarking on writing, but keeping ourselves open to all those other possibilities. One of our early titles for this year was Research and Development. That’s where we’re at."

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1. holysh*t writes:

Geddy Lee sounds like a f*ckin goat, screw rush

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jenny writes:

Inspiring. Can't wait to see these how these guys handle the possibilities.
Rush rules.

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

Post 1 shouldnt you be in bed? You have school tommorow,...shake yourself
Best thing musically to come out of canada was rush, and those guys still kick azz live....great guys as well

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I thought everyone agreed the best music to come from Canada was Bryan Adams?

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

"Armor and Sword" off S&A was such a good song, Rush's catalog is amazing. Sure this one will be worth listening to as well.

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jirakaz writes:

3 Inches Of Blood is pretty damn good too

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

^compared to rush are you kidding me?
No offence dude, but wow
Geddy lee howard stern and joey ramone....bonifide triplets

# Feb 7, 2010 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

have to say exciter and triumph
are the only good thing that comes out of canada
but rush is not bad

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

I was joking mate :)

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 5:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RTB writes:

Refering to post 6 OZ...my bad...he was probably joking too

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. wilco writes:

maybe good music
besides nickelback they suck

the beer sucks in canada
and the country is way to clean

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MetalFan420 writes:

Arent you all forgetting Kataklysm ? and the beers sucks? WTF. anyways i was never a big Rush fan i maybe like 2 or 3 songs on the radio.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 9:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

2112 was absolute genius. Actually most of their earlier work was. Much respect to Rush. Incredibly talented 3 peice.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RTB writes:

^LOL at wilco s canadian beer bash......best beer comes from holland...canadian beer?.....cant be as bad as american brew, which i refuse to drink that pee water

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetalFan420 writes:

lol. i hope you arent referring to heineken. that tastes like a skunk swam in the bottle. although it might be all the preservatives they use to ship it here.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RTB writes:

Call me a skunk swam belly, cause thats my brand along with grolsch....you wanna skunk beer try tecate from mexico, holy christ...id rather drink diet soda

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

Actually, as a brewer I can attest to why it tastes like that. The skunky taste is not due to preservatives. It comes from the brew being exposed to sunlight or warm temperatures after bottling. This also depends on the kind of hops used and the concentration of said hops.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RTB writes:

U serious greed? I knew about the sunlight, but not about the bgbrew, thats awesome.....nothings worse than warm beer.....kinda like that ice cold thanksgiving gravy.....

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RTB writes:

You got a moonshine still too greed? You know one of those old school big round copper pots with a fire burning underneath and that whinndy pipe on the top?lol

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. VanMetal writes:

Canadian beer has gone to SH@T since Labatt and Molson were sold to American and European companies!!

I stick with the microbreweries

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: Yep, been brewing for about 4 years now. Tastes better than anything you can buy off the shelf and kicks your a$$.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. wilco writes:

bg you are even more my hero now
you make your own beer hornsup

yeah the beer from my country not bad at all
but i prever brand beer
heineken is ok but only in case of emergency
actually at most concerts in holland they sell only heineken
but my fav beer will be polar or club colombia

yeah the early work from rush absolut master pieces

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. WOLF7 writes:

Well, at least Wilco didn't do the regular "US beer bashing", which usually comes from our side of the pond. And I mean This one:

American beer is like sex on a boat = it's f***ing close to water.

Speaking of Rush, I think it's amazing how a trio can sound so huge, plus look at what a catalog. Pretty amazing band.
Other great Canucks include (my opinion) Skinny Puppy, The Tea Party and, yes, Bryan Adams.

"...look into my eyes..."

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Valentine_no_more writes:

New Rush??? I guess some music will never die. I wouldn't mind hearing new Rush.

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. godlike writes:

Im not a big fan of most new Rush music, but the older stuff is amazing.!! All albums up through Moving Pictures are top notch...

They are a great 3pc band from Canada..., but when thinking of great 3pc bands from Canada.. I enjoy listeing to Triumph more than Rush.!

As for other great Canadian products besides Rush, Triumph and the others mentioned...
A guy cant leave out bands like -
Max Webster
Killer Dwarfs
ConeyHatch
or even the Guess Who

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. RTB writes:

Wolf, perfect analagy on the brew,
couldnt have said it any better.....
Bg thats awesome man...bgbrew, brewed and bottled in phoenix az usa....

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. spiral_architect writes:

best canadian artist = neil young
best beer= sam adams

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

kool. i liked "far cry" alot and i love "tom sawyer" and "yyz" was a kickass vid/instrumental song. i guess that's it outta me lol laterz \m/

# Feb 8, 2010 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. GlennD writes:

They've pretty much f***ing lost it the last time I saw them live. I think they're getting older and starting to "lose it". Another tour, another blu-ray/dvd/video/whatever. Its the only thing people buy from them nowadays other than touring. And Rush knows it. 1-2 more tours or maybe they'll keep touring since Neil just had a baby. He's probably got nothing saved up in savings and rents 2 houses. The guy needs to get income from somewhere. Writing books will not allow you to have a multi-million dollar income like they currently enjoy.

More hits in the setlist this time around too I'm sure. "We liberated ourselves with rare songs and now its time to give the people what they really want the hits." The casual concert going fan who also plays Guitar Hero and Rock Band and isn't a Rush nerd has no idea that the songs "Jacob's Ladder", "Marathon", "Middletown Dreams" and "Kid Gloves" even exist. They won't play them. Well, maybe "Kid Gloves" because they apparently love the Grace album since its had up to 2 songs from the past 2 tours played in the show.

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Diamond Oz writes:

I'd like to see Rush more than I would like to hear a new album to be honest, though I am interested in the latter. I heard the last one was pretty good. I watched a making of the album in college about it and what I heard was impressive. Either way, cool. Go on Rush!

# Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. wilco writes:

see them a couple of time live
they are amazing live
do like the older stuff
do like the song trees and jacobs ladder

well wolf i do like some of you countrys beer
do like sam adams

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wilco: Wolf is in Germany right now, but I believe he hails from Finland if i'm not mistaken?

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Chazz writes:

This will be awesome! I love Rush.

# Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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