Canadian rock band

Rush was a Canadian rock band that consisted of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics). Forming in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour.

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26 May - 15 Aug 2004, 30th Anniversary Tour, in several cities, United States


Neil PeartDrummer, lyricist


The Top 25 Liberty Songs, by Bill Winter, Libertarian Party News, Aug 2001
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
"Song: Something for Nothing ... Artist: Rush ... The song that best exemplifies liberty is 'Something for Nothing,' written by Neil Peart (who is a Libertarian). The lyrics begin by pointing out how most of us are waiting for someone or something to come along and change our lives. ... Song: The Trees ... There are any number of songs by Rush that express libertarian ideas; I am tempted to choose 2112 instead ..."
Related Topics: Liberty, Songs

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