Yes, I am a Rush
fan. They remind me of childhood. I have so many fond memories of driving in my family's 1984 Camaro with my Dad as Detroit's own WRIF and WLLZ (R.I.P.) delivered the hard rock hits. I cannot count the times I heard "Subdivisions" and "Tom Sawyer" by Rush. My teen years weren't just about English post-punk, Britpop, and alternative rock radio. I played as much Rush as I did Blur, Ministry, and Joy Division. When I was a college freshman at Michigan State University
, I hustled up to Wherehouse Records for the midnight release of Test for Echo
. And I finally saw 'em live in summer 2002.
According to CBC News
, the Canadian rock trio -- composed of bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart -- will perform their radio classic "Tom Sawyer" on The Colbert Report
Wednesday night (July 16). Rush, who are currently wrapping up their North American tour in support of their latest album, Snakes & Arrows
, haven't performed on U.S. television since 1975.
Why are they doing this? Why the hell not!
Tune in to Comedy Central tomorrow at 11:30PM EST. Set your TiVo. Yeah!
Labels: Geddy Lee, Rush, The Colbert Report, Tom Sawyer