It’s been nearly a decade since Rush released their final studio album Clockwork Angels. Today, guitarist Alex Lifeson broke the silence by releasing two new instrumental tracks — Kabul Blues and Spy House — in conjunction with a new Epiphone guitar that bears his name (and which he presumably plays on the songs).
New music from any member of Rush is always a big deal to the global network of fervent fans — and easily the top news story of today for top-notch international publicist, commentator and man of mystery Eric Alper and I. Join us in today’s instalment of Sonic Reducers as we critique Lifeson’s new work, debate whether Rush has given enough to fans, and ponder who would be crazy enough to try to take Neil Peart’s spot if Lifeson and bandmate Geddy Lee decided to make new music. For even more fun, see if you can spot the moment when I spill a glass of ice water in my crotch. Sonic Reducers: One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know. And better than a glass of ice water in the crotch. Guaranteed.