MusicPro (UK) Group News - 31st October 2011

RUSH - Workin' Them Angels Later Than Expected!

RUSH - Geddy Lee

RUSH bassist Geddy Lee has told Rolling Stone magazine that Rush have nearly completed writing material for their next album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ which they will begin "recording in earnest" shortly. The band hopes to release the follow-up to 2007's ‘Snakes & Arrows’ in mid 2012. It was originally hoped that Clockwork Angels would be released early Spring 2012 but unfortunately the band are a bit behind schedule.

Geddy explained, "We’re almost finished writing. We wound the machine back up about three weeks ago. After a sluggish start, we’ve had a very fruitful couple of weeks in terms of writing. I’m very pleased with the direction that the material has taken."

"We have one or two more songs that we’d like to write, and then we’ll start recording in earnest. Hopefully we’ll have all of the recording done before Christmas. Then we’ll mix it some time in the next year, and then get it out."

Geddy said of the content of the album, "I think it’s a little different from ‘Snakes & Arrows. "It’s not finished so it’s hard to say exactly what it will sound like in totality, but I think that the direction of ‘Caravan’ and ‘BU2B’ sort of points in the direction that we’re going."

Lee was hesitant to commit to a timetable for a tour to support Clockwork Angels, "Well, there will be a tour. I can’t tell you exactly when. Maybe the summer or maybe the fall. We need some time to organize all that, but we have started to do that at the same time. But yes, there will be a follow-up tour to support the record."

Clockwork Angels will be released on Roadrunner Records sometime in 2012.

RUSH - Time Machine, the forthcoming live Blu-ray and DVD will premiere in cinemas on Tuesday 1st November and will be released on 7th November (UK) and bizarrely over a month later in the US on December 20th.

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