Rush formed in 1968 with Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, and Geddy Lee, and their unique take on progressive rock earned them fans worldwide. They released 14 platinum records and 24 gold records, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Neil Peart died in 2020, but Lifeson and Lee announced they planned to keep playing and working together.
About the Song: Beginning with a quiet acoustic guitar melody, The Trees quickly transforms into a rock saga. The song’s woodsy metaphor describes a conflict between the oak and maple trees in a forest. But in the end, no single tree truly wins; they’re all made “equal” by the foresters who cut them down.
About the Song: Working Man describes the modern-day worker’s struggle to rest and feel fulfilled. Lee has described the song as his favorite to sing in concert.
About the Song: The Spirit of Radio is a love song for the band’s hometown radio station, CFNY-FM. In fact, the title is the station’s slogan.