Powerhouse Canadian rock band Rush was formed in 1968 by Geddy Lee (1953- ), Alex Lifeson (1953- ), and Neil Peart (1952-2020). Moving from blues-inspired hard rock, to progressive rock, to heavy metal stylings, this virtuosic rock trio’s works were heavily influenced by science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Many fans first became acquainted with Rush through the album 2112, with its 20-minute dystopian sci-fi title track. The band is known for its collective and individual participation in philanthropic causes.

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