Rush – one of the world’s greatest bands – has been snubbed yet again by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not even a nomination, some 11 years after becoming eligible. At this point, not getting in becomes a bigger badge of honor. Who cares about a bunch of dinosaurs, anyway? What could you learn from them?
I mean, when they started, 8-track was still in vogue, and so was vinyl!Slave to the Packaging
For a moment, think about how the music industry has changed through that period. Bands like Rush used to tour constantly. While on the road, they’d write the songs for the next album, often in the tour bus (or rental cars!) They’d jump off tour, spend three weeks in the studio cutting the album, then get back on the road. Every six months, a new album would arrive, a pace that would be considered insane today. [Read more...]