Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Talks New Album, ‘Clockwork Angels’

May 25th, 2012

In just over two weeks, Rush will release their long-awaited new album, Clockwork Angels.

Guitarist Alex Lifeson recently sat down with Music Radar’s Joe Bosso to talk about the new album and break down each track on the band’s twentieth studio album.

“It is a concept record,” he said. “We haven’t done something like this in a while. All of our albums are thematic, but this is a little more direct. I think the songs stand on their own, though. I can listen to them independently of the story, but when I hear everything from front to back, it really makes sense to me. So it works on lot of levels.”

When you think concept record you tend to picture something grandiose, but Lifeson says the band were actually aiming for a more stripped down sound on Clockwork Angels.

“We wanted something that was bold and stripped down,” Lifeson said. “The goal was to make it real in your face and very much the sound of a three piece – a hard rock record in the classic sense. I’m happy to say that it really did come out the way we anticipated and hoped for.”

For the full interview — including a track-by-track breakdown of the new album — head here.

Clockwork Angels is out June 12 via Roadrunner Records.

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  1. Posted by Steven DeLuca on May 25th, 2012, 15:38 [Reply]

    RUSH! Consistently Amazing. Truly Some of the Most
    Talented Musicians on the Planet. Past, Present or Future. People Need to Realize That These Guys Are True Extremely Talented. Whatever Your Genre. These Guys Are Hall of Fame, NOT the Silly/Political HOF WE KNOW NOW. The Real Deal.

  2. Posted by John Flores on May 25th, 2012, 19:13 [Reply]

    Sound like the old rush that
    Joe Anthony for San Antonio
    Made famous.

  3. Posted by Steve Pace on May 31st, 2012, 00:40 [Reply]

    Can’t wait for the cd on 6/12.Great sounding music ,like the fact they are doing a concept LP.Still hoping they come to K.C. sometime next year.


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