rushgal 8:19pm, 17 June 2009
As we know, us Rushfans are a unique group of people with excellent taste in music. Our taste is quite refined and possibly quite picky about what we allow into our ears. It's probable that the other bands we admire are very good. For some of us it may be extremely rare to happen across something new that we REALLY like. So when it does happen, it's exciting!

Post 'em here.... what else fits our bill?

(It took me until about the 6th or 7th show on the RTB tour to appreciate Primus, love 'em now!)
rushgal 9 years ago
Yesterday I was introduced to the music of Coheed and Cambria, and let me tell you, I am IMPRESSED! Very Dream Theater-ish...
Check 'em out at:
1 Photo Guy 9 years ago
I just recently got in to C and C.Another good group with a Rush sound is The Mars Volta.

Also if you're an old fart like me you like Max Webster who toured with Rush in the 70's.
1 Photo Guy 9 years ago
And don't forget Pat Travers.

Pat Travers
rushgal 9 years ago
Awesome! Made me think of when the Fabulous T-Birds opened for 'em..
PaulJenkin 9 years ago
- Max Webster
- Primus
- Santana
- Jethro Tull
- Led Zeppelin
- Porcupine Tree
- Kings of Leon
- Muse
- Audioslave / Soundgarden / RATM
- Wishbone Ash
- Yes
- Genesis (when Peter Gabriel was the vocalist)
- Fleetwood Mac

...the list goes on. Anyone with some serious musical ability and an ounce of originality - just not the crap that seems to have taken over Kerrang lately.....
continuousshot Posted 9 years ago. Edited by continuousshot (member) 9 years ago
-Geddy Lee (My Favorite Headache)
PaulJenkin 9 years ago
Well, if you're going to include Geddy Lee's solo about:

Alex Lifeson: Victor
Neil Peart: Burning For Buddy

Has anyone seen either of these played "live". Are there any recordings / DVDs etc....?
continuousshot 9 years ago
See I didn't care for Victor, It was missing something and some parts out it were a little bit silly but, thats Alex I guess.
far-flung yarn [deleted] 9 years ago
Havent heard much of the solo stuff, but read Neil Pearts books

I also like.....Hendrix Rory Gallagher Yes Led Zep Fleetwood Mac Kate Bush Keane Killers Long Ryders Steve Earle The Who Stevie Ray Vaughn Dylan Van Halen Cat Stevens Muse
WY Man 7 years ago
There was a '70s group named "Lone Star" who had an album called, "Firing on all Six," that sounded very much like Rush, ca. Moving Pictures. There were some identical synth effects as on Moving Pictures, especially in Tom Sawyer, the synth part just preceeding "A modern day warrior, mean, mean pride." It is the EXACT same synth as in the Lone Star song "Ballad of Crafty Jack," BUT, the Lone Star album "Firing on all Six" was recorded in 1976, five years earlier than Moving Pictures. I'm quite sure that Geddy got some of his sound from Lone Star.
great account [deleted] 7 years ago
The Police
Led Zeppelin
Van Halen
Iron Maiden
King Crimson
Weather Report
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Return To Forever
Duran Duran
Brand X
Ozric Tentacles
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
Garaj Mahal
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
The Gordian Knot
Andy Summers
Billy Cobham
Bill Bruford
Al Di Meola
Herbie Hancock
accessible flame [deleted] Posted 7 years ago. Edited by accessible flame (member) 7 years ago
Alice in Chains
Led Zep
Sons of Great Dane
Mother Love Bone
Benny Goodman
Hotdog Skeletons
Gene Krupa
Anita O'Day
Cadillac Flambe
George Benson
Billy Beale
The Grand Marquis
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Cretin 66
Black Sabbath
Del McCoury
Sarah Jarosz
Neil Young
The Byrds
Buffalo Springfield
CSN with or without Y
Think Like Computers
J. Tull
Annie Lennox
Hank Jr.
BYTOR49 7 years ago
Wow so many bands!
How about,
Wishbone Ash
Johnny Winter
Edgar Winter Group
Dr. John
Neil Young & Crazy Horse (fav)
BOC (Blue Oyster Cult)
Buddy Guy
BB King
Albert King
...for starters
great account [deleted] 6 years ago
Some additions to what I posted above...

The Advancement
Spyn Reset
Cuong Vu
Pharaoh Loosey
Toubab Krewe
perkster24 PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by perkster24 (member) 6 years ago
First heard Rush as an impressionable 16 year old back in 1976. It was a prog rock love affair that has endured ever since.

For me there have only been two bands since, Dream Theater in the 90's and more lately Haken a little known London based prog outfit who are destined for bigger things.
m matthys 6 years ago
I first saw Rush on the "Farewell to Kings" tour in 1978 at the Cornwall, Ontario Civic Center. Max Webster opened for Rush and blew me away -- I've been a fan ever since.

By the way, we were sitting in the second row, was awesome.
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