Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
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Overview - Toronto-based power trio Rush was formed in 1968 by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist and singer Geddy Lee, and drummer John Rutsey; the band made their way through the Canadian bar scene until they signed a recording deal and released their self-titled debut album in 1974.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Toronto-based power trio Rush was formed in 1968 by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist and singer Geddy Lee, and drummer John Rutsey; the band made their way through the Canadian bar scene until they signed a recording deal and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. However, it wasn't until Rutsey left the group and Neil Peart signed on as their new drummer that Rush's signature sound took shape, a muscular variation on progressive rock marked by the keen instrumental prowess of all three members and the lyrically and musically adventurous songwriting of Peart. With little help from the music press or mainstream radio, Rush grew into a commercial powerhouse, releasing a long string of multi-platinum albums and playing sold-out shows in North America and Europe. A notoriously reclusive band, Rush offer their fans a rare and intimate behind-the-scenes look into their music and their career in the documentary RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE, which features exclusive interviews with the members of the group and footage of them on- and off-stage as well as contributions from a number of famous fans -- from Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Gene Simmons of KISS to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and actor and musician Jack Black. Directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Cast List

KISS - Rock group
Rush - Canadian Progressive Rock Group
Uriah Heep
Michael Munn - Editor, COMEBACK SEASON (2006)
Mike Munn - Editor, COMEBACK SEASON (2006)
Lou Solakofski
Sam Dunn - Director, METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY (2005)
Scot McFadyen
Martin Hawkes
The Blue Jays - R&B Group
Paupers - Canadian Rock Band
J.R. Flood - 1960s Canadian Rock Band
Terry Brown
Les Claypool - Bass player, Primus
Gene Simmons - Member of rock group KISS & actor
Rupert Hine
Dan Carey - Composer (Music Score)
Jack Black - Actor, HIGH FIDELITY
Matt Stone - Co-creator of "South Park" animated series
Billy Corgan - SINGER/SONGWRITER
Sebastian Bach - Rock Star, Skid Row
Vic Wilson
Mike Portnoy - Drummer "Liquid Tension Experiment"
Tim Bob Commerford
Neil Peart
Zakk Wylde
Mick Box
Kevin Shirley
Kirk Hammett
Ray Danniels
Geddy Lee
Trent Reznor
Alex Lifeson
Liam Birt
Cliff Burnstein - Executive Producer
Jimmy Chamberlain
Peter Collins
Bernie Finkelstein
Freddie Gruber
Donna Halper
Taylor Hawkins
Jason McGerr
Kim Mitchell - Musical Performer
Kelly Paris
Vinnie Paul
Betty Peart
Glen Peart
Nick Raskulinecz
John Roberts - CBS TV reporter/anchor
Christoopher Schneberger
Howard Ungerleider
Mary Weinrib
Melanija Zivojinovich

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 601143113093
  • Genre: Music Video: Documentary
  • Rating: NR
  • Release Date: June 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Education/General Interest

Related Keywords:
Documentary
Music (General)
Rock Bands
Behind The Scenes
Musicians

 
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Reviews:
"RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE is a doc that anyone can enjoy. Fans will gorge on this deft, year-by-year portrait of the ultimate enduring cult band." -- Grade: B+ - 06/10/2010 Entertainment Weekly


"[F]ilmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen uncovered a tale of endurance and friendship in the prog-rock trio..." - 07/08/2010 Rolling Stone


4 stars out of 5 -- "Great band, good people, and a story well told." - 09/01/2010 Mojo

 
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