With their new album 'Clockwork Angels' poised for release, Rush are working their way across the radio circuit in the UK. Along with last week's appearance on Panet Rock Radio and this week's interview with Steven Rainey on BBC Radio Ulster's After Midnight, bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, rocked up to the Real Radio XS studios to talk about the new album and the reason why it took so long to come to fruition.
Lee explained that the genesis of the album came about in 2010 when they were planning the 'Time Machine' tour. "We didn't feel good about going out without anything new," Lee said. "It feels to us that we need new material to stay contemporary in our view. So we…started writing some material based on an idea that we had discussed the previous winter for a potential album featuring a single story line. So we wrote four of those songs and two of them, we recorded very quickly, one called 'Caravan' and the other called 'BU2B.'"
"Long story short," Lee continued. "In the fall of this past year, 2011, we finally got back together to continue writing and putting the rest of the album together, and finished it in February."
'Clockwork Angels' is coming out on Roadrunner Records on June 12.
Listen to the full interview here
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