Rush

Music Publisher ole 10 Years Later

Story by Nick Krewen | December 16, 2014 For SOCAN’s Words & Music. Welcome to Entrepreneurs, a new series in Words + Music. As the music industry undergoes disruptive technological shifts and constant change, the role of the entrepreneur has become one of its main driving engines. Canadian music entrepreneurs invest in and nurture the careers of our music creators – a feat that, now more than ever, requires courage,…


Meet Beck’s dad, David Campbell, who has helped sell nearly 1 billion records

Meet Beck’s dad, David Campbell, who has helped sell nearly 1 billion records After five decades assisting on top-selling albums, including his famous son’s, the Toronto-born arranger decided to produce an album of his own. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sat Jun 14 2014 You may think an artist, such as Beck, who has sold more than 10 million records, is a big deal, but meet the man who has…


Geddy Lee on the sustained Rush

Fabled Toronto rock trio, doing two dates Oct. 14 and Oct. 16 at the ACC, still learning things on new album. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Wed Oct 10 2012   Twenty albums and nearly 40 years in, Toronto hometown heroes Rush are continuing to defy the odds. Despite creating a musical niche that courts intellectualism, prides itself in technical proficiency and continues to influence the…


The Spirit of Rush

NEWS Rush frontman Geddy Lee discusses the band’s upcoming tour, the challenges of picking a set list and the reason for their longevity NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS MAY 15, 2017 GRAMMY.com For nearly 40 years, Toronto-based progressive power trio Rush have been the thinking man’s rock band. On the way to refining and defining themselves as peerless musicians, vocalist/bass player Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart have stayed…


Big Wreck bigger than ever

Ian Thornley plays the Danforth Music Hall with Big Wreck on May 10 and 11. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Thu May 10 2012   Well, that’s one less albatross around his neck. Ever since Ian Thornley added Big Wreck’s name to the ever-increasing pile of reunited rock bands, he’s been rewarded with an accolade he never received during the combo’s first late ‘90s run: a No….