Rush’s new Time Machine 2011: Live from Cleveland film has made a few appearances in major theaters around the country, but now Rush is focusing on completing their next studio album, which will include a few new songs featured in the film. “Caravan” and “BU2B” were performed during the Time Machine tour as a little preview into Rush’s future. The new album’s sound will be along the lines of those two singles and farther away from the unsuccessful Snakes and Arrows.
“We wound the machine back up about three weeks ago. After a sluggish start, we’ve had a very fruitful couple of weeks in terms of writing. I’m very pleased with the direction that the material has taken,” Geddy Lee told Andy Greene of Rolling Stone.
Rush aims to finish up the writing and recording around Christmas to have the time to mix it and release it in early 2012, sometime in the spring. Whether it be summer or fall, there will be a Rush tour to support the new album, which is probably what Rush fans are most excited for. What’s new music without a huge tour?
“I think that it’s a good time for us right now. We feel invigorated by the success of the band. We feel invigorated by the quality of the material that we seem to be able to write. Frankly, I think we’ve come to a point in our lives where we feel like we’re playing the best we’ve ever played as a live band,” Lee said.Tags: Bu2B, Caravan, Geddy Lee, new music, Rush, Snakes and Arrows, Time Machine tour