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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 24 April 2010 (USA)
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

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Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geddy Lee ... Himself
Alex Lifeson ... Himself
Neil Peart ... Himself
Trent Reznor ... Himself (as Nine Inch Nails)
Mike Portnoy Mike Portnoy ... Himself
Kirk Hammett ... Himself
Tim Commerford ... Himself
Sebastian Bach ... Himself
Jack Black ... Himself
Gene Simmons ... Himself
Billy Corgan ... Himself
Mary Weinrib Mary Weinrib ... Herself, Geddy Lee's mom
Melanija Zivojinovich Melanija Zivojinovich ... Herself, Alex Lifeson's mom
Ray Danniels Ray Danniels ... Himself, Rush manager
Bernie Finkelstein Bernie Finkelstein ... Himself, True North Records
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

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Beyond the lighted stage


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Rush: The Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Fisherville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Banger Films See more »
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Trivia

Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins), who was interviewed for this documentary, has admitted to stealing a riff from Rush's "By-Tor & The Snow Dog". See more »

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Jack Black: Rush is just one of those bands that has a deep reservoir of rocket sauce. A lot of bands - they've only got so much in the bottle. They use it up sometimes in one song. These guys were the real deal. Their bottle was so big and so filled to the brim, they were shaking it literally for decades. And still there was sauce coming out.
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Features Rush: Exit... Stage Left (1981) See more »

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It took forever, but here it is done right
6 December 2012 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

It is about bloody time someone turned the microscope on this band, and this documentary ably rides the line between investigation and glowing tribute. In an attempt to examine what makes Rush a noteworthy band (and why it took 40 flippin' years to gain mainstream acceptance), the filmmakers line up interviews from all walks of music; from Jack Black and Gene Simmons, to Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor.

And every phase of the group's evolution is paid attention, be it the humble beginnings in a Toronto suburb or the prog and synth eras of the late '70s and '80s. The many celebrities interviewed shed light on what captivated them when they became fans and what it is that makes Rush so hard to define and properly market.

It's a highly watchable documentary and as polished as the power trio is musically proficient. Just incredibly engaging and, most importantly, as comprehensive as they come.

9/10


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