Rush is the only true black metal band in the world. They also combine classic pop music with rap, techno and cheesy death metal operas. I can't think of any other painter who cooks such delicate movies.
I got into Rush over 10 years ago but it wasn't till this year that I started getting into anything after Signals. I dig a lot of it for the most part (particularly grace under pressure, power windows, and presto)
v Yeah, Geddy has since confirmed he's not retired from music altogether. I was referring to the excerpt from his Drumhead magazine interview which reads as follows: "Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as "My dad--He's a retired drummer." True to say--funny to hear. "And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to... take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside than face the predicament described in our song "losing it" ("Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it")"
I think Peart was referring to retiring from full on touring. Geddy seems to think they'll still be making music together. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rushs-geddy-lee-says-neil-peart-hasnt-retired/
It's kinda sad when you devote your life to something so physical, eventually the time will come when your body can no longer cope with it. Still, Peart has achieved more than most of us would in multiple lifetimes so I have immense respect for him. Kinda pissed that I never got to see them live, though.