RUSH READIES PERFORMANCE BASED SNAKES AND ARROWS LIVE DVD
November 24, 2008 –

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RUSH ALEX LIFESON ON PERFORMANCE ON SNAKES DVD
RUSH ALEX LIFESON ON WHATS THAT SMELL

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Rush will be releasing their Snakes And Arrows Live DVD, and it follows in the footsteps of their two previous DVD’s this decade, Rush In Rio and R-30. The collection features fan favorites from their catalogue such as "Tom Sawyer," "Freewill," and "Subdivisions," plus Snakes and Arrows favorites "Malignant Narcissism," "Spindrift," and "Far Cry."
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson phoned in from a studio in Toronto, and he said the Snakes And Arrows Live DVD offers the greatest insight into their musicality and musical connection compared to the two previous DVD collections.
"Yeah, and this one really is about the performance. It’s about the interplay amongst the three of us; how we play, how we sound, and how we are presented. In the past some of our DVDs have been about different aspects of our show. For example Rush In Rio that we did in 2001, in obviously Rio De Janiero, was really about the event. It was a huge crowd in a big soccer stadium. It was really about that energy and the band where this is something pure about the performance."
Rush also gives fans the insight into their "alternative" personas for the "What’s That Smell" comedy vignette, that signaled the start of their second set. Alex Lifeson said that they enjoy it and it allows the fans to get to know Rush a little bit better.
"It connects us with our fans more. It all becomes part of the Rush family. Rather than bringing in actors or some other people to do these little bits that give you some kind of flow visually in the show. When we do it, it’s more of an effort on the part of the band. It’s more genuine. I think Rush fans like to see us goofing around and see that we’re not particularly serious about most things in our life. We take our music seriously, we take our performance seriously, we want to do the best that we can, but we’re not serious people. This is really one way where we’re able to show this side of the band, and I think Rush fans really enjoy it. I know we do. As you can see by the outtakes in ‘What’s That Smell’ that we’re just having a riot doing that stuff. So, we hope to continue with that."
Rush’s Snakes And Arrows Live DVD was filmed over a two night span in the Netherlands in October of 2007 in high definition. Additional footage for the three disc set was filmed in Standard Definition in Atlanta in July of 2008.

RUSH READIES PERFORMANCE BASED SNAKES AND ARROWS LIVE DVD

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