Rush is Canadian rock band from Toronto, Ontario. They were formed in 1968. The band members are: Geddy Lee (Keyboardist, bassist, and lead vocals); Alex Lifeson (guitarist, backing vocals); and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, and lyricist). The band is known for several things, including multi-layered songs and works that draw on illusions to fantasy, science-fiction, and philosophy. They have received seven Grammy nominations.
The prolific band boasts 20 albums, the first of which (Rush), was released in 1974. They are still active today, and released their most recent album, Clockwork Angels, in 2012. Rush is also featured on the album Songs for Tibet, a compilation featuring multiple celebrities supporting Tibetan independence from China and expressing support for current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.