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Nov 13, 2012

The WSJ Interviews Rush

By Ben York
Posted: Nov. 13, 2012

Is it November 25 yet?

In a video interview with The Wall Street Journal, Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson talk about their upcoming Clockwork Angels tour (which makes a stop at US Airways Center on November 25), their creative process and their thoughts on being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

And, yes, they even discuss the popular Volkswagen commercial featuring their hit song, "Fly By Night."

Getting a laugh also played into their decision to license music for a current Volkswagen commercial, in which a Passat driver air drums furiously to “Fly by Night” (and flips an imaginary drum stick, Neil Peart style). It’s not common to hear Rush songs in big ad spots. Explaining why the band made an exception for Volkswagen, Lee said in an interview, “Funny’s good. We’ll do that.”

Check out the video above for the entire backstage interview.