February 1st Named National Rush Day

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February 1, 2012 has been named "National Rush Day" by a handful of hard rock radio stations. In honor of the band's legendary album Rush 2112, fans are encouraged to crank up the prog rock on 2/1/12 and pay homage to the seminal prog-metal album.

"Rush's 2112 is probably the first album that can rightfully be called progressive metal, so it's only appropriate we blast the album from the rooftops, from our cars, from our iPods, from everywhere, to celebrate this landmark album and Rush's incredible longevity and lasting influence," said Jeff Wagner, author of Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal, tells Gibson.com.

"We're only a hundred years away now until 2112," he adds. "I''l be waiting in my hypercube, ready for the big one!"

The tribute comes at a busy time for the band, who are prepping the release of their newest effort Clockwork Angels.

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