Published Mar 12, 2010Rush: The Documentary, the anticipated movie about long-running Canadian rockers Rush, is about to get its theatrical debut. The documentary is the handiwork of Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, who have previously brought metal to the masses with the movies Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, Global Metal and Iron Maiden's Flight 666.
The Rush doc is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan on April 24, and all three members of the band will be in attendance, according to Rushisaband.com [via Bravewords.com].
The doc examines the history of Rush and the struggles the band members have endured over the years, and attempts to shine a bit of the ol' limelight on the guys, who generally stay out of the public eye, despite being such a popular and influential band. The flick also features interviews with rock folk who have been inspired by Rush or toured with them, including Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and members of Primus, Uriah Heep, Tool, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Kiss.
No official word yet on a DVD release date, or if the movie will end up getting a widespread theatrical run, but Rushisaband.com reported a tentative May 18 date last month.
In other Rush news, the band will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on March 28.