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Amid generations of die hard fans what hasn’t already been discussed about RUSH? Even so, their indelible imprint binds us, propelling further discourse about our geek-rock idols. With every album and supporting tour, there was always hope of another glimpse of their exemplary musicianship. This is no longer. In scope Two Guys Talking Rush keeps the conversation and spirit alive about the technical, and philosophical mastery of a Canadian band that meant so much to so many.
 
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Hello Rush family!Episode 45! Whoa!We are kicking a** and taking names!This week on 2GTR John and Dan talk to a couple of movers and shakers. Literally...(A term commonly used to describe powerful and worldly individuals and groups and those who make great accomplishments.)On this episode we speak with The “Mighty” Mike Dixon who was one of the “mo…
 
Well Helloooo!Happy summer! Masks off, boom-boxes out. This week on 2GTR John and Dan tackle big topics, while massaging each others egos. No seriously…who hasn’t been ––Rush Shamed––at least once in their life? I have…and at 50 years old I am still poked fun at for digging the best damn band in the universe. It all comes down to science folks …nat…
 
Continued...Yo!For many years Rush was considered to have a predominately male fan base. Over the last decade or so the bands audience has broadened, reaching mainstream pop culture status. This is our second panel in the––Women of Rush–– series (the first was Episode Four). Listen in as we break the myth that the music and fandom of Rush excludes …
 
Hello Rush fans!For many years Rush was considered to have a predominately male fan base. Over the last decade or so the bands audience has broadened, reaching mainstream pop culture status. This is our second panel in the––Women of Rush–– series (the first was Episode Four). Listen in as we break the myth that the music and fandom of Rush excludes…
 
Voilà! Like that, we are back for another engaging episode of your friendly neighborhood podcast! The hugely successful TWO GUYS TALKING RUSH!! (no applause please, ok go ahead). This week John and Dan continue their discussion with the highly prolific music writer/scholar Martin Popoff!This is Martin’s third time on 2GTR and we love him for it! We…
 
Episode 40Oooooh yeah!Welcome back kids!It’s another engaging episode of your friendly neighborhood podcast…the hugely successful TWO GUYS TALKING RUSH!! (no applause please). Listen, if I don’t toot my own horn…who will?This week John and Dan chit chat with the highly prolific music writer/scholar Martin Popoff!This is Martin’s third time on 2GTR …
 
Episode 39Hello again!Spring has sprung on the 2GTR podcast…and as each show blossoms we often celebrate what has kept the cast so fertile––the FANS! (cue Stravinsky’s: The Rite of Spring)Ok enough with the tacky metaphor… Yikes… so bad!Onward... On this weeks Super Fan Spotlight Episode we chat with Phil Simon!Simon is an award-winning author, pub…
 
Episode 38Spring is in the air!And this mask is keeping my allergies under control...This week John and Dan continue with their interview with the Rush Tribute project! They also play live on the show and it's spectacular!RTP is an homage to one of the most enduring and influential bands in rock music. Combining skilled musicianship with exciting p…
 
Episode 37Hello friends near and far!Boy do we have a show in store for you!This week John and Dan interview Bill Heck, Sean Jones, and Thomas Slawnik of the Rush Tribute project all the way from Wisconsin! They also play live on the show and it's spectacular!RTP is an homage to one of the most enduring and influential bands in rock music. Combinin…
 
Episode 36 Continued...This week John and Dan continue to DIG DEEP into the 2010 Rush doc: Beyond the Lighted Stage with the films story consultant ––Ralph Chapman!A little bit about Ralph…Ralph Chapman was a producer and writer, known for The Jane Show (2004), Metal Evolution (2011) and ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019). In the past h…
 
Hello again Rush fans!Welcome to Episode 35 of the worlds greatest Rush podcast––– Two Guys Talking Rush!This week John and Dan repeatedly clench their sweaty foreheads, toiling over something clever to say. And we came up big!Let us entertain you…On 2GTR we love a good documentary, especially about Rush. Join us as we DIG DEEP into the 2010 Rush d…
 
Episode 34Presto! Another episode!Well, it is Easter... and remember those big blow up rabbits?…sorry it’s the best I can do. This week on the 2GTR podcast Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan make seductive eye contact and telepathically converse about Rush…for like twenty seconds. It doesn’t last long. Please join us as we yet again scour the plane…
 
Hello Rush fans!What’s going on?This week on 2GTR John and Dan talk this and that about new fashion trends…oh… and…yes–– Rush! Please join us as we dig deep with special guest Ed Stenger. A Cleveland, OH web developer who used his love for Rush and created the worlds greatest website/blog…Rushisaband.com!! Thank you Ed! What would all us Rush fans …
 
Hello folks!This week John and Dan continue their conversation on ––Rush and Religion––with the assistance of two well known scholars…Tom Beaudoin and Donna Halper. Friend of the show, Tom Beaudoin earned his Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University School of Divinity in 1996 and has a Ph.D. in Religion and Education at Boston College……
 
Well Hello!Did you think we forgot about you?Absolutely not!Strap yourself in for another deep dive episode of the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast! Where Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan serve up another heaping helping of all things RUSH!This week’s topic ––Rush and Religion–– But don’t be afraid. We discuss this sensitive topic respectfully and w…
 
Episode 30 Continued...What's up folks!Yes, it is the continuation of another killer episode of Two Guys Talking Rush where Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan learn more about the legacy of multi-platinum mixing engineer Richard Chycki! From his extraordinary work with Dream Theater and Aerosmith, then onto his 26 Gold and Platinum records with Rus…
 
Episode 29 Yes folks, its another killer episode of the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast! Another occasion where Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan get down and dirty about all things RUSH!This week’s guest is the legendary multi-platinum mixing engineer Richard Chycki! From his extraordinary work with Dream Theater and Aerosmith, then onto his 26 Gol…
 
This week on the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast, Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan gaze into each others deep brown eyes through the channels of Zoom….and then something clicks and we begin to do the damn thing. And that––damn thing––is talking RUSH!On this weeks show….Neil Peart Memorial Task Force Member Chris O’Connor returns to give some detail…
 
Continued...(Cough) Hello again. This week on the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast, Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan continue their in depth conversation with rock/Rush photographer, writer, musician, and very close friend of Neil Peart…Craig Murray Renwick.We have never felt so privileged/grateful on this show ~ thank you Craig. And thank you to al…
 
Hellooo!!! (Ethel Merman voice) This week on the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast, Handsome Johnny and Delightful Dan chit chat about their favorite soup recipes….F-No! We chit chat about our favorite band ~ RUSH! But hey… if Rush were a soup it would be a big bowl of deliciousness…right? Rich, creamy, aromatic RUSH! Sorry…this is getting weird.All se…
 
What’s the craic?On this outstanding episode of 2GTR, Rushfest Scotland organizer Steve Brown discusses the future of his annual festival and recent release of "Tribute - Songs For Neil Vol. 1" Hosts John & Dan discuss their favorite Rush song and why Dan is so incredibly handsome. Seriously folks…he is striking…I can’t keep my eyes off of him. Oh……
 
Continued...Rush Fans! Hello.Thanks for tuning in... again...In this weeks episode of 2GTR we continue with the “Behind the Lighted Stage” series where we speak to those who made Rush the extraordinary live band they are famous for. In this episode host and show creator John Kane speaks to the master pioneer light design director who gave the band …
 
Hello Rush Community! Whats shakin' ?Thanks for tuning in... In this weeks episode of 2GTR the dynamic due (aka John & Dan) reflect on the one year anniversary of Neil Peart's passing :(We also continue with the “Behind the Lighted Stage” series where we speak to those who made Rush the extraordinary live band they are famous for. In this episode K…
 
RUSH RULES!Part II of Episode Whatever…Continued.This is the Two Guys Talking Rush 2112 Holiday Special!Happy New Year Rush Fans!Let’s hope so anyway…On December 21 at 7PM Est. (2112) we went live on Facebook with some very special guests!You dig?On the continuation of this crazy cool show superstar hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan talk about Rush……
 
Episode Whatever…This is the Two Guys Talking Rush 2112 Holiday Special!Happy New Year Rush Fans!Let’s hope so anyway…On December 21 at 7PM Est. (2112) we went live on Facebook with some very special guests!You dig?On this crazy cool show superstar hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan talk about Rush….what else?Our guests include…Legendary filmmaker Ar…
 
Episode SummaryHappy Holidays! Rush Rules!Continued...This week on the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan continue their conversation with legendary FOH engineer Brad Madix (Rush, Shakira, Marilyn Manson, Def Leppard). Madix discusses his career, working with Rush, and his transition to the digital realm.Brad first worke…
 
Ho Ho…Rush Rules!This week on the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan discuss their favorite Rush song. Kane also celebrates his R50 birthday…poor bastard. Enough of that…Most importantly they continue with the “Behind the Lighted Stage” series of the show and speak to legendary FOH engineer Brad Madix (Rush, Shakira, Mar…
 
Rush Rules!Continued...Yo!John & Dan, the handsome and compelling hosts of 2GTR, continue their conversation about the new book from British author Richard Houghton titled Rush - The Day I WasThere (released November 13th) The 378-page book features stories and memories from over 400 Rush fans. From the publisher description:... With previously uns…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast the boys are joined by none other than Brandon Dyke! Brandon has been one of our most requested guests over the years. This one has been a long time coming. Today on the show we discuss Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, smashed pumpkins, Michael Jordan, GEEEEEAAAR, and (of course) the greatest band in the history of the w…
 
Rush Rules!This week John & Dan, the handsome and compelling hosts of 2GTR, chat about some cool Rush stuff... ugh...oh yes.... and this new book from British author Richard Houghton titled Rush - The Day I WasThere (released November 13th) The 378-page book features stories and memories from over 400 Rush fans. From the publisher description:... W…
 
Episode SummaryContinued...John Kane and Dan Bukszpan hosts of the incredible podcast Two Guys Talking Rush risk everything and broadcast live on this very special Thanksgiving week show! Our Guests include: Christopher O’Connor, founder of the Port Dalhousie Supply Company and O’Connor Initiative. David De Rocco Taskforce Chair joins the conversat…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast we talk to Mike Rosenthal from Overtime Angels! Overtime Angels is a charity run by and funded by Rush fans. (Check out episode 31 with Jim Brunke for more on Overtime Angels) This week Overtime Angels opens their holiday auction. Mike joins us to talk about the campaign, air guitar champions, old and new sleepa…
 
John Kane and Dan Bukszpan hosts of the incredible podcast Two Guys Talking Rush risk everything and broadcast live on this very special Thanksgiving week show! Our Guests include: Christopher O’Connor, founder of the Port Dalhousie Supply Company and O’Connor Initiative. David De Rocco Taskforce Chair joins the conversation as well. The incredible…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast we talk to Richard Houghton, the author of the new book Rush: The Day I Was There. Richard is a rock music fan in the UK who writes books about fan experiences in rock and roll history. His latest book, which was released last week, tells the stories of over 400 Rush fans from the United States, Canada, and the …
 
Hello Rush Fans!On this weeks bewitching Halloween episode John and Dan make connections to horror and the music of Rush. BOO! Scared?They also bring back Canadian music journalist, critic and author Martin Popoff! Martin is known for his prolific body of work. He has written many books that both critically evaluate heavy metal/rock and roll and do…
 
RUSH RULES! Continued...This week 2GTR hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan continue the conversation about two seminal Rush albums that defined the bands sound moving into 1990s –– Presto, and Roll the Bones! For some fans these records are a significant pairing in the Rush discography. Co produced with the legendary Rupert Hine (RIP) mixed and engine…
 
RUSH RULES! This week 2GTR hosts John Kane and Dan Bukszpan dig deep into two seminal Rush albums that defined the bands sound moving into 1990s –– Presto, and Roll the Bones! For some fans these records are a significant pairing in the Rush discography. Co produced with the legendary Rupert Hine (RIP) mixed and engineered with Stephen W. Tayler th…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast we talk to Ramona Vogue! Ramona is a professional dancer, musician, and podcaster. She also just so happens to be the niece of Neil Peart. The Permanent Waves Podcast is a family tradition this week! Join us as we talk about competitive dance, horror movies, generic princess parties, youthful country phases, and…
 
RUSH RULES! Continued....This week 2GTR host John Kane and special guest co-host Boston Rock Radio DJ Legend and major Rush fan Mike Hsu continue to deep dive into the background of one rocks most legendary bass players Billy Sheehan!Sheehan is known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. And his l…
 
RUSH RULES! This week 2GTR host John Kane and special guest co-host Boston Rock Radio DJ Legend and major Rush fan Mike Hsu engage in all things Rush. We discuss Mikes background in the radio business as it relates to his love for Rush and most significantly deep dive into the background of one rocks most legendary bass players Billy Sheehan…who de…
 
RUSH RULES!Continued...This week John and Dan continue their discussion with legendary author Kevin J. Anderson. Anderson has published more than 165 books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork A…
 
RUSH RULES!This week John and Dan discuss what they love about CWA. Join us for an in depth look at the final, and what many consider the bands greatest effort with legendary author Kevin J. Anderson. Anderson has published more than 165 books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star W…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast we are joined by *Deep Breath* Nancy Peart Burkholder, baby sister of Neil Peart. We talk about... do you really need to know what we talk about? We're talking to a Peart! Words fail us as we attempt to describe how great of an honor it was for us to speak with Nancy. We can't wait for you to hear this episode. …
 
RUSH RULES! This week on 2GTR, hosts John Kane and (the delightful) Dan Bukszpan continue their series “Closer to the Art: Rush and the Creative Community” with special guests (and favorites of the show) ...progressive rock band ––YYNOT! Listen in as Rocky Kuner: Vocals, Billy Alexander: Guitar/Keys/Vocals, Tim Starace: Bass, Bass Pedals discuss th…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast Ben and Rey are joined by podcast hall of famer Karina Maloney and guest of honor Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth! Gavin is the drummer for fancy prog rock band, Bent Knee! On today's episode we talk about Buc-ee's, ungrateful scientists, Howard Stern, the final frontier, and - of course - the greatest rock band in the …
 
Continued...Hello Rushians!Episodes 9 and 10 of 2GTR we dedicate to the legacy of Neil Peart. We owe him this. When Neil finally retired from Rush in 2015, citing tendonitis and shoulder issues, he said “It does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to … take yourself out of the game,” he explained at the time. “I would…
 
Today on the Permanent Waves Podcast we talk to civil servant and Rush fan, Hunter Potts! Hunter is a long time Permanent Waves fan. In this episode we talk about gators, fanboys, flea markets, folk music, and - of course - the greatest rock band in the history of the world: Rush! Download and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to fine podca…
 
Hello Rushians!Episodes 9 and 10 of 2GTR we dedicate to the legacy of Neil Peart. We owe him this. When Neil finally retired from Rush in 2015, citing tendonitis and shoulder issues, he said “It does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to … take yourself out of the game,” he explained at the time. “I would rather set …
 
Welcome to Episode Eight: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art: Rush and the Creative Community with musician Jacob Moon!This series focuses on how Rush have become influencers on other musicians' work like artist Jacob Moon who is no stranger to the world of Rush. Jacob is a solo Canadian folk singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Hamilton, …
 
Hello Rush fans! John and Dan here…For us, admiring such a geeky band has come with much ridicule. Perplexed, our friends couldn’t understand rock songs about fantasy, religion, libertarianism, and philosophy. For a time, it felt like Rush were a band that we could embrace as our own. Yet, with the groups rise in fame and broader audience appeal, t…
 
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