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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.
 
The Ugly American Werewolf in London is a weekly podcast about classic rock, hard rock, progressive rock and heavy metal. Hosted by the Wolf, an American expat living in London who misses his record collection more than his friends and family. He and Action Jackson talk each week about bands, albums and concerts they love along with hot topics on rock music. These two friends have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge of rock music and its history. Recorded just off Abbey Road in the heart of ...
 
It's all prog rock, all the time! Giant art rock nerds Jeremy Parish, James Eldred, and Elliot Long gather together to hash out the art of progressive rock. From its roots in the ’60s to the best modern interpretations of the form, the only rule here is that each episode fills at least one full side of an LP and contains plenty of pretentious solos.
 
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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…
 
MTV played a significant role in the lives of American youths in the early 1980s. It was no different for the Wolf or Action Jackson as this new format opened up a world of culture we wouldn't have otherwise been exposed to. Duran Duran, with their new wave fashion, pin-up looks and funky pop songs took the video genre to a whole new level and secu…
 
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…
 
In episode number 71 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie are back with another English Patreon Pick! Virtually unknown in North America, My Vitriol get the full CRABA treatment. Why are we all staring at our shoes? Is a heartbreak album still relevant for a 2001 release?. Check it out this time on The Classi…
 
Keith Richards is one of the legendary icons of rock n roll. Everyone knows him as a guitar god, for having written so many great Stones songs and as a raconteur. But his solo albums, though few and under appreciated, offer some of his best work as a singer and writer. We dissect 1988's Talk is Cheap & 1992's Main Offender while exploring songs he …
 
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…
 
The Cult may have been catapulted into the spotlight and on MTV with Fire Woman from Sonic Temple. But they shaped their sound best on their 2nd album, Love. Released in 1985, it contained solid radio hits like She Sells Sanctuary and Rain but it was a cohesive record that established their hard rock, psychedelic, atmospheric sound which is hard to…
 
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…
 
YES came out of the 60s and forged their own identity through extraordinary musicianship, intricate songs and fantastic artwork. While some hits have kept them on classic rock for decades, the different eras and lineups over the last 50 years have created a catalog like none other. So whether you like the 20 minute epics, the uber popular Owner of …
 
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…
 
Prior to 1988, Metallica hadn't made a video for MTV & couldn't get on rock radio. The release of One changed that but it was the release of 1991's Metallica (The Black Album) that forever changed their fate & fortunes. With 5 hit singles & a 2.5 year worldwide tour, Metallica usurped Guns n Roses as the biggest band in the world and never looked b…
 
In episode number 70 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie are dealt another Patreon Pick with some English punk rock. Are The Clash really punk? Or are they more of a reggae/ska outfit? And what is up with Guy Stephens? He's punk. Well the boys have their hands full wioth this double album, thanks Fras. Is Lo…
 
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 …
 
Before The Joshua Tree, U2 were upstart heroes looking to conquer, and make a difference in, the world. Thanks to some amazing songs, brilliant production and constant promotion by MTV, this album skyrocketed them to superstar status and gave them the platform to not only branch out into other forms of music but allow them to have a positive impact…
 
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……
 
Released in 1976, KISS Alive! changed the fortunes of KISS and transitioned them from a strong opening act to an international headliner. This success forced the band to come up with the goods in the studio and they were up to the task with Destroyer, Rock & Roll Over and Love Gun. These records gave us songs that would strengthen KISS's hold on th…
 
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…
 
In 1989, The Rolling Stones hadn't toured for 8 years, they're past few records didn't sell well and Mick & Keith were fighting and releasing solo records. But Steel Wheels put the Stones back on top of the world, set them up for an enormous tour and gave them the chance to continue their careers for several more decades. We talk all about it this …
 
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…
 
In episode number 69 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get their hand forced ON A LEGIT NUMBER ONE RECORD!. Was Alex Chilton washed up after his Box Tops success at age 20? What about the Icewater lads? How could a band with such a great name give up all that to hook up with a 4 million selling artist? Som…
 
By 1976, The Eagles had sold millions of records and done successful tours. But lineup changes, infighting and the pressures of being a big rock band were starting to weigh on the band. From that, they released Greatest Hits Vol 1 which went on to become the biggest selling album of all-time and Hotel California, their greatest triumph as a hard ro…
 
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…
 
Iron Maiden has earned their place in the pantheons of hard rock & heavy metal. Their 1985 live album, Live After Death, from the 190 date World Slavery Tour is a great souvenir from a moment in time. The Wolf & Action Jackson honor the band, pay tribute to the record and hope there's a day when they can see them play live again soon. Up the Irons!…
 
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…
 
At the end of the 70s, Black Sabbath had lost their way. The excess of the decade and the departure of Ozzy Osbourne left the future of the band in limbo. However, after the addition of American powerhouse Ronnie James Dio on vocals, the band was reborn and came back with two classic albums - Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules.…
 
At the end of the 70s, Black Sabbath had lost their way. The excess of the decade and the departure of Ozzy Osbourne left the future of the band in limbo. However, after the addition of American powerhouse Ronnie James Dio on vocals, the band was reborn and came back with two classic albums - Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules. Here's a 2:30 preview of th…
 
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…
 
Recorded in 1983 at Hammersmith Odeon, Alchemy captures Dire Straits at their tightest and showcases the extraordinary talents of Mark Knopfler as a guitar hero. They slow it down with classic tracks like Romeo & Juliet but rock out on Solid Rock. They also stretch out some songs to give all band members a chance to shine, sometimes slowing things …
 
In episode number 68 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie go down the dirt road to Oxford Mississippi. Has Buddy Guy lost his Louisiana mind? He's gotten too old to rock for sure they might say and yet here he is, multiple grammys in hand looking to jam it out at the barn. And whay would he use a (contractual…
 
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…
 
For the MTV Generation, the summer of 1983 can't be remembered without the sounds of Synchronicity by The Police. The album vaulted The Police to international megastardom, sent Sting's stock soaring even higher, boosted MTV to greater cultural significance, and broke up the band for more than two decades. We remember buying the cassette & LP and r…
 
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……
 
Released in 1979, Led Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door doesn't usually make it to the top of most hard rockers fave album lists. But The Wolf thinks this masterpiece has aged quite well and given us a glimpse into what might have been for a proggier, more democratic and experimental Led Zeppelin. We go track by track and compare it to the rest of…
 
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 …
 
Growing up in America during the early 80s, MTV was a cultural touchstone for a generation of kids. In 1983, with the assistance of super producer Mutt Lange, Def Leppard released the chart-topping sensation Pyromania. The classic claims 3 MTV video hits and a special place in the hearts of hard rockers everywhere. 38 years after its release and 30…
 
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…
 
As we conclude our 2 part episode on Rush and pay our respects to Neil Peart, we review some of the concerts we saw over the years from the Roll the Bones Tour to the final R40 Tour. We compare them to other live bands of their era and contemplate our favorite moments, albums and eras on our very favorite live band.…
 
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……
 
The Wolf & Action Jackson discuss their favorite all-time band, Rush. The Canadian trio displayed a level of talent and intelligence rarely found in the world of rock n roll. On the one year anniversary of the passing of legendary drummer & lyricist Neil Peart, the boys reminisce about camping out for Rush tickets, the first time they saw them on t…
 
In episode number 67 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get to work on the new vaccine and even then have time to check out another classic album. This time it's an OD pick deep into the Dire Straits catalogue where Mark Knopfler was excersizing his dicatorial rights on Love Over Gold. Is Love Over Gold the…
 
The Wolf & Action Jackson discuss their favorite all-time band, Rush. The Canadian trio displayed a level of talent and intelligence rarely found in the world of rock n roll. On the one year anniversary of the passing of legendary drummer & lyricist Neil Peart, the boys reminisce about camping out for Rush tickets, the first time they saw them on t…
 
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…
 
Here's Part 2 of our incredibly popular episode on guitar legend Steve Hackett and his time in and out of Genesis. The Wolf and Action Jackson also talk a little bit about live stream concerts and the recent Liam Gallagher Down By the River stream. By exploring 70s era Genesis and Steve Hackett throughout the years, we hope this opens the door for …
 
In episode number 66 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get festive as the podcast approaches its 3rd anniversary. They are spending the days in lockdown listening to Christopher Lee's heavy metal musings... what? being Saruman, Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and Count Dooku wasn't enough for Christo…
 
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…
 
This week, The Wolf and Action Jackson take a close look at the career of Steve Hackett - a legendary guitarist, former member of Genesis and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee who is criminally underrated. We have so much to cover that we've made it a two-parter - this is part one where we also discuss artists selling their publishing, what's up in…
 
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