Happy Canada Day! July 1st is our nation’s official birthday here in Canada, so we thought we’d try to do something to pay honour to arguably the greatest and most famous band that our ten provinces and three territories have given birth to. We asked Hellbound’s regular contributors to write a paragraph or two about their favourite Rush album of all time, the results of which follow below. we also asked some guests, all of which are Rush fans, to chime in with theirs too. All of the albums mentioned are indeed worthy of the nod and worth checking out if you have never heard them before.
Steve Truglio is a professional photographer from the USA who has had his shots appear in publications such as The Aquarian and Metal Maniacs, as well as a number of albums by Clutch. One of Steve’s favourite bands of all time is Rush and he has been lucky enough to shoot them live a number of times over the years. Steve was nice enough to let us print a photo gallery of some of his favourite Rush pics he has taken, all of which can be seen below.
Much like we did last year with Flight 666 when it was released, we asked our faithful HELLBOUND contributors who have already had a chance to view Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage to write us a review of their viewing experience. Here is a compendium of all the submitted reviews, listed alphabetically by the last name of the writer. We hope you enjoy these individual viewpoints on this super cool documentary film….
“The first image in the book is Living Color during the Vivid era backstage at a concert, just goofing around, and I wanted to capture that these were really fun guys, above everything else,” he says. “Not only are these people rock stars, but it’s something they are passionate about, and it clearly shows. Capturing them in their most vulnerable, joyous and with the most rawest emotions they have in their performance, was important.”
Laina Dawes interviews long-time music photographer Earl Douglas about his new book, “Black Rock Volume 1”, a compilation of photographs of some of the most important (and possibly unknown) black rock artists.
Iron Maiden live is more than just a concert — it’s an event. In the days and hours prior to the show, the host city girds its loins in preparation for a pilgrimage of epic proportions. Because the fans aren’t just fans — they’re an army.
Here is installment #2 of the Hellbound Handshake Clip of The Week! This week it is TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION Live at Maryland Deathfest 2010, as captured by Handshake Inc.
A striking passage of the Bad Religion song “Latch Key Kids” reads: “In this world today there ain’t nobody to thank/Just blame it on the kids and toss ’em into the tank.” Those lyrics seem applicable to a young kid growing up in the 1980s named Justin Pearson, best known as the bug-suited vocalist and bassist for the grind/noise/hardcore band The Locust.
Hellbound’s Justin M. Norton speaks with Pearson about his upcoming book, “From The Graveyard Of The Arousal Industry.”
As for the content itself, I asked Hall, who prefers the Cinema Verite approach to filmmaking, if he and Cardoso had given the crew specific instructions as to what images they were to capture, he said that he preferred not to. “I just decided to let them film the images that invoked something in them, to focus on what they felt was important to convey to the viewing audience about the performance, he said. “I trust these guys and know that they will come up with something great. How you make a film is just as important as what the film is about…and the way we make movies is to keep it real.”
Laina Dawes recalls her Maryland Deathfest experience as a full-time observer of Handshake Inc’s experience shooting the fest for DVD.
Introducing the Hellbound Handshake Clip of The Week! This week it is GORGUTS Live at Maryland Deathfest 2010
“We got asked a lot if it was supposed to be a tribute show or something; you couldn’t blame the writers for asking that, because it does happen that some dudes package up an old deal like a shtick. That’s not the case here; the way they play these new songs, they don’t do ’em like the old days, they don’t dress up like the old days, nothing’s like the old days – except the songs were written in the old days when they were younger men. That’s the difference; it’s not a Disneyland time warp ride”
Bill Adams talks with Stooges bassist Mike Watt about the current state of the band and their upcoming performance at Toronto’s NXNE Music Conference on Saturday, June 19th.