Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach is among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records.
The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains artwork by Hugh Syme. A complete list of the musicians that perform on the album can be found at this location. Listen to audio samples and view the artwork here.
Bach recently conducted the following interview regarding the CD release:
Q: What were your impressions when you first heard RUSH?
Sebastian Bach: "Their time signatures fascinated me! I couldn't understand the tempos of songs such as 'Cygnus-X1' and 'Hemispheres'. It was music like nothing else I had ever heard. But being a young Canadian whippersnapper I was geographically programmed to worship RUSH like the rest of my fellow Canadians."
Q: What did RUSH do for you as a musician?
Sebastian Bach: "I was the second ever member of the 'Rush Backstage Club of Toronto', the RUSH fan club put together by their longtime photographer, Andrew MacNaughton. Andrew was the cousin of my school roommate, George Jeffries at Lakefield College School in Canada. He was the first member of Andrew's 'club' which we joined in 1981. RUSH was a magical sound to me and showed me that music could be challenging and entertaining at the same time."
Q: What is RUSH's legacy is the wider rock 'n' roll context? What is their contribution?
Sebastian Bach: "Few musicians on the planet can boast the longevity of RUSH, especially in a band context. Rock bands are a fragile organism and RUSH's career demonstrates that there are exceptions to the 'Behind The Music' scenario of band makes it big / band breaks up / band reunites for Japanese tour. Their work ethic and constant reinvention is an inspiration to each and every musician."