hahahaha are you kidding me? Gene Simmons?? I can admit that while Rush is not my particular favorite, they're excellent musicians. And you can't deny the rock that is Tom Sawyer
The Demon will rip off your head and shit down your neck for laughing in his direction. Tom Sawyer is not rock- it is several minutes of Geddy sounding like he's looking for the balls that he never had, and smoking pole at the same time.
...Geddy Lee is one of the best bass players to ever pick one up...QUOTE]
Victor Wooten, Flea, Paul McCartney, Les Claypool, Roger Waters, and Gene Simmons say hello.
everyone except paul mccartney gene simmons. he's extremely talented, just not at bass (although he's still better than say, paul mccartney). and you left one guy off. he gets ignored so much because (like a lot of newer music) people can't friggin' stand the singer. mudvayne's bassist is ryan martinie, and he's by far one of the most innovative, brilliant, and basically mind blowing bassists I've ever seen. including seeing wooten play with the flecktones, and seeing primus.
this is the best example I could find on youtube. it pales in comparison to standing four feet away from him (ten feet away from his array of half gallien krueger half ampeg 4x12 cabs on a base of unidentified subs) and watching him play every spot on the bass with every part of both hands with lightning speed, not missing a note for an hour and a half http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1IVl9K6fGU
If you are trying to imply that Rush has anything in common with Def Leppard you are wrong. The only thing they have in common is they both released albums in the 80's, but so did Linda Ronstadt and Black Flag.
The difference between Rush and Coheed: Rush is original, Coheed is not.