Rush Documentary Wins Beer Award
[lastfm]Rush[/lastfm] has an awful lot going on lately. The progressive rock band most recently put their 19th studio album on hold to embark on this summer’s “Time Machine Tour,” and if that wasn’t enough their official documentary “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” received the Tribeca Film Festival‘s 2010 Heineken Audience Award.
Ahh it’s beautiful isn’t it? Beer honoring music, music continuing to make beer drinking awesome. The circle of life continues…
[pullquote quote=”Receiving the Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca means a lot to us as Rush has always been a band of the people. It was great to see Rush fans and non-fans enjoy the movie together.” credit=”Directors Sam Dunn & Scott McFayden”]
The rockumentary, which screened this past weekend at the New York festival, honors the lives and careers of [lastfm]Alex Lifeson[/lastfm], [lastfm]Geddy Lee[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Neil Peart[/lastfm], through band archives and concert footage. The film also includes interviews with such high profile fans as [lastfm]Gene Simmons[/lastfm], [lastfm]Billy Corgan[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jack Black[/lastfm], to tell the story of the unique Canadian band. Directors Sam Dunn and Scott McFadyen graciously received the $25,000 award at the festival’s wrap party, saying:
“Receiving the Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca means a lot to us as Rush has always been a band of the people. It was great to see Rush fans and non-fans enjoy the movie together.”
Rush play themselves on “Rock Band” backstage at The Colbert Report: