Rush plays “Tom Sawyer” on Rock Band backstage at Colbert

Check-out this clip of Rush attempting to play “Tom Sawyer” on Rock Band whilst backstage at the Colbert Report. Pretty amusing, especially when you know that Neil Peart often refers to this song as their catalogue’s most difficult to play live. When I tell people I’m a big Rush fan, they usually either reference Tom Sawyer or Limelight or The Spirit of Radio.  Did you know that The Spirit of Radio, one of their biggest hits, was written as an anti-radio song?  Next time it’s on, it actually makes fun of the popular music of the day.  Big ups to the Colbert folks for executing this kick ass idea for Rush fans and Readers around the globe!