To mark the 40th anniversary of their 7th studio album Permanent Waves, Canadian prog-rockers Rush pay tribute to beloved band mate Neil Peart, alongside radio itself, with a special animated music video for their hit “The Spirit of Radio.”


QUEBEC, CANADA – 1st SEPTEMBER: Drummer Neil Peart from Canadian progressive rock band Rush recording their album ‘Permanent Waves’ at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada in October 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)



There are plenty of easter eggs left throughout the video that eagle-eyed fans can spot too. For example, see if you can find the subtle reference to Rush’s album 2112. They also reference radio DJs like Bob Coburn, Jim Ladd, Donna Halper and David Marsden throughout the video.



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Watch for yourself this fun, powerful, and engaging music video that’s a tribute to their fallen brother Neil Peart, a glimpse into the birth of radio, and how radio itself contributed to Rush’s fame through “The Spirit of Radio.”