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Subdivisions: A Tribute to Rush

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Oh this is just scary. Here are a host of marginal, fringe and has-been rockers paying tribute to the most enduring -- and arguably most innovative -- rock power trio in history. Love them or hate them Rush are iconoclasts; they have never looked to any muse other than their own. On Subdivisions: A Tribute to Rush, executive producers Peter Morticelli and Mike Varney have assembled vocalists Sebastian Bach, Randy Jackson (of Zebra) Kip Winger, Dave Brooks, and Jani Lane. They, in turn, are accompanied by an assortment of players including Vinnie Moore, Mike Magnini, Alex Skolnick, Jeff Stinco, Robert Berry (who mixed the collection), Andreas Kisser and others in what has to be the most misguided, badly played, and utterly lifeless "tribute" record to come down the pipe in a very long while. One has to wonder if Rush Messrs. Peart, Lee and Lifeson aren't embarrassed by this debacle.

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