Canadian rock band, Rush is set to become the latest band to be immortalised in a pinball machine. This week, the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, Stern Pinball Inc., announced a new line of pinball machines based on the legendary rockers.
A teaser video for the pinball machine contains the owl featured on the cover of Rush album, Fly By Night. It is set to include several titles of songs from the group’s catalogue which will likely be featured in the game.
Stern is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. The company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.
Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Kiss, Metallica, and AC/DC have all received the silver ball treatment from Stern. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe, to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.
After a three-year battle with glioblastoma, Rush drummer, Neil Peart died in Santa Monica on January 7th, 2020. Peart was just 67 years old when he died from the aggressive form of brain cancer. The band announced his passing three days later, setting off shockwaves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.
The final Rush show took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1st, 2015. Peart indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to play well, along with a desire to spend more time at home.
Joining Rush in ’74, Peart was considered as one of the best rock drummers of all time, alongside Zep’s John Bonham, Keith Moon of The Who, and Cream’s Ginger Baker. Peart was also Rush’s primary lyricist, drawing inspiration from everything from sci-fi to Ayn Rand.