The 64 year old guitarist told the Globe and Mail, “It’s been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We’re basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”
He says he’s writing on four or five different projects and always gets asked to guest on other musicians work which he love and it’s low pressure for him. The guitarist also write a column for the monthly Toronto newspaper the “West End Phoenix” which he says almost drove him batty coming up with his first column. He says he enjoys putting himself in uncomfortable places like appearing in a small rols in CBC in Canada on the show Crawford.”
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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