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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Rush: "Beyond The Lighted Stage" Wins JUNO Award For "Music DVD Of The Year"
The documentary about legendary Canadian trio Rush, called "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage", was honored in the "Music DVD Of The Year" category at this year's Juno gala dinner and award ceremony held tonight (Saturday, March 26) in Toronto. This marks the second consecutive win in this Juno category for filmmakers Sam Dunn andScot McFadyen of Banger Films, who received the same award last year for "Iron Maiden: Flight 666".
Guitarist Alex Lifeson told The Pulse of Radio that it wasn't until he saw the film himself that he thought there was actually an interesting story to tell about the band. "It's just kind of a, you know, a success story — kids from the suburbs have a dream and they live their dream," he said.
Rush bassist Geddy Lee told RollingStone.com that the band was initially hesitant when approached by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen about making a documentary, saying, "We thought, 'How foolish are these guys?' We're just this dull band. I remember (drummer) Neil (Peart) asked them rather pointedly, 'What's your angle? What's the story you want to tell?' They said, 'Well, to be honest, we don't know.' We liked that and said, 'Good luck, let you know what you want us to do.'"