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RUSH Album Fly By Night

“Fly by Night,” is the 2nd Album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released on February 15, 1975, on Mercury Records. It was the first Rush LP to showcase elements of progressive rock for which the band has become known. It was also the 1st to feature lyricist & drummer Neil Peart. Let’s dig into the title track “Fly By Night.”

“Fly By Night,”  the song by Neil Peart who became RUSH’s 2nd drummer after the departure of John Rutsey. Peart wrote the song as his personal experience of moving from Canada to London as a young 18-year-old musician before joining Rush. The song kicks off side two on the vinyl album and tracks #5 on the American release of the cd. The single was released in May 1975.  The first time a single was released in radio markets other than the United States or Canada. The amazing fact is they recorded the entire album in 10 days.

Geddy LeeAlex Lifeson, and Neil Peart of Rush became a rock and roll powerhouse with only 3 band members. Neil did the share of the band’s lyric writing and Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee scored the music end of the process. Right after Fly By Night took off on the radio they immediately started on the road opening for bands like Kiss.

What amazes me as a music fan is Rush’s released two albums in 1975. The Follow-up was the album, “Caress of Steel” which was not a commercial success but was still loved by true Rush fans.



3 Rockers Who Made The Most Money in 2022

I’m always interested to find out the rockers who made the most money. I’m not trying to jump in their wallets, but it’s interesting to me. The “average” musician does what they do for the love of the craft. We all want money, but band pay (especially bar bands) can be less than adequate for living purposes.  They do it because they love it and hope the money follows.

A friend of mine recently took a trip to Nashville.  Every bar had a band playing live.  The band would send a member through the crowd asking for tips.  This terrified me because the thought crossed my mind, “Are these bars asking bands to work for tips?”

Even the bands who have made it all have stories of getting screwed over in deals.  Look what John Fogerty went through to get the rights back to his own songs!  Billy Squier wrote “The Stroke” because he was supremely frustrated with the record industry.  He felt he was writing great songs, but if the right people didn’t hear them and the right egos weren’t stroked, his music did not have a chance.  Billy Squier wasn’t wrong.

The money doesn’t just come from touring.  The last couple of years has seen a massive trend of artists selling their catalogs for BIG MONEY.  Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan both signed 300 million dollar deals for the rights to the songs.

According to Forbes, these are the highest-paid rock acts for last year… after taxes.

3 Rockers Who Made The Most Money in 2022

  • #3 - The Rolling Stones - 98 Million

    The Rolling Stones made their money the old-fashioned way… they toured.  Between their tour and record royalties, they grossed 136 million and netted 98 million in 2022.  The Stones played 15 cities on their tour, at an average revenue north of $8.5 million dollars PER SHOW.

    Rolling Stones: Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards


  • #2 Sting - 210 Million

    Sting sold his record catalog in 2022 for 300 million.  He sold his entire catalog, both solo and with The Police to Universal Music Group.  That should be him quite the trophy case for his 17 Grammy Awards.  In other news, Sean Combs continues to be pissed for never making a dime off of “I’ll Be Missing You.”


    Sting made a massive splash in February 2022 selling his entire catalog — both solo and his music with The Police — to Universal Music Publishing Group. While Universal did not disclose the price tag of this deal, ‘The New York Times’ reported the deal is worth at least $250 million or more.

  • #1 Genesis - 230 Million

    It was a banner year for Genesis.  They got a $300 million music rights sale to Concord Music Group in 2022.  Publishing rights and a selection of recorded music income streams from the group, as well as solo income streams from Phil Collins (including “In The Air Tonight”) and bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Throw their tour money and song royalties into that figure and it pops out at 230 million dollars.

    Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks of Genesis

    In September 2022, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ reported the music rights for Phil Collins and Genesis, along with some of the music of Mike + the Mechanics, sold to Concord Music Group Inc. for a reported $300 million.


    You can see Forbes complete list of the top ten entertainers when you CLICK HERE.


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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