Rush Made A Song About Partying With KISS

Rush Made A Song About Partying With KISS | I Love Classic Rock Videos

UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Neil PEART and RUSH and Alex LIFESON and Geddy LEE; L-R: Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee - posed, studio, group shot, (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

With every song they’ve written, Rush has maintained a characteristically lighthearted approach. If you can recall Rush’s “I Think I’m Going Bald,” it’s a classic that alludes to their wild days of touring with the legendary rock band Kiss.

The song was released by Rush on their 1975 album Caress of Steel. Although there are no known recordings of Rush performing “I Think I’m Going Bald” live, the song may have been performed during the Down The Tubes tour when the album Caress of Steel was released.

In an interview, the band’s vocalist and bassist Geddy Lee discussed the origins of the song, which he, along with members Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart coined around the time they toured extensively with Kiss. “We were touring a lot with Kiss in those days, and they had a song called ‘Goin’ Blind,’” Lee recalled. “So, we were talking the piss out of that title by just coming up with this. Pratt [a nickname for Neil Peart] came up with this line, ‘I think I’m going bald,’ because Alex is always worried about losing his hair, even when he was not losing his hair. So, he would try all kinds of ingredients to put on his scalp.”

Lee wasn’t the only one who shared the fun moments Rush experienced around that time; in fact, guitarist Alex Lifeson once mentioned a major pie battle between Kiss and Rush on their summer tour in 1975 when discussing the shenanigans that used to occur when the bands played together.

Listen to the song below.

With every song they’ve written, Rush has maintained a characteristically lighthearted approach. If you can recall Rush’s “I Think I’m Going Bald,” it’s a classic that alludes to their wild days of touring with the legendary rock band Kiss.

The song was released by Rush on their 1975 album Caress of Steel. Although there are no known recordings of Rush performing “I Think I’m Going Bald” live, the song may have been performed during the Down The Tubes tour when the album Caress of Steel was released.

In an interview, the band’s vocalist and bassist Geddy Lee discussed the origins of the song, which he, along with members Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart coined around the time they toured extensively with Kiss. “We were touring a lot with Kiss in those days, and they had a song called ‘Goin’ Blind,’” Lee recalled. “So, we were talking the piss out of that title by just coming up with this. Pratt [a nickname for Neil Peart] came up with this line, ‘I think I’m going bald,’ because Alex is always worried about losing his hair, even when he was not losing his hair. So, he would try all kinds of ingredients to put on his scalp.”

Lee wasn’t the only one who shared the fun moments Rush experienced around that time; in fact, guitarist Alex Lifeson once mentioned a major pie battle between Kiss and Rush on their summer tour in 1975 when discussing the shenanigans that used to occur when the bands played together.

Listen to the song below.

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