I just received the following message from a RUSH mailing list (indeed, it is the ONLY message I have ever received from that list, which I don't even remember having signed up for): ====== The wait is over! Rush have just announced details of their eagerly awaited new album, VAPOR TRAILS. The 13-track collection - produced by Rush with engineer Paul Northfield (Marilyn Manson, Hole) - is set for release on May 14th. VAPOR TRAILS sees the legendary power trio - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - redefining their intensely individualistic music, blending their famously complex dynamics with driving melodic hooks and a passionate, personal lyrical approach. Tracks like the kinetic "How It Is," the emotive "Sweet Miracle," and the propulsive album-opening "One Little Victory" are angular, atmospheric and altogether extraordinary. With the visionary new VAPOR TRAILS, Rush has taken a bold step forward, making it clear that one of rock 'n' roll's all-time great bands are more than just back, they're better than ever. The album will be heralded by the single, "One Little Victory," slated to ship to rock radio outlets nationwide on March 29th. The band is currently finalizing plans for a major North American tour. Tentatively set to kick off in late June, the trek will mark Rush's first live performances since July 1997. The tour's first leg will be announced shortly. VAPOR TRAILS is Rush's 17th studio recording, and their first all-new collection in over 5 years. The Canadian trio's 22 albums have all been certified RIAA gold-or-better, with cumulative worldwide sales of over 35 million. Their most recent Anthem/Atlantic releases are 1996's gold-certified TEST FOR ECHO, followed by 1998's gold-certified multi-disc live set, DIFFERENT STAGES. Rush: "VAPOR TRAILS" Track Listing 1. "One Little Victory" 2. "Peaceable Kingdom" 3. "Ghost Rider" 4. "Ceiling Unlimited" 5. "The Stars Look Down" 6. "How It Is" 7. "Vapor Trail" 8. "Out Of The Cradle" 9. "Earthshine" 10. "Sweet Miracle" 11. "Nocturne" 12. "Freeze (Part IV of 'Fear')" 13. "Secret Touch" ====== So they are apparently following in Douglas Adams' footsteps and adding a fourth part to a trilogy. It kills me that we'll have to wait 'til May when they're releasing a single this month! Peace.