I can’t identify a single Rush song. So you can imagine my hesitation when my boyfriend got me a ticket to see the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. I am so glad I went. While I’m not into their music, it’s impossible not to appreciate their musicianship, work ethic and their charming personalities. Unlike most rock docs, this one didn’t include any mention of drug addiction, rehab, sex with groupies and inter-band fighting. After shows, you could most likely find the band in their hotel room watching TV or writing songs for their next album. Unlike most rock stars, they never rejected their nerdiness or compromised their standards for a record label even when their most diehard fans weren’t totally on board with what they were doing. They never rested on their laurels, they were constantly evolving and experimenting. In fact, Neal Peart learned an entirely new way to drum when he was arguably already one of the best drummers of all time. The film is incredibly entertaining and inspiring. See it immediately.