Rush to release 'Snakes & Arrows' May 1

Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. Yes, I'm still a bit annoyed I missed the Slayer concert last week because of the snow. But that happens from time to time. But to balance out that misery, Rush announced they are planning to release their new CD, "Snakes & Arrows" on May 1. The new single is called "Far Cry" and should be on the radio March 13. Unconfirmed tour dates began to trickle in, including a June date at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre. That's where Rush began the 2004 tour and I was there.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad.

Yes, I'm still a bit annoyed I missed the Slayer concert last week because of the snow. But that happens from time to time.

But to balance out that misery, Rush announced they are planning to release their new CD, "Snakes & Arrows" on May 1. The new single is called "Far Cry" and should be on the radio March 13.

Unconfirmed tour dates began to trickle in, including a June date at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre. That's where Rush began the 2004 tour and I was there.

It doesn't appear the 2007 tour will begin at Nashville because just after that news was released, a story in a Tennessee newspaper stated the Starwood was being sold and the entire 2007 concert season was being scrapped.

The next date on the unconfirmed Rush tour schedule was June 15 at West Palm Beach, Fla. Man, West Palm Beach is much further south than Nashville, but I told my wife if the Rush tour began anywhere east of the Mississippi River, we were going. My wife Jessica loves sitting through 3-plus-hour Rush concerts.

People have said online the new Rush song sounds like something from their 1978 album "Hemispheres." That sounds good.

Back here in Norwalk, I saw the new Nicolas Cage film "Ghost Rider" last Saturday at Premiere Theatre. The theater was pretty busy which is good to see.

"Ghost Rider" is based on a Marvel comic.

Early on in the movie, Cage, who is a motorcycle stunt driver, sells his soul to the devil and ends up working for the devil when called upon to do his dirty work. When evil is in the area, Cage turns into the Ghost Rider and sends the bad guys back to hell.

Eva Mendes plays a television anchorperson and Cage's love interest. I really think it's Mendes' job in this movie just to look good because she's about as believable as a television personality as I would be as a professional quarterback.

For starters, the dialogue in this movie is not the greatest, but I didn't really expect it to be. The special effects are quite good, though.

The movie didn't seem to drag, which is good, too.

The film might not be suitable for young children, but teens could handle it.