Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today a new line of pinball machines based on the legendary Canadian rock band Rush and their music.
A teaser video for the pinball machine contains the owl featured on the cover of the band’s Fly By Night album and includes titles of songs from the group’s catalog which will likely be featured in the game.
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Recent Stern Pinball titles include Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, KISS, Metallica and AC/DC. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.
Rush drummer Neil Peart died on January 7, 2020 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 67 years old. The band announced Peart’s passing three days later, setting off shockwaves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.
Rush’s final show took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Peart indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to play well, along with a desire to spend more time at home with his young daughter.
Peart joined Rush in 1974. He was considered one of the best rock drummers of all time, alongside John Bonham of Led Zeppelin; Keith Moon of The Who; and Ginger Baker of Cream. Peart was also Rush’s primary lyricist, drawing inspiration from everything from sci-fi to Ayn Rand.