Sunday May 22, 2022

Life After Rush (Episode 34)

For over 40 years, the band Rush defined progressive rock. Often far from the mainstream, they made their own way by pushing back against management, the record industry, and even their own fans.

In this episode, Derringer Discoveries welcomes longtime friend and Rush super-fan, John B. Derringer (via Zoom) to help the team discuss what the surviving members of Rush, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, have been doing since the passing of their long-time drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart. Also, Team Derringer chooses their favorite Rush songs from the band’s immense catalog and Rush aficionado, John B. Derringer weighs in on each member’s selection. John even shares a couple of his favorites as well!

Post Episode Bonus: MAIAH WYNNE

In March of 2022, Derringer Discoveries had the privilege of interviewing Maiah Wynne, a talented singer/songwriter/actor and, most recently, lead singer of Envy of None! Originally intended to be a loosely knit musical collaboration between Maiah Wynne and former Coney Hatch bassist, Andy Curran, the project soon grew into a full-fledged band once Curran’s friend and former Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, joined the band.

Team Derringer interviewed Maiah just prior to the release of Envy of None’s eponymous album. Maiah joined Derringer Discoveries via Zoom from a remote town in Montana where she was on the set of a movie in production.

Her original songs, collaborations, and covers run the gamut of indie-ballads to heavy hard rock. Maiah has won many national and international contests during her career and has developed songs and videos in support of the Apollo moon landing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education for young boys and girls as well as such worthy causes as mental health awareness and MMIW USA (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA).

In this episode, you'll hear how Maiah got started as a musician, about her David vs. Goliath battle with Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation, and her plans to release an upcoming album of her own original compositions.

Help Maiah in her quest to return her videos to YouTube! To show your support for the work Maiah has done on her fan-composed music and videos for the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (the prequel to The Hunger Games), please sign the on-line petition. [Editor: Petition no longer on-line. See below.]


UPDATE! On 21 Jun 2022, we heard from Maiah:


"[W]e've reached an agreement with Lionsgate, part of that agreement was to take down the petition against them... so the videos are back up and the songs are gone from everywhere else (except our Patreon!)"

You can hear Maiah provide her own update on YouTube!


All songs in this episode can be found on the Derringer Discoveries Spotify playlist: Life After Rush.

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