Rush is one of my three favorite bands in the entire universe!!! These guys have been a part of my life since early childhood! I've seen them in concert for the R30 tour and they blew me away. 2112 is a masterpiece long with A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Signals, Moving Pictures and so on and so fourth.
Rush carries on a sound of a full size orchestra and there's only three members! Geddy Lee is the one who inspired me to pick up the bass. Alex Lifeson is such an incredibly gifted yet sadly underrated guitarist. Then there's Neil Peart who's one of the greatest drummers that has ever lived! I could go on and on for my love of Rush but that would carry out dozens and dozens of pages long.
... oh and P.S. yes, I am a women and I am a Rush fan!!!