Rush visited ‘The Colbert Report’ on Wednesday (July 16) on Comedy Central. Stephen talked about it being the band’s first American television appearance in 33 years, calling them “The J.D. Salinger of Canadian prog-rock.” Stephen had troubles keeping the attention of producer Jimmy, the world’s biggest Rush fan. Rush talked about their musical influences, being known for long songs, Neil Peart’s drum dependency, and signed Stephen’s hand – for Jimmy. Watch the intro, interview, and performance of ‘Tom Sawyer’ below.