Rik Emmett of Triumph Plays Rush Song ‘Red Barchetta’ with Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality

“It was such a great day in the studio, jamming out to Neil’s incredible tracks, getting to play virtual ‘basement band’ and laying down my versions of Geddy & Alex parts. I felt like I had been transported back to 1980 for an afternoon. ‘Red Barchetta’ is one of my absolute fave RUSH songs… like an exciting, Ray Bradbury-esque SF short story, told by a progressive rock band… so to get a crack at it, with the actual drum takes that Neil performed, was an ‘artistic’ challenge – almost like accepting a dare.” Says Emmett “This is like “Rock Band” for the seriously, deeply committed.”


Ribbon Cutting for “Triumph Lane” Takes Place Thursday July 14th

New “street cred” puts TRIUMPH on the map… quite literally. Mississauga’s world champions of classic rock, TRIUMPH will be toasted by a host of appreciative fans, friends, celebrities and dignitaries as a new street is named in their honour.

Triumph TV

Blinding Light Show

“Blinding Light Show” OFFICIAL VIDEO TRIUMPH GREATEST HITS: REMIXED May 18, 2010 Visit the new TRIUMPH website:


Rik Emmett is set to perform at the JUNO Decades January 8th, 2011

This year marks the Juno Awards’ 40th anniversary and to celebrate this momentous occasion the ceremony comes back to its city of origin, Toronto! Only a few years ago, TRIUMPH…

Album Reviews

The Sport of Kings (

“The Sport of Kings” (TML / Universal; 1985) Often considered one of the most disappointing Triumph records, “The Sport of Kings” was attacked because of its heavy keyboard sound and…

Album Reviews

Allied Forces (

“Allied Forces” (MCA; 1981) When I was 13, my uncle had a music store in Tulsa, OK and he let me pick out any cassette I wanted — a cassette,…

Album Reviews

Classics (

“Classics” (MCA; 1989) There’s a reason this “Greatest Hits” package is entitled “Classics.” I think that’s an appropriate title because Triumph’s music can be heard on the classic stations, and,…

Album Reviews

Surveillance (

“Surveillance” (TML / Universal; 1987) After the disappointment of some fans with 1985’s “The Sport of Kings,” Triumph recorded and released “Surveillance” which, while not a complete return to form,…


RIK EMMETT Discusses Rumors of 2011 Tour w/ VAN HALEN

The rumors that have been sort of blowing in the wind are that Van Halen want to go back out yet again next year, but they’re going to need some sort of support to make the packaging a little more interesting. Because Triumph hasn’t really ever toured in any kind of a nostalgia way, I think Live Nation kind of goes, “Oh, yeah, you guys would be perfect for that.” So, we’ll see sort of the size and the shape and the glitter of the golden carrots that they have.


Sound & Vision Radio Interviews Rik Emmett (33:27)

Listen in on Rik Emmett’s interview with Sound + Vision Radio. Rik shares his thoughts on the classic ‘83 US Festival, Triumph, the current state of the business, technology, and…