Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to the band RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Martin Popoff's new book Rush: Album by Album now available. Details here.
Virigina Grohl's new book From Cradle to Stage features a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother, now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson accepted Rush's 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner April 20th in Toronto. Details, photos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson on upcoming solo projects, Rush's future, Geddy Lee's book project, and more in new Sirius XM interview. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Geddy performs with YES! Video, photos, post-induction reports/interviews and more here.
Rush's 2112 40th anniversary edition box set NOW AVAILABLE! Order yours now (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe). Details, previews, reviews and more here.
Rush: Time Stand Still R40 tour documentary DVD/Blu-ray now available (order on DVD, Blu-ray). Details, trailers, clips, reviews and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson appear on The Strombo Show - talk about the final tour, 2112 40th anniversary, future projects and more. Complete interview available online here.
Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 (RES9) featuring Alex Lifeson now available. Details, video trailer and lyric videos here.
Rushisaband.com now has a searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by a new website at TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Fri, Jun 16, 2017@1:50PM | comments

Canadian singer-songwriter Jacob Moon garnered the attention of Rush and their fans when he posted a YouTube video of himself performing an impressive rooftop solo rendition of Rush's Subdivisions several years ago. The video quickly went viral, and Rush later asked Jacob to perform the song at their Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony back in March of 2010. Since then Moon has covered some other Rush songs including a rendition of Something for Nothing that was on the recent 2112 40th anniversary reissue, and also performed at the opening of the Lee Lifeson Art Park in Willowdale last fall. Musician David Barret of the David Barrett Trio is friends with Alex Lifeson, who helped produce the band's first 2 albums and the Trio often covers Rush and are a regular act at Lifeson's Toronto club The Orbit Room. Moon and Barrett have recently teamed up to try and organize a FREE concert of Rush and Rush-inspired music at the Lee Lifeson Art Park on Wednesday, July 19th, but they need some help from fans to make this happen and have started a GoFundMe campaign to generate the funds necessary:

... Since that day of [the Lee Lifeson Art Park] opening, the Artpark has been largely silent. There is no plan for regular music there, and we're pretty sure no one has played a Rush song there since.

That's where we need YOU!

It seemed a crime to me and my friend David Barrett (David Barrett Trio) that no one was carrying the torch for this music at this special place, designed to honor Geds and Lerxst. I perform several Rush songs in my set regularly, and we would love to take up the challenge to add a few more, along with songs from our original catalogs and a few related covers.

We would like to come and perform a duo concert at the Lee Lifeson Artpark in Toronto on Wed July 19 at 7pm. The idea is to make it FREE admission to the public where you can come and bring your friends. Plus we will be including a live stream feed, so our international fans can enjoy the show, even if they can't make it to Toronto.

We are going to use the funds to cover costs associated with recording a new dup version of 'Time Stand Still' by Rush (one of the perks listed to the right of your screen), as well as costs associated with production, rehearsal, promotion, permit fees and personnel so that we can bring this special event free of charge to all.

Thank you for your support in making this event possible. Our dream is to make it an annual gathering of fans and locals. You are keeping the music alive, and you have our gratitude and our commitment to bring you a night to remember!

If we happen to raise more than we had hoped to for this concert, we will invest it into better sound and visuals for the concert, as well as a bigger push to the community. Also if we receive enough extra funding, it will help us produce more recorded music for you to enjoy. ...

They are currently trying to raise $2000 to make this concert happen, so go help them out!

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Fri, Jun 16, 2017@11:53AM | comments
Signed Rush baseball letter of authenticityFriday Rush updates! RushFest Scotland charity raffle for a baseball signed by Rush to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust, Rush tracks featured in new Canada 150 compilation, help name Toronto's capybara pups after Rush, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 15, 2017@1:48PM | comments
Canada 150Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year and to commemorate the occasion, Universal Music Canada is releasing a new compilation of Canadian music titled Canada 150: A Celebration of Music that includes 2 Rush tracks ...
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Sat, Jun 10, 2017@7:05PM | comments
RushFest ScotlandThis year's Rushfest Scotland Scottish Rush fan convention will take place on June 17th in Bathgate, Scotland and all funds raised will go to support the Teenage cancer Trust. Geddy Lee has graciously donated a signed baseball to help them raise money for the charity ...
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Fri, Jun 9, 2017@8:00AM | comments
Rush Jeopardy referenceFriday Rush updates! Rush on Jeopardy! again, vote to name Toronto's capybara pups after Rush, Rush: Album by Album review and more ...
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Tue, Jun 6, 2017@7:43PM | comments
Rush Jeopardy referenceThere was yet another Rush reference on the popular American quiz show Jeopardy! this evening. ...
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Fri, Jun 2, 2017@12:46PM | comments
Alex Lifeson hosts the 2017 Ontario Wine AwardsFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson hosts the 2017 Ontario Wine Awards, vote to name Toronto's capybara pups after Rush, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 1, 2017@10:17AM | comments
Alex Lifeson hosts the 2017 Ontario Wine AwardsAlex Lifeson hosts the 2017 Ontario Wine Awards
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Thu, Jun 1, 2017@9:05AM | comments
Toronto's Capybara pups: Neil, Geddy, Alex?Toronto's High Park Zoo celebrated the birth of a trio of capybara pups earlier this year. It's now time to choose a name for the pups so the Friends of the High Park Zoo have opened up an online poll to enlist the public's help. One of the possible name combinations given in the poll are "Alex, Geddy, Neil". ...
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Fri, May 26, 2017@11:47AM | comments
Howard UngerleiderFriday Rush updates! Howard Ungerleider on whether he thinks Rush will ever tour again in new podcast interview, Geddy's latest Instagram posts, Ged featured in new book The World Needs More Canada, FANTOONS at Phoenix Comicon and more ...
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