Rush is a Band

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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Geddy Lee talks The Tragically Hip in a new CBC Music interview. Details here.
Alex Lifeson will be making a guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project RES9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9), due out in November. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Coppinwood Golf Club's 10th anniversary party. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 6th installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about his R40 Live tour travels in the Northwest. Details here.
Multiple Rush references in X-men: Apocalypse. Details, screenshots and more here.
Ole's Andy Curran on upcoming Rush releases and the possibility of new Rush music in FYI Music News interview. Details here.
Alex Lifeson participates in panel discussion on Preserving Popular Music in Canada. Details, photos, video here.
Kevin J. Anderson's 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush now available for purchase for Kindle, Audible, and on paperback. Details here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! to release Sept 13, now available for pre-order. Details, cover and more 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 ...
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives now available. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available. 170 pages of Rush-inspired comics, parodies, art and illustrations. Details here.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016@2:57PM | comments

Colorado-based melodic death metal band Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length album on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. It's titled Proponent for Sentience and includes a heavy cover version of Rush's Subdivisions. The band released a video of the cover yesterday which you can watch below or on YouTube at this location. You can pre-order a copy of Proponent for Sentience at this link, and learn more about Allegaeon via their Facebook page. Thanks to Gil W for the heads up.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016@10:32AM | comments
RocksmithRush featured in this week's DLC release for Rocksmith
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Mon, Aug 22, 2016@4:04PM | comments
Time Machine drumheadThe Percussive Arts Society is running a contest/raffle where you could win a Time Machine tour drumhead signed by all three members of Rush. ...
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Mon, Aug 22, 2016@9:13AM | comments
Gord Downie at final Tragically Hip showThe past Saturday night beloved Canadian band "The Tragically Hip" played their final show to a sold-out crowd at the Rogers K-Rock arena in the band's hometown of Kingston, and Geddy Lee was interviewed for a New York Times article on the concert ...
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Fri, Aug 19, 2016@11:04AM | comments
Ichiro and GeddyFriday Rush updates! Geddy talks baseball in new MLB interview, Alex side projects with Rik Emmett and Jim McCarty, Neil's new book out in just a few weeks and more ...
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Wed, Aug 17, 2016@3:02PM | comments
Ben Riley, Jim McCarty and Terry Brown in studioAccording to FYI Music News, Alex Lifeson was recently in the studio with former Rush producer Terry Brown putting guitar tracks down for Jim McCarty's (Yardbirds, Renaissance) next solo project. ...
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Mon, Aug 15, 2016@4:51PM | comments
Rik Emmett and Alex Lifeson at guitar workshop in 2006Rik Emmett is currently on tour and has been regularly performing his new song Human Race which will appear on his upcoming album and feature Alex Lifeson on 12-string guitar. Live video of Emmett performing the song is now available online ...
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Sat, Aug 13, 2016@8:51AM | comments
Ichiro and GeddyAvid baseball fan Geddy Lee made a trip to Florida yesterday to take in a few Florida Marlins games and add Ichiro and Bonds to his autograph collection. While at the game Geddy took some time out for a video interview where he talks about how he became such a big baseball fan and how it's a great distraction from the rigors of the road. ...
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Fri, Aug 12, 2016@11:28AM | comments
RushFriday Rush updates! Geddy and Alex on the history of Rush from Vapor Trails on, Neil Peart's new book coming next month, Tiffin University offering their Rush course again, and more ...
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Mon, Aug 8, 2016@11:52AM | comments
RushTeamRock.com has posted the fourth part of their interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where the pair reflect on the history of Rush. In this installment they discuss the period from Vapor Trails on through to the present ...
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