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Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project - Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 - releaseing new album RES9 featuring Alex Lifeson on Nov 11th. Details, pre-order, video trailer and lyric video featuring Lifeson here.
Rush recieves key to the city of Toronto in special presentation at newly-opened Lee Lifeson Art Park. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! is now available for purchase. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs at 2016 Medlock-Krieger Golf Tournament and All-star Jam. Details, interview, video and photos here.
Geddy Lee talks The Tragically Hip in a new CBC Music interview. Details 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.
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.
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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016@1:18PM | comments

Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's upcoming new solo project RESolution9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9). The band's new album is titled RES9 and will release in multiple formats on November 11th via Mascot Label Group. Lifeson plays the 12-string guitar on the track Human Race and also appears alongside Dream Theater's James LaBrie on End of the Line. The band has released the official lyric video for Human Race which you can watch below or on YouTube at this location. The members of RESolution9 are from Rik's touring quartet: Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums, with Dave and Steve co-producing the project. In addition to guest spots from Lifeson and LaBrie, Emmett's former Triumph bandmates bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore also appear on the album. Here's what Lifeson had to say about the project:

... [Lifeson] found it quite an honor to play with and for his lifelong friend. "When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn't hesitate for a second," Lifeson reports. "He's the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it's always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get. There is a rock purity in his songwriting and performance, and it's just so much fun to get together and throw ideas around. He's always so up and open for anything - even a notoriously uncooperative Rickenbacker 12-string!" Dunlop points out the way RESOLUTION9 meshed with Lifeson "stands as a great example of the collective efforts of the brotherhood." ...

A video trailer for the new album has also been released and features several clips of Alex Lifeson in studio with Emmett. You can watch the video trailer on YouTube here, and pre-order RES9 via Amazon or the Mascot Label Group website.

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[Rik Emmett & RESolution 9's new album RES9 featuring Alex Lifeson now available for pre-order]
[Rik Emmett performs Human Race from his upcoming album featuring Alex Lifeson]
[Alex Lifeson to make guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo album]

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016@12:33PM | comments
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson getting the key to the city from Toronto Mayor John Tory - photo by Paul Beaulieu of The Canadian Music SceneFriday Rush updates! Rush gets the key to the city of Toronto, Rik Emmett & RESolution 9's new album RES9 featuring Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart's Far and Wide now available, RushCon 16 dates announced, Moving Pictures nominated for Polaris Heritage Prize, and more ...
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Thu, Sep 22, 2016@9:35PM | comments
Moving Pictures coverRush's Moving Pictures is one of the forty Canadian albums from the '60s through the first half of the '00s to have been nominated for the 2nd annual Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. ...
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Wed, Sep 21, 2016@9:36AM | comments
From the Riser: A Drummer's Perspective IIAuthor and photographer David Phillips recently completed the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2010 coffee table book A Drummer's Perspective. The new book is titled From The Riser, A Drummer's Perspective II and features a foreword by Neil Peart, who also appears on the book's cover. ...
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016@5:19PM | comments
RushCon 16The folks at RushCon have announced the dates for this year's RushCon fan gathering. The event will take place November 3rd-5th in Toronto. ...
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Sat, Sep 17, 2016@1:22PM | comments
Geddy and Alex get the key to the cityToronto Mayor John Tory is presenting the key to the city to all three members of Rush in a special ceremony this afternoon at the newly-opened Lee Lifeson Art Park in the Toronto neighborhood of Willowdale. Photos, videos and updates here ...
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Fri, Sep 16, 2016@6:44PM | comments
RESTriumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project - Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 - will be releaseing their new album RES9 featuring Alex Lifeson on November 11th and it's now available for pre-order. A video trailer featuring in-studio footage with Lifeson is also available ...
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Fri, Sep 16, 2016@11:44AM | comments
Lee Lifeson Art Park - photo by ZylyPFriday Rush updates! Rush to receive key to the city of Toronto, Alex Lifeson talks Limelight in new interview, Terry Brown on producing Rush's Signals album, Neil Peart celebrates his 64th birthday and more ...
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Thu, Sep 15, 2016@5:50PM | comments
Moving Pictures coverAlex Lifeson recently stopped by Toronto's Boom 97.3 as part of their Behind the Vinyl feature to play Rush's Limelight on vinyl and talk for about 5 minutes about the song and the Moving Pictures album, which celebrated its 35th anniversary earlier this year ...
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Thu, Sep 15, 2016@8:21AM | comments
Alex and GeddyThe Toronto Sun reported last night that Toronto Mayor John Tory will be presenting the key to the city to Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in a special ceremony this coming Saturday ...
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