Attention all planets of the Solar Federation ...

R40
R40 6-disc Blu-ray box set coming this November! Now available for pre-order. Details here.
Far and Near
New Neil Peart book Far and Near: On Days Like These now available! Order your copy at this location. Details here.
Experiencing Rush
New book from Durrell Bowman titled Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion coming this November, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson speaking at RushCon 2012 - photo courtesy RushCon
Kevin J. Anderson working on sequel to Clockwork Angels titled Clockwork Lives, also editing anthology of stories based on Rush songs including 2113 novella. Details here.
Geddy Lee ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Geddy Lee takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Details and video here.
Neil Peart
New Neil Peart news update for August, 2014 at NeilPeart.net titled Magnetic Mirages. Check it out here.
Lee Lifeson Art Park
New park in Toronto's Willowdale neighborhood to be named the Lee Lifeson Art Park. Details here.
Rush: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence
New book Rush: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence from Robert Freedman now available. Details here.
Issue 2
Clockwork Angels graphic novel issues #1, 2 3, 4 and 5 now available! Details, previews and more here.
Rush Presto SACD
Rush Presto SACD now available from Audio Fidelity, 20% discount code available. Details here.
Doctors Geddy and Alex
Rush receive Honorary Doctorate of Music degrees from Nipissing University, accept via video. Details and video here.
Rush FAQ
New Rush FAQ book by Max Mobley now available for purchase. Details here.
Rush 2015 Tour
RUSH 2015 TOUR
Alex Lifeson reports in Rolling Stone interview that Rush is planning some kind of 2015 Rush 41st anniversary tour!!! Details here.
Rush is a Band on Facebook
Follow Rush is a Band on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!
Follow Rush is a Band on Twitter!

Blogospheres

Monday, September 22, 2014

Neil Peart's Far and Near: Days Like These now available
9:39AM EST | link | comments (2) |

Although it has been listed with an October 14th release date for some time now, Neil Peart's next book Far and Near: On Days Like These is already shipping from Amazon and other retailers, and you can order your copy at this location. The book is a follow-up to Peart's 2011 book Far and Away: A Prize Every Time and is another collection of his NeilPeart.net blog posts since that last book was released. A limited edition hardcover version of the book was made available back in August but quickly sold out.

Share

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 5 now available
11:32AM EST | link | comments (17) |

Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 5The fifth of six issues of the graphic novel version of Clockwork Angels recently released and is now available for purchase. In addition to the standard cover that is available in comic and book stores, there is an exclusive, limited edition cover available via BOOM! Studios and the Rush Backstage Club. The first issue of the graphic novel was released back on March 19th and there were a number of different covers and subscription options made available as described in this post. The second, third and fourth issues are also available in both the standard and limited edition covers and can be purchased via the Rush Backstage Club, BOOM! Studios, Amazon.com, or your local comic/book store. The sixth and final issue in the series should be available early next month.

Related Posts:
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 4 preview]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 3 now available]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 3 now available for pre-order]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue 2 releasing this week]
[Kevin J. Anderson on the Clockwork Angels graphic novel]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel issue #1 preview]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel cover art updates]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel cover art preview]
[Clockwork Angels graphic novel preview, new interview with Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart]
[Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson talk Clockwork Angels graphic novel in new interview]
[Kevin J. Anderson talks Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel in new interview]
[Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel now available for pre-order]
[Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart talk Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel in new USA Today article]
[Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel from Kevin J. Anderson coming April 2014]

Share

Friday, September 19, 2014

Updates and other random Rush stuff
12:08PM EST | link | comments (20) |

UPDATE - 9/21@10:53AM: Phil Simon has collected 40 questions for Neil and is asking fans to vote for the best ones. So go vote!

UPDATE - 9/20@11:02AM: I mentioned below that Phil Simon will be interviewing Neil Peart for a piece in the Huffington Post next week. Phil has asked fans to help him come up with a list of questions for Neil:

On Wednesday, I'll be interviewing Neil Peart of Rush, my favorite band. Our interview will run in The Huffington Post next Wednesday. I've drawn up some questions but would love to hear your suggestions. Just put them in the comments. I'll put the top six or seven up for a Wedgies vote and then create a poll. I'll ask him the two questions with the most votes, time permitting.

----- snip -----

R40 Blu-ray box setThis past Wednesday Rush posted an official announcement at Rush.com regarding the planned November 11th release of their R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set (6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs) which we had first heard about via a SpincCDs listing last week. The announcement contained a few more details that hadn't been in the SpinCDs listing, such as the full track list for the Laura Secord Secondary School set, which will be the FULL show including the 2 unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser, along with their cover of Bad Boy. The set will include Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) along with an R40 bonus disc, all contained in a 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm (12" x 9"). The bonus disc will include the Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage, the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976, Lock and Key live from 1988, Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997, the I Still Love You Man video from 2011 and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. Here are the bonus disc details:

Disc Six - R40 Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974: 1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)

Capitol Theatre 1976: 1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood

Lock and Key 1988

Molson Amphitheatre 1997: 1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)

I Still Love You Man 2011

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013: 1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

For complete details of what's contained in the set, just read the Rush.com press release. You can also check out this higher resolution image of the cover. The R40 box set has a slated release date of Tuesday, November 11th, and you can pre-order it on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs. Along with the official press release announcement, the band has also released a 1:30-minute trailer which you can check out at this location. And speaking of Rush Blu-rays, CEPro.com Senior Editor Robert Archer recently reviewed SnapAV's Episode subwoofers and utilized Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour Blu-ray in his testing:

... LFE information was also impressive considering the subwoofer's comparatively small cabinet when placed against competitive 12-inch woofer models. The sub's speed was probably most evident during Rush's Clockwork Angels Blu-ray disc. In tandem with the B&Ws, the combination clearly delineated Geddy Lee's bass and Neil Peart's drums with nice separation and punch. ...

The Wilderness of Manitoba's Between Colours albumAlex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on Toronto-based folk rock trio The Wilderness of Manitoba's Between Colours album which was released this past Wednesday in Canada. The track that Alex plays on is titled Shift and you can give it a listen on SoundCloud at this location. Between Colours is now available in Canada and can be purchased in the US via import. The band will be having an album release party at Lee's Palace on October 16th in Toronto, and will be embarking on a month-long Canadian tour in support of the album on September 19th. Pop Matters posted this review of the album saying the following about Shift:

... There are guest stars from Canada's rock past on Between Colours, and none is bigger than the presence of Rush's Alex Lifeson shredding some solo guitar on "Shift". Even if you didn't know Lifeson was on this album, you would listen to the virtuoso guitar solo on the song and go, yep, that's Alex Lifeson. ...

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has made available a limited edition, signed print of Alex Lifeson's A Brush of Hope painting from last year. Each of the 300 signed and numbered prints can be purchased for $250 CDN at this location (plus shipping and handling). Alex's painting for last year was a self portrait that ended up being sold for a whopping $7,600! Alex regularly participates in the auction and is an active supporter of the Kidney Foundation as seen here.

The 7th annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament and All-Star Concert to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will take place this coming Monday, September 22nd at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, CA. The event is hosted by sports artist Scott Medlock and legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. Rush's Alex Lifeson will be among the many celebrities attending the tournament, and will also be participating in an all-star concert taking place that evening. The concert will also feature Krieger, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Thayer (KISS), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), David Sikes (Boston), Lita Ford and many others. For the all the details and ticket information, check out medlockkriegerinvitational.com.

Author, Rush fan, tech consultant, and RIAB reader Phil Simon tweeted out yesterday that he will be interviewing Neil Peart next week for a piece in the Huffington Post:

Looks like I'll be interviewing @Praetorianx1 for @HuffingtonPost next week.

Neil will likely talk about his upcoming book Far and Near, due out next month, along with the band's upcoming R40 box set release. Hopefully he'll also reveal some more details about the Clockwork Angels sequel Clockwork Lives that he's in the process of writing with Kevin J. Anderson, along with the band's plans for a 2015 tour. Speaking of Clockwork Angels, Woot.com is currently offering the Clockwork Angels: Watchmaker's Edition audiobook for the low price of $44.99. The sale is for 1 day only or while supplies last so get yours now (thanks Brent N). Also, Neil Peart was one of the drummers featured for Drum Heroes Week at MusicRadar.com this past week. The feature includes a photo gallery of Neil along with several snippets from past interviews. You can check it out online here.

There are also a couple of silly Neil Peart news items to report. According to CheeseNewsWire.com Neil will apparently be consulting the Green Bay Packers football team in order to help their offense find their rhythm. Also, The Soup posted this YouTube video of an enthusiastic church band drummer that's been making the social media rounds along with the following commentary (thanks barboy2112):

"Quick! Church starts in 20 minutes and we don't have a drummer! Who do we know who can drum in the background of a ballad?"

"I know a drummer from a Rush cover band."

"Get him in here!"

Rapper Pharrell Williams was seen sporting a Rush Test For Echo t-shirt at a recent concert at the Stockholm Globe Arena. You can check out a couple of photos in this Guardian article.

American alt-rock group Wheatus recently performed a show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on August 19th and performed a cover of Rush's The Trees as seen in this YouTube video (thanks Sean).

Reader Count Floyd let me know of a Rush mention on the most recent episode of Jim Rome's show on Showtime (Season 3, Episode 8). At about the 25 minute mark of the episode, the Sklar Brothers are riffing on the back dated National Hockey League where "They still play tons of Rush, and everyone has a mullet."

Here's the video trailer for Rush's R40 box set:

Some changes are in store for rushisaband.com in the near future. I'll be implementing a new, more robust commenting system over the next several weeks utilizing Disqus. The final switchover is likely at least a couple weeks away but I thought I'd give everyone a heads up. It'll allow folks to use their existing social media logins (Facebook, Twitter, Google) to post on RIAB. All the old comments will be getting imported into the new system, and it will allow for you to link up your old comments with the new account based on email address if you so desire. Disqus has all sorts of neat features built into it, so I think everyone will really like it. That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Share

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Signed prints of Alex Lifeson's 2013 A Brush of Hope painting now available
5:24PM EST | link | comments (10) |

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has made available a limited edition, signed print of Alex Lifeson's A Brush of Hope painting from last year. Each of the 300 signed and numbered prints can be purchased for $250 CDN at this location (plus shipping and handling). Alex's painting for last year was a self portrait that ended up being sold for a whopping $7,600! Alex regularly participates in the auction and is an active supporter of the Kidney Foundation as seen here.

Share
Rush R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set official press release
10:16AM EST | link | comments (21) |

R40 Blu-ray box setWe learned last week via a listing at SpinCDs that Rush would be releasing a special R40 video box set on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs this coming November to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Rush made the release official today when they posted this announcement to Rush.com. The announcement contains a few more details that hadn't been in the SpinCDs listing, such as the full track list for the Laura Secord Secondary School set, which will be the FULL show including the 2 unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser, along with their cover of Bad Boy. The set will include Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) along with an R40 bonus disc, all contained in a 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm (12" x 9"). The bonus disc will include the Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage, the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976, Lock and Key live from 1988, Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997, the I Still Love You Man video from 2011 and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. Here are the bonus disc details:

Disc Six - R40 Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974: 1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)

Capitol Theatre 1976: 1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood

Lock and Key 1988

Molson Amphitheatre 1997: 1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)

I Still Love You Man 2011

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013: 1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

For complete details of what's contained in the set, just read the Rush.com press release. You can also check out this higher resolution image of the cover. The R40 box set has a slated release date of Tuesday, November 11th, and you can pre-order it on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs. Along with the official press release announcement, the band has also released a 1:30-minute trailer which you can check out below or at this location:

Related Posts:
[Rush R40 Blu-ray box set now available for pre-order]
[R40 6-disc Blu-ray box set coming this November]

Share

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rush R40 Blu-ray box set now available for pre-order
3:24PM EST | link | comments (29) |

UPDATE - 9/17@9:45AM: The band has also released this 1:30-minute trailer for the box set:

----- snip -----

R40 Blu-ray box setUPDATE - 9/17@8:06AM: Rush has finally put out an official press release regarding the R40 box set. The release includes the full track list for the Laura Secord Secondary School set, which will include the 2 unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser, along with their cover of Bad Boy.

We learned this past week that Rush will be releasing a special R40 video box set on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs this coming November to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The set will contain Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) along with an R40 bonus disc. The bonus disc will include the Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage, the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976, Lock and Key live from 1988, Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997, the I Still Love You Man video from 2011 and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. From the product description:

... The 6 Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 6 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages. The 56 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

The R40 box set is now listing at Amazon.com with a slated release date of Tuesday, November 11th, and you can pre-order it on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs. Here are the bonus disc details:

Disc Six - R40 Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974: 1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)

Capitol Theatre 1976: 1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood

Lock and Key 1988

Molson Amphitheatre 1997: 1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)

I Still Love You Man 2011

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013: 1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

Share

Friday, September 12, 2014

Updates and other random Rush stuff
12:16PM EST | link | comments (35) |

UPDATE - 9/14@12:46PM: The 10-DVD R40 box set is also now available for pre-order.

UPDATE - 9/13@12:38PM: Amazon is also now listing the R40 Blu-ray set for pre-order with a release date of November 11th.

R40 Blu-ray box setGiven that 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush's first album, fans have been wondering all year whether the band would release some kind of commemorative box set to mark the occasion. We finally got some news on that front earlier this week when a listing appeared online at the UK website SpinCDs.com for an R40 box set (6 BDs or 10 DVDs) slated to release this coming November. The set will contain Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) on Blu-ray or DVD along with an R40 bonus disc. The bonus disc will include the Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage, the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976, Lock and Key live from 1988, Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997, the I Still Love You Man video from 2011 and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. From the product description:

... The 6 Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 6 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages. The 56 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

You can get all the details at SpinCDs.com. The UK release date is given as Monday, November 17th so the North American release will likely be the following Tuesday, November 18th. So far SpinCDs.com is the only online retailer currently listing the item, but I'd expect that we'll see it on Amazon and other sites within the next week or two.

The 7th annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament and All-Star Concert to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will take place on Monday, September 22nd at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, CA. The event is hosted by sports artist Scott Medlock and legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. Rush's Alex Lifeson will be among the many celebrities attending the tournament, and will also be participating in an all-star concert taking place that evening. The concert will also feature Krieger, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Thayer (KISS), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), David Sikes (Boston), Lita Ford and many others. For the all the details and ticket information, check out medlockkriegerinvitational.com.

A new Rush book from music scholar Durrell Bowman titled Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion will be released via Rowman & Littlefield Publishers on November 16th. Bowman is a cultural musicologist, musician, IT consultant and accomplished author who coedited the 2011 book Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United. Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion is slated for release on November 16th and you can pre-order your copy at this location.

The Wilderness of Manitoba's Between Colours albumEarlier in the summer we learned that Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on Toronto-based folk rock trio The Wilderness of Manitoba's upcoming Between Colours album. The track that Alex plays on is titled Shift and you can give it a listen on SoundCloud at this location. Between Colours will be released on Pheromone Recordings in Canada this coming Tuesday, September 16. The band will be having an album release party at Lee's Palace on October 16th in Toronto, and will be embarking on a month-long Canadian tour in support of the album on September 19th.

Rolling Stone magazine sat down with Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino of the New York based post-punk rock band Interpol for an interview before the band's August 21st tour stop in Las Vegas last month. The pair discuss their pre-show rituals, revisiting the band's older albums, and their early influences. Kessler talks about his earliest influence being The Jam and then Fogarino mentions Rush:

... Rush. Let's get uncool. But that's what's cool about it, because it's so uncool. I know definitely that a member of Interpol is not supposed to say that they love Rush. ...

Kessler then mentions having recently heard Tom Sawyer at a Starbucks and being surprised by it. You can listen to the complete interview online at this location.

Author and music producer/engineer Bobby Owsinski published a book last December titled Deconstructed Hits: Classic Rock Vol. 1 where he uncovers the stories and techniques behind 20 iconic classic rock songs including Rush's Tom Sawyer. Earlier this week he published an excerpt from the book's section on Tom Sawyer to his blog at this location (thanks Simon Q).

In celebration of the 2014 NFL season, Ultimate Classic Rock is running a bracket-style contest among 16 fictional, band-themed football teams. Round one of the first-ever Hard Rock Football League championship pitted ZZ Top's Texas Eliminators up against Rush's Toronto Rush, and Rush won in a landslide victory. In round two they are matched up against Motorhead's Motorheads and currently losing! Voting closes next Tuesday, September 16th and you can vote once per hour, so go vote for Rush! And Guitar World is running a bracket poll to determine the greatest live band. Round 1 pits Rush up against Korn and you can vote here (thanks Alex P).

TV Guide Network aired a one-hour preview show of the upcoming season of the CBS reality show Survivor: San Juan del Sur this past week. At one point in the program one of the set designers shows off a new set which he called "The Temples of Syrinx, a shout out to my favorite band, Rush" (thanks Jeffrey F). The program will re-air a few times in the upcoming week as listed here, and the 29th season of Survivor kicks off on CBS on September 24th.

Reader Gabby let me know that Rush's The Spirit of Radio is featured in the trailer for the new documentary I Am What I Play from Roger King which follows the careers of 4 legendary rock DJs. You can view the trailer online here.

Here's some MLB video of Geddy Lee at a recent Toronto Blue Jays game dutifully filling out his scorecard (thanks RushFanForever):

A BIG happy 62nd birthday to Neil Peart! Have a great weekend everyone!

Share
Happy 62nd birthday to Neil Peart!
7:29AM EST | link | comments (8) |

Neil Peart then and nowOn this day back in 1952, our favorite drummer - Neil Ellwood Peart - was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Neil is the old man of Rush and turns 62 today; Geddy and Alex both recently turned 61. I should also mention that this past Tuesday, September 9th, Neil and his wife Carrie Nuttall celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary. Happy birthday Pratt, and happy anniversary Neil and Carrie!

Share

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alex Lifeson to participate in charity golf tournament and all-star concert
10:11AM EST | link | comments (11) |

The 7th annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament and All-Star Concert to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will take place on Monday, September 22nd at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, CA. The event is hosted by sports artist Scott Medlock and legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. Rush's Alex Lifeson will be among the many celebrities attending the tournament, and will also be participating in an all-star concert taking place that evening. The concert will also feature Krieger, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Thayer (KISS), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), David Sikes (Boston), Lita Ford and many others. For the all the details and ticket information, check out medlockkriegerinvitational.com.

Share

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New book from Durrell Bowman coming this November: Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion
10:00AM EST | link | comments (17) |

A new book from music scholar Durrell Bowman titled Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion will be released via Rowman & Littlefield Publishers on November 16th. From the book's editorial review:

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush's long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis how to listen to this unique act. From Rush's emergence as an early blues-rock power trio of guitar, bass, and drums into the godfathers of progressive hard rock, Bowman marks the band's first breakthrough with its landmark, sci-fi/individualist album 2112. From there, readers explore Rush's movement from "prog rock" extended compositions into shorter, potential-radio-play "post-prog" songs, leading to Rush's most successful album Moving Pictures in 1981. In its later career, Rush adventurously mixed progressive hard rock and music technology, generating a new power trio sound that featured further stylistic evolutions. As Bowman makes clear, it is the band's stalwart path and many influences on fans, musicians, and others that resulted in Rush's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Bowman is a cultural musicologist, musician, IT consultant and accomplished author who coedited the 2011 book Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United. Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion is slated for release on November 16th and you can pre-order your copy at this location.

Share
 

 

Older Posts >
 

 

Rush is a Band is maintained by Ed Stenger/rushisaband
All Rush-related content is © 2002-2014 Anthem Entertainment unless otherwise noted.
Rush is a Band is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Rush and/or Atlantic Records, Mercury Records, Roadrunner Records and/or Anthem Entertainment; their parents or their affiliates.
Rush et al and any/all related names, marks and/or insignias
are trademarks of Atlantic, Mercury and/or Roadrunner Records.
For promotional & private use only. It is strictly prohibited to republish,
reproduce, redistribute, or profit from the content found herein.

... of Salesmen


R40 6-disc Blu-ray Box Set

R40 10-disc DVD Box Set

Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

Rush: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Far and Near: Days Like These by Neil Peart

Rush Presto SACD

Rush Rediscovered LP box set

12x12 RUSH 2015 Calendar

Rush: The Rise Of Kings

Rush FAQ

Clockwork Angels: The Novel paperback edition

CONTRIBUTE!
Receive a FREE
[RUSH IS A BAND bumper sticker]
with any donation
of $3 or more.




Random Sample...

... hold the one you need [go >]