Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

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Geddy Lee discusses recording music and making memories at Le Studio in new Q interview - Le Studio was destroyed in a fire on August 11th. Details here.
Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at live reunion fundraiser event. Details, video here.
The Toronto High Park Zoo's trio of Capybara pups will be named Geddy, Alex and Neil after Rush! Details here.
Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's new album BORREGO. Order the album here. Details here.
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 ...
Wed, Aug 16, 2017@3:25PM | comments

Back in 2014 a few diehard Rush fans who were inspired by Rush's many charitable donations over the years, put together the 501(c)3 charitable organization Overtime Angels with the goal of helping individuals in need that might not be able to receive help from large charitable organizations. To date, Overtime Angels has raised and paid out over $13,000 to assist cancer patients, burn victims, recovering addicts, homeless families and welfare advocates. The organization will be hosting their first RushCamp event/fundraiser this coming Labor Day weekend at Independent Lake Camp in the northern tip of the Pocono Mountains near Scranton, PA. The camp will run from Friday, September 1st at 5PM through Sunday, September 3rd at 12PM and include accommodations in shared cabins, buffet-style meals, swimming, boating, yoga and a ton of Rush music and activities. Campers can attend the entire weekend or choose from a number of available partial packages. There will be a silent charity auction with some special Rush inspired items, fun giveaways and performances by Rush tribute bands Cygnals and Solar Federation, along with David Barrett, Michael Sadler and more. For all the details and to register for RushCamp 2017, visit the website here. They've also launched an associated fundraiser raffle where you can buy tickets to win some great Rush prizes including a copy of the Clockwork Angels novel "stealth signed" by Neil Peart. For all the details and to purchase raffle tickets go to overtimeangels.rallyup.com/rushcamp2017.

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Fri, Aug 11, 2017@5:59PM | comments
Le Studio destroyed in fireCBC's Tom Power spoke with Geddy Lee via phone earlier today about recording music and making memories at Le Studio, which was destroyed this AM in a fire. A short clip of the interview is available for listening online with the full interview coming on Monday ...
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Fri, Aug 11, 2017@11:33AM | comments
Le Studio destroyed in fireFriday Rush updates! Le Studio destroyed in early morning fire, new Rush 2018 wall calendars, Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's BORREGO, and more ...
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Thu, Aug 10, 2017@11:02AM | comments
Rush 2018 Aquarius wall calendarA couple of new official 2018 wall calendars are now available to order ...
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Fri, Aug 4, 2017@12:24PM | comments
Alex LifesonFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson contributing a "storytelling comic" to Dave Bidini's West End Phoenix publication, Marco Minnemann's BORREGO featuring Alex Lifeson released, Geddy Lee bird photo to benefit the CWF sold out, and more ...
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Sun, Jul 30, 2017@7:46PM | comments
Alex LifesonThe West End Phoenix is a new monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End developed by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini and slated to launch in October. According to a tweet from Bidini this past week, Alex Lifeson will be contributing a "storytelling comic" to the publication ...
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Sat, Jul 29, 2017@8:26AM | comments
Neil and GeddyToday is Geddy Lee's 64th birthday and also the 43rd anniversary of Neil Peart joining Rush. Happy birthday Geddy! And happy 43rd anniversary to the new guy!
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Fri, Jul 28, 2017@1:32PM | comments
Ready Player One movie posterFriday Rush updates! Tom Sawyer featured in Ready Player One trailer, signed Geddy Lee bird photograph prints to support the CWF, Marco Minnemann's BORREGO featuring Alex Lifeson releases Monday, and more ...
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Tue, Jul 25, 2017@2:56PM | comments
Geddy Lee CWF photoThe Canadian Wildlife Federation recently announced that Geddy Lee has donated a photograph to the organization that they will be making available as a limited edition, signed print. The print will celebrate Canada's recent 150th birthday and will release this coming Saturday, July 29th on Geddy Lee's birthday. In keeping with the Canada150 theme, only 150 prints will be made available and each will sell for $150 CDN. ...
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017@4:47PM | comments
Ready Player One movie posterRush's Tom Sawyer is prominently featured in the first trailer for Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One film, due to release in March, 2018 ...
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