Rush is a Band

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

Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set coming December 1st, now available for pre-order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Geddy Lee appears on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Details, videos, summary here.
Rush to release Closer to Heart 7-inch vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday. Details here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming Fall 2018. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl with Arkells at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Details, photos, video here.
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.
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.
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 ...
Sat, Nov 18, 2017@9:33PM | comments

AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young passed away earlier today at the age of 64 after battling dementia for several years. Alex Lifeson commented on Young's passing via a post on the official Rush Facebook page:

"Finally, peace comes to Malcolm. His guitar playing will endure for generations to come and that is a worthy legacy." - Alex Lifeson

Rush played a short string of shows with AC/DC opening back in November of 1977 on the A Farewell to Kings tour, including one show at the Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, NY exactly 40 years ago today. RIP Malcolm Young.

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Fri, Nov 17, 2017@12:49PM | comments
Prog Magazine number 82Friday Rush updates! Rush and A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary featured in latest Prog magazine including a new interview with Geddy and Alex, A Farewell to Kings box set preview tracks, Alex Lifeson featured in trailer for Netflix's new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 16, 2017@10:24PM | comments
Alex Lifeson in TPB Out of the Park USAAlex Lifeson appears in the trailer for the upcoming Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, which hits Netflix next Friday, November 24th ...
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Wed, Nov 15, 2017@11:25AM | comments
Alex Lifeson 2016 A Brush of Hope paintingThe Kidney Foundation of Canada has made available a set of 200 limited edition prints of Alex Lifeson's 2016 A Brush of Hope painting Aquarium to raise money for the charity ...
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Tue, Nov 14, 2017@9:34PM | comments
Prog Magazine number 82Rush's "A Farewell to Kings" celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and is the centerpiece of the cover feature in the latest edition of Prog Magazine. Prog's Philip Wilding chats with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and producer Terry Brown to discuss the making of the album, its place in the Rush discography and the band's upcoming box set celebrating the album's anniversary. ...
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017@9:49PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionRush has released the streaming audio version of Lakeside Park live at the Hammersmith Odeon 1978 from their upcoming A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set. The set will be released December 1st and is now available for pre-order ...
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017@12:22PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionFriday Rush updates! A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set preview vid, Alex Lifeson's A Brush of Hope painting, Geddy on the passing of Roy Halladay, Foo Fighters cover Tom Sawyer with the help of a fan, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 9, 2017@2:36PM | comments
Fan sings Tom Sawyer with FoosFoo Fighters bring Rush fan Michael Carpenter up onstage to sing Tom Sawyer at last night's show at the State Farm Center in Champaign, IL...
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Thu, Nov 9, 2017@1:12PM | comments
Roy HalladayGeddy Lee pays tribute to pitcher Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash earlier this week ...
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Sun, Nov 5, 2017@8:50AM | comments
Alex Lifeson's 2017 A Brush of Hope painting - 20,000 Feet Over the SeaAlex Lifeson is once again be participating in The Kidney Foundation of Canada's annual A Brush of Hope charity auction this year with his painting 20,000 Feet Over The Sea, which is now available for bidding ...
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