Rush is a Band

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

Thu, Nov 23, 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 ...
Tue, Nov 21, 2017@11:55AM | comments

The folks at FANTOONS have just announced the release of a new officially-licensed Rush book titled Where's Geddy, Alex & Neil? This 38-page hardcover book is inspired by the popular Where's Waldo? books and will release sometime in mid December for $21.12. From the announcement:

This hardcover RUSH book is a LOT of FUN. We've crafted scenarios inspired by ALL Rush albums (studio & live) between the Rush (1st LP) until Hold Your Fire, packed with references and different levels of difficult, for everyone to have fun finding the greatest power trio on earth (whether they are Rush fans or not, everyone can play)

The book is 12.5 x 9.5 inches! 38 pages and 14 Rush worlds: Rush, Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, and many more!

People will be able to find Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart in their different 'fashions' through this crazy worlds that we've created for everyone to enjoy.

This book is an official RUSH publication.

The book is currently available for pre-order at this location and there's also a making of video available for viewing below or on the FANTOONS Facebook page. Be sure to check out all the other officially-licensed Rush merchandise available from FANTOONS via their Etsy store, including Christmas cards and their new Holiday Enamel Pins.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017@7:20PM | comments
Death from Above - photo by Andrew MagnottaCanadian rock duo Death from Above were recently interviewed by Q104.3's Jonathan Clarke to talk about their new album Outrage! Is Now along with their current tour in support of the album, and at one point discuss Rush and a recent dining experience they had with Geddy Lee ...
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Sat, Nov 18, 2017@9:33PM | comments
Malcolm YoungAC/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 ...
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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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