Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel coming this June, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Fu Manchu's upcoming Clone Of The Universe album. Details [here|ID:
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex here.
Geddy Lee appears on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Details, videos, summary 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.
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.
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, Jan 16, 2018@4:28PM | comments

Rush's Alex Lifeson was recently interviewed for the Globe and Mail's Between the Acts feature, and spoke about how he's been keeping himself busy since Rush stopped touring and recording. He confirms that Rush has no plans at all for the future, and is "basically done":

It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough. ...

He then goes on to talk about his many side projects, with particular focus on his regular Meaning of Lifeson column/comic in Dave Bidini's new community newspaper The West End Phoenix, along with revealing his involvement with the CBC's new show Crawford, which premieres next month:

But I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while. I'm writing a lot. I'm writing on four or five different little projects. I get these requests to do guitar work with other people. It's really a lot of fun for me. It's low pressure: I get to be as creative as I want to be and I can work a little outside of the box, which is really attractive to me.

I'm also writing for the West End Phoenix, a new monthly newspaper in Toronto. [Editor-in-chief and author and a founding member of the Rheostatics] Dave Bidini came to me and asked me if I'd wanted to have fun with a little column, and have artist Casey McGlynn do illustrations for it. It's been great. Casey's illustrations work really well together with what I'm writing.

For my first column, though, I was panicking. I thought, "What am I going to do? What can I do that's going to be funny or different or special in some way?" So, initially I wasn't sure about it. This is not my field. But Dave's a persuasive guy. He told me to write 150 words, that Casey would do his illustrations and that it would be great. I think I submitted 1,200 words. Apparently, I don't have a problem with content.

It's fun to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. If you have a little bit of confidence and you just get out of your own way, these things can happen. The same thing happened when I got asked to do a small role in a TV show, Crawford, a new comedy on CBC from Mike Clattenburg, who created Trailer Park Boys.

I thought I couldn't do it - that it was something for real actors. But I ended up doing a few episodes. It definitely was not in my comfort zone. But if you throw a challenge at yourself and dive into it, it can be really gratifying.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018@1:27PM | comments
Clockwork Lives: The Graphic NovelThe graphic novel representation of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 2015 novel Clockwork Lives - the follow-up to Clockwork Angels - will be getting released as a graphic novel via Insight Comics this coming June according to a listing on Amazon.com, and is now available for pre-order. ...
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Fri, Jan 12, 2018@12:49PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionFriday Rush updates! A Farewell to Kings box set, Alex Lifeson side projects with Marco Minnemann and Fu Manchu, Allegaeon covers Animate, Sam the Record Man sign back up in Toronto, RIP astronaut John Young, and more ...
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018@6:58PM | comments
Allegaeon's cover of AnimateColorado-based melodic death metal band Allegaeon have released a cover of Rush's Animate to several online streaming platorms ...
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018@11:49AM | comments
Happy New Year!Friday Rush updates! Happy New Year!! A look ahead to what Rush fans can expect in 2018, Alex Lifeson to guest on Fu Manchu's new album Clone of the Universe, R40 box set certified Gold, and more ...
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Thu, Jan 4, 2018@9:50AM | comments
R40 Blu-ray box setRush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set certified Gold by the RIAA last month.
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018@4:49PM | comments
Fu Manchu - Clone of the UniverseFu Manchu drummer Scott Reeder explains how Alex Lifeson's guest appearance on the band's upcoming Clone Of The Universe album came to be ...
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Fri, Dec 29, 2017@12:21PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionThe LAST Friday Rush updates post of 2017! A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set - The Trews on covering Rush, FANTOONS' Where's Geddy, Alex & Neil? now available on Amazon, Lost in Vegas YouTubers react to Rush's YYZ, and more. Have a Happy New Year!!!
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Fri, Dec 22, 2017@12:03PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionFriday Rush updates! A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set, Rush fans at the Rock Hall, International Rush Day, and more ...
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Thu, Dec 21, 2017@7:20AM | comments
International Rush DayIt's the 21st day of the 12th month - 21/12. Happy International Rush Day everyone!
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