Rush is a Band

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

Fri, May 27, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 6th installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about his R40 Live tour travels in the Northwest. Details here.
Latest episode of The Goldbergs titled Rush is full of Rush references; t-shirts, posters, Tom Sawyer, tribute bands and a Geddy Lee cut-out. Details, video, photos, recaps and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson's 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush now available for purchase for Kindle, Audible, and on paperback. Details here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! to release Sept 13, now available for pre-order. Details, cover and more here.
Alex Lifeson participated in the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament jam session Friday, March 11. Details, photos and video here.
Alex Lifeson appeared at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival's Hello! Thunder Bay! Monday, March 7th at the Randolph Theatre in Toronto. Details, photos, video 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 ...
Rush 2112 40th anniversary Prog magazine feature now available. Includes new interview with Geddy on 2112, R40 Live and the future of Rush. Details here.
Neil Peart on his 50-year career and retirement in new Drumhead magazine article/essay. Full article, Geddy Lee response and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson make guest appearance on the NBC drama Chicago Fire titled 2112. Details, screenshots and recap here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives now available. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available. 170 pages of Rush-inspired comics, parodies, art and illustrations. Details here.
Wed, May 25, 2016@11:58AM | comments

Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler has a new talk show on Netflix called Chelsea and in the latest episode (just made available today) she sports a vintage Moving Pictures t-shirt as seen here. Netflix subscribers can watch the show online here. Thanks to Victor M for the heads up. On a related note, the same shirt is worn by the character Quicksilver (played by Evan Peters) in the trailer for the upcoming film X-men Apocalypse which releases this coming weekend.

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Tue, May 24, 2016@9:43AM | comments
Lakeside ParkHappy (traditional) Victoria Day! "... Everyone would gather On the twenty fourth of May ..."
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Sun, May 22, 2016@9:33AM | comments
Neil Peart at Crater Lake - photo by Tom MarinelliNeil Peart has once again updated the news page on his website with the sixth installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about his travels in the Northwest right around Rush's Portland and San Jose shows on the R40 Live tour last summer ...
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Fri, May 20, 2016@1:41PM | comments
Andy CurranFriday Rush updates! New Rush releases to look forward to later this year, Alex Lifeson participates in panel discussion on Preserving Canadian Music, Geddy Lee takes in a Broadway show, and more ...
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Fri, May 20, 2016@9:45AM | comments
Andy CurranOle Label Services general manager/A&R and former Anthem A&R executive Andy Curran recently sat down with FYI Music News to talk about how Ole's recent acquisition of Anthem has been going, along with some upcoming Rush releases and the possibility that we'll see some new Rush music in the future ...
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Thu, May 19, 2016@9:58AM | comments
Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and music director Alex Lacamoire with Geddy LeeGeddy Lee made the trip to New York City earlier this week to take in a Tuesday evening performance of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, and posed for some post-show photos with playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and music director Alex Lacamoire ...
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Wed, May 18, 2016@9:57AM | comments
Lorraine Segato, Martin Melhuish, Denise Donlon, Rob Bowman and Alex Lifeson at Preserving Popular Music in Canada panel - photo by Karen BlissYesterday evening Alex Lifeson participated as one of the panel members for an evening of discussion on Preserving Popular Music in Canada. The event took place at Innis Town Hall, Innis College, at the University of Toronto, and a few photos from the evening have been posted online ...
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Sun, May 15, 2016@9:11PM | comments
Patrick Warburton, Alex Lifeson and others at 2014 Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf TournamentAlex Lifeson will be participating in the 2016 Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Invitational and All-star Jam on Monday, August 29th at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California. ...
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Fri, May 13, 2016@12:12PM | comments
Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder from The Who benefit show in 2014Friday Rush updates! Geddy attends Pearl Jam's Toronto gig last night, Rush makes Billboard's 2015 Top Money-Makers list, Alex Lifeson's Guitar Connoisseur interview online, and more ...
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Fri, May 13, 2016@10:08AM | comments
Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder from The Who benefit show in 2014According to some online reports, Geddy Lee was side-stage at last night's Pearl Jam concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. At one point in their performance, singer Eddie Vedder acknowledged Geddy and the band played a couple of snippets of Rush Songs. ...
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