Rush is a Band

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

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Geddy Lee to appear on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather on October 24th. Details, video preview 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.
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.
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, Oct 18, 2017@2:48PM | comments

We learned last month that Geddy Lee would be the guest on the AXS TV interview series The Big Interview with Dan Rather this coming Tuesday, October 24th. AXS TV has just posted a 30-second video preview promoting the episode which you can check out below or at this location. Geddy talks a little about Rush's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in the clip. For those who don't have access to AXS TV, the episode will be made available to purchase the following day for $2 at this location.

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017@11:21AM | comments
Gord Downie at final Tragically Hip showGord Downie of beloved Canadian band The Tragically Hip quietly passed away last night at the age of 53 after a long battle with brain cancer. Rush commented on Downie's passing via Instagram ...
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Tue, Oct 17, 2017@4:06PM | comments
RSD Black FridayEarlier today Record Store Day revealed their list of special releases for their Record Store Day Black Friday event on November 24th. Rush will be participating with a 7-inch vinyl release of Closer to the Heart/Madrigal to celebrate the 40th anniversary of A Farewell to Kings this year. ...
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Tue, Oct 17, 2017@10:57AM | comments
Alex Lifeson and John DunsworthCanadian actor John Dunsworth passed away a few days ago at the age of 71 from an unexpected illness. Dunsworth was best known for his role as the frequently drunk trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey on the Netflix comedy series Trailer Park Boys. Alex Lifeson commented on Dunsworth's passing via the official Rush Instagram page ...
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Mon, Oct 16, 2017@11:05AM | comments
Glass Hammer Untold TalesAmerican prog-rockers Glass Hammer will be releasing a new compilation album titled Untold Tales next week in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The album is a collection of previously unreleased studio and live tracks spanning the band's 25-year history, including two unreleased covers of Argent and Beatles tracks and a song featuring Neil Peart drum samples ...
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Fri, Oct 13, 2017@12:26PM | comments
Geddy Lee, Scully with Geddy's bassesFriday Rush updates! Geddy's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming Fall of 2018, Alex Lifeson attends West End Phoenix launch party, Neil Peart pens the foreword to DW's Book of Plies, Rush launches a new R40 app, and more ...
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Fri, Oct 13, 2017@10:01AM | comments
Alex Lifeson and Denise Donlon checking out the debut issue of the West End PhoenixDave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End releases its debut issue this weekend and an official launch party took place yesterday evening at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Alex Lifeson contributes a "storytelling comic" to the publication, and was in attendance at last night's launch party ...
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Sat, Oct 7, 2017@5:54PM | comments
DW Book of Plies - foreword by Neil PeartDrum Workshop has just released a new digital book titled the DW Book of Plies. The book is billed as the definitive guide to DW shell making, and includes a foreword by Neil Peart ...
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Sat, Oct 7, 2017@12:43PM | comments
Geddy Lee, Scully with Geddy's bassesGeddy Lee has been busily working on a bass guitar book project this past year titled Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Several more details regarding the book - including a planned release for the Fall of 2018 - were recently revealed ...
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Fri, Oct 6, 2017@9:08PM | comments
Rush R40 AppRush has just made available a new R40 iPhone app that features Rush-themed games, news, historical tour dates, events in Rush history and more! They have also launched a contest where those who download the app could win a Custom 2112 Fender Signature Model Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Guitar or a Limited Edition Rush Starman Marshall Fridge. ...
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