Rush is a Band

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

Sun, May 1, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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.
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 5th installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about "the worst crash I ever had". Details 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.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016@9:54AM | comments

2112NPR has posted an extensive article on Rush's 2112 album, which recently celebrated the 40th anniversary since its release. NPR's Adrien Begrand spoke with Alex Lifeson about the album's inception, the recording process, how it was received by fans and what it means to Rush's legacy:

... "I'm very happy with [2112]. Of course, I want to re-do the whole thing, just like all our records. When I go back and listen to the original record, I feel really proud of it. I can still remember how I felt at the time we were making it, and how important it seemed, and how satisfied we all were when it came together. We felt we played really well on it, and the recording experience was fantastic. We were such a real team holed up in that studio of Terry's [producer]. "When other bands cite us as an inspiration or an influence, [the theme of 2112 is] what they're talking about, more than anything. I've often read when we're mentioned as an influence for a band they'll say, 'We're big Rush fans, because they did it on their own, they did it their own way, and that told me that I could do the same thing. If I stick with it, persevere, I can do things the way I want them to be.'"

The piece is titled All The Gifts Of Life: 40 Years Of Rush's '2112' and you can read the entire article online here. In celebration of the anniversary, earlier this month Rush released this video adaptation of Tom Hodges' 2112 comic (from the 2112 Limited Super Deluxe Edition) set to the music of the entire 7-part, 20-minute 2112 suite:

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016@11:31AM | comments
Alex Lifeson at Alice Cooper's Rock and Roll Vampire BashFriday Rush updates! Alex shreds on "Wild Thing" at Alice Cooper Rock-n-Roll Vampire Bash, Terry Brown speaks at RUSHfest Scotland, 2113 review and more ...
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Thu, Apr 28, 2016@12:31PM | comments
Terry Brown at Rushfest Scotland 2016 - photo by John McIntyre PhotographyLegendary Rush producer Terry Brown was the special guest speaker at RUSHfest Scotland this past weekend and a video of his appearance is now available online. Terry is interviewed by Paul from The Canadian Music Scene for over an hour and talks about his early days in the music business, working with Rush, and many other subjects, and also spent some time answering fan questions. ...
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Mon, Apr 25, 2016@5:39PM | comments
Alex Lifeson at Alice Cooper's Rock and Roll Vampire BashReview and photos from Alex Lifeson appearance at Alice Cooper's Rock & Roll Vampire Bash
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016@12:25PM | comments
Angie Jenkison and Geddy Lee at Teenage Cancer Trust event in LondonFriday Rush updates! New Geddy interview on 2112; Geddy hangs out in London; Alex gets a new guitar, will be in another charity golf tournament and participate in a panel on Preserving Canadian Music; 2113 review and more ...
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016@11:11AM | comments
Innis Town Hall, Innis CollegeAlex Lifeson will be participating as one of the panel members for an evening of discussion on the importance of popular music to the creative life of Canada, and the need to preserve the archival record of its creators and distributors. The event will take place May 17th at the University of Toronto ...
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016@10:10AM | comments
Alex Lifeson with his new guitar from Loucin GuitarsAlex Lifeson checks out his new custom guitar Melanija from Loucin Guitars ...
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Wed, Apr 20, 2016@11:11AM | comments
Angie Jenkison and Geddy Lee at Teenage Cancer Trust event in LondonGeddy Lee attended the Teenage Cancer Trust's Evening of Comedy last night at the Royal Albert Hall in London ...
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016@12:14PM | comments
Quicksilver MP shirt in Sky Fibre adA new UK Sky Fibre commercial featuring the X-men from the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse film prominently features Quicksilver's Rush Moving Pictures t-shirt ...
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Sun, Apr 17, 2016@4:24PM | comments
Kerrang!The March 5th issue of Kerrang! magazine contains a short interview with Geddy Lee where he talks about Rush's 2112 in celebration of the album's recent 40th anniversary...
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