The long-awaited Rush R40 Live tour documentary is titled Rush: Time Stand Still and will premiere in a special, one-night screening in theaters across North America this coming Thursday, November 3rd. US fans can get their tickets via Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices, and Canadian fans can get their tickets via Cineplex theatres or Landmark Cinemas. Rush has just released a new 45-second trailer for the film featuring several Rush fans which you can check out below or on YouTube here, and there's also this trailer. There are also a couple of clips from the film available for viewing including this one where Geddy, Alex and Howard Ungerleider reminisce about touring with KISS back in the '70s and tell the story of The Bag. There's also this 3-minute clip where we meet "Rush-Fan-In-Chief" Jillian Maryonovich - one of the fabulous group of women behind the long-running RushCon Rush fan convention. The screening will include first viewing of exclusive extras including a 20-minute mini-documentary titled Rush: A Salute to Kings where Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), and the band's producer Nick Raskulinecz share their unique stories about Rush over the last 40 years. You can watch a 2-minute clip from this mini-doc where Chad Smith talks about how Rush's 2112 changed his life on YouTube at this location, and watch the trailer here. Another of the extras that will be shown at the screening is a short animated film produced by FANTOONS called The Early Days of Neil Peart which you can preview here. The DVD/Blu-ray of the film will release on November 18th and is now available for pre-order (DVD, Blu-ray). Here is the product description along with a tracklisting, including bonus content:
'Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no b@llsh!t, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.' - Dave Grohl
This feature-length documentary film chronicles the final major tour for legendary rock band Rush. It is an intimate view 'under the hood' of a historic moment from the perspective of the band, their fans, crew, and management. Featuring interviews with the band throughout their sold-out 2015 40th Anniversary tour, the film also shows rarely seen backstage footage capturing the final moments of life on the road. Highlighted as well is the impact on the band's fans and the world that has been built around the beloved Canadian trio. This is the final touring chapter of a band that has meant so much to so many fans around the world. With narration by Paul Rudd. Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes of documentary footage with an additional 67 minutes of never-before-released bonus content.
'It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more.' - Rolling Stone
When I Was a Kid
It's a Really Hard Life
A Huge Accomplishment
'Ride On' Neil
Your Weakest Point
Marathon Not a Sprint
At Road's End
BONUS CONTENT: (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
'Live from the Rabbit Hole'
-Show Don't Tell
-Closer to the Heart
-2112: Overture / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood
The Professor's Warmup
Judging by the title of the bonus content (Live from the Rabbit Hole) and the setlist, this is likely some pro-shot live footage from the Presto tour - possibly their March 8th, 1990 show at the Palace in Auburn Hills, for which there are several pro-shot/pro-edited bootlegs floating around. You can pre-order your copy of Rush: Time Stand Still on DVD or Blu-ray.
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