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Tue, Mar 3, 2015

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Geddy Lee appeared on the debut episode of season 14 of That Metal Show, and premiere episode of Rock Icons. FULL episodes now online. Details here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night (Vinyl, Blu-ray Audio), Caress of Steel now available, special Hologram Edition of 2112 on March 17th. Details here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-date, North American tour this coming May. Details and ticket sale information here.
Geddy Lee episode of Speakeasy with author Michael Chabon now airing on PBS stations. Details, video preview, and stations/times here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter and more here.
Neil Peart talks R40 setlist and more in extensive, new Sirius XM Deep Tracks interview with Jim Ladd. Details here.
Rush to receive the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Junos March 14, in Hamilton, ON. Details here.
R40 6-disc DVD/Blu-ray box set now available, debuts at #2 on Billboard. See previews of unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser. Details here.
Clockwork Angels: The Comic Scripts companion to the graphic novel series now available. Single-volume, full-length Clockwork Angels graphic novel due this spring. Details here.
Neil Peart visits the abandoned Le Studio in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for October, 2014. Check it out here.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Kevin J. Anderson speaking at RushCon 2012 - photo courtesy RushConClockwork Angels author Kevin J. Anderson was a guest on the most recent episode of the Rushcast podcast, and spent over 30 minutes talking with host Jay Mantis about Rush and his collaboration with Neil Peart on the Clockwork Angels novel and other related projects. The interview begins with Anderson explaining how he became involved with the novelization of Rush's Clockwork Angels album, and then segues into a discussion about the graphic novel, the upcoming Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives, and the 2113 anthology of Rush-inspired short stories he's editing. You can listen to the entire interview below or at this location. The Clockwork Angels graphic novel will be released as a 1-volume, standalone edition on April 7th and can be pre-ordered here. Clockwork Angels: The Comic Scripts was released back in December and is a collection of the original graphic novel scripts. Clockwork Lives (as in the plural of life) will feature minor characters from Clockwork Angels and expand on their stories, and is due out from ECW Press this September. Anderson recently posted a portion of the first chapter to his blog which you can check out here. There's also a video of Anderson discussing the origins of the novel which you can view on YouTube at this location. 2113 will be an anthology of Rush-based stories that Anderson is co-editing with John McFetridge as described in this post. They have a team of award-winning and bestselling authors lined up to contribute short stories based on Rush songs, with Anderson himself contributing a novella titled 2113. It will likely release later this year or early next year.

Related Posts:
[Kevin J. Anderson discusses the origins of Clockwork Lives in new video]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives official press release and sample chapter]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order]
[More details on Kevin J. Anderson's anthology of Rush-based stories and 2113 novella]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart working on sequel to Clockwork Angels titled Clockwork Lives]

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@11:43AM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee on That Metal Show and Rock Icons premieres, Caress of Steel and 2112: Hologram Edition vinyl reissue, Rush TV references on Better Call Saul and Archer, another bootleg radio broadcast and more ...
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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@11:17AM | comments
Rush: The Lady Gone ElectricA live radio broadcast recording of a December, 1974 Rush appearance at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City will be released on CD in Europe this coming April. It's titled The Lady Gone Electric and was originally recorded in front of a small audience of around 10 people for FM radio broadcast. ...
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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@9:35AM | comments
Archer Rush fanKreiger's van mural was updated with a Rush explosion logo theme in last night's episode of FX's Archer ...
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@9:37AM | comments
Geddy Lee at Massey HallThe Toronto Globe and Mail ran a piece in today's edition about the efforts to renovate Toronto's historic Massey Hall which kicked off yesterday with a ceremony at the venue that Geddy Lee attended. Geddy sat down for a video interview and recalls the first concert he ever saw at Massey Hall ...
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@9:05AM | comments
Caress of SteelRush continues their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era vinyl reissues today with the release of Caress of Steel. You can order it now at this location ...
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@8:00AM | comments
Better Call Saul Rush poster referenceThere was a Rush poster spotted in a scene from last night's episode of AMC's Better Call Saul (Season 1, Episode 4 - Hero) ...
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Sun, Feb 22, 2015@5:20PM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowThe full episodes of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show and Rock Icons featuring Geddy Lee are now available online at the VH1 Classic website ...
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015@10:51PM | comments
Rush 2112The 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era vinyl reissues will include the release of a special Hologram Edition of 2112 on vinyl on March 17th, which you can pre-order now. Video preview available ...
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015@9:47AM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowGeddy Lee will be the special guest on the season 14 debut episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show tonight at 9PM. He'll also be the featured guest on the series premiere of VH1 Classic's Rock Icons immediately following the debut episode of That Metal Show. Several preview clips and photos available ...
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