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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112 Hologram Edition and All the World's a Stage now available. Details here.
Neil Peart recovers some lost luggage in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for March, 2015. Check it out here.
Rush and Ray Danniels honored at 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony. Geddy Lee aceepted Rush's Humanitarian Award, and Ray Danniels was presented with a Special Achievement Award. Details, photos, and FULL video of the event here
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-date, North American tour this coming May. Get all the details and latest rumors 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, cover art and more here.
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.
Geddy Lee episode of Speakeasy with author Michael Chabon now airing on PBS stations. Details, video preview, and stations/times here.
Neil Peart talks R40 setlist and more in extensive, new Sirius XM Deep Tracks interview with Jim Ladd. 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.

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UPDATE - 4/1@1:51PM: There's also a short video trailer now available! The film really looks like it's going to be amazing. Watch the trailer below. Kevin J. Anderson has also posted a higher resolution image of the poster to his Facebook page.

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Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's novelization of Rush's Clockwork Angels album was first released back in late 2012 and the story of Owen Hardy and the steampunk world of Albion resonated with Rush and sci-fi fans alike, propelling the novel onto the New York Times bestseller list. A graphic novel version of the story soon followed a couple of years later and next up is a companion novel titled Clockwork Lives, due to release later this year. Author Kevin J. Anderson has also been hinting at another big development involving the story for some time now, with many fans speculating that the next logical step would be a film adaptation. This no longer seems to be speculation and an official announcement of a full-length animated feature film based on Clockwork Angels from DreamWorks Pictures is expected within the next few days. This information comes from an independently verified source with ties to DreamWorks, and is backed up by a leaked, low-res copy of the working movie poster seen here. Although it's difficult to make out, the poster indicates that the movie will release in the Summer of 2016 with a screenplay by Kevin J. Anderson and screenwriter John Logan, best known for his work on The Aviator, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine and Hugo. The director is listed as John Kahrs with graphic novel artist Nick Robles and Hugh Syme as art directors. It also seems that Rush will be heavily involved in the film. The poster lists music from Rush with Anthem's Pegi Cecconi as executive producer. The image on the poster seems to depict a scene of passengers boarding an airship, with a sinister-looking figure in the foreground (perhaps the Anarchist?). More information as we learn it. Stay tuned!

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015@3:33PM | comments
Far and NearNeil Peart was a guest on Jeff Woods' Legends of Classic Rock radio show back in November and the interview has finally been made available online via flink.to ...
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Sat, Mar 28, 2015@9:59AM | comments
Rush 2112Sales from Rush's vinyl 2112: Hologram Edition have propelled the album back into the Billboard 200 album charts ...
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Sat, Mar 28, 2015@9:30AM | comments
Neil's lost luggageNeil Peart has once again updated the news page on his website with story titled Miracle in Colorado, which recounts how a luggage road case he lost 11 years ago finally found its way back to him ...
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Fri, Mar 27, 2015@12:19PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live just 6 weeks away, last day for R40 photo submissions, vinyl re-issues, new Art of Rush book pre-order, Steven Spielberg to direct Ready Player One and more!
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Thu, Mar 26, 2015@12:20PM | comments
Art of RushRush and Hugh Syme will be releasing a limited edition Art of Rush book. It will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Rush Backstage Club beginning on Friday, March 27th at 10AM ...
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Thu, Mar 26, 2015@9:46AM | comments
Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg has been announced as the director for the film adaptation of Ernest Clines's 2011 sci-fi novel Ready Player One, which contains several Rush references ...
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Tue, Mar 24, 2015@11:02AM | comments
Geddy Lee accepts Rush's Humanitarian Juno AwardThe complete 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony is now available online, including Rush's acceptance of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and Ray Danniel's acceptance of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award ...
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Fri, Mar 20, 2015@12:26PM | comments
Geddy Lee at the 2015 JunosFriday Rush updates! Rush and Ray Danniels Juno Awards, R40 tour rehearsals, new signature Alex Lifeson acoustic guitar, RushCon updates and more!
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Tue, Mar 17, 2015@10:24PM | comments
Geddy Lee at the 2015 JunosRush's 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award Juno induction video has been made available online. This past Saturday evening Rush was the recipient of the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony in Hamilton, ON. The band's 5-minute induction video is now available online ...
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