Rush is a Band

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

Sun, May 3, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Alex Lifeson talks R40 Live tour and Rush's future plans in new Canadian Press interview: "we're not finished as a band". Details here.
Alex Lifeson appeared on the Renman Live web show on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get all the details and watch the entire interview here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 35-date, North American tour this coming May. Get all the details, latest rumors and meet-and-greet contest info here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112 Hologram Edition, All the World's a Stage and A Farewell to Kings now available. Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming May 12th. 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
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, ebook sample, 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.
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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Fri, May 1, 2015@3:58PM | comments

Drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater) recently sat in for a live performance of Rush's The Spirit of Radio with Detroit-based prog rockers Tiles. Tiles along with Next to None (Portnoy's son Max's band) were the opening acts for the Haken show at the Token Lounge in Detroit on April 25th. You can watch the performance below or on YouTube here. Tiles was Dream Theater's opening act on the Scenes from a Memory tour 15 years ago. Portnoy along with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster) and others will also be making guest appearances on Tiles' upcoming double album Pretending to Run which will be produced by former Rush producer Terry Brown, who also produced their last 2 studio albums (Window Dressing and Fly Paper). Rush album artist Hugh Syme also does all the album artwork for Tiles (he also played piano and keyboard on a few tracks), and Alex Lifeson performed on one of the tracks from the band's last studio album. Thanks to Tiles guitarist Chris Herin for the heads up and info.

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Fri, May 1, 2015@9:50AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, Clockwork Lives excerpt now available, vinyl reissues, FANTOONS book, Rush in new Being Canadian documentary, and more! ...
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Thu, Apr 30, 2015@10:42PM | comments
Rush Closer to the Heart singleEarlier today Guitar World posted a short interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses the writing of Closer to the Heart ...
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Thu, Apr 30, 2015@2:39PM | comments
Fender signature jazz bass 2015Geddy Lee discusses his new Fender USA signature jazz bass in a 7-minute video interview ...
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Wed, Apr 29, 2015@4:45PM | comments
Rush Fan StoriesThe Rush Fan Stories book project has posted an update to their website at rushfanstories.com ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@4:01PM | comments
Neil Peart R40 drumsticksPromark has announced the release of the limited edition Promark Oak 747 Neil Peart Wood Tip R40 Anniversary Tour drumsticks. ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@2:59PM | comments
Rush Toons book by FANTOONSA Kickstarter project has been launched to help fund the upcoming release of a Rush Toons book from FANTOONS ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@1:20PM | comments
Clockwork LivesA portion of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's upcoming Clockwork Lives novel was made available for sale as an ebook earlier today ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@8:53AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveAlex Lifeson sat down with Nick Patch of the Canadian Press for an interview just prior to Rush entering band rehearsals last month. Alex talks about the band's upcoming tour, their Rock Hall induction and what the future holds for Rush ...
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Mon, Apr 27, 2015@9:41PM | comments
Rush in Being CanadianComedy writer Rob Cohen's new documentary Being Canadian features interviews with several Canadians including Rush ...
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