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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex here.
Geddy Lee appears on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Details, videos, summary here.
Rush releases Closer to Heart 7-inch vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday. Details here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming Fall 2018. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl with Arkells at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Details, photos, video here.
Geddy Lee discusses recording music and making memories at Le Studio in new Q interview - Le Studio was destroyed in a fire on August 11th. Details here.
Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at live reunion fundraiser event. Details, video here.
The Toronto High Park Zoo's trio of Capybara pups will be named Geddy, Alex and Neil after Rush! Details here.
Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's new album BORREGO. Order the album here. Details here.
Martin Popoff's new book Rush: Album by Album now available. Details here.
Virigina Grohl's new book From Cradle to Stage features a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother, now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson accepted Rush's 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner April 20th in Toronto. Details, photos, interviews and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Geddy performs with YES! Video, photos, post-induction reports/interviews 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 ...
Sat, Dec 9, 2017@12:34PM | comments

Dave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End just released its second issue this past week. Alex Lifeson contributes a "storytelling comic" titled The Meaning of Lifeson to the publication, which is illustrated by artist Casey McGlynn. The newspaper has announced that they are giving away a print of the 2nd issue's comic signed by both Alex Lifeson and artist Casey Glynn to ONE subscriber that purchases a gift subscription this weekend; they'll be announcing the winner on Monday. The West End Phoenix is a new monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End developed by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini and slated to launch in October. From the website:

... The West End Phoenix, a monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End, launched in October 2017. Dreamed up by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini, it is a home-delivered broadsheet devoted to telling the stories of a diverse, compelling and quickly evolving catchment, from the Junction Triangle to Parkdale, Christie Pits to Baby Point. Inspired by a summer working at the Yellowknifer, a vital smalltown paper in the Northwest Territories, Bidini imagined the Phoenix as a way to reflect his own community and to provide a place for the journalists, artists and storytellers who live there to work there, too. Contributors reflect the broadest range in both experience - from legendary voices to young writers - and perspective. Their views illuminate the catchment and transform the idea of a community newspaper. ...


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Fri, Dec 8, 2017@12:07PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionFriday Rush updates! A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set and In the Studio radio special, Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Fu Manchu's Clone Of The Universe, and more ...
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Thu, Dec 7, 2017@1:07PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionRush's 1977 classic A Farewell to Kings album celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 1977 release this year and is the subject of the latest In The Studio with Redbeard rockumentary radio show special, which is now available for listening online ...
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017@2:30PM | comments
Fu Manchu - Clone of the UniverseSouthern California fuzz rock pioneers Fu Manchu will be releasing their 12th studio album "Clone Of The Universe" this coming February 9th and Rush's Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on the album's 18-minute, side-long centerpiece "Il Mostro Atomico" ...
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Sat, Dec 2, 2017@9:48AM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionListen to Dream Theater's cover of Xanadu, Big Wreck covering Closer to the Heart, The Trews take on Cinderella Man and Alain Johannes' Madrigal from Rush's new A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set edition ...
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Fri, Dec 1, 2017@11:58AM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionFriday Rush updates! A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set released today, microbes named after Rush, Geddy Lee attends QOTSA show, Alex Lifeson sits in with Big Sugar, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 30, 2017@3:42PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionRush's new A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set edition officially releases tomorrow and pre-orders are already shipping out, with many fans having already received their copies ...
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Thu, Nov 30, 2017@10:07AM | comments
Geddy Lee and Josh HommeGeddy Lee attended the November 21st Queens of the Stone Age show at London's O2 Arena last week. He took some time out to visit with frontman Josh Homme and pose for a photo which he posted to his official Instagram page last night ...
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Mon, Nov 27, 2017@1:07PM | comments
PleeiResearchers at the University of British Columbia have named three new species of microbe found in the guts of termites after the three members of Rush due to the microbes' long hair and rhythmic wriggling under the microscope...
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Sat, Nov 25, 2017@9:40AM | comments
Alex Lifeson performing with Big Sugar in Toronto - photo by Steve NuddsAlex Lifeson sat in with Big Sugar at their show in Toronto last night and the performance was caught on video ...
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