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Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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.
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.
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.

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Rush: A Brief History of TimeJohn at Cygnus-X1.net has just posted the twelfth installment of his Rush: A Brief History of Time series where he compiles scans and transcriptions of old Rush articles. From Cygnus-X1.net:

... In this twelfth installment, over 200 new articles and advertisements have been added; 29 from the 1970's, 159 from the 1980's, 3 from the 1990's, 1 from the 2000's and 11 from the current 2010 decade. The majority of the articles in the 1980's fall into the three-year period of 1987 - 1989 where the emphasis of the collection focuses on the releases of Hold Your Fire, A Show of Hands and Presto.

There are also some great, early articles and reviews from the 1970's that focus on 2112 and A Farewell to Kings and, as a special treat, also included is a 1970 review of Neil Peart's then-band J.R. Flood. ...

You can see this latest batch on John's website at this link. Also be sure to check out his chronological listing of all the collected articles from the series at the bottom of the page. Thanks John!

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Wed, Mar 4, 2015@5:14PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveA round-up of all the latest rumors and information regarding Rush's upcoming R40 Live 2015 tour ...
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Sun, Mar 1, 2015@2:44PM | comments
Clockwork Angels novelClockwork 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. ...
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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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