Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

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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, 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, Apr 24, 2015@4:09PM | comments

This past Wednesday evening Alex Lifeson was the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show. The interview lasted a little over an hour and was streamed live on YouTube. Alex touched on several subjects, answering many questions from fans (via phone and the chatroom) and from Rennie himself. He was fairly tight-lipped on the subject of the upcoming tour, but did reiterate that the band will be taking an old school approach, and that they dug deep for material. He mentioned that they'll be playing a good number of older songs that they haven't played in a while that will include a comprehensive cross-section of material spanning their 40-year career. He also mentioned that since they covered a lot of the '80s material on the last tour, they won't focus on that as much for R40. He didn't mention any specific songs or any other details though. He also confirmed that the band plans on filming a couple shows, as we expected, although he didn't mention which ones. The entire interview was made available on YouTube earlier this afternoon (thanks Thomas P), and you can watch it below or on YouTube at this location:

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015@12:44PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour is just 2 weeks away, Alex Lifeson on the Renman Live web show, A Farewell to Kings vinyl and blu-ray audio reissue, Jaco doc featuring Geddy Lee wins APMFF award, and more!
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Wed, Apr 22, 2015@5:27PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Renman LiveAlex Lifeson will be the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show this evening. The show will stream live at 8PM EST (5PM PST) on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel ...
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Tue, Apr 21, 2015@7:19AM | comments
A Farewell to KingsRush's A Farewell to Kings vinyl and Blu-ray Audio reissue is released today as part of their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign ...
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Mon, Apr 20, 2015@4:40PM | comments
Jaco filmRobert Trujillo's Jaco documentary featuring Geddy Lee won the APMFF Foundation Award at the first annual Asbury Park Music in Film Festival this past weekend ...
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Sat, Apr 18, 2015@5:56PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Renman LiveAlex Lifeson will be the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show this coming Wednesday, April 22nd. The show will stream live at 8PM EST (5PM PST) on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel ...
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Fri, Apr 17, 2015@12:44PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live meet and greet contest, RushCon 15 and Rush RatCon 2015 info, Geddy in Men's Fashion, a puppet plays Tom Sawyer and more!
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Thu, Apr 16, 2015@10:19AM | comments
Chops SawyerEarlier this week puppeteer and musician Ricky Syers posted a video titled Chops Sawyer to YouTube and other social media sites which shows Syers pulling the strings on a puppet drummer named Chops playing along to Rush's Tom Sawyer on tiny drum set constructed of tin cans. The video quickly went viral ...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015@1:55PM | comments
RushCast podcastI was the guest on the latest episode of the excellent Rushcast podcast this past week. I spoke with host Jay Mantis last Wednesday about the origins of the Rush is a Band website, Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour, meeting Geddy & Alex, setlist wishlists, my love of Caress of Steel, Cleveland sports and more for about 40 minutes ...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015@10:37AM | comments
Neil Peart signed drumhead charity auctionA drum head autographed by Neil Peart and 19 other drummers is currently up for auction to benefit the DrumsForCures charity ...
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