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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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.
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.
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.
Neil Peart visits the abandoned Le Studio in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for October, 2014. Check it out here.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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UPDATE - 3/27@10:30AM: The pre-order is now underway, and it seems to have killed the Rush Backstage Club site! The site is apparently listing the ship date as May 1st.

Art of RushRush.com just sent out a newsletter announcing a new Art of Rush book that will soon be made available. From the Rush.com press release:

The Art of Rush is a 272 page coffee table book that delves into the 40 year relationship with Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator Hugh Syme. The stunning book begins with a foreword penned by Neil Peart, and contains original illustrations, paintings, photography, and the incredible stories behind each album that he has designed with the band since 1975.

The book's narration was written by music journalist Stephen Humphries and includes in-depth interviews with each Rush band member, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and artist Hugh Syme. The Art of Rush also contains entertaining anecdotes and commentary from a wide array of notable musicians, actors, athletes, writers, radio personalities and Rush insiders about their favourite Rush album covers, which clearly reveals how vital and impactful the visual representation of their music has been through the years. ... "From the first time Hugh and I met, we shared a level of communication that would sustain us through all the years of discussing art by long distance. We had the same values and tastes in images and design, and simply spoke the same language. That's why I off-handedly referred to him one time as 'serving a life sentence as my art director," said drummer and lyricist Neil Peart ...

The book will be available for pre-order on Friday, March 27 at 10AM via the Rush Backstage Club. Three separate editions will be made available. The Roadcase Deluxe Edition is limited to 100 copies and costs $995. It will be numbered and signed by all 3 members of Rush and Hugh Syme, and come in a hand-crafted road case with a metal plate affixed to the outside with the limited edition number. The Special Edition is limited to 250 copies and will cost $495. It will be numbered and signed by all 3 members of Rush and Hugh Syme, and come enclosed in a custom slipcase. The Classic Edition is just the 272 page hardcover book and will cost $99. See Rush.com and the Rush Backstage Club for all the details.

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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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Tue, Mar 17, 2015@2:01PM | comments
PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic GuitarPRS Guitars has announced a new Special Edition Alex Lifeson Signature Thinline Acoustic Guitar ...
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Tue, Mar 17, 2015@1:17PM | comments
Anthrax bassist Frank Bello at NAMM 2015Anthrax bassist Frank Bello was interviewed by Madcap Music Review's John Golden at the NAMM 2015 show this past January. He spent most of the time talking bass guitars but towards the end of the interview he's asked whether he's excited about Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour and something very interesting to say ...
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Tue, Mar 17, 2015@9:29AM | comments
Rush 2112Rush's All the World's a Stage and 2112: Hologram Edition vinyl reissues are released today ...
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Sat, Mar 14, 2015@4:45PM | comments
Geddy, Alex and Ray DannielsBoth Rush and their manager Ray Danniels were honored at the 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony in Hamilton, ON. Geddy Lee was on hand to accept Rush's 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, and Ray Danniels was presented with the 2015 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. Photos, videos and more available ...
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Sat, Mar 14, 2015@10:33AM | comments
Rush ticketsRush just posted an announcement to their website requesting photo submissions from fans to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary. ...
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