Rush is a Band

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

Sun, Apr 19, 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, 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 and All the World's a Stage now available. 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.
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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015@5:56PM | comments

Alex 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 at this location. For all the details and to submit a question in advance, visit the Renman Music & Business here:

Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson joins Renman Live! to talk about his career and the bands upcoming 40th anniversay tour! Let us know if you want to ask Alex a question by posting it below and we will set you up to call in and speak to the legend yourself!

Viewers will also be able to ask questions live on the air by calling the Renman Live hotline at 310-469-9067 during the show. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.

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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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Tue, Apr 14, 2015@10:02AM | comments
Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard sports Rush t-shirt in new Spuran Spuran satirical video from the San Antonio Spurs ...
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015@1:55PM | comments
RushCon 15 LAThe folks at RushCon have announced more details and registration information for this year's RushCon 15 in Los Angeles (July 31-Aug 2) and the Toronto mini-con (June 19-20) ...
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015@12:33PM | comments
Rush Meet & Greet contestRush has contributed 2 tickets to their show in Irvine on July 30th along with a meet and greet to an online charity auction to benefit the Stuart House ...
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Sun, Apr 12, 2015@10:01AM | comments
Spring 2015 Men's Fashion Geddy Lee featureGeddy Lee was interviewed for a short, 1-page feature in the Spring 2015 issue of Men's Fashion magazine titled Stopover: London. Geddy talks about all of his favorite things to do in London, England including his favorite places to eat, drink and see music. ...
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Sun, Apr 12, 2015@9:31AM | comments
A Farewell to KingsRush have released a new, 15-second promotional video for their 12 Months of Rush vinyl reissue campaign ...
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