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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Sat, May 30, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR is underway! Rush plays the Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow tonight! Get the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock includes a cover feature on Rush along with new interviews with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where they discuss the future of the band and a possible extension of the R40 Live tour ...
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World's a Stage, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres now available. Details here.
Alex Lifeson talks R40 Live tour and Rush's future plans in new Canadian Press interview: "we're not finished as a band". Details here.
Alex Lifeson appeared on the Renman Live web show on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get all the details and watch the entire interview here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming June 9th. 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, ebook sample, 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.

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Sat, May 30, 2015@1:30PM | comments

Date/Time: Saturday, May 30th @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 12
Venue: Jiffy Lube Live
Place: Bristow, VA (outside Washington D.C.)
Twitter: #R40DC | #R40Live
Instagram: #R40DC
YouTube: Bristow Rush R40 Live Tour
Setlist: Version C ???

Rush wraps up the first of 3 legs of the R40 Live tour this evening when they play the Jiffy Lube Live outdoor amphitheater outside Washington D.C. After tonight they'll take a well-deserved 9-day break before picking things up again in Columbus on June 8th. Rush is expected to play their Version C setlist for tonight's show, and I've entered that setlist into the Bristow setlist page for now. I'll be sure to update it if anything changes, and finalize it once the show is over. Despite the expectations of the C set, there's always an outside chance that Rush will surprise us with something different. For more discussion on that along with a preview of the show, check out the pre-show SPOILER review below the fold. Rush RatCon 2015 East is taking place this weekend in Severna Park, MD at Club Xanadu and will include a huge pre-show tailgate party at the venue in Bristow starting around 5PM - see the RatCon Facebook event page for all the details. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson relaxed for dinner and some wine at The Grill Room in Washington D.C. last night and were nice enough to take some time out for a photo with some fans as seen here (thanks Bob Renner). Tonight's show has a 7:30PM start time listed, so the band will probably hit the stage around 7:45-ish. The weather looks great for today and tonight, although it will be a tad on the hot side. For everyone going to the show, have fun, be safe and make sure to share your reports, reviews, photos and video with us. Rush on!!!!!

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Fri, May 29, 2015@12:21PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour news/updates, new MLB.com interview with Geddy Lee and Randy Johnson, Gibson Limited Edition Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul Axcess, RatCon this weekend and more!
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Thu, May 28, 2015@12:47PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush brings the R40 Live tour machine to the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina this evening for show #11 of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Tue, May 26, 2015@12:03PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush takes the R40 Live tour to the Peach State tonight to play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre outside Atlanta for show #10. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sun, May 24, 2015@12:12PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush takes the R40 Live tour machine into the Eastern timezone tonight, playing the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL for the 9th show of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sat, May 23, 2015@11:14AM | comments
Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul AxcessGibson has made available a Limited Edition Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul Axcess in celebration of Rush's 40th anniversary ...
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Sat, May 23, 2015@12:03AM | comments
Randy Johnson and Geddy LeeMLB.com posted an interview with pitcher-turned-photographer Randy Johnson and Rush's Geddy Lee earlier this evening where the pair discuss their 20-year friendship and mutual admiration. Rush and MLB are also sponsoring a Rush Off to Chicago VIP Contest ...
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Fri, May 22, 2015@1:52PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush rolls into The Big Easy tonight where they'll play the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for show #8 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, May 22, 2015@11:06AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, new Classic Rock interview with Geddy and Alex, Hemispheres vinyl reissue and more!
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Wed, May 20, 2015@2:25PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush wraps up their 3-date stint across the state of Texas tonight where they'll play the Toyota Center in Houston for show #7 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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