Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rushisaband.com now has a searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by a new website at TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 4th installment in his BubbaGram series and also revealed that his next book will be titled Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me!, due this Fall. Details here
Rush's vinyl reissue campaign continues! Hold Your Fire, Feedback, Snakes & Arrows now available. Details here.
Neil Peart on his 50-year career and retirement in new Drumhead magazine article/essay. Full article, Geddy Lee response and more here.
Rush's R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray released on Fri, Nov 20 and has debuted at #24 on the Billboard album chart. Details, video/audio previews, tracklist and more here. Order the CD/Blu-ray Combo, CD/DVD Combo or just the CDs.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson make guest appearance on the NBC drama Chicago Fire titled 2112. Details, screenshots and recap here.
Kevin J. Anderson's anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush is set to release on April 12, 2016 and is now available for preorder ...
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives now available. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available. 170 pages of Rush-inspired comics, parodies, art and illustrations. Details here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR After 35 shows, 34 cities and 3 unforgettable months, Rush's North American tour unfortunately came to a close August 1st at The Forum in Los Angeles. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016@7:40AM | comments

35 years ago today on February 12, 1981 Rush released their 8th and most commercially successful studio album, Moving Pictures. The album was recorded and mixed at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec and was certified quadruple-platinum on January 27, 1995. It peaked at #3 on the US Billboard charts and produced some of Rush's best-known singles including their signature track Tom Sawyer. This track along with Limelight, Red Barchetta and the Grammy-nominated instrumental YYZ are a regular staple of rock radio to this day. Five years ago Rush released a special 5.1 surround sound 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the album, and earlier this year the album was reissued on vinyl. The In The Studio with Redbeard rockumentary radio show aired a special last week in celebration of the album's anniversary which you can listen to online at this location. The program consists of interview segments with all three members of Rush from past In the Studio interviews and runs about 25 minutes. Here's a video excerpt from the Moving Pictures Classic Albums documentary where Rush along with producer Terry Brown talk about the recording of Tom Sawyer:

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016@11:02AM | comments
Clockwork LivesKevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's follow-up to their best-selling Clockwork Angels novel, Clockwork Lives, has been nominated for an Audio Award in the Multi-voiced performance category ...
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Wed, Feb 10, 2016@12:32PM | comments
Guitar World March 2016Rush's March 2016 Guitar World magazine feature is titled A Farewell to Kings and is now available online. In it, Guitar World's Joe Bosso sits down with Geddy and Alex to discuss the band's R40 Live tour, specifically the setlist selection, and also briefly touches on the band's future ...
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Fri, Feb 5, 2016@12:41PM | comments
Geddy and Alex in junior highFriday Rush updates! New Geddy/Alex interview, Rush and the 40th anniversary of 2112 in Prog magazine, In the Studio Moving Pictures 35th anniversary special and more ...
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Thu, Feb 4, 2016@2:31PM | comments
uDiscover R40 Live contestuDiscoverMusic.com is sponsoring a Rush R40 Live quiz and contest where you can win a PRS SE Alex Lifeson Acoustic Guitar played by Alex himself. ...
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Wed, Feb 3, 2016@2:46PM | comments
Geddy and Alex in junior highClassic Rock has posted a new interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where the pair reflect on the early years of Rush; from their first meeting in junior high school 50 years ago, up until 1975 when the new guy Neil Peart took over the lyric-writing duties. ...
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Wed, Feb 3, 2016@10:03AM | comments
Moving Pictures coverRush's 1981 classic Moving Pictures will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its release this coming February 12th and is the subject of an In The Studio with Redbeard rockumentary radio show which is airing all this week and is now available for streaming online ...
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Mon, Feb 1, 2016@3:26PM | comments
Prog 63The latest edition of Prog magazine (Prog #63) hit newsstands this past Friday and contains a cover feature celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Rush's 2112 album, including a new interview with Geddy Lee ...
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Fri, Jan 29, 2016@12:04PM | comments
Route 66 MotelFriday Rush updates! New news update and new book from Neil Peart, Rush in March issue of Guitar World, Moving Pictures 35th anniversary radio special and more!
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Thu, Jan 28, 2016@5:38PM | comments
Guitar World March 2016Rush will be featured in the March, 2016 issue of Guitar World magazine, with the cover tagline reading, Rush Prime Cuts with Alex + Geddy ...
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