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Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush played Madison Square Garden in NYC June 29th to close out the 2nd leg. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
Rush graces the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's July 2, 2015 issue! The issue hit newsstands on Fri, June 19 and the complete cover story is available online. Details here.
Neil Peart talks about his travels on the R40 Live tour in his latest news update for June, 2015. Check it out here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due Sept 15. LE signed hardcover available for pre-order, LE companion tarot card set available. Details, sample chapter and more 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. Moving Pictures LP plus vintage t-shirt now available for pre-order. 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 July 7th. Details 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
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.
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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Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's follow-up to their best-selling Clockwork Angels novel is titled Clockwork Lives and is due to release via ECW Press on September 15th. It is described as a steampunk Canterbury Tales and will further explore some of the people and places from the Clockwork Angels universe. Anderson announced via his blog this morning that ECW Press has released a set of limited edition Clockwork Lives tarot cards as a companion to the novel. Each of the 13 cards in the set contains a line illustration of one of the Clockwork Lives characters by Clockwork Angels graphic novel artist Nick Robles. There are 300 sets of the cards available and Anderson will be selling them at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver's Rush party this coming Thursday night, and also at RushCon in Los Angeles at the end of the month. If you can't make either of those appearances, you can also order them (limit 3 per person) via the following links:

US orders $15 + $2.50 postage
Canada/Mexico $15 + $4 postage
International $15 + $8 postage

A limited edition, signed hardcover edition of Clockwork Lives was also made available for pre-order via the Rush Backstage Club a few weeks ago but quickly sold out. It comes in a black linen slipcase that has a gold foil stamp of the alchemical symbols, and includes a ribbon bookmark inside the book. Each book is hand numbered and has a bookplate signed by Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson. You can also pre-order the standard hardcover edition here. An ebook preview of a portion of the book is also available. You can order the Kindle edition of Clockwork Lives: The Bookseller's Tale for $2.99 on Amazon at this location, and it is also available in other ebook formats. The ebook also includes an afterword on the writing of the project with Neil Peart. Back in February Anderson released a video of himself discussing the origins of the novel which you can view on YouTube at this location. He also discussed the novel at length in his Rushcast podcast interview from back in March, and Eric at the Power Windows site posted a short interview with Anderson last month where the author answers some questions about his various Rush-related projects including Clockwork Lives which you can read online here.

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[Clockwork Lives Limited Edition, signed hardcover edition now available for pre-order]
[Clockwork Lives: The Bookseller's Tale ebook now available]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives cover art revealed]
[Kevin J. Anderson talks Clockwork Angels, Clockwork Lives, 2113 and more in new Rushcast interview]
[Kevin J. Anderson discusses the origins of Clockwork Lives in new video]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives official press release and sample chapter]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart working on sequel to Clockwork Angels titled Clockwork Lives]

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