Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush plays the 2nd-to-last show of the tour at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Orange County tonight. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Moving Pictures LP plus vintage t-shirt now available! Details 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 ...
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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015@3:06PM | comments

Spin magazine has posted a new interview with Alex Lifeson where he talks about the R40 Live tour, Rush's longevity, the current state of the music industry and more. When asked about what has been the primary takeaway for him from the whole Rush story, Lifeson replies:

I think perseverance is the key thing. I've come to learn that if you wanna be good at anything, you have to put in your 10,000 hours and stick with it and never give up. As difficult as it seems some times, don't give up if it's truly something you want to do. I spent the afternoon with one of my friends today, and he was talking about his kids, and he was talking about how they're growing up and the conversations that he'd had with them, and how he instilled in them that whole sense of it doesn't matter how much you make or how successful you are at something. The true measure of success is being happy, and if you're happy being a gardener, then do it. If you're happy being a bank executive, do it. If you're happy being a musician, do it. But make sure you do it. I'm glad to hear people are still thinking that way.

You can read the entire interview online here.

Thu, Jul 30, 2015@1:22PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveIt's hard to believe, but the R40 Live North American tour is down to its final two shows! Rush rolls into Orange County tonight to play the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - their first outdoor show since May 30th in Bristow. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Thu, Jul 30, 2015@11:50AM | comments
Neil Peart: Cultural RepercussionsA new book by author Bradley J. Birzer titled Neil Peart: Cultural Repercussions will release via Wordfire Press next month and you can get an early, ebook preview of the book as part of a special Humble Music Book Bundle ...
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Wed, Jul 29, 2015@6:41AM | comments
Neil and GeddyOn this day back in 1953, our favorite singer/bassist - Gary Lee Weinrib (aka Geddy Lee) - was born in Willowdale, Toronto. Happy birthday Geddy!
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Tue, Jul 28, 2015@10:45AM | comments
Ninja Sex Party - Attitude CityMusical comedy duo and YouTube sensation Ninja Sex Party released their new album Attitude City a couple of weeks ago. Attitude City is their third album and includes a song titled 6969 which is a parody of Rush's 2112 ...
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Mon, Jul 27, 2015@1:16PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush plays the third-to-last show of the R40 Live tonight at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sat, Jul 25, 2015@1:12PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveVegas baby! Rush takes the R40 Live tour to Sin City tonight to play the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 32nd and fourth-to-last show of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, Jul 24, 2015@2:25PM | comments
Geddy shows off his bassQello Concerts has posted R40 on the Road webisode 4 - part two of Geddy Lee showing off his extensive bass collection ...
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Fri, Jul 24, 2015@11:46AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! Only 4 shows left in the R40 Live tour, Alex Lifeson interview on Eddie Trunk's podcast, Moving Pictures vinyl reissue, and more!
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Fri, Jul 24, 2015@7:27AM | comments
Moving Pictures LP plus t-shirt comboRush's Moving Pictures vinyl reissue releases today and includes a vintage t-shirt bundle option which is now available to order ...
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