Rush is a Band

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

Thu, May 25, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Martin Popoff's new book Rush: Album by Album now available. Details here.
Virigina Grohl's new book From Cradle to Stage features a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother, now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson accepted Rush's 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner April 20th in Toronto. Details, photos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson on upcoming solo projects, Rush's future, Geddy Lee's book project, and more in new Sirius XM interview. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Geddy performs with YES! Video, photos, post-induction reports/interviews and more here.
Rush's 2112 40th anniversary edition box set NOW AVAILABLE! Order yours now (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe). Details, previews, reviews and more here.
Rush: Time Stand Still R40 tour documentary DVD/Blu-ray now available (order on DVD, Blu-ray). Details, trailers, clips, reviews and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson appear on The Strombo Show - talk about the final tour, 2112 40th anniversary, future projects and more. Complete interview available online here.
Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 (RES9) featuring Alex Lifeson now available. Details, video trailer and lyric videos here.
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 ...
Wed, May 24, 2017@12:32PM | comments

In the latest episode of the Digital Men podcast (Episode 52: The Man Who Lit The Lighted Stage), longtime Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider is interviewed for over 90 minutes and talks about how he got involved with Rush, what he loves and hates about being on the road, tells some backstage stories about Alex Lifeson and gives his opinion on whether or not Rush will ever hit the road again. Here's what he had to say on that subject:

I don't think so. They may play in the studio together. But I don't see it. I don't really see it happening. I mean, you may ask their manager who says, "absolutely". But you know Ged and Al - they enjoy playing. They'll go and they'll do something. It won't be much, but it may be something different. I don't think [Ged and Al] are finished. Neil's had a rough go. He's had a lot of medical issues that prevent him [from touring]. When you're really good at what you do - like a hockey player or any kind of sports figure - and you're at the top of your game, and then you get injured. You can go back out there, but you're not gonna give it your best. And when all your life you try to give it your best, you don't want to settle for something that's gonna be anything less than that. It's the choice of, "I have to opt out". That's what the song "Losing It" is about. Check the lyrics. You get to a certain time when you have to say, I'm not gonna make a fool of myself by trying to attempt to do something I'm not capable of doing anymore. I think that what [Neil]'s capable of doing, what he feels is "less" is probably 10 times better than what anyone else could do. At the same time it's self satisfaction - you don't wanna give any less than you're noted for. There are a lot of people out there that go out on that stage and they're not very good. People say just bad things, and you think why are you even doing it. And that's his feeling - I'm not gonna embarrass myself by trying to do something that I know is going to be very difficult. And you gotta respect that.

You can listen to the entire 90-minute podcast below or at this location, and be sure to catch new episodes of the Digital Men podcast every Sunday evening.

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Fri, May 19, 2017@11:34AM | comments
Chris CornellFriday Rush updates! Rush on the passing of Chris Cornell, Rush reference on NBC's Great News, Geddy plugs Virginia Grohl's new book, Rush Camp and more ...
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Thu, May 18, 2017@10:52AM | comments
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Wed, May 17, 2017@3:43PM | comments
Great News Rush referenceThere was a Rush reference on last night's episode of the NBC sitcom Great News (Season 1, Episode 7 - The Red Door) ...
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Fri, May 12, 2017@12:51PM | comments
Geddy's Golden bassesFriday Rush updates! Geddy's busy week on Instagram, Baseballissimo update, 2018 Rush calendars, Rush reference on The Great Indoors and more ...
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Thu, May 11, 2017@12:01PM | comments
Geddy's Golden bassesGeddy Lee was very busy on his official Instagram page this past week, where he posted a few photos from last month's Rock Hall induction ceremony, along with one photo of 4 of his Golden bass guitars from his collection ...
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Wed, May 10, 2017@10:01AM | comments
Rush 2018 Aquarius wall calendarAlthough we're not even half way into 2017, a couple of Rush wall calendars for 2018 have already popped up online and are now available for pre-order. ...
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Tue, May 9, 2017@12:16PM | comments
The Great Indoors Rush referenceThere was a Rush reference on the season 1 finale of the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors ...
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Fri, May 5, 2017@11:40AM | comments
YES and Geddy playing RoundaboutFriday Rush updates! HBO broadcast of Rush inducting YES into the Rock Hall, RIAB book giveaway contests for Martin Popoff's Rush: Album by Album and Virginia Grohl's From Cradle to Stage, Snakes & Arrows turns 10 and more ...
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