Rush is a Band

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

Sat, May 23, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR is underway! Rush played the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans last night! 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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Sat, May 23, 2015@11:14AM | comments

Gibson has made available a Limited Edition Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul Axcess in celebration of Rush's 40th anniversary. From the Guitar Center website:

... Gibson Custom presents the Limited Edition Alex Lifeson R40 Les Paul Axcess offered in a run of 200 guitars with 5A quilt maple tops in a lush Ruby Red R40 finish. It also features a Limited Edition "Starman" R40 die-caste medallion covering the rhythm/treble switch access cavity.

Created through extensive work with Alex Lifeson himself, the Gibson Custom Signed Alex Lifeson 40th Anniversary Les Paul Axcess Quilt similarly redefines the boundaries of the classic Les Paul: packed in a single remarkable instrument, this guitar carries all of the traditional tones that have made the Les Paul legendary, along with unprecedented levels of sonic and performance versatility.

In addition to its traditional Les Paul tonewoods, the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess carries two high-output humbucking pickups with series/parallel wiring options via its push-pull volume controls, and a Floyd Rose licensed unit that not only provides the world's most efficient vibrato system, but is also loaded with Graph Tech Ghost piezo bridge saddles. ...

You can get all the details at the Guitar Center website here, and there's also this video of Alex Lifeson talking about the guitar (thanks Thomas O):

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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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Tue, May 19, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Classic Rock - July 2015The July, 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine is currently being mailed to subscribers in the UK and 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 ...
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Tue, May 19, 2015@9:48AM | comments
Rush HemispheresRush's Hemispheres vinyl reissue was released yesterday as part of their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign and is now available for purchase ...
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Mon, May 18, 2015@12:52PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush continues their trek across Texas tonight where they'll play the American Airlines Center in Dallas for show #6 of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Sat, May 16, 2015@1:16PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush begins their 3-show stint across the Lone Star State tonight where they'll play the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX - the 5th overall and the first outdoor show of the R40 Live tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Fri, May 15, 2015@12:18PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour kicks off in Tulsa, DVD filming news, Geddy Lee Fender interview, Hemispheres vinyl reissue next week and more!
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