Rush is a Band

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

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush played the US Airways Center in Phoenix last night. 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 NeilPeart.net 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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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. That makes Geddy 62 years young today! Not only is today Geddy's birthday, but it also marks the 41st anniversary of one of the most important events in Rush history; 41 years ago on July 29th, 1974, Neil Peart joined Rush, replacing original drummer John Rutsey. He's been the new guy in the band ever since. The day after Neil joined the band Rush bought equipment for their first tour at Long and McQuade Music in Toronto, including Geddy's black Rickenbacker, Alex's Gibson Les Paul Deluxe and Neil's Slingerland kit (aka Chromey)... and the rest - as they say - is history. Happy birthday Geddy! And happy 41st anniversary to the new guy!

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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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Thu, Jul 23, 2015@12:50PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush heads down the US West Coast to the Bay Area tonight, bringing their R40 Live tour machine to the SAP Center in San Jose, California for show #31. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Thu, Jul 23, 2015@11:12AM | comments
Eddie Trunk with Alex and GeddyEddie Trunk's full interview with Alex Lifeson that he conducted at Rush's show in Denver earlier this month is included in today's edition of the Eddie Trunk Podcast ...
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Wed, Jul 22, 2015@9:02AM | comments
Rush stage showThe July 2015 issue of PLSN (Projection, Lights and Staging News) magazine features an article titled The Deconstruction of Rush where Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider breaks down Rush's R40 Live tour stage production.
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