Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Alex Lifeson will be making a guest appearance on Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project RES9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9), due out later this year. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Coppinwood Golf Club's 10th anniversary party. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 6th installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about his R40 Live tour travels in the Northwest. Details here.
Multiple Rush references in X-men: Apocalypse. Details, screenshots and more here.
Ole's Andy Curran on upcoming Rush releases and the possibility of new Rush music in FYI Music News interview. Details here.
Alex Lifeson participates in panel discussion on Preserving Popular Music in Canada. Details, photos, video here.
Kevin J. Anderson's 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush now available for purchase for Kindle, Audible, and on paperback. Details here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! to release Sept 13, now available for pre-order. Details, cover and more 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 ...
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives now available. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available. 170 pages of Rush-inspired comics, parodies, art and illustrations. Details here.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016@11:29AM | comments

John over at the Cygnus-X1.net has just announced a new section of his website where he'll be posting a collection of the 1990s-era Rush fanzine A Show of Fans. From John's website:

...When the 'A Show of Fans' fanzine was first released back in 1991, it immediately stood apart from other fanzines of the time, thanks to its polished and professional format. Each issue was filled with incredible content, including articles, reviews, news, artwork, photographs, letters, advertisements, and more. Yet unlike other fanzines of the time, ASOF was printed, not photocopied, on high-quality glossy paper, typically in multiple colors. So much style with substance. ...

John currently has scans of the first 3 issues available in the archive, and will be posting more issues every week for the remainder of 2016. You can check out the archive online at this location.

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Fri, Jul 22, 2016@12:09PM | comments
TrumpFriday Rush updates! Limelight used at the RNC, Alex attends School of Rock musical, Jeff Buckley's record collection includes 7 Rush albums, and more ...
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Thu, Jul 21, 2016@1:48PM | comments
Alex Lifeson with the School of Rock castAlex Lifeson attended a performance of the School of Rock musical this past Tuesday night in New York City and took some time out to pose with the cast ...
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Thu, Jul 21, 2016@10:43AM | comments
TrumpRush's Limelight has been getting played regularly at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this past week. Check out how the Twitterverse snarkily responded to the house band's lackluster cover of the song last night ...
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Tue, Jul 19, 2016@2:33PM | comments
Jeff Buckley record collectionA new site at JeffBuckleyCollection.com gives a virtual tour through the record collection of the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, which includes seven Rush albums ...
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Fri, Jul 15, 2016@1:03PM | comments
The InfiltratorFriday Rush updates! Tom Sawyer in The Infiltrator, Rush 2017 calendar, FANTOONS at Comic-Con, Lorne Wheaton talks Neil's R40 kits, and more ...
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Thu, Jul 14, 2016@11:52AM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 2017 Rush wall calendarAn official Rush 18-month, 12"x12" wall calendar will release on September 15th from BrownTrout Publishers and is now available for pre-order. The calendar celebrates the upcoming 40th anniversary of the release of Rush's A Farewell to Kings, which was released in September, 1977. ...
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Thu, Jul 14, 2016@9:12AM | comments
Caress of SteelHappy Bastille Day everybody! On this day 227 years ago back in 1789, Parisians stormed the Bastille, freeing its inmates and taking the prison's large quantities of arms and ammunition, thereby setting in motion the French Revolution. More importantly, back in 1975 Rush decided to write a song about it. ...
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Wed, Jul 13, 2016@11:16AM | comments
FANTOONS Geddy for President t-shirtFANTOONS will be debuting some cool new official Rush merch at the San Diego Comic-Con next week (booth N10). For those who can't make it to San Diego, they have also set up an Etsy store where you can pre-order most of the merch, including some neat new prints and some cool election-themed t-shirts and buttons. ...
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Tue, Jul 12, 2016@10:30AM | comments
The InfiltratorThe new film The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston releases tomorrow and features Rush's Tom Sawyer, which plays during the film's opening sequence and is included as the first song on the soundtrack ...
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