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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 Toyota Center in Houston last night! Get the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here, with full tour coverage 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.

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Sat, May 23, 2015@12:03AM | comments

MLB.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. Johnson recently photographed Rush's show in Austin, which was the location of the interview, and will be doing so for several other shows on the R40 Live tour. Here's Geddy Lee on Johnson:

... "One of the things I've always admired about Randy is the thoughtful and intelligent approach he always took to his game," he said. "Always looking for an edge, always looking for a way to be better at what he did on the mound. The way he talked about being accountable. You don't hear a lot of athletes talk about being accountable. I found that inspiring. I took away from that something that I could apply to my own profession."...

And Here's Johnson talking about Geddy:

... "When I was young, I was kind of a free-willed person," Johnson said. "I just kind of got the ball and went out and pitched. There was more to it than that. I enjoyed hearing [Lee's] stories about when they were coming up, and they were warming up for some of the bands that are still out there performing to this day." ... "I'm a friend first, but also a big fan," Johnson said. "I was a huge Rush fan before I met Geddy. To have known and become friends with them for over 20-some years and photograph them on various tours is a huge thrill for me." ...

You can watch the entire interview at the MLB.com website here (*SPOILERS*), and also check out Johnson's gallery of photos from the Austin show. Rush and MLB have also teamed up to sponsor a Rush Off to Chicago VIP Contest where the winner will get 2 tickets to Rush's June 12th show in Chicago, a meet-n-greet with Rush and Randy Johnson, 2 tickets to a Cubs game, hotel and airfare, and $200 spending money. For all the details and to enter, visit MLB.com.

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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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Thu, May 14, 2015@12:48PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush's R40 Live tour rolls into the Gateway City tonight for show #4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Get updates and setlist SPOILERS along with photos, video and reports here ...
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