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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush played Madison Square Garden in NYC last night to close out the 2nd leg. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports 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. Limited edition, signed hardcover available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, ebook sample, cover art 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 ...
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Moving Pictures LP plus vintage t-shirt now available for pre-order. 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 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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Earlier this month Rush finally made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine; the trio was featured in the July 2, 2015 issue which hit newsstands a couple of weeks ago. The cover story is titled From Rush with Love and Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt gives a history of Rush interspersed with several interview snippets from all 3 members of the band that were conducted in the few weeks leading up to the R40 Live tour. Today Rolling Stone posted more from their interviews with the band to their website for a piece titled 22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Rush. The article contains 22 bonus questions not included in the original Rolling Stone article, including this one about the possibility of a Clockwork Angels movie:

"To me, it would make an amazing movie and I thought it would happen organically - that by now somebody would've been at my door with a big bushel of dollars, let's make this happen. And it hasn't. But we've got the graphic novel done and we're building the world and the vision of it. It's astonishing to me, really, that somebody hasn't come to me wanting it. I thought what a great semi-retirement project for the three of us, 'cause Geddy loves cinema, Alex for the soundtrack and me for the story. But I was hoping that's a project that the three of us would undertake at some point."

Lifeson also reveals that he wanted to play Fly By Night on the band's current tour:

"I was rehearsing it," he says. "I thought it would sound great, like a modern version of it would be much heavier and more powerful. I think Geddy felt that he'd really have a problem singing it. He has a challenge with "Lakeside Park" as it is. "Fly by Night" was just in that range, and we didn't want to drop the key on that one. So the consensus was let's just pass on that."

You can read the entire bonus interview online here

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015@12:21PM | comments
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Sun, Jun 28, 2015@4:03PM | comments
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Fri, Jun 26, 2015@1:58PM | comments
Geddy LeeGeddy Lee recently sat down with Fender.com for a 3-minute interview where he explains the origins behind his right-hand picking technique ...
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Fri, Jun 26, 2015@12:14PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, R40 up for Progressive Music Award, new Neil Peart book from Brad Birzer, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 25, 2015@12:00PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush brings the R40 Live tour to the City of Brotherly Love tonight to play the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for show number 21 of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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Thu, Jun 25, 2015@10:28AM | comments
R40The fourth annual Prog magazine Progressive Music Awards have been announced and will take place at London's Underglobe on Thursday September 3rd. Rush's R40 box set is nominated in the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award category, and voting is now underway ...
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Wed, Jun 24, 2015@3:55PM | comments
Rush on Demand powered by Qello ConcertsRush just announced that they have teamed up with Qello Concerts for the launch of Rush On Demand, providing full-length Rush concerts and documentaries streamed on demand to any device. ...
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Tue, Jun 23, 2015@12:47PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveRush takes the R40 Live tour machine to the TD Garden in Boston tonight for the first of a series of 4 dates on the US east coast to finish up the 2nd leg of the tour. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here ...
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