Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at live reunion fundraiser event. Details, video here.
The Toronto High Park Zoo's trio of Capybara pups will be named Geddy, Alex and Neil after Rush! Details here.
Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's new album BORREGO. Order the album here. Details here.
Martin Popoff's new book Rush: Album by Album now available. Details here.
Virigina Grohl's new book From Cradle to Stage features a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother, now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson accepted Rush's 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner April 20th in Toronto. Details, photos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson on upcoming solo projects, Rush's future, Geddy Lee's book project, and more in new Sirius XM interview. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Geddy performs with YES! Video, photos, post-induction reports/interviews and more here.
Rush's 2112 40th anniversary edition box set NOW AVAILABLE! Order yours now (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe). Details, previews, reviews and more here.
Rush: Time Stand Still R40 tour documentary DVD/Blu-ray now available (order on DVD, Blu-ray). Details, trailers, clips, reviews and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson appear on The Strombo Show - talk about the final tour, 2112 40th anniversary, future projects and more. Complete interview available online here.
Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 (RES9) featuring Alex Lifeson now available. Details, video trailer and lyric videos 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 ...
Tue, Jul 25, 2017@2:56PM | comments

UPDATE - 7/26@10:09AM: Here are some more details from the CWF website, including a contest where you could win a framed version of the print (contest also opens on Sat., July 29), and this quote from Geddy himself describing the photograph (thanks RushFanForever):

"I spent the month of February exploring different parts of the Western Cape. And on this day, I was treated to some bird watching with local resident and fellow birdwatcher Craig Glatthaar. Craig took me to some terrific spots along the southern coastline including the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. So with my 500 mm lens in tow, we managed to spot some Sugarbirds and a couple of species of Sunbirds among others. While waiting under a tree in between rain showers we were able to follow and capture this fantastic Orange Breasted Sundbird who was resting amongst the beautiful and endemic Fynbos growths." GEDDY LEE

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In addition to music, collecting baseball memorabilia and his many other pursuits, Geddy Lee is an avid wildlife photographer; last year Geddy donated one of his wildlife photos (this photo of a rookery of King Penguins that was taken in the Falkland Islands) to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, who then made it available as a limited edition print that Geddy also signed, with all the proceeds going to support the organization. The CWF recently announced that Geddy has donated another photograph to the organization that they will also be making available as a limited edition, signed print. The print will celebrate Canada's recent 150th birthday and will release this coming Saturday, July 29th on Geddy Lee's birthday. In keeping with the Canada150 theme, only 150 prints will be made available and each will sell for $150 CDN. For all the details visit shopcwf.ca.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017@4:47PM | comments
Ready Player One movie posterRush's Tom Sawyer is prominently featured in the first trailer for Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One film, due to release in March, 2018 ...
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Fri, Jul 21, 2017@11:30AM | comments
Geddy Lee at Bob & Doug fundraiser eventFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at fundraiser event, new Spotify interview with Geddy and Alex, Jacob Moon and David Barrett perform at the Lee Lifeson Art Park, and more ...
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Wed, Jul 19, 2017@3:37PM | comments
Geddy Lee at Bob & Doug fundraiser eventThe Take Off, Eh! - Bob and Doug McKenzie Live Reunion fundraiser for spinal cord research took place yesterday evening in Toronto and Geddy Lee made a surprise appearance towards the end of the show, joining Moranis & Thomas for a rendition of their early '80s smash hit Take Off! as seen in the following video ...
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Tue, Jul 18, 2017@12:02PM | comments
Geddy and Alex Spotify inteviewCanada's 150th birthday took place this past Canada Day on July 1st, and to celebrate the occasion Spotify asked several Canadian artists, including Rush, to talk about Canadian music and to create playlists of their favorite Canadian songs. ...
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Fri, Jul 14, 2017@12:23PM | comments
Geddy and Alex accept the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award - photo by Jane StevensonFriday Rush updates! Rush Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award presentation video now online, Alex attends VRTO, Rush the Art Park with Jacob Moon and David Barrett this coming Wednesday, the return of Chops Sawyer on ABC's The Gong Show, and more ...
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Fri, Jul 14, 2017@9:41AM | comments
Alex Lifeson at VRTOThe Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo (VRTO) 2017 took place at the Rogers Communication Centre in Toronto a few weeks ago and Alex Lifeson was in attendance as a guest of musician/actor and VRTO founder Keram Malicki-Sanchez ...
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Wed, Jul 12, 2017@2:39PM | comments
Ricky Syers and ChopsRicky Syers and his puppet drummer Chops appeared on the latest episode of ABC's The Gong Show, and played Rush's Tom Sawyer on a tiny drum kit as seen in this video ...
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Sat, Jul 8, 2017@10:30AM | comments
Geddy and Alex accept the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award - photo by Jane StevensonCanadian Music Week has posted the full video of Rush's Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award ceremony presentation from back in April ...
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Fri, Jul 7, 2017@11:53AM | comments
David Barrett and Jacob MoonFriday Rush updates! Jacob Moon and David Barrett FREE concert at Lee Lifeson Art Park July 19, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Clockwork Lives graphic novel update, and more ...
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