Rush is a Band

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

Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Alex Lifeson appeared on the Renman Live web show on Wednesday, April 22nd. Get all the details and watch the entire interview here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 35-date, North American tour this coming May. Get all the details, latest rumors and meet-and-greet contest info here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112 Hologram Edition, All the World's a Stage and A Farewell to Kings now available. Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition coming May 12th. 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, 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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Sat, Apr 25, 2015@10:50AM | comments

West Side Beemer BoyzThe West Side Beemer Boyz is the moniker given to Neil Peart and his crew of BMW motorcycle riding partners, including Neil's friend and member of the Rush tour security team Michael. On the Clockwork Angels tour we were able to follow their adventures on the road via the West Side Beemer Boyz Twitter feed at @praetorianx1. Michael has now also set up an official Instagram page for the West Side Beemer Boyz at this location, and he and Neil will be using this page along with the Twitter feed to post photos and updates as they travel across the country on Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour. There are already a couple of great photos posted including this one of Neil, Lorne, Michael and others from a few weeks ago, and this one of Michael in all of his new BMW gear. If you want to interact with the West Side Beemer Boyz on Instagram, use the hashtags #WestSideBeemerBoyz and #variablecrew.

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015@4:09PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Renman LiveThis past Wednesday evening Alex Lifeson was the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show. The full interview is now available for viewing online ...
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Fri, Apr 24, 2015@12:44PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour is just 2 weeks away, Alex Lifeson on the Renman Live web show, A Farewell to Kings vinyl and blu-ray audio reissue, Jaco doc featuring Geddy Lee wins APMFF award, and more!
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Wed, Apr 22, 2015@5:27PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Renman LiveAlex Lifeson will be the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show this evening. The show will stream live at 8PM EST (5PM PST) on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel ...
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Tue, Apr 21, 2015@7:19AM | comments
A Farewell to KingsRush's A Farewell to Kings vinyl and Blu-ray Audio reissue is released today as part of their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign ...
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Mon, Apr 20, 2015@4:40PM | comments
Jaco filmRobert Trujillo's Jaco documentary featuring Geddy Lee won the APMFF Foundation Award at the first annual Asbury Park Music in Film Festival this past weekend ...
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Sat, Apr 18, 2015@5:56PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on Renman LiveAlex Lifeson will be the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show this coming Wednesday, April 22nd. The show will stream live at 8PM EST (5PM PST) on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel ...
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Fri, Apr 17, 2015@12:44PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live meet and greet contest, RushCon 15 and Rush RatCon 2015 info, Geddy in Men's Fashion, a puppet plays Tom Sawyer and more!
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Thu, Apr 16, 2015@10:19AM | comments
Chops SawyerEarlier this week puppeteer and musician Ricky Syers posted a video titled Chops Sawyer to YouTube and other social media sites which shows Syers pulling the strings on a puppet drummer named Chops playing along to Rush's Tom Sawyer on tiny drum set constructed of tin cans. The video quickly went viral ...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015@1:55PM | comments
RushCast podcastI was the guest on the latest episode of the excellent Rushcast podcast this past week. I spoke with host Jay Mantis last Wednesday about the origins of the Rush is a Band website, Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour, meeting Geddy & Alex, setlist wishlists, my love of Caress of Steel, Cleveland sports and more for about 40 minutes ...
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