Rush is a Band

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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush Cygnus X-1 12-inch 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl EP for Record Store Day. Details here
Rush to induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at April 7th ceremony in New York. Details and ticket information here.
Virigina Grohl's new book From Cradle to Stage will feature a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother, available for pre-order. Details 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.
Rush recieves key to the city of Toronto in special presentation at newly-opened Lee Lifeson Art Park. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! is now available for purchase. Details 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.
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 ...
Mon, Mar 20, 2017@4:10PM | comments

UPDATE - 3/22@12:52PM: Record Store Day now has some more details along with the artwork posted on their website:

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of A Farewell To Kings and to kickstart the celebration, Books I & II of "Cygnus X-1" are newly compiled together for the first time ever as an audiophile 180g vinyl EP with brand new artwork by longtime Rush artwork creative director Hugh Syme.

SIDE A: Cygnus X-1: Book 1 SIDE B: Cygnus X-1: Book II

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According to TheFutureHeart.com, Rush will be releasing a Cygnus X-1 12-inch 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl EP for Record Store Day this year, which will include Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage and Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres, although it's not yet clear which recordings of the songs will be used. The release will be limited to 5000 copies and will be available at select independent record store locations for Record Store Day on April 22nd. To find participating store locations and to learn more about Record Store Day, visit the website at recordstoreday.com. More information as we learn it. Thanks to Robbie S for the heads up.

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Fri, Mar 17, 2017@6:43PM | comments
Geddy at Norm's Rare GuitarsGeddy Lee continued his tour of rare bass guitars today, paying a visit to Norm's Rare Guitars in Los Angeles with his bass tech Scully. Norm's posted a 2.5-minute video of Geddy's visit to YouTube ...
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Fri, Mar 17, 2017@12:03PM | comments
IRUSHFriday Rush updates! Alex sits in on the Trailer Park Boys podcast, Geddy checks out some vintage bass guitars, complete video of 1992 Neil Peart drum workshop, and more ...
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Thu, Mar 16, 2017@3:45PM | comments
Geddy with FrankensteinGeddy Lee recnetly took some time out to visit John Entwistle's legendary Frankenstein Fender Precision Bass, and posted a photo of himself with the Frankenstein to his Instagram page ...
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Thu, Mar 16, 2017@9:50AM | comments
ShreddersVeteran music writer/journalist Greg Prato's new book Shredders!: The Oral History Of Speed Guitar released earlier this week and features a foreword from Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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Tue, Mar 14, 2017@6:29PM | comments
Geddy Lee with his new Hofner bassUK-based vintage guitar shop Guncotton Guitars posted a photo to their Facebook page of Geddy Lee with the new mint 1960 Hofner 500/1 bass guitar that they just sold to him ...
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Tue, Mar 14, 2017@4:48PM | comments
Alex Lifeson on the TPB PodcastAlex Lifeson was the featured guest on episode 84 of the Trailer Park Boys Podcast last week, and the episode is now available for streaming online. ...
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Sat, Mar 11, 2017@10:30AM | comments
Neil Peart Irvine drum clinic - June 199225 years ago this June, Neil Peart put on a very rare drum workshop/clinic in Irvine Meadows, CA, during the Roll the Bones tour and an extended, 45-minute video clip has just emerged online ...
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Fri, Mar 10, 2017@12:05PM | comments
Yes Union lineupFriday Rush updates! Confusion regarding a possible Geddy Lee performance with Yes at the band's Rock Hall induction, new baseball-themed Rush tee from FANTOONS, Time Stand Still doc now on iTunes and more ...
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Wed, Mar 8, 2017@4:16PM | comments
Yes Union lineupYes founding member and original vocalist Jon Anderson was recently interviewed by Billboard to discuss Yes' upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and revealed some news regarding Geddy Lee's involvement in the band's planned performance ...
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