Rush is a Band

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

Wed, May 6, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 35-date, North American tour this Friday, May 8th! Get all the details, latest rumors and SETLIST SPOILERS 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.
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, 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.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Tue, May 5, 2015@11:22AM | comments

Rush's rights management company Ole (Ole aquired the Rush catalog last year) has teamed up with Indaba Music for a Rush cover song contest where the winner will get $5,000, 2 tickets and a meet & greet for Rush's August 1st show in LA, and more. From the website:

... Rush is giving their fans a chance to cover 10 songs from their iconic catalog. Their publishing company ole is looking for creative, contemporary covers. Both covers with vocals and instrumentals will be accepted. Choose from these songs:

Working Man
Fly By Night
Closer to the Heart
The Spirit of Radio
Freewill
Limelight
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
New World Man
Time Stand Still ...

In addition to the cash, tickets and meet-n-greet, the Grand Prize Winner will get a meeting with an Ole Media Management Creative Rep, a limited edition Rush Fender Squier Bass, and a lyric video of the winner's cover on Ole's YouTube channel. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will get a Rush Swag Prize Pack along with a cash prize, and the 3 most popular vote winners will receive Pro status on Indaba Music. For all the details and to submit your entry, go to this location.

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Tue, May 5, 2015@8:22AM | comments
Geddy Lee - Fender.comFender.com posted a new interview with Geddy Lee yesterday where Geddy talks about Rush's 2013 Rock Hall induction, the band's longevity, his relationship with the bass guitar, his new grandson and Rush's upcoming tour ...
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Mon, May 4, 2015@5:08PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFans who purchased VIP ticket packages for the R40 Live tour have already started receiving their merchandise, including a copy of the R40 Live tourbook, which contains some setlist spoilers in the video credits (*** SPOILERS ***) ...
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Fri, May 1, 2015@3:58PM | comments
Mike Portnoy with TilesDrummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater) recently sat in for a live performance of Rush's The Spirit of Radio with Detroit-based prog rockers Tiles at their show at the Token Lounge in Detroit on April 25th, and video of the performance is available online ...
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Fri, May 1, 2015@9:50AM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live tour updates, Clockwork Lives excerpt now available, vinyl reissues, FANTOONS book, Rush in new Being Canadian documentary, and more! ...
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Thu, Apr 30, 2015@10:42PM | comments
Rush Closer to the Heart singleEarlier today Guitar World posted a short interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses the writing of Closer to the Heart ...
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Thu, Apr 30, 2015@2:39PM | comments
Fender signature jazz bass 2015Geddy Lee discusses his new Fender USA signature jazz bass in a 7-minute video interview ...
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Wed, Apr 29, 2015@4:45PM | comments
Rush Fan StoriesThe Rush Fan Stories book project has posted an update to their website at rushfanstories.com ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@4:01PM | comments
Neil Peart R40 drumsticksPromark has announced the release of the limited edition Promark Oak 747 Neil Peart Wood Tip R40 Anniversary Tour drumsticks. ...
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Tue, Apr 28, 2015@2:59PM | comments
Rush Toons book by FANTOONSA Kickstarter project has been launched to help fund the upcoming release of a Rush Toons book from FANTOONS ...
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