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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night (Vinyl, Blu-ray Audio), Caress of Steel now available, special Hologram Edition of 2112 on March 17th. Details here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-date, North American tour this coming May. Details and ticket sale information here.
Geddy Lee episode of Speakeasy with author Michael Chabon now airing on PBS stations. Details, video preview, and stations/times 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 and more here.
Neil Peart talks R40 setlist and more in extensive, new Sirius XM Deep Tracks interview with Jim Ladd. Details here.
Rush to receive the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Junos March 14, in Hamilton, ON. 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.
Clockwork Angels: The Comic Scripts companion to the graphic novel series now available. Single-volume, full-length Clockwork Angels graphic novel due this spring. Details here.
Neil Peart visits the abandoned Le Studio in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for October, 2014. Check it out here.

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@9:35AM | comments

One of the recurring themes on FX's animated sitcom Archer, is how Krieger's van mural is periodically updated with with some kind of Rush album-themed design, with 5 different Rush van murals on the show to date. During the season 3 finale Space Race: Part 2 the van was given a Caress of Steel-themed mural with the lettering reading Caress of Krieger (screenshot here). On the finale of season 2 the van had an Exit ... Stage Left-inspired mural which read Exit ... Van Left (screenshot here), and earlier in season 3 the mural had been updated to a Rush Hemispheres theme (screenshot here). The 4th Rush-themed mural appearance occurred back in 2013 (Season 4, Episode 2 - The Wind Cries Mary) when the van's mural was updated with a Fly By Night theme, showing the familiar album cover with the title as Van By Night and the owl's face replaced with an image of Krieger's face (screenshot here). Season 5 went by without any updated van mural, but it has returned for Season 6. In Episode 8 of Season 6 (The Kanes) which aired last night, Kreiger's van mural has a theme based on Rush's debut album, where it depicts the word Van using the Rush explosion font as seen here (thanks Stephen A).

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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@9:37AM | comments
Geddy Lee at Massey HallThe Toronto Globe and Mail ran a piece in today's edition about the efforts to renovate Toronto's historic Massey Hall which kicked off yesterday with a ceremony at the venue that Geddy Lee attended. Geddy sat down for a video interview and recalls the first concert he ever saw at Massey Hall ...
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@9:05AM | comments
Caress of SteelRush continues their 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era vinyl reissues today with the release of Caress of Steel. You can order it now at this location ...
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015@8:00AM | comments
Better Call Saul Rush poster referenceThere was a Rush poster spotted in a scene from last night's episode of AMC's Better Call Saul (Season 1, Episode 4 - Hero) ...
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Sun, Feb 22, 2015@5:20PM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowThe full episodes of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show and Rock Icons featuring Geddy Lee are now available online at the VH1 Classic website ...
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015@10:51PM | comments
Rush 2112The 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era vinyl reissues will include the release of a special Hologram Edition of 2112 on vinyl on March 17th, which you can pre-order now. Video preview available ...
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015@9:47AM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowGeddy Lee will be the special guest on the season 14 debut episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show tonight at 9PM. He'll also be the featured guest on the series premiere of VH1 Classic's Rock Icons immediately following the debut episode of That Metal Show. Several preview clips and photos available ...
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Fri, Feb 20, 2015@12:54PM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee on That Metal Show and Rock Icons premieres this weekend, Caress of Steel vinyl reissue, RushCon 15 in LA, Neil Peart jams with Stewart Copeland and more ...
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Fri, Feb 20, 2015@9:26AM | comments
Geddy Lee on Rock IconsGeddy Lee will be the special guest on the season 14 debut episode of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show tomorrow evening at 9PM. He'll also be the featured guest on the series premiere of VH1 Classic's Rock Icons immediately following the debut episode of That Metal Show. VH1 Classic has posted a couple of preview clips featuring Geddy from the debut episode of Rock Icons ...
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015@3:02PM | comments
Geddy Lee with Michael Chabon taping PBS SpeakeasyGeddy Lee's Speakeasy episode (episode 5, the season 1 finale) began airing on several PBS stations over the last few weeks, but specific air dates and times differ depending on the station. The Speakeasy website recently began listing specific stations along with the air dates/times ...
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