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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Mon, Oct 5, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush's R40 Live CD/DVD to release November 20th, Roll the Bones single available NOW! Details here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Up next is the Exit ... Stage Left vinyl reissue! Details here.
Rush's Atlantic-era albums will be reissued on vinyl over the next 3 months beginning with Presto and Roll the Bones on October 23rd. Details here.
Neil Peart has once again updated the news page on his website with story titled BubbaGram #1, where he introduces a new format for his upcoming news updates. Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives now available. Details, sample chapter, interviews and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel single-volume edition now available. Details here.
Rush feature on the final days of the R40 Live tour in the October, 2015 issue of Classic Rock Magazine. Details here.
Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available. 170 pages of Rush-inspired comics, parodies, art and illustrations. Details here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR After 35 shows, 34 cities and 3 unforgettable months, Rush's North American tour unfortunately came to a close August 1st at The Forum in Los Angeles. Get updates and the setlist along with photos, video, reviews and reports here.
Rush graces the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's July 2, 2015 issue! The issue hit newsstands on Fri, June 19 and the complete cover story is available online. Details here.

Rush R40 Live 2015 Tour

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Fri, Oct 2, 2015@2:35PM | comments

It's no secret that Geddy Lee is a huge baseball fan and can often be seen in his regular seats behind home plate at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays recently clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 22 years, so it's been an exciting few weeks for the Jays. Geddy has been to several games over the past couple of weeks and was briefly interviewed during last Saturday's game against the Rays by SportsNet as seen in this YouTube clip. Geddy also called in to MLB Network yesterday for a more extensive interview where he talks about baseball, the Blue Jays, singing the Candian National Anthem at the '95 All-star game, and whether Rush is considering more touring:

... At the moment there are no plans. The three of us are kind of in a different head-space as far as wanting to tour and how much touring is left in us. It's still a question that is under discussion. But at the moment there are no plans. ...

So Geddy is hedging his bets, but I doubt we'll be seeing Rush back out on the road anytime soon. You can watch/listen to the 10-minute interview below or online at this location (thanks DukesRocks).

Fri, Oct 2, 2015@12:52PM | comments
Roll the Bones LiveFriday Rush updates! Roll the Bones (Live) from upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD, new Rush references on TV, Geddy Lee talks Toronto Blue Jays, and more ...
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Thu, Oct 1, 2015@7:42AM | comments
The Goldberg's Rush t-shirtThere was a major Rush t-shirt appearance on last night's episode of the ABC '80s sitcom The Goldbergs (Season 3, Episode 2 - A Chrous Lie). Erica's potential date to homecoming is a Rush fan and is shown wearing three separate Rush t-shirts at different points in the show ...
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Mon, Sep 28, 2015@4:05PM | comments
Clockwork LivesAuthor Kevin J. Anderson was a guest on the Michael Artsis webshow on BeTerrific!! TV this past week to talk about his and Neil Peart's new novel Clockwork Lives ...
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Sat, Sep 26, 2015@5:08PM | comments
Geddy Lee watching the Toronto Blue JaysGeddy Lee was in attendance in his regular seats behind home plate this afternoon to watch his Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, was interviewed during the game ...
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Sat, Sep 26, 2015@8:38AM | comments
BBC Mastermind - Tom MeadRush was the specialist subject chosen in last night's episode of the BBC quiz show Mastermind by contestant Tom Mead ...
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Fri, Sep 25, 2015@1:05PM | comments
Roll the Bones LiveFriday Rush updates! Roll the Bones (Live) single from upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD, new update, vinyl reissues, Foo Fighters cover Tom Sawyer with special guests, and more ...
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Fri, Sep 25, 2015@8:21AM | comments
Roll the Bones LiveRush's R40 Live tour ended in Los Angeles last month and the band filmed their back-to-back shows in Toronto for a future live DVD release. Last week we learned that Zoe/Rounder Records/Concord Music Group will be releasing the as-yet-unnamed live CD/DVD on November 20th. As a preview, they are releasing a downloadable version of Roll the Bones (Live) from the CD ...
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Thu, Sep 24, 2015@11:10AM | comments
Moving Pictures coverRush's Moving Pictures is one of the 21 Canadian albums from the '60s and '70s through the first half of the '00s to have been nominated for the inaugural Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize ...
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Wed, Sep 23, 2015@4:18PM | comments
Exit ... Stage LeftMore details and updated released dates for Rush's Atlantic-era vinyl reissues have been released, along with updated release dates for the Mercury-era reissues. Rush's 12 Months of Rush Mercury-era reissue campaign continues Friday with the release of Exit... Stage Left on vinyl ...
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