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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush's R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray released on Fri, Nov 20. Details, video/audio previews, tracklist and more here. Order the CD/Blu-ray Combo, CD/DVD Combo or just the CDs.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson hit the interview circuit to promote the R40 Live release: Sirius XM, Q107, Digital Trends, EW, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Q104.3, Prog, Canadian Musician
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson make guest appearance on the NBC drama Chicago Fire titled 2112. Details, screenshots and recap here.
Rush's vinyl reissue campaign continues! Counterparts and Test for Echo now available. Details here.
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 2nd installment of his BubbaGram series. Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson's anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush is set to release on April 12, 2016 and is now available for preorder ...
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.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015@9:32PM | comments

Sirius XM hosted a town hall interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at their New York City studios back on Friday, November 13th which was moderated by filmmaker Michael Moore. Subscribers were given a chance to attend the interview via an online sweepstakes where contestants were asked to submit questions for the band. John at was one of the lucky attendees and gave a detailed report of the event along with some photos here. Everyone was given the chance to ask their question to Geddy and Alex, and were treated to a meet-n-greet and photo-op afterwards. Last week Rolling Stone posted an article with ten highlights from the interview along with a few audio clips at this location. A few photos of the event are available at the Getty Images site, and there's also this Instagram post. The interview was broadcast as a one-hour show that aired earlier this evening at 6PM EST and was rebroadcast at 9PM. It will get rebroadcast over the next week at the following times:

Rush Sirius XM Town Hall broadcast schedule

Thu, Nov 26: 2AM, 8AM, 1PM, 7PM EST
Fri, Nov 27: 1AM, 6AM, 4PM, 9PM EST
Sat, Nov 28: 10AM, 6PM EST
Sun, Nov 29: 2AM, 8AM, 2PM, 8PM EST
Mon, Nov 30: 12PM, 6PM EST
Tue, Dec 1: 12AM, 9AM, 4PM EST

Earlier today Rush posted a few short, video preview clips from the interview to YouTube:

Dave Grohl & Geddy Lee's Rock Star Moms (1:27)

The Future of Rush after R40 (3:52)

Geddy Lee on being a Child of a Holocaust Survivor (3:07)

If you aren't already a Sirius XM subscriber, you can get a free 30-day trial at this location.

Related Posts:
[Rush Sirius XM Town Hall interview highlights and audio clips]
[Rush Sirius XM Town Hall interview report and photos]
[Sirius XM town hall interview with Rush this Friday in New York City]

Wed, Nov 25, 2015@9:16PM | comments
R40 LiveRush's R40 Live CD/DVD/BD released last Friday, November 20th, and the video of Lakeside Park/Anthem has been posted online to YouTube. The reviews for the video have also been rolling in and generally positive ...
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Mon, Nov 23, 2015@9:47PM | comments
2015 Ultimate Classic Rock AwardsUltimate Classic Rock has opened up voting in their 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards and Rush is in the running in several categories including Artist of the Year, Reissue of the Year for their vinyl reissue campaign, Live Album or Video of the Year for R40 Live, and Tour of the Year for the R40 Live tour. Go vote for Rush!!!
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Mon, Nov 23, 2015@4:20PM | comments
Alex and Geddy with Joanne WilderGeddy Lee and Alex Lifeson recently stopped by Toronto's Q107 to chat with Joanne Wilder about the band's recent tour and accompanying R40 Live concert video. The full interview is now available online ...
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Fri, Nov 20, 2015@5:44PM | comments
Geddy Lee - Digital TrendsDigital Trends' Mike Mettler chatted with Geddy Lee in a new interview for his The Audiophile column about the R40 Live tour and video release ...
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Fri, Nov 20, 2015@5:13PM | comments
R40 LiveIn yet another article/interview promoting today's release of R40 Live, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee sat down with Entertainment Weekly to share the stories behind some of the more iconic Rush songs ...
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Fri, Nov 20, 2015@12:10PM | comments
R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live release day is here!! New Geddy/Alex interviews, Ged/Al guest appearance on Chicago Fire, and more ...
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Fri, Nov 20, 2015@8:32AM | comments
R40 LiveRush's R40 Live concert film officially releases today in North America just in time for the Holidays, and is available as 2 DVDs, 1 Blu-ray disc or 3 Audio CDs along with various combo packages. ...
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Thu, Nov 19, 2015@2:57PM | comments
Alex and Geddy with Joanne WilderQ107's Joanne Wilder sits down with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to answer some fan questions in a new, 4-minute video interview ...
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Thu, Nov 19, 2015@11:25AM | comments
Geddy Lee in HOSS magazineThe Holiday edition of HOSS magazine hits newsstands today and includes a cover feature with Rush's Geddy Lee titled Closer to the heart with Geddy Lee of RUSH, along with a contest to win a custom Fender bass guitar and prize pack ...
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