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Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels companion novel Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order. Details, sample chapter, cover art and more here.
RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-date, North American tour this coming May. Get all the details and latest rumors 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.
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.
Geddy Lee episode of Speakeasy with author Michael Chabon now airing on PBS stations. Details, video preview, and stations/times 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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Clockwork LivesLast month ECW Press put out the official press release announcing Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's new novel Clockwork Lives - the follow-up to their best-selling Clockwork Angels novel. The 304-page novel is due to release via ECW Press on September 15th. Earlier today Kevin J. Anderson revealed the novel's cover art via this Twitter post and his blog:

... The cover art was created by Nick Robles, with design input from Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart, and hearkens back to an age of beautiful book making: each copy of the trade hardcover will have an oxblood leatherette cover with embossed gold stamping of gears and alchemy symbols.

Nick Robles also created striking new line drawings to illustrate the featured "tales" in the book, so that this will be a remarkable and innovative volume to be placed proudly on any mantelpiece. ...

Clockwork Lives will feature minor characters from Clockwork Angels and expand on their stories. From the publisher's press release:

... Anderson and Peart have returned to their colorful creation [of Clockwork Angels] in CLOCKWORK LIVES, a steampunk Canterbury Tales that explores the lives of secondary characters in CLOCKWORK ANGELS and introduces a new protagonist. Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village. Her alchemist father's will leaves Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people's stories-and ultimately her own. Styled after Marinda's book, the ECW volume itself will be a beautiful homage to traditional bookmaking. A limited-run collector's edition will also be available.

Anderson also posted a portion of the first chapter to his blog here, and a few weeks ago released a video of himself discussing the origins of the novel which you can view below or on YouTube at this location. He also discussed the novel at length in his Rushcast podcast interview from earlier this week. You can pre-order your copy of Clockwork Lives at this location.

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[Kevin J. Anderson talks Clockwork Angels, Clockwork Lives, 2113 and more in new Rushcast interview]
[Kevin J. Anderson discusses the origins of Clockwork Lives in new video]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives official press release and sample chapter]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives due in September, now available for pre-order]
[Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart working on sequel to Clockwork Angels titled Clockwork Lives]

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Thu, Mar 5, 2015@9:02AM | comments
Rush: A Brief History of TimeJohn at Cygnus-X1.net has just posted the twelfth installment of his Rush: A Brief History of Time series where he compiles scans and transcriptions of old Rush articles. ...
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Rush R40 LiveA round-up of all the latest rumors and information regarding Rush's upcoming R40 Live 2015 tour ...
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Clockwork Angels novelClockwork Angels author Kevin J. Anderson was a guest on the most recent episode of the Rushcast podcast, and spent over 30 minutes talking with host Jay Mantis about Rush and his collaboration with Neil Peart on the Clockwork Angels novel and other related projects. ...
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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@11:43AM | comments
Geddy on That Metal ShowFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee on That Metal Show and Rock Icons premieres, Caress of Steel and 2112: Hologram Edition vinyl reissue, Rush TV references on Better Call Saul and Archer, another bootleg radio broadcast and more ...
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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@11:17AM | comments
Rush: The Lady Gone ElectricA live radio broadcast recording of a December, 1974 Rush appearance at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City will be released on CD in Europe this coming April. It's titled The Lady Gone Electric and was originally recorded in front of a small audience of around 10 people for FM radio broadcast. ...
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Fri, Feb 27, 2015@9:35AM | comments
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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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