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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

RUSH R40 LIVE TOUR Rush will kick off their R40 Live 2015, 34-date, North American tour this coming May. Get all the details, latest rumors and meet-and-greet contest info here.
12 Months of Rush! Mercury-era Rush reissued on vinyl for 2015. Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112 Hologram Edition and All the World's a Stage now available. 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, 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.
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.
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.

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Rush continues their 12 Months of Rush vinyl reissue campaign today with the release of A Farewell to Kings on vinyl and Blu-ray Audio. Rush is releasing all of the Mercury-era Rush albums on vinyl along with a few select titles on Blu-ray audio throughout 2015. The 12 Months of Rush will see the band releasing one or two titles a month throughout the year. They started with Fly By Night in January (Vinyl, Blu-ray Audio), Caress of Steel in February, and both 2112 and All the World's a Stage last month on vinyl. Rush recently released a 15-second promotional video for the 12 Months of Rush via their YouTube channel which you can watch at this link. The 2112 vinyl reissue is a special Hologram Edition as described in this Rush.com press release and seen in this 1-minute demo video. Sales from the vinyl edition of 2112 ended up propelling the album back into the Billboard 200 in its first week of release at #149; it was also #2 on the Vinyl Albums chart. All titles are reissued on high-quality vinyl with a 320kbps MP4 Digital Audio download code, with Fly By Night, A Farewell to Kings and Signals also having a Blu-ray Audio release. The rest of the reissue titles will be released throughout the remainder of the year and can be ordered/pre-ordered at the links below:

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Fly By Night (01/27/15) - Vinyl | Blu-ray Audio
Caress of Steel (02/17/15) - Vinyl
2112: Hologram Edition (03/17/15) - Vinyl
All the World's a Stage (03/17/15) - Vinyl
A Farewell to Kings (04/21/15) - Vinyl | Blu-ray Audio

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Hemispheres (05/19/15) - Vinyl
Permanent Waves (06/16/15) - Vinyl
Moving Pictures (07/21/15) - Vinyl
Exit ... Stage Left (07/21/15) - Vinyl
Signals (08/18/15) - Vinyl | Blu-ray Audio
Grace Under Pressure (09/15/15) - Vinyl
Power Windows (10/20/15) - Vinyl
Hold Your Fire (11/17/15) - Vinyl
A Show of Hands (12/1/15) - Vinyl

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[Rush release new promotional video for their 12 Months of Rush vinyl reissue campaign]
[Vinyl Hologram Edition sales propel Rush's 2112 back into the Billboard 200]
[Rush All the World's a Stage and 2112: Hologram Edition vinyl reissues released today]
[Rush Caress of Steel vinyl reissue released today]
[The 12 Months of Rush continues with the release of a special Hologram Edition of 2112 on vinyl]
[Rush Fly by Night vinyl and Blu-ray Audio reissue released today]
[12 Months of Rush: Mercury era Rush albums to release on Blu-ray Audio and vinyl in 2015]
[Mercury Records to release Blu-ray Audio remaster and vinyl reissue of Fly By Night]
[Rush Fly By Night 40th anniversary vinyl release?]

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015@4:40PM | comments
Jaco filmRobert Trujillo's Jaco documentary featuring Geddy Lee won the APMFF Foundation Award at the first annual Asbury Park Music in Film Festival this past weekend ...
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Sat, Apr 18, 2015@5:56PM | comments
Renman LiveAlex Lifeson will be the guest on Steve Rennie's Renman Live web show this coming Wednesday, April 22nd. The show will stream live at 8PM EST (5PM PST) on the Renman Music & Business YouTube channel ...
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Fri, Apr 17, 2015@12:44PM | comments
Rush R40 LiveFriday Rush updates! R40 Live meet and greet contest, RushCon 15 and Rush RatCon 2015 info, Geddy in Men's Fashion, a puppet plays Tom Sawyer and more!
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Thu, Apr 16, 2015@10:19AM | comments
Chops SawyerEarlier this week puppeteer and musician Ricky Syers posted a video titled Chops Sawyer to YouTube and other social media sites which shows Syers pulling the strings on a puppet drummer named Chops playing along to Rush's Tom Sawyer on tiny drum set constructed of tin cans. The video quickly went viral ...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015@1:55PM | comments
RushCast podcastI was the guest on the latest episode of the excellent Rushcast podcast this past week. I spoke with host Jay Mantis last Wednesday about the origins of the Rush is a Band website, Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour, meeting Geddy & Alex, setlist wishlists, my love of Caress of Steel, Cleveland sports and more for about 40 minutes ...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015@10:37AM | comments
Neil Peart signed drumhead charity auctionA drum head autographed by Neil Peart and 19 other drummers is currently up for auction to benefit the DrumsForCures charity ...
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Tue, Apr 14, 2015@10:02AM | comments
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015@1:55PM | comments
RushCon 15 LAThe folks at RushCon have announced more details and registration information for this year's RushCon 15 in Los Angeles (July 31-Aug 2) and the Toronto mini-con (June 19-20) ...
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015@12:33PM | comments
Rush Meet & Greet contestRush has contributed 2 tickets to their show in Irvine on July 30th along with a meet and greet to an online charity auction to benefit the Stuart House ...
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