Rush is a Band

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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush to induct Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at April 7th ceremony in New York. Details here.
Rush's 2112 40th anniversary edition box set NOW AVAILABLE! Order yours now (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe). Details, previews, reviews and more here.
Rush: Time Stand Still R40 tour documentary DVD/Blu-ray now available (order on DVD, Blu-ray). Details, trailers, clips, reviews and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson appear on The Strombo Show - talk about the final tour, 2112 40th anniversary, future projects and more. Complete interview available online here.
Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett's new solo project Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 (RES9) featuring Alex Lifeson now available. Details, video trailer and lyric videos here.
Rush recieves key to the city of Toronto in special presentation at newly-opened Lee Lifeson Art Park. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart's next book Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me! is now available for purchase. Details here.
Neil Peart has updated the news page on his website with the 6th installment in his BubbaGram series where he talks about his R40 Live tour travels in the Northwest. Details here.
Rushisaband.com now has a searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by a new website at TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Fri, Feb 24, 2017@9:44AM | comments

A new book written by Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, titled From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars is slated for release this coming April. According to a representative of the book's publisher it will feature a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother Mary Weinrib, where Mary talks about what influenced Geddy to choose a musical career, and the prevalence of music in their family home. Back in July of 2015 when the Foo Fighters played a show in Toronto as part of their Sonic Highways tour, Mary Weinrib was in attendance as a special guest of Virginia. The pair were photographed together backstage and shown up on the big screen during the show (video here). Virginia revealed later that year that she planned on writing a book containing interviews with other rock moms as described in this Washingtonian article. You can learn more about the book at this location. From Cradle to Stage will release on April 25th and is now available for pre-order at this location.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017@10:57AM | comments
Limited Edition Rush R40 Forum posterThe Rush Backstage Club has made available a new, limited edition Rush R40 Forum poster. This 18"x24" litho was originally produced for the final show of the R40 Tour at the LA Forum on August 1, 2015 ...
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Fri, Feb 17, 2017@12:02PM | comments
Rush: Live On Air 1975-1980: Legendary Radio BroadcastFriday Rush updates! Rush radio broadcast compilation now available, Rush featured in the KSHE 50th Anniversary Real Rock Museum, Denise Donlon talks Rush in new book, and more ...
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Tue, Feb 14, 2017@10:29AM | comments
Rush in the KSHE Hall of FameThe KSHE 50th Anniversary Real Rock Museum launched on January 9th and Rush is the featured artist in the Hall of Fame wing. Rush's Hall of Fame section contains a photo gallery, some history of the band's relationship with the city of St. Louis, and a 4-minute video interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson ...
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017@12:27PM | comments
Wintersleep - The Great DetachmentFriday Rush updates! Wintersleep's The Great Detachment featuring Geddy Lee nominated for Juno, Tech 21's GED-2112 SansAmp out this Spring, RHCP pay homage to Rush in Toronto, and more ...
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Thu, Feb 9, 2017@2:50PM | comments
Tech 21 booth at NAMM with the GED-2112 SansAmpTech 21 was on hand at the annual NAMM show last month in Anaheim, CA to show off their new Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp (the GED-2112), and Tech 21's John Bednar took some time out to speak with Premier Guitar magazine for a video interview that was posted to their YouTube channel a couple of weeks ago. ...
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Wed, Feb 8, 2017@10:04AM | comments
Wintersleep - The Great DetachmentCanadian indie rock band Wintersleep's latest album The Great Detachment released last March via Dine Alone Records, and Rush's Geddy Lee makes a guest bass appearance on the track Territory. The album has just been nominated for a Juno Award in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category. ...
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Fri, Feb 3, 2017@1:02PM | comments
Yes Union lineupFriday Rush updates! Rush to induct Yes into the Rock Hall, new 2112 box set reviews, and more ...
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Fri, Jan 27, 2017@3:10PM | comments
Yes Union lineupFriday Rush updates! Geddy and Alex will be inducting Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, new 2112 box set contest, Geddy adds a classic double-neck to his guitar collection, new Alex Lifeson signature guitar and more ...
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Fri, Jan 27, 2017@10:00AM | comments
Yes Union lineupThe Rock Hall has announced that Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will have the honor of inducting Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this coming April 7th at the Barclays Center in New York ...
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