Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to the band RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

12 Months of Rush! Mercury era Rush albums to release on vinyl and Blu-ray audio in 2015, beginning with Fly By Night on January 27th. 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.
RUSH 2015 TOUR Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson discus Rush's possible plans for a 2015 Rush tour, setlist requests and more. Details here.
Geddy Lee performs The Seeker at The Who Hits 50! Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert November 11th. Details, reports and photos here.
Complete Neil Peart Strombo Show interview now available online. Details here.
Geddy Lee tapes episode of Speakeasy with author Michael Chabon in New York City. Details, reports and photos here.
Neil Peart visits the abandoned Le Studio in his latest NeilPeart.net news update for October, 2014. Check it out here.
New Neil Peart book Far and Near: On Days Like These now available! Order your copy at this location. Details and Neil Peart interview here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational Golf Tournament and All-star Concert. Photos and videos available here.
Kevin J. Anderson working on sequel to Clockwork Angels titled Clockwork Lives, also editing anthology of stories based on Rush songs including 2113 novella. Details here.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014@12:16PM | comments

UPDATE - 12/18@1:20PM: The A.V. Club is running a contest where the winner gets a signed copy of the R40 DVD box set!

UPDATE - 12/18@1:02PM: Eagle Rock Entertainment has made the entire content of the Completist bonus disc available for digital download at R40Bonus.com (thanks Maciej F and RushFanForever), although the download links on the page aren't currently working.

R40 Blu-ray box setRush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set (6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs) released last month and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Music Video chart. The set includes Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) along with an R40 bonus disc, all contained in a 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm (12" x 9"). The bonus disc includes the full Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage including the 2 unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser, along with their cover of Bad Boy. Previews of both of the unreleased tracks are available on Rush's YouTube channel (I've Been Runnin', The Loser), and you can read interviews with Alex and Geddy discussing the tracks on radio.com (Geddy, Alex). The R40 bonus disc also includes the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976; Lock and Key live from 1988; Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997; the I Still Love You Man video from 2011; and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. The Rush Backstage Club and Best Buy are also offering a special edition of the set that includes an extra R40 Completist disc (in addition to the bonus disc) that contains different content based on whether it's the Blu-ray or DVD version, with the ultimate goal being to ensure that the same content is included in both the DVD and Blu-ray packages. You can see all the details regarding the Completist DVD in this post and check out the liner notes at Cygnus-X1.net. Yesterday Rush posted a new video trailer for the Completist edition which you can check out below or on YouTube.

Related Posts:
[Rush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set debuts at #2 on the Billboard video chart]
[Rush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set released today]
[New Geddy Lee interview and R40 preview clip of unreleased The Loser track at Radio.com]
[New Alex Lifeson interview and R40 preview clip of unreleased I've Been Runnin' track at Radio.com]
[Rush R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set official press release]
[Rush R40 Blu-ray box set now available for pre-order]
[R40 6-disc Blu-ray box set coming this November]

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014@11:52AM | comments
Rush FAQAlthough we didn't see any new music or touring from Rush in 2014, there were several new books on the subject of Rush published along with some new writings from Neil Peart ...
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Sun, Dec 14, 2014@8:00PM | comments
The Classic ChristmasAlex Lifeson's rendition of Little Drummer Boy, which first appeared on the 1997 compilation Merry Axemas, is included in a new Christmas compilation album from Legacy Records titled The Classic Christmas ...
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Fri, Dec 12, 2014@12:51PM | comments
Fly By NightFriday Rush updates! Mercury-era vinyl reissues coming in 2015, new Neil Peart cover feature in Rock Cellar magazine, new NeilPeart.net new update, RIAB redesign and more!
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Wed, Dec 10, 2014@5:10PM | comments
Far and NearThe December, 2014 issue of Rock Cellar magazine contains a cover feature and new interview with Neil Peart where Neil talks primarily about his recently-released book Far and Near: On Days Like These...
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Tue, Dec 9, 2014@10:44AM | comments
Fly By Night12 Months of Rush! All of the Mercury era Rush albums to be reissued on vinyl in 2015, along with select titles on Blu-ray audio ...
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Mon, Dec 8, 2014@4:58PM | comments
Neil Peart the racecar driverNeil Peart has once again updated the news page on his website. This one is a little out of order as it's a July, 2014 update - Neil has already posted a couple of other updates since then. The entry is titled Bamm Bamm and the Lemon Slug and in it Neil describes driving in the 24 Hours of LeMons in Tooele, Utah this past summer.
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Mon, Dec 8, 2014@12:16PM | comments
Fly By NightMusicTap.net reports that Mercury Records will release a Blu-ray Audio remaster of Fly By Night, along with a companion vinyl reissue next month on January 27th...
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Sun, Dec 7, 2014@10:19PM | comments
Fly By NightAccording to a listing at Amazon UK, it looks like Rush might be releasing some kind of Fly By Night vinyl edition next month - likely in celebration of the album's 40th anniversary.
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Sat, Dec 6, 2014@10:44PM | comments
RIABRushisaband.com officially launched way back in 2005 and the design - outside of a few tweaks here and there - has stayed essentially the same since then. But now that the site will be entering its 10th year in 2015, I thought it was finally about time for a redesign. ...
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