Rush is a Band

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

Tue, Feb 28, 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 ...
Sun, Feb 26, 2017@10:02AM | comments

UPDATE - 2/27@1:53PM: Here's a CBC news story from 1997 covering the event:

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The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honor that can be presented by the Canadian Government. 20 years ago today on February 26, 1997, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart were given this prestigious honor at Rideau Hall in Ottawa (the official residence of the Governor General of Canada). It marked the first time that the award was given to a group rather than an individual. Here is a transcription of what was said about the band when they were presented with the award. You can watch the video of this presentation below or on YouTube here.

Members of the progressive rock trio Rush. These veterans of the stage have raised over a million dollars for charities such as food banks and The United Way. Their efforts have enhanced an awareness of the plight faced by society's less fortunate, inspiring and awakening the social consciousness of an entire generation. Musicians far and wide have been influenced by the band's accomplishments - a testament to their contribution to popular music.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017@12:24PM | comments
From Cradle to StageFriday Rush updates! Geddy and his Mom featured in new book from Virginia Grohl (Dave Grohl's Mom), new 2112 box set review, Rock Hall induction ceremony where Ged/Al will induct Yes is sold out, and more ...
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Fri, Feb 24, 2017@9:44AM | comments
From Cradle to StageA 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 ...
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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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