Rush is a Band

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

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming November 13th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Alex Lifeson plays on Fu Manchu's 18-minute epic track Il Mostro Atomico from their new Clone of the Universe album. Listen to the complete track and get all the details here.
Alex Lifeson talks life after Rush, writing, acting and more in new Globe and Mail interview, says Rush is "basically done". Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel coming this June, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex here.
Geddy Lee appears on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Details, videos, summary here.
Alex Lifeson performs Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl with Arkells at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Details, photos, video here.
Geddy Lee discusses recording music and making memories at Le Studio in new Q interview - Le Studio was destroyed in a fire on August 11th. Details here.
Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at live reunion fundraiser event. Details, video here.
Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's new album BORREGO. Order the album here. Details here.
Martin Popoff's new book Rush: Album by Album now available. Details here.
Check out Rushisaband.com's searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Fri, Feb 23, 2018@2:25PM | comments

Without Rush to keep him occupied the past couple of years, Geddy Lee has instead been keeping himself busy by working on a bass guitar book project titled Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. The book now has a tentative release date of November 13, 2018 and can already be pre-ordered from Amazon (thanks RushFanForever). It's currently listed at 360 pages, but the cover has yet to be revealed. Here are some more details via the Cooke Agency website:

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and RUSH bassist Geddy Lee's Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is a gorgeous, fully illustrated love letter to rock 'n' roll's rumbly bottom end, complete with a guided tour of Lee's extensive vintage bass collection, personal anecdotes, observations and history, from one of the world's most revered and beloved masters of the instrument.

This lavishly illustrated book presents one facet of Lee's own personal journey. The bass guitar has been his passport, his vehicle, his fuel; this book will be his account of a life lived on the stage and a view of the world he's seen on the road.

With contributions from arts journalist Daniel Richler and Lee's trusted bass tech, John "Skully" McIntosh, with photography by Richard Sibbald, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass will have something for every reader, from RUSH fans who want to know the inside story of Lee's relationship with the instrument that has given him so much in his life, to the most knowledgeable musicians and collectors. This will be the definitive book on the bass, from one of the most respected players in history.

Aside from the HarperDesign trade edition, there will be limited run of signed and numbered deluxe editions available as well. ...

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018@12:16PM | comments
Phoenix Rising fundraiserFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson to perform at West End Phoenix concert fundraiser, FANTOONS' David Calcano talks new Rush book Where's Geddy, Alex and Neil? in new interview, Lost in Vegas YouTubers react to Rush's Working Man and more ...
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Fri, Feb 16, 2018@11:58AM | comments
Phoenix Rising fundraiserFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson to perform at West End Phoenix community newspaper fundraiser, Fu Manchu's new album Clone of the Universe featuring Alex Lifeson now available, Rush t-shirt spotted in latest Ready Player One trailer, and more ...
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Thu, Feb 15, 2018@6:02PM | comments
Rush t-shirt in Ready Player One t-shirt, close-upThe latest trailer for Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's upcoming Ready Player One film was released earlier today and a Rush 2112 t-shirt can be seen being worn by one of the characters at about the 45-second mark ...
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Wed, Feb 14, 2018@5:45PM | comments
Phoenix Rising fundraiserDave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper will be holding a Phoenix Rising concert fundraiser on Thursday, March 29th at The Great Hall on Queen Street, and Alex Lifeson will participate ...
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018@12:23PM | comments
Fu Manchu - Clone of the UniverseFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson on Fu Manchu's new 18-minute epic track Il Mostro Atomico, Neil Peart dubs himself the former drummer and lyricist of Rush, Geddy Lee watches birds in Australia, and more ...
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Thu, Feb 8, 2018@10:54AM | comments
Fu Manchu - Clone of the UniverseSouthern California fuzz rock pioneers Fu Manchu will be releasing their 12th studio album "Clone Of The Universe" tomorrow via their personal label At The Dojo Records. Rush's Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on the album's 18-minute, side-long centerpiece "Il Mostro Atomico", which has just been made available for streaming via RollingStone.com ...
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Tue, Feb 6, 2018@1:12PM | comments
Geddy Lee photographing birds in AustraliaGeddy Lee is currently vacationing down under in Australia, and paid a visit to the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney earlier this week to grab some photos of a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo as seen in his most recent Instagram post ...
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Sat, Feb 3, 2018@12:42PM | comments
Bill Bruford - UnchartedLegendary progressive rock drummer Bill Bruford has just released a new book titled "Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer". Neil Peart penned a review of the book for the University of Michigan Press where he calls himself the "former drummer and lyricist" of Rush ...
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Fri, Feb 2, 2018@11:46AM | comments
Alex Lifeson in CBC's CrawfordFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson in new CBC comedy-drama Crawford, Neil Peart joins the elite California Channel Islands All Eight Club, Neil's brother Danny releases new book of poetry, 2112 reference on CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait and more ...
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