Rush is a Band

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

Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

It was Rush Fan Day at the Rock Hall in Cleveland January 19th including a Geddy Lee book signing and interview event featuring Alex Lifeson. Photos, video, and more here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass now available for purchase! Details, book signings, interviews, limited editions, and more here.
Rush Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set released, now available for purchase. Details, interviews, contests and more here.
Alex Lifeson performs with Andy Kim, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell and others at Andy Kim Christmas show, including Battle Scar with Kim Mitchell. Details, photos, videos and more here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert. Details, video, photos and more here.
Grapes Under Pressure 4: Geddy and Alex's Excellent Harvest Adventure: a charity event hosted by Geddy and Alex took place on October 13th. Details, reports, photos, videos and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel now available, TV/Film rights optioned. Details, previews, interviews and more here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert: Encore DVD/Blu-ray featuring Rush's 2013 induction now available. Details here.
Edge Factor's Masters of Resonance documentary featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit now available for pre-order on iTunes. Details, screenings, trailers and more here.
Alex Lifeson talks acoustic guitars, side projects and more in September, 2018 Guitar Player magazine interview. 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 ...
Mon, Feb 18, 2019@1:08PM | comments

Actor Sean Marquette portrays the recurring character Johnny Atkins on the ABC '80s throwback comedy series The Goldbergs. The character was first introduced early in Season 3 of the show and is known for being a huge Rush fan and always wearing a Rush concert t-shirt in every episode he appears in. The show even aired an entire episode centered around Rush and featuring Marquette's character back in Season 3 (Season 3, Episode 21 - Rush) as described in this post. According to the show's publicist (Ike Richman Communications), Atkins will be wearing ELEVEN different Rush t-shirts throughout the show's next episode (Season 6, Episode 16 - There Can Be Only One Highlander Club), which will pay tribute to the Highlander movies and tv show, and guest star Clancy Brown. The episode will air on ABC this coming Wednesday, February 20 at 8PM and you can see a screengrab featuring Johnny in one of his t-shirts here (a GUP t-shirt). From the publicist:

ACTOR SEAN MARQUETTE WEARS 11 RUSH CONCERT T-SHIRTS IN SAME EPISODE OF THE GOLDBERGS ON ABC-TV ON FEBRUARY 20

Actor Sean Marquette, who portrays Johnny Atkins, on the ABC-TV hit comedy The Goldbergs, steps into the Limelight in an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs, and will wear 11 different Rush concert T-shirts throughout the episode which airs on ABC-TV on Wednesday, February 20 at 8 p.m.

The Goldbergs' executive producer Adam F. Goldberg often creates "totally surreal" moments in his show featuring life-long friends, heroes, idols, and other well-known celebrities from his personal life of growing up in a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood in the 1980s into his show.

"Johnny Atkins is this sort of modern-day warrior with that mean, mean stride," said Goldberg. "His character is designed to be this rebel and a runner, a restless young romantic. He is based on a friend of mine from high school that was always wearing concert T-shirts whether it was in the high school halls or the shopping malls."

"I'm a huge Rush fan, and this is my way of always paying tribute to one of my favorite bands by having Johnny wear a Rush T-shirt in every episode," said Goldberg.

Marquette's character wears a Rush T-shirt in every episode he appears. He will also make a cameo appearance immediately following The Goldbergs episode on February 20 on the show's successful spinoff, Schooled, airing at 8:30 p.m. on ABC-TV, in a Rush T-shirt, of course.

You can watch The Goldbergs on ABC or online at the ABC website here (or on Hulu).

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019@12:07PM | comments
Geddy Lee San Francisco book signingFriday Rush updates! New Geddy Lee book signing event announced, rapper Travis Scott sports a Rush t-shirt at the Grammys, Neil Peart plays in the snow in Quebec, Geddy Lee bass exhibit at the Rock Hall through April, John Mayall's "Nobody Told Me" album featuring Alex Lifeson released next week, and more ...
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Fri, Feb 15, 2019@10:31AM | comments
Geddy Lee San Francisco book signingRush and Geddy Lee have just announced another book signing event for Geddy's "Big Beautiful Book of Bass". Geddy will be signing copies of his new book at Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, CA on Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM PST, and tickets are NOW available ...
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Sun, Feb 10, 2019@11:56PM | comments
Travis Scott in a Rush t-shirtRapper Travis Scott performed at the 61st Grammy Awards earlier this evening sporting a vintage Rush Counterparts t-shirt ...
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Fri, Feb 8, 2019@12:16PM | comments
Clockwork Lives preview panelFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee interview cover feature in March 2019 edition of Vintage Guitar magazine, "Rush in Rio" 4-LP box set review, review of John Mayall's "Nobody Told Me" featuring Alex Lifeson, RushFest Scotland, and more ...
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Thu, Feb 7, 2019@9:26AM | comments
Vintage Guitar March 2019Geddy Lee is pictured on the cover of the March 2019 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine for an interview feature titled "Geddy Lee: Bass Conservator" ...
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Fri, Feb 1, 2019@11:39AM | comments
Geddy Lee book signing at Book SoupFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee book signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood this past Wednesday, Alex Lifeson to participate in Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Don Felder's "American Rock 'N' Roll", Geddy shares his family's incredible Holocaust survival story, and more ...
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Tue, Jan 29, 2019@9:54AM | comments
Patrick Warburton and Alex Lifeson at the 2016 Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf TournamentRush's Alex Lifeson will be one of the participants in the 2018 Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital next month from Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, CA. ...
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019@9:51AM | comments
Don Felder - American Rock 'N' RollFormer Eagles guitarist and songwriter Don Felder has announced the release of his highly anticipated all-new album "American Rock 'N' Roll" which features guest appearances from a number of guitar legends including Rush's Alex Lifeson, who appears on the album's 2nd track - "Charmed" ...
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Sun, Jan 27, 2019@10:47AM | comments
Geddy with Q104.3's Shelli ShonsteinIt's International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Geddy Lee shared his family's incredible Holocaust survival story on Q104.3's Sonstein Sunday earlier this morning ...
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