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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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.
The December issue of Classic Rock magazine contains a new interview with Geddy Lee where he discusses his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, his future plans and life after Rush. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert. Details, video, photos and more here.
Geddy Lee talks about the upcoming Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set, whether he will record another solo album, the current state of Rush, and more in new Rolling Stone interview. Details 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 in new CBC comedy-drama Crawford. Details, trailers, video previews and more here.
Alex Lifeson talks acoustic guitars, side projects and more in September, 2018 Guitar Player magazine interview. Details here.
Geddy Lee inducted The Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards in Vancouver March 25th! Details, video, photos and more 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 ...

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Mon, Dec 17, 2018@1:29PM | comments

UPDATE - 12/18@8:59PM: Here's yet another Geddy Lee interview where he talks about the book - this one with Q on CBC (thanks RushFanForever):

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UPDATE - 12/18@7:45PM: As mentioned below, Geddy was a guest on on Eddie Trunk's Sirius XM Volume (channel 106) radio show earlier today in the lead up to this evening's book signing event at Bookend Books in New Jersey (happening now). Blabbermouth.net posted an article with highlights from the interview this afternoon (thanks Dean S). Geddy reiterates the fact (again) that Neil is retired and Rush is done:

... Neil is retired ... He hasn't just retired from RUSH; he's retired from drumming. He's not drumming anymore, and he's living his life. Which is fine - Alex and I are cool with it. We're all still total pals. In fact, Alex and I were there just a few weeks ago visiting him, and we stay in touch. And, of course, Alex lives very near to me, so we're constantly going out to dinner, 'cause he loves to drink everything in my wine cellar. We're still pals, and we all talk, but that period of our life is done. ...Is there more music to come from myself and from Alex? ... I don't know when and what shape that will take. I don't know if Alex and I will do something together. People keep me asking me and they want me to be definitive, and I can't be, because I really haven't thought that far ...

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UPDATE - 12/18@3:16PM: Ged was also interviewed on CTV's Your Morning yesterday:

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UPDATE - 12/18@12:27PM: You are now able to look inside the book for a preview at the Amazon store listing (thanks Jay R). The preview includes the foreword, and a "backword" by Alex Lifeson along with the book's Introduction.

UPDATE - 12/18@11:33AM: Ged posted this humorous animated video (created by FANTOONS!) promoting the book over on his official Instagram page:

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UPDATE - 12/17@6:00PM: Geddy will be a guest on Eddie Trunk's Sirius XM Volume (channel 106) radio show tomorrow at 2PM EST in the lead up to his evening book signing event at Bookend Books (thanks Will C).

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass officially releases tomorrow and the media blitz began last week with the publishing of several new interviews with the author for MusicRadar.com, Rolling Stone, Billboard and others. Yesterday Geddy visited the Toronto offices of Live Nation for an invite-only event where he and collaborator Daniel Richler gave and onstage interview where they discussed the book and showed off several of the basses featured in it as seen here. This morning Geddy appeared on Global's The Morning Show for an interview which you can watch below or online at this location, and then followed that up with a SOLD OUT book signing event at IndigoSpirit in Toronto which started earlier today around noon and is still going on as of this post. He'll be heading to Bookend Books in New Jersey tomorrow for yet another SOLD OUT signing event before taking a break for the Holidays. Geddy has promised that more signing events will be coming in the New Year. Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass releases TOMORROW, December 18th and you can order it at this location.

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[Geddy Lee book signing at IndigoSpirit in Toronto December 17th, tickets on sale TOMORROW morning at 10AM]
[Hemispheres cover feature including an interview with Geddy Lee in latest issue of Prog magazine]
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[New Geddy Lee interview in latest issue of Classic Rock magazine]
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Sat, Dec 15, 2018@8:58AM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassBillboard is the latest to speak with Geddy Lee for an interview about his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass", which releases this coming Tuesday, December 18th ...
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018@12:51PM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee on his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" in new MusicRadar.com and Rolling Stone interviews, Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set, Geddy and Alex attend Canada's 2018 Walk of Fame Awards Show, and more ...
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018@11:58AM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassRolling Stone's Ryan Reed recently sat down with Geddy Lee for a new interview to discuss his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass", which releases this coming Tuesday, December 18th. Geddy talks extensively about how the book came about, the many legendary bass players he interviewed, and his writing process. ...
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Tue, Dec 11, 2018@10:29AM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassGeddy Lee discusses his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" and the "10 bassists who blew his mind" in a new Music Radar interview ...
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Mon, Dec 10, 2018@12:48PM | comments
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at 2018 Canada's Walk of Fame AwardsGeddy Lee and Alex Lifeson attended Canada's 2018 Walk of Fame Awards Show at the Sony Centre in Toronto last week ...
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Fri, Dec 7, 2018@2:45PM | comments
Alex Lifeson and Kim Mitchell at 2018 Andy Kim Christmas ConcertFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson performs at Andy Kim Christmas Concert this past week, Geddy Lee adds another book signing event for his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass", Hemispheres box set, and more ...
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Thu, Dec 6, 2018@7:35AM | comments
Alex Lifeson and Kim Mitchell at 2018 Andy Kim Christmas ConcertThe annual Andy Kim Christmas Concert took place last night in Toronto, and Alex Lifeson performed "Lager & Ale" and "Battle Scar" with Kim Mitchell at the event ...
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Wed, Dec 5, 2018@11:12PM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassDue to popular demand, Geddy Lee has managed to squeeze in one more book signing event before the Holidays, and will be signing copies of his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" at IndigoSpirit at First Canadian Place in Toronto on Monday, December 17th. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW AT 10AM ...
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Fri, Nov 30, 2018@12:14PM | comments
Prog 93 coverFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee talks Hemispheres and his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" in new Prog magazine interview, Rush to release "Rush in Rio" on vinyl for the first time this coming January, and more ...
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