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Mon, Feb 6, 2023

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Geddy Lee memoir due to release May 16, 2023 from Harper Collins. Now available for pre-order. Details here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson perform at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles! Details, photos, video and more here.
Official Rush-branded beer now available from Henderson Brewing Company. Details, special promotions, videos and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson perform at London tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins. Details, videos, photos and more here.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson perform Closer to the Heart with Primus and Matt Stone on drums at South Park 25th anniversary show. Details, video, photos here.
Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project's self-titled debut album is now available - order it here. Details, streaming links, interviews, videos, merch, contests and more here.
Clockwork Destiny - the final novel in Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels trilogy - slated for release on June 14th. Pre-order here. Details here.
Property From the Archives of Alex Lifeson raises over $3 million at Julien's Music Icons auction. Details, photos and more here.
Rush Moving Pictures 40th anniversary box set now available for purchase. Details, videos, reviews, chart positions and more here.
Geddy Lee plays a carriage driver named Tom Sawyer in CBC's Murdoch Mysteries. Details, behind-the-scenes videos/pics, and more here.
Stern Pinball and Rush have released an official, Rush-themed line of pinball machines. Details, photos, videos, interviews and how to purchase one here.
Watch Rush's Alex Lifeson perform Led Zeppelin medley with Crown Lands and others at Andy Kim Christmas show. Details, photos, video and more here.
Neil Peart's Silver Surfers coffee table book coming soon. Details here.
Mon, Feb 6, 2023@10:45AM | comments

The Bob Moog Foundation is running a raffle contest where the winner will get a fully-restored, vintage Minimoog synthesizer signed by Rush's Geddy Lee. Rush used Moog synths extensively in the '70s and '80s, most famously on their 1981 hit Tom Sawyer, and Geddy wrote the following line beside his signature on the Minimoog: "This device is a modern-day warrior". This particular Minimoog is serial number 4070, and was built at Moog Music's Williamsville, NY factory almost exactly 49 years ago, on February 14, 1974. Despite a few minor cosmetic flaws commensurate with a vintage instrument, it is otherwise in excellent technical condition with an estimated value of $10K. The raffle kicked off today and will run through Noon on February 27th EST, or when all 10,000 of the available tickets run out. Raffle tickets are $25 each, five for $100, 12 for $200, or 35 for $500, with all proceeds going to benefit the charitable efforts of the Bob Moog Foundation. For all the rules/regulations, to see photos of the Minimoog, and to purchase the raffle tickets, go to this location. Geddy was also interviewed for the raffle announcement and talks about his personal history with the Moog synth, and its importance in the history of Rush's music. You can watch that video below or on YouTube here.

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Fri, Feb 3, 2023@10:33AM | comments
Modern Drummer Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming ScholarshipFriday Rush updates! Neil Peart 2023 "Spirit of Drumming" Scholarship application now open, more live videos from YYNOT's "Bubba Bash 2023" posted online, Geddy and Alex sample Rush-branded mustard in hilarious new video, and more ...
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Tue, Jan 31, 2023@10:56AM | comments
Modern Drummer Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming ScholarshipModern Drummer magazine in partnership with the family of Neil Peart have announced that the application for the 2023 Neil Peart "Spirit of Drumming" Scholarship for up-and-coming drummers is now open ...
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Fri, Jan 27, 2023@11:03AM | comments
Portraits of Rush - Rufus PublishingFriday Rush updates! New "Portraits of Rush" photo book now available for pre-order, more live videos from YYNOT's "Bubba Bash 2023" posted online, Rush beer updates, results from our Ranked Choice Voting "top 5 Rush albums" poll, and more ...
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Tue, Jan 24, 2023@5:39PM | comments
Portraits of Rush - Rufus PublishingUK-based Rufus Publications has launched a new rock photo book series called Portraits, with the first book in the series titled "Portraits of Rush", which features photographs of Rush by rock photographer Fin Costello ...
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023@10:46AM | comments
YYNOT and special guests at Keswick Theatre for Neil Peart tribute show - photo via YYNOTFriday Rush updates! More live videos from YYNOT's "Bubba Bash 2023" posted online, Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force reintroduces Lakeside Park t-shirt to help raise funds for the Neil Peart Memorial at Lakeside Park, and more ...
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Thu, Jan 19, 2023@10:12AM | comments
The Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force is working hard to raise the $1 million needed to created the Neil Peart Memorial at Lakeside Park, and - as part of the fundraising effort - have opened up pre-orders for their popular Rush-themed, Lakeside Park t-shirt ...
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Fri, Jan 13, 2023@10:00AM | comments
YYNOT and special guests at Keswick Theatre for Neil Peart tribute show - photo via YYNOTFriday Rush updates! "Bubba Bash 2023" charity concert with YYNOT and special guests recap and videos, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson post tributes to the late Jeff Beck, and more ...
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Wed, Jan 11, 2023@10:55PM | comments
Jeff Beck - photo via @JeffBeckMusic on TwitterRush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson both posted Instagram tributes to legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, who passed away earlier today at age 78 ...
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023@10:58AM | comments
Bubba Bash 2023Three years ago today, on January 7, 2020, Neil Peart passed away at the age of 67 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Today we celebrate his life and legacy. RIP "The Professor" ...
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