Rush is a Band

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

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

New book Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History coming in October, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass now available for purchase! Details, book signings, interviews, limited editions, and more here.
Listen to John Mayall's Evil and Here to Stay featuring Alex Lifeson from his upcoming Nobody Told Me album, out this Friday. Details, preview audio and more here.
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.
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, Mar 25, 2019@1:29PM | comments

There was a brief Rush 2112 reference on last night's (Season 4, Episode 2 - Arousal Template) episode of the Showtime drama Billions. During one scene, Taylor punches in a 4-digit access code into a keypad to open a door, and the code is - of course - 2-1-1-2 as seen in this tweet (thanks John H). Billions Showrunner Brian Koppelman is a huge Rush fan, and this is not the first time the show has included a Rush reference; last year in episode 9 of season 3, Axe and Taylor spend a portion of one scene debating which is Rush's best album as seen in this post.

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Sat, Mar 23, 2019@11:30AM | comments
Rush and John PetrucciDream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently sat down with Consequence of Sound to talk about the band's new album "Distance Over Time" and supporting tour, and also took some time out to talk about Rush ...
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Fri, Mar 22, 2019@11:49AM | comments
Planet Rock magazine March 2019Friday Rush updates! New Alex Lifeson interview in Planet Rock magazine, "The Mute Gods" new album featuring Alex Lifeson released, new book "Rush: Song by Song", harpist duo Camille and Kennerly cover "Closer to the Heart" and more ...
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Fri, Mar 22, 2019@9:18AM | comments
The Mute Gods - Atheists and BelieversBritish prog-rock supergroup "The Mute Gods" releases their third studio album "Atheists And Believers" today, and in addition to the core lineup of Nick Beggs, Roger King and Marco Minnemann, the album features guest appearances from Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Beggs' daughter Lula on vocals. Lifeson appears on the the track "One Day" ...
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Thu, Mar 21, 2019@11:08AM | comments
Rush: Song by SongA new Rush book titled "Rush: Song by Song" is slated for released via Fonthill Media on January2 , 2020 and is now available for pre-order via Amazon ...
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Thu, Mar 21, 2019@10:29AM | comments
Dual twin harpists Camille And KennerlyTwin harpist duo Camille and Kennerly are known for their harp covers of popular rock songs which they post to the 500K+ subscribers to their YouTube channel. Their latest project is a cover of Rush's "Closer to the Heart" which they posted to their channel yesterday ...
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Sat, Mar 16, 2019@11:52AM | comments
The Mute Gods - Atheists and BelieversBritish prog-rock supergroup "The Mute Gods" will be releasing their third studio album "Atheists And Believers" on March 22nd, and in addition to the core lineup of Nick Beggs, Roger King and Marco Minnemann, the album features guest appearances from Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Beggs' daughter Lula on vocals. Lifeson appears on the the track "One Day", and the band just released an official video for the song ...
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Fri, Mar 15, 2019@12:44PM | comments
Planet Rock magazine March 2019Friday Rush updates! Rush cover feature and Alex Lifeson interview in latest Planet Rock magazine, Geddy in CBC Music special "London Calling" this weekend, "Bachman" documentary featuring Alex Lifeson video release March 26, Rock Hall's "Cover Your Basses Weekend" April 5, updated edition of FANTOONS Rush coloring book, RIP Hal Blaine, and more ...
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Wed, Mar 13, 2019@11:23PM | comments
Planet Rock magazine March 2019The March 2019 issue (issue #13) of the UK's Planet Rock magazine includes a Rush cover feature and new interview with Alex Lifeson ...
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Tue, Mar 12, 2019@10:13AM | comments
Geddy Lee on CBC Music's London CallingLondon, Ontario is the host city for the upcoming 2019 Juno Awards, and as part of its Junos coverage, CBC Music will be airing a TV special titled "London Calling" which tells the story of London's music scene. Rush's Geddy Lee was interviewed for the documentary, and can be seen discussing the late musician-turned-producer Jack Richardson in one clip from the show ...
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