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Mon, Apr 6, 2020

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Rush Permanent Waves 40th anniversary box set coming May 29th. Details, formats, bonus content tracklist and more here.
Neil Peart passed away from brain cancer on January 7th. A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration will take place October 17th (rescheduled from May 16) in St. Catharines, ON. Details here.
Primus to cover Rush's A Farewell to Kings album in full on upcoming A Tribute to Kings tour. Details here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass East Coast book signing tour wraps up in Halifax! Details, photos, video and more here.
New book Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History released October 29th, now available to order. Details, excerpts, photos, launch party/signing and more here.
Martin Popoff's new book Anthem: Rush in the '70s coming May 12th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Geddy Lee talks future plans in new Bass Guitar magazine cover feature. Details, transcript here.
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour 5-LP vinyl box set now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee's My Favorite Headache special vinyl edition for Record Store Day's Black Friday event. Details here.
Rush: The Making of A Farewell to Kings graphic novel from FANTOONS now available to purchase. Details, reviews and more here.
Rush Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland 4-LP vinyl set 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 ...
Mon, Apr 6, 2020@9:28AM | comments

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante shared a video to YouTube yesterday of himself, Testament's Alex Skolnick and Suicidal Tendencies' Roberto "Ra" Diaz performing a virtual cover of Rush's YYZ, recorded with each member separated in their own homes (thanks RushFanForever):

Here is our version of the @Rush classic #YYZ - @rush inspired all 3 of us to be better musicians. #alexlifeson #geddylee and the great #neilpeart not only played amazing, they also wrote some of the best songs. We are honored to play a little #YYZ for you. Hope this magic music makes your morning/afternoon Alex Skolnick and Ra Diaz are so Amazing - I [love] Rush

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Sun, Apr 5, 2020@10:27AM | comments
RBC t-shirt order form - 1981John over at Cygnus-X1.net has compiled an archive of the complete Rush Backstage Club newsletters from the 1980s-90s and made them available online ...
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Fri, Apr 3, 2020@10:05AM | comments
Rush Permanent Waves Classic Rock cover featureFriday Rush updates! Rush "Permanent Waves" 40th anniversary cover feature in latest edition of Classic Rock magazine, Modern Drummer pays tribute to Neil Peart in latest issue, "A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration" rescheduled to October 17th, and more ...
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Wed, Apr 1, 2020@1:20PM | comments
Neil Peart Modern Drummer May 2020The May, 2020 issue of Modern Drummer magazine is a special edition that pays tribute to the late Neil Peart with an extensive cover feature ...
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Mon, Mar 30, 2020@6:31PM | comments
A Night for Neil"A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration" concert and charity fundraiser was originally planned to take place on Saturday, May 16th at the Meridian Centre in Neil Peart's hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event has now been rescheduled to October 17th. ...
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Fri, Mar 27, 2020@4:51PM | comments
Rush Permanent Waves Classic Rock cover featureRush will be releasing a new box set on May 29th which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of "Permanent Waves", and Classic Rock magazine's latest edition marks the occasion with a cover feature on the making of the album written by Philip Wilding ...
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Fri, Mar 27, 2020@10:26AM | comments
Permanent Waves Super Deluxe editionFriday Rush updates! Rush "Permanent Waves" 40th anniversary box set official release announcement, special illustrated edition of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's short story "Drumbeats" now available, Glioblastoma Foundation announces new research initiative entitled "The Neil Peart Research Award", and more ...
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020@10:50AM | comments
Permanent Waves Super Deluxe editionRush has finally made the upcoming May 29th release of the "Permanent Waves" 40th anniversary box set official, and have posted announcements to Rush.com and their official social media channels with all the details ...
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020@4:04PM | comments
Drumbeats illustrated editionWordFire Press is currently offering a limited-edition, illustrated version of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 1994 short story collaboration "Drumbeats", with each of the 800 limited-edition copies signed and numbered by author Kevin J. Anderson and artist Steve Otis ...
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Sun, Mar 22, 2020@5:35PM | comments
Glioblastoma Foundation Neil Peart printThe Glioblastoma Foundation has announced a new research initiative entitled "The Neil Peart Research Award" and have kicked off a "2112 Tribute Fundraiser" in memory of Neil Peart to benefit the Award ...
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