Rush is a Band

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

Sun, Jan 20, 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 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 ...
Sat, Jan 19, 2019@8:50AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/20@6:34PM: Some more coverage from UCR.

UPDATE - 1/20@10:03AM: Here's some coverage of the event from Ultimate Classic Rock, focusing on Alex Lifeson's comments on up-and-coming rockers Greta Van Fleet:

... "At first, I thought-obviously, the influence of Led Zeppelin," he said. "But it's a new time for them, so many decades later, so they're developing their own audience." In fact, Lifeson drew on his own experiences with Rush to explain what he sees in the surging young band. "What really struck me about [Greta Van Fleet] is their musicianship, their desire to become better players, their arrangements," he said. "All of those things. As young players - I think they're all in their early 20s-there's a real great future for them as they develop their own style. "Much like we did," Lifeson continued. "We were a bar band, really. We had our influences. Certainly Zeppelin was a big influence for us. But once we got out and we got a chance to play and develop our own stuff and start writing our own material...well, you know, that's history. And I see that with them too. They're young enough that they can carry that banner for a rock band into the future." ...

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UPDATE - 1/19@7:41PM: Photo of the day award goes too ...

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UPDATE - 1/19@5:37PM: The entire interview and Q&A is available on the Rock Hall Facebook page - it kicks in around the 16-minute mark (thanks Will C):

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It's Rush Fan Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland! Today's festivities will include a new exhibit of Geddy Lee's basses, a Hall of Fame Series interview with Lee hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson, a book signing with Lee where he'll sign copies of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, and a rebroadcast of Rush's 2013 Hall of Fame Induction. For those who weren't able to get a ticket, the Rock Hall will be live-streaming the event via their Facebook page. The event will kick off at 12PM with an interview of Geddy hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson on the Klipsch Audio main stage, followed by a Q&A session (fans not in attendance can submit questions directly during the Q&A via the Facebook live-stream). After the interview, ticket holders will have the opportunity to get their book (included with ticket price) signed by Geddy Lee himself. Part of Geddy's bass collection will also be on display in the Rock Hall's Shine a Light exhibit, and footage from Rush's 2013 induction will be shown throughout the day in the Museum's Forest City Theater. I'll be on hand with live updates throughout the day via Twitter (tweets embedded below), so tune in to this post or follow @rushisaband on Twitter.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019@12:03PM | comments
Rush Fan Day at Rock HallFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to appear for Rush Fan Day at the Rock Hall tomorrow including an interview and book signing, unique Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart items available in Artists Against Racism charity auction, Geddy Lee critiques bass lines for CBC Music's "Jam or Not a Jam" YouTube series, and more ...
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Fri, Jan 18, 2019@9:53AM | comments
Geddy Lee - Jam or Not a JamGeddy Lee recently recorded a 2-minute video segment for CBC Music's "Jam or Not a Jam" YouTube series where he is presented with a few snippets of songs, and gives his critique of each one, ultimately deciding whether it's "a jam" or not ...
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Wed, Jan 16, 2019@12:36PM | comments
Artists Against Racism Alex Lifeson signed guitarArtists Against Racism have launched an online auction to support their Eagles Rising Indigenous Billboard and Bus Shelter Campaign, which kicks off in March. The auction features unique items from a host of artists including Rush's Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart ...
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Fri, Jan 11, 2019@11:17AM | comments
Rush Fan Day at Rock HallFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to appear for Rush Fan Day at the Rock Hall Jan. 19th including an interview and book signing, new Geddy Lee interviews, Alex guest appearance on upcoming The Mute Gods album, and more ...
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Wed, Jan 9, 2019@10:13AM | comments
Rush Fan Day at Rock HallThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has announced that they will be hosting a "Rush Fan Day" at the Rock Hall on Saturday, January 19th, which will include a new exhibit of Geddy Lee's basses, a Hall of Fame Series interview with Lee hosted by bandmate Alex Lifeson, a book signing with Lee, and a rebroadcast of Rush's 2013 Hall of Fame Induction. Tickets on sale to Rock Hall members tomorrow, and non-members on Friday ...
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Tue, Jan 8, 2019@9:59PM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassGeddy Lee was a guest on Q104.3's Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke this past Sunday night to discuss his "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" and the entire 20-minute interview has been made available online ...
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019@3:14PM | comments
The Mute Gods - Atheists and BelieversBritish prog-rock supergroup "The Mute Gods" have announced the release of their new album "Atheists And Believers", which will include a guest appearance from Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019@9:59AM | comments
Classic Rewind on SiriusXMUPDATE: John at Cygnus-X1.net has posted a CORRECTION regarding this news; apparently Geddy will be the guest DJ on Sirius XM's 80s on 8 station rather than Classic Rewind as originally reported.
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Fri, Jan 4, 2019@12:43PM | comments
Happy New Year!Friday Rush updates! Happy New Year!! A look ahead to what Rush fans can expect in 2019, Geddy's "Big Beautiful Book of Bass", Hemispheres box set and more ...
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