Rush is a Band

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

Fri, Mar 22, 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 ...
Thu, Mar 21, 2019@11:08AM | comments

A new Rush book titled Rush: Song by Song is slated for released via Fonthill Media on January 2, 2020 and is now available for pre-order via Amazon at this location (thanks Joe P). From the book's description:

... Every [Rush] album (both live and studio) is explored in detail with rare insight into the circumstances in which the band wrote and recorded each song . The book also carefully tracks the band's rise from a small suburb of Toronto to the arena filling giants they would become. This book explores every studio album, every live release as well as the solo projects of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Each album is covered in unprecedented detail and the band's prolific output provides numerous milestones with which to chart the band's progress. From humble beginnings, near failure, critical disappointment, international success, and one of the most inspirational come-back stories in Rock; this is a must have book for any Rush fan.

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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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Mon, Mar 11, 2019@3:37PM | comments
FANTOONS Rush coloring book updated editionThe folks at FANTOONS will be releasing an updated version of their officially-licensed Rush coloring book on July 23rd that includes 20 new pages of content, and it's now available for pre-order ...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019@12:54PM | comments
Bachman documentary"Bachman" - the 2018 documentary on Canadian singer-songwriter and founding member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, is slated for release on video and streaming services on March 26th. The film features archival footage and new interviews with friends, family and fans including Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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Sat, Mar 9, 2019@11:59PM | comments
Geddy and Alex in front of their mural at the Rock HallThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be hosting a "Cover Your Basses Weekend" April 5th celebrating the Rock Hall's Canadian inductees, with a particular focus on 2013 inductees Rush. As the name implies, the event will also celebrate both baseball and bass guitars; it will be the last chance for fans to view the Geddy Lee bass exhibit, and will coincide with a weekend baseball series between the Cleveland Indians and Geddy Lee's hometown team - the Toronto Blue Jays. ...
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Fri, Mar 8, 2019@11:57AM | comments
Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring HistoryFriday Rush updates! New official book "Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History" coming in October, new Geddy Lee interview in Premier Guitar magazine, Geddy on Sirius XM's Beatles channel later today, Alex participates in Patrick Warburton charity golf outing jam session, Alex guests on new "The Mute Gods" album, Pan Rocks Rush steel drum tribute performs YYZ, and more ...
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