Rush is a Band

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

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

The December issue of Classic Rock magazine contains a new interview with Geddy Lee where he discusses his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, his future plans and life after Rush. Details here.
Rush Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set coming November 16th, now available for pre-order. Details, interviews, contests and more here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert. Details, video, photos and more here.
Geddy Lee talks about the upcoming Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set, whether he will record another solo album, the current state of Rush, and more in new Rolling Stone interview. Details 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.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming December 4th, now available for pre-order. Details, limited editions, 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 ...
Wed, Nov 14, 2018@10:17AM | comments

Yesterday legendary blues guitarist John Mayall announced that his new album Nobody Told Me will release on February 22nd via Forty Below Records. The album will feature guest musicians Todd Rundgren, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Carolyn Wonderland, Steven Van Zandt and Rush's Alex Lifeson. Earlier this year Alex Lifeson mentioned in an interview with Guitar Player magazine that he'd done some session work with Mayall, but didn't give any details. Geddy Lee was then interviewed for a Classic Rock magazine article/interview that released online last week, and that article also mentions Lifeson's collaboration with Mayall, revealing that Alex played on a studio recording of Evil And Here To Stay (a 1992 Jeff Healey song).

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Sat, Nov 10, 2018@11:19AM | comments
14th annual Andy Kim ChristmasThe 14th annual Andy Kim Christmas in support of CAMH Gifts Of Light will take place December 5th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto, and Alex Lifeson will be one of the many artists participating ...
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Fri, Nov 9, 2018@11:25AM | comments
Classic Rock 256 - Dec 2018Friday Rush updates! Geddy Lee on his upcoming "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" in new interview, new Alex Lifeson collaboration with Marco Minnemann, Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set release next week, another Rush reference on Family Guy, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 8, 2018@10:24PM | comments
Marco Minneman and Alex Lifeson - Artwork by Tom ColbieGerman drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Marco Minnemann has provided an update via Facebook regarding his latest musical collaboration with Alex Lifeson, who appeared on Minnemann's BORREGO album last summer ...
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Tue, Nov 6, 2018@10:31AM | comments
Classic Rock 256 - Dec 2018The upcoming December, 2018 issue of Classic Rock magazine hits newsstands next week and contains a new interview with Rush's Geddy Lee, where he discusses his upcoming Big Beautiful Book of Bass, among other subjects, including his future plans and life after Rush ...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018@5:36PM | comments
Rush Hemispheres box setAn official Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set launch/listening event and Q&A session will take place next Thursday, November 15th in Toronto and the folks at RushCon are giving away 2 free tickets to the event via a Facebook "Contest for the Hearts and Minds" ...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018@9:59AM | comments
Family Guy RushThere was a Rush reference on last night's episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy (Season 17, Episode 5 - Regarding Carter) ...
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Fri, Nov 2, 2018@11:07AM | comments
Alex Lifeson, Robbie Krieger, Jason Scheff at 2018 Medlock-Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert - photo by California Rock NewsFriday Rush updates! Photo/video coverage of Alex Lifeson at Medlock-Krieger Golf Classic, Ole's Andy Curran talks upcoming Hemispheres and future Permanent Waves 40th anniversary box sets, LE prints of Alex Lifeson's 2017 "A Brush of Hope" painting "20,000 Feet Over The Sea" now available, "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass" release date pushed back to Dec. 18, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 1, 2018@9:29PM | comments
Alex Lifeson IndiePower.com interviewThe 11th annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert took place this past weekend in Malibu, CA, and Rush's Alex Lifeson was one of the many guests to participate. Alex took a moment to speak with IndiePower.com on the red carpet for a video interview and spoke a bit about the current state of rock music ...
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Thu, Nov 1, 2018@11:46AM | comments
Geddy Lee serving as a judge at the 2018 Toronto event for Canada's Great Kitchen PartyCanadian culinary competition Canada's Great Kitchen Party presented its annual Toronto Regional Qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships this past Monday, October 29th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and Rush's Geddy Lee served as one of the judges for the competition ...
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