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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

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Geddy Lee reminisces about Massey Hall in new CBC interview. Details, videos, transcripts and more here.
Edge Factor's Masters of Resonance documentary featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit. Details, screenings, trailers and more here.
Alex Lifeson in new CBC comedy-drama Crawford. Details, trailers and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel coming in June, now available for pre-order. Details, previews, interviews and more here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert DVD/Blu-ray featuring Rush's induction of YES now available. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performed with the Rheostatics at a fundraiser for the West End Phoenix community newspaper Thursday night in Toronto. Details, photos, video 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.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming November 13th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Alex Lifeson plays on Fu Manchu's 18-minute epic track Il Mostro Atomico from their new Clone of the Universe album. Listen to the complete track and get all the details here.
Alex Lifeson talks life after Rush, writing, acting and more in new Globe and Mail interview, says Rush is "basically done". Details here.
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex 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, Jun 18, 2018@4:55PM | comments

Earlier this year, Edge Factor completed production of their long-awaited documentary Masters of Resonance, featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit. The film will be getting its first pre-release theater screening as part of the Rush Family Reunion event at the Fox Theatre in Toronto this coming Friday, June 22nd with tickets available at this location. The film will then make its official world premiere at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live on August 8th before it hits the film festival circuit and gets released to video-on-demand streaming channels, beginning with iTunes, later this year. Specific screenings and pre-sale information will be posted to mastersofresonance.com as it becomes available. Here's a synopsis of the film as provided by the filmmakers:

When was the last time an object spoke to you, and you listened?

Storyteller and Founder of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout once believed that a drum was a glorified pail with a lid on it. All drum kits sound the same if you hit them with a keen sense of rhythm, right? Then he met John Good, Co-Founder of DW Drums and realized, "Boy, was I wrong." The innovation, craftsmanship, and sheer brilliance behind the science of drum making inspired Jeremy and the filmmakers at Edge Factor to share the legacy of John and the DW team, in the music documentary film Masters of Resonance.

This film takes you on a journey from the forest to the stage and pulls back the curtain on drum making. It begins with sustainably harvesting the wood in the forests of Michigan, then shows the design, manufacturing, and painting operations in the DW Drums factory. The finished product is revealed, as completed drum kits are played by many of the biggest names in the music industry. These processes are perfectly demonstrated as the DW Drums team creates the iconic Rush R40 tour drum kit, using 1500 year old Romanian bog oak. Along the way, you will witness the unique relationship that these drum makers share with musicians, as Jeremy interviews world class drummers from the DW Drums roster.

Rush drummer Neil Peart, beautifully captures the message of the film when he asks, "What could be more transcendent than a musical instrument?" It's the team's unending pursuit of excellence, willingness to embrace failure to find solutions, and the dedication of each team member that empowers DW Drums to create objects that live forever in the music they create.

For more information about the film and to keep up on the latest news, visit the website at mastersofresonance.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. You can watch the trailer below or on YouTube at this location.

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Fri, Jun 15, 2018@10:32AM | comments
Geddy at Massey HallFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee reminisces about Massey Hall in new CBC interview, Alex Lifeson on the CBC's new show "Crawford", "A Farewell to Kings" box set nominated for "Reissue of the Year" in the 2018 Progressive Music Awards, "Masters of Resonance" documentary featuring Neil Peart screening next Friday in Toronto, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 14, 2018@1:30PM | comments
Alex Lifeson in CBC's CrawfordAlex Lifeson has a small role in Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg's new CBC comedy-drama Crawford, which premieres on the CBC in Canada tonight ...
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Wed, Jun 13, 2018@6:07PM | comments
Geddy at Massey HallToronto's famous Massey Hall music venue will close at the end of June for a two-year, $140 million renovation. In the lead-up to the closing, the CBC ran a story earlier today where they reminisce about the iconic venue with some of the many performers who played there over the years, including Rush's Geddy Lee ...
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Wed, Jun 13, 2018@4:51PM | comments
Freeriders from Tandem DigitalFreeriders is a new Neil Peart-backed project from Tandem Digital - the company behind NeilPeart.net and the rear-screen animations seen at Rush concerts during Neil Peart's drum solos. Freeriders is an animated entertainment property based on motorcycle-animals that live in a totally custom world made for life on two wheels, full of adventure and discovery. Watch the teaser animation here ...
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Mon, Jun 11, 2018@10:53PM | comments
A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary editionProg Magazine announced the nominees for their 2018 Progressive Music Awards, and Rush's "A Farewell to Kings" 40th anniversary box set - released this past December - has been nominated in the Reissue of the Year category. ...
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Fri, Jun 8, 2018@10:41AM | comments
Clockwork Lives: The Graphic NovelFriday Rush updates! Kevin J. Anderson talks "Clockwork Lives" graphic novel in new interview, Live Nation Productions to develop docuseries based on Virginia Grohl's book "From Cradle to Stage", RushCamp 2018, and more ...
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Thu, Jun 7, 2018@12:41PM | comments
From Cradle to StageLive Nation Productions announced yesterday their plans to develop a docuseries based on Virginia Grohl's book From Cradle to Stage, which features a chapter on Geddy Lee and his mother Mary Weinrib ...
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Wed, Jun 6, 2018@11:39AM | comments
Clockwork Lives: The Graphic NovelThe graphic novel representation of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 2015 novel "Clockwork Lives" - the follow-up to "Clockwork Angels" - will be getting released as a graphic novel via Insight Comics later this month, and Anderson recently sat down for an interview to discuss the book ...
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Fri, Jun 1, 2018@12:07PM | comments
Neil Peart and Lorne WheatonFriday Rush updates! drum tech Lorne (Gump) Wheaton hangs out with his former boss Neil Peart in SoCal, "Clockwork Lives" graphic novel coming later this month, Billy Sheehan talks Rush in new interview, and more ...
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