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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

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Primus to cover Rush's A Farewell to Kings album in full on upcoming A Tribute to Kings tour - now RESCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021. Details here.
Rush Permanent Waves 40th anniversary box set NOW AVAILABLE. Details, formats, bonus content, tracklist, videos 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.
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.
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, Aug 1, 2020@9:21AM | comments

Limited Edition Rush R40 Forum posterFive years ago, on August 1, 2015, Rush closed out the R40 Live tour at the LA Forum. Although fans were hesitant to accept the possibility at the time, this would end up being the last live show that the trio of Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee would ever perform together. Neil Peart's tragic passing earlier this year sealed that sad reality. Probably the most poignant moment of that show was when Neil Peart emerged from behind his kit after the final song to join his bandmates at the front of the stage to wave goodbye to the fans and take one final bow, as seen in this video. The folks at RushCon will be hosting a virtual R40 listening party via Zoom this evening at 8PM EST, which you can join at this link. All the details are available on the Facebook event page. If you attended the LA show, or any show on the band's final tour, please share your memories in the comments.

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Fri, Jul 31, 2020@11:17AM | comments
Geddy Lee chats with Tech 21Friday Rush updates! Geddy Lee Zoom chat with Tech 21 about his line of signature SansAmps, prog-metal supergroup covers Rush's Anthem, Geddy celebrates his 67th birthday, and more ...
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Wed, Jul 29, 2020@1:04PM | comments
Geddy Lee chats with Tech 21Geddy Lee recently chatted via Zoom for about 10 minutes with Tech 21's Andrew Barta to talk about his history with Tech 21 and his series of signature SansAmps. He also talks a little about what he's been doing during the lockdown, which includes spending a lot of time with his 6-year-old grandson ...
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Wed, Jul 29, 2020@8:36AM | comments
Neil and GeddyToday is Geddy Lee's 67th birthday and also the 46th anniversary of Neil Peart joining Rush. Happy birthday Geddy!
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Mon, Jul 27, 2020@12:24PM | comments
Charity cover of Rush's AnthemTool's Danny Carey, Primus' Les Claypool, Coheed & Cambria's Claudio Sanchez, Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky recently teamed up to cover Rush's "Anthem" to help raise money for the Cancer Research Institute ...
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Fri, Jul 24, 2020@11:15AM | comments
Rush '70s vs '80s - artwork by Adrian Borromeo, UCRFriday Rush updates! RIAB takes part in UCR roundtable on whether Rush was better in the '70s or '80s, Howard Ungerleider guests on the Something for Nothing Rush podcast, Robbie Shakespeare talks Geddy Lee, and more ...
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Fri, Jul 17, 2020@11:15AM | comments
Modern Drummer Neil Peart tribute issue signed by Betty and Glen PeartFriday Rush updates! new Alex Lifeson interview with Paul Reed Smith, Alex guest appearance on new music from Stephen Bennett, Neil Peart Memorial Fund auction, Rush podcasts, Orbit Room closes its doors and more ...
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Thu, Jul 16, 2020@5:11PM | comments
Alex Lifeson at Experience PRS virtual eventPaul Reed Smith's complete, 14-minute interview with Alex Lifeson as part of his "Long Distance: Paul Calls...? YouTube series is now available online ...
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Fri, Jul 10, 2020@11:23AM | comments
Digital collage of The Neil Peart Tribute Sculpture at Lakeside Park Pavilion - photo via Morgan MacDonald InstagramFriday Rush updates! Neil Peart tribute sculpture in the works, Ernest Cline's "Ready Player Two" coming in November, Martin Popoff's "Limelight: Rush in the '80s" coming in October, and more ...
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Fri, Jul 3, 2020@11:20AM | comments
Neil Peart In Memoriam at JUNOsFriday Rush updates! Neil Peart honored during virtual JUNO Awards "In Memoriam" segment, Geddy Lee picks his ten favorite bassists in new Rolling Stone interview, Martin Popoff's upcoming book "Limelight: Rush in the '80s" due out in October, Primus reschedules "A Tribute to Kings" Rush tribute tour to summer 2021, and more ...
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