Rush is a Band

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

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

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|ID:
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 ...
Wed, Feb 20, 2019@10:53AM | comments

Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall's new album Nobody Told Me will release this coming Friday, February 22nd via Forty Below Records, and features guest musicians Todd Rundgren, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Carolyn Wonderland, Steven Van Zandt and Rush's Alex Lifeson. Lifeson is featured on a recording of Evil And Here To Stay (a 1992 Jeff Healey song). Classic Rock magazine spoke briefly with Mayall and Lifeson about the track and have made a streaming preview available as well (thanks RushFanForever):

... "Evil and Here to Stay is just one of the star studded songs you'll be playing over and over," says Mayall. "On this particular track you get to hear some great guitar soloing from special guest Alex Lifeson, who feels right at home with this special groove."

"One of the first songs Rush learned to play as a band in front of an audience was Snowy Wood in 1968," says Lifeson. "So our influences go a long way back with John Mayall.

"When I was asked to do this particular project I was actually quite thrilled by it. Long being an admirer of the many amazing guitar players that have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and to be considered in that esteemed group I was very, very honoured, and it's been a real pleasure." ...

The album is now available for pre-order at this location.

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Mon, Feb 18, 2019@1:08PM | comments
Johnny and Adam in The Goldbergs, Season 6, Episode 16 - There Can Be Only One Highlander ClubActor Sean Marquette portrays the recurring character Johnny Atkins on the ABC '80s throwback comedy series "The Goldbergs", and will be wearing ELEVEN different Rush t-shirts throughout the show's next episode, which airs Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8PM on ABC ...
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Fri, Feb 15, 2019@12:07PM | comments
Geddy Lee San Francisco book signingFriday Rush updates! New Geddy Lee book signing event announced, rapper Travis Scott sports a Rush t-shirt at the Grammys, Neil Peart plays in the snow in Quebec, Geddy Lee bass exhibit at the Rock Hall through April, John Mayall's "Nobody Told Me" album featuring Alex Lifeson released next week, and more ...
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Fri, Feb 15, 2019@10:31AM | comments
Geddy Lee San Francisco book signingRush and Geddy Lee have just announced another book signing event for Geddy's "Big Beautiful Book of Bass". Geddy will be signing copies of his new book at Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, CA on Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM PST, and tickets are NOW available ...
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Sun, Feb 10, 2019@11:56PM | comments
Travis Scott in a Rush t-shirtRapper Travis Scott performed at the 61st Grammy Awards earlier this evening sporting a vintage Rush Counterparts t-shirt ...
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Fri, Feb 8, 2019@12:16PM | comments
Clockwork Lives preview panelFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee interview cover feature in March 2019 edition of Vintage Guitar magazine, "Rush in Rio" 4-LP box set review, review of John Mayall's "Nobody Told Me" featuring Alex Lifeson, RushFest Scotland, and more ...
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Thu, Feb 7, 2019@9:26AM | comments
Vintage Guitar March 2019Geddy Lee is pictured on the cover of the March 2019 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine for an interview feature titled "Geddy Lee: Bass Conservator" ...
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Fri, Feb 1, 2019@11:39AM | comments
Geddy Lee book signing at Book SoupFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee book signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood this past Wednesday, Alex Lifeson to participate in Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, Alex Lifeson guest appearance on Don Felder's "American Rock 'N' Roll", Geddy shares his family's incredible Holocaust survival story, and more ...
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Tue, Jan 29, 2019@9:54AM | comments
Patrick Warburton and Alex Lifeson at the 2016 Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf TournamentRush's Alex Lifeson will be one of the participants in the 2018 Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital next month from Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, CA. ...
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019@9:51AM | comments
Don Felder - American Rock 'N' RollFormer Eagles guitarist and songwriter Don Felder has announced the release of his highly anticipated all-new album "American Rock 'N' Roll" which features guest appearances from a number of guitar legends including Rush's Alex Lifeson, who appears on the album's 2nd track - "Charmed" ...
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