Rush is a Band

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

Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rush Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set released, now available for purchase. Details, interviews, contests and more here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming December 18th, now available for pre-order. Details, book signings, limited editions, and more here.
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.
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.
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 ...
Sat, Nov 17, 2018@12:21PM | comments

Alex Lifeson was a guest on this morning's edition of the Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori on WPPB 88.3 FM. Liguori's conversation with Alex focused mostly on golf and its role as an escape from the daily grind of touring for him, but they also touched on Rush, music and other subjects, including his side projects and the Hemispheres box set. Alex mentions that he spent some time with Neil out in LA when he was in town for the Medlock-Krieger Golf Classic All-star Concert a few weeks ago, and this prompted Liguori to ask whether Rush would ever tour again:

... No, you know - we're all just sort of doing other things right now. For Neil - at the end of the day - 3 hours of playing the way he played was becoming too much for him and he would not compromise and would not want to play at even 1 percentage less, and I completely understand that. I think I felt at the time that we still had some gas in the tank and it would be great to continue for a little bit longer. But when it was all said and done 41 years of touring is nothing to sneeze at. And there's so many things to do in the world. I've been busy playing with other people guesting on a bunch of different projects and that's been really, really a lot of fun for me. Geddy's been working on his book ... we're all sort of working on other things. ...

The entire 26-minute interview is now available for listening online below or at this location.

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Fri, Nov 16, 2018@3:00PM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassGeddy Lee will kick off the December 18th release of his "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" next month with a book signing event at Bookend Books in Ridgewood, New Jersey where Geddy will sign copies of the book for fans ...
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Fri, Nov 16, 2018@11:33AM | comments
Rush Hemispheres box setFriday Rush updates! Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set released, Alex to appear on Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori tomorrow, Alex Lifeson guests on John Mayall's new album "Nobody Told Me", Alex to perform at 14th annual Andy Kim Christmas concert, excerpts from Geddy Lee's "Big Beautiful Book of Bass", new FANTOONS merch, and more ...
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Thu, Nov 15, 2018@3:42PM | comments
Rush Hemispheres box setRush's new Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set edition officially releases tomorrow and pre-orders have been shipping out, with many fans having already received their copies ...
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Wed, Nov 14, 2018@10:17AM | comments
John Mayall - Nobody Told MeLegendary blues guitarist John Mayall announced that his new album "Nobody Told Me" will release on February 22nd via Forty Below Records, and feature guest musicians Todd Rundgren, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Carolyn Wonderland, Steven Van Zandt and Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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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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