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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Listen to Liar, the first single from Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project - their 11-track, self-titled album will release April 8th. Details, streaming links and more here.
Stern Pinball and Rush have released an official, Rush-themed line of pinball machines. Details, photos, videos and how to purchase one here.
Watch Rush's Alex Lifeson perform Led Zeppelin medley with Crown Lands and others at Andy Kim Christmas show. Details, photos, video and more here.
Listen to Tom Morello's I Have Seen the Way featuring Alex Lifeson and Kirk Hammett, from his new album The Atlas Underground Flood. Details here.
Alex Lifeson sent out his first official AlexLifeson.com newsletter, announcing new song Cherry Lopez Lullaby along with new Lerxst Omega bluetooth speaker, and a hilarious video message for his subscribers. Details, video and more here.
The Ohio State University Marching Band performs the music of Rush for halftime show. Details, video and more here.
Newly expanded and updated 2nd edition of Hugh Syme's The Art of Rush now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee memoir due to release in Fall 2022 from Harper Collins. Details here.
Clockwork Destiny - the final novel in Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Angels trilogy - slated for release in April, 2022. Pre-order here. Details, cover art and more here.
Rush Canadian Golden Ale Rush-branded beer now available. Details, special promotions, videos and more here.
Neil Peart's Silver Surfers coffee table book coming soon. Details here.
Watch Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson present The Tragically Hip with the Humanitarian Award at the 2021 JUNO Awards. Details and video here.
Tue, Jan 25, 2022@11:25AM | comments

The March, 2022 issue of Guitar World magazine includes a new interview with Rush's Alex Lifeson where he talks about his new signature Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess, his Envy of None project, and the likelihood of working with Geddy Lee again (thanks RushFanForever):

... As for making new music with his Rush band mate, Geddy Lee, one of these days, Lifeson says the door is always open, though neither of them are planning to walk through it any time soon. "We're not putting any pressure on it or anything," Lifeson says. "We had a lot of good years together and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day - we're best friends. There's more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it'll happen when it happens."

The parts of the interview about the Envy of None project are a bit outdated, as it was conducted before last week's album release announcement and debut of their first single Liar. You can check out a 21-page sampler of the issue online here, and find out how to get a copy of the issue and/or subscribe to the magazine at guitarworld.com.

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Fri, Jan 21, 2022@12:47PM | comments
Big Al's Big Fat MouthFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson posts hilarious "Big Al Speaks" video newsletter update from under his desk, Alex Lifeson's "Envy of None" project accepting pre-orders and due out in April, and more ...
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Wed, Jan 19, 2022@11:40AM | comments
Big Al's Big Fat MouthAlex Lifeson has posted a new video update for his AlexLifeson.com newsletter subscribers. In the video from under his computer desk, Big Al rambles on for over 12 minutes about a number of random subjects including his "Envy of None" project, his new amp, his cat, getting vaccinated and other stuff ...
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Fri, Jan 14, 2022@12:17PM | comments
Envy of NoneFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson's "Envy of None" project releases first single "Liar" with album due out in April, "Tom Sawyer" featured in debut episode of new CBC comedy/drama "Son of a Critch", drummer pays tribute to Neil Peart with drum video featuring ALL 175 Rush songs, "The Charismatic Voice" reacts to "The Spirit of Radio", and more ...
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Wed, Jan 12, 2022@7:26AM | comments
Envy of NoneAlex Lifeson, Andy Curran, guitarist Alfio Annibalini and vocalist Maiah Wynne's "Envy of None" project has released its first single - "Liar" - via a newly-launched website at envyofnone.com ...
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Fri, Jan 7, 2022@11:31AM | comments
Friday Rush updates! Celebrating Neil Peart on the 2nd anniversary of his passing, official Rush pinball machines from Stern Pinball, Alex Lifeson's "Envy of None" project with Andy Curran and Maiah Wynne to release January 12th, OSU encore performance of Rush halftime show at Rose Bowl, RIP TNMS founder Stewart Gilray, and more ...
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Tue, Jan 4, 2022@10:59AM | comments
Official Rush pinball machine from Stern PinballRush and Stern Pinball have released a new video trailer giving a first look at their Rush-themed line of pinball machines, which will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week ...
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Mon, Jan 3, 2022@10:07AM | comments
Envy of None in studio 2019 - photo via @envyofnone_ on IG/TwitterAlex Lifeson's "Envy of None" project with Andy Curran and Maiah Wynne announces via social media that the project will release January 12th ...
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Fri, Dec 31, 2021@12:08PM | comments
Stern Pinball Rush pinball machine teaser - coming in 2022Friday Rush updates, New Year's Eve edition! Rush-themed pinball machine coming from Stern Pinball in 2022, Alex Lifeson to appear in upcoming Canadian horror film "The Breach" and more ...
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Tue, Dec 28, 2021@5:29PM | comments
Stern Pinball Rush pinball machine teaser - coming in 2022Stern Pinball has announced via a 25-second teaser video that they'll be developing an official Rush-themed pinball machine to release sometime in 2022 ...
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