Rush is a Band

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

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

New book Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History coming in October, now available for pre-order. Details here.
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.
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 ...
Sat, Mar 16, 2019@11:52AM | comments

British prog-rock supergroup The Mute Gods will be releasing their third studio album Atheists And Believers this coming Friday, March 22nd via Inside Out Music. In addition to the core lineup of Nick Beggs, Roger King and Marco Minnemann, the album will feature guest appearances from Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Beggs' daughter Lula on vocals. Lifeson appears on the the track One Day, and the band has released an official video for the song which you can watch below or on YouTube (thanks RushFanForever). Back in the summer of 2017 Lifeson made a guest appearance on Minnemann's album BORREGO, playing on 3 tracks, including one which he co-wrote with Minnemann - On That Note. You can learn more about the album and The Mute Gods via their website or on Facebook and Twitter, and pre-order the album via Amazon at this location. In the wake of Rush's retirement, Lifeson has been keeping himself very busy with musical side projects; he appeared on John Mayall's recently-released Nobody Told Me album, and also has a guest spot on Don Felder's upcoming American Rock 'N' Roll album which is due out next month.

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Fri, Mar 15, 2019@12:44PM | comments
Planet Rock magazine March 2019Friday Rush updates! Rush cover feature and Alex Lifeson interview in latest Planet Rock magazine, Geddy in CBC Music special "London Calling" this weekend, "Bachman" documentary featuring Alex Lifeson video release March 26, Rock Hall's "Cover Your Basses Weekend" April 5, updated edition of FANTOONS Rush coloring book, RIP Hal Blaine, and more ...
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Wed, Mar 13, 2019@11:23PM | comments
Planet Rock magazine March 2019The March 2019 issue (issue #13) of the UK's Planet Rock magazine includes a Rush cover feature and new interview with Alex Lifeson ...
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Tue, Mar 12, 2019@10:13AM | comments
Geddy Lee on CBC Music's London CallingLondon, Ontario is the host city for the upcoming 2019 Juno Awards, and as part of its Junos coverage, CBC Music will be airing a TV special titled "London Calling" which tells the story of London's music scene. Rush's Geddy Lee was interviewed for the documentary, and can be seen discussing the late musician-turned-producer Jack Richardson in one clip from the show ...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019@3:37PM | comments
FANTOONS Rush coloring book updated editionThe folks at FANTOONS will be releasing an updated version of their officially-licensed Rush coloring book on July 23rd that includes 20 new pages of content, and it's now available for pre-order ...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019@12:54PM | comments
Bachman documentary"Bachman" - the 2018 documentary on Canadian singer-songwriter and founding member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, is slated for release on video and streaming services on March 26th. The film features archival footage and new interviews with friends, family and fans including Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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Sat, Mar 9, 2019@11:59PM | comments
Geddy and Alex in front of their mural at the Rock HallThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be hosting a "Cover Your Basses Weekend" April 5th celebrating the Rock Hall's Canadian inductees, with a particular focus on 2013 inductees Rush. As the name implies, the event will also celebrate both baseball and bass guitars; it will be the last chance for fans to view the Geddy Lee bass exhibit, and will coincide with a weekend baseball series between the Cleveland Indians and Geddy Lee's hometown team - the Toronto Blue Jays. ...
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Fri, Mar 8, 2019@11:57AM | comments
Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring HistoryFriday Rush updates! New official book "Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History" coming in October, new Geddy Lee interview in Premier Guitar magazine, Geddy on Sirius XM's Beatles channel later today, Alex participates in Patrick Warburton charity golf outing jam session, Alex guests on new "The Mute Gods" album, Pan Rock Rush steel drum tribute performs YYZ, and more ...
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Thu, Mar 7, 2019@12:05PM | comments
Sirius XM Beatles channelGeddy Lee to guest DJ on Sirius XM's Beatles Channel tomorrow, March 8th at 5PM EST ...
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Wed, Mar 6, 2019@10:03AM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of BassGeddy Lee recently spoke with Premier Guitar Magazine for a new interview to discuss his "Big Beautiful Book of Bass" ...
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