Rush is a Band

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

Sun, Jul 22, 2018

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Alex Lifeson in new CBC comedy-drama Crawford. Details, trailers, video previews and more here.
Edge Factor's Masters of Resonance documentary featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit. Details, screenings, trailers and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel now available. Details, previews, interviews and more here.
Geddy Lee reminisces about Massey Hall in new CBC interview. Details, videos, transcripts and more here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert DVD/Blu-ray featuring Rush's induction of YES now available. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performed with the Rheostatics at a fundraiser for the West End Phoenix community newspaper Thursday night in Toronto. Details, photos, video 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.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming November 13th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Alex Lifeson plays on Fu Manchu's 18-minute epic track Il Mostro Atomico from their new Clone of the Universe album. Listen to the complete track and get all the details here.
Alex Lifeson talks life after Rush, writing, acting and more in new Globe and Mail interview, says Rush is "basically done". Details here.
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex 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 ...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018@12:02PM | comments

Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been hosting Classic Rock Week on HDNET Movies this week, and has been sharing stories in between airings of documentaries, such as Rush: The Rise of Kings, which will be tonight's featured documentary. Ultimate Classic Rock has released an exclusive video clip from the program where Copeland shares a story about how The Police threw bombs at Rush back when they were an up-and-coming punk band.

They're Canadian. They are the best guys on the planet. I don't know if being Canadian has anything to do with it, but Rush are one of the best hangs in show business. Back when my band, the Police, was a struggling punk rock [band], just trying to make noise and cause attention and throwing bombs wherever we could. Rush? That's some place where we threw bombs. ... And years later, it turns out Rush -- [the] guys in the band -- Neil Peart, is so Canadian that he didn't even mind. And we became really great friends in spite of the fact that we used to criticize his band when we were just trying to get attention. I think he's old and wise and Canadian enough to understand all that. They couldn't be nicer if they were New Zealanders, also a nation that only produces good people.

Copeland has spoken in the past about his friendship with Peart and his involvement with Copeland's Sacred Grove jam sessions.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018@11:08AM | comments
Jim McCarty - Walking in the Wild LandFriday Rush updates! Jim McCarty on working with Alex Lifeson on his album "Walking in the Wild Land" in new interview, Geddy and Alex attend Foo Fighters show in Toronto, tickets now available for Edge Factor's "Masters of Resonance" world premiere Aug. 8th in LA, FANTOONS at San Diego ComicCon with tons of new official Rush merch, and more ...
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Thu, Jul 19, 2018@1:46PM | comments
Rush: A Brief History of TimeJohn at Cygnus-X1.net has just posted the fifteenth installment - the Ohio Files - of his Rush: A Brief History of Time series where he compiles scans and transcriptions of old Rush articles, reviews, interviews, and advertisements. ...
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Mon, Jul 16, 2018@7:19PM | comments
Jim McCarty - Walking in the Wild LandYardbirds drummer Jim McCarty's latest solo album "Walking in the Wild Land" has several Rush connections including being co-produced and mixed by former Rush producer Terry Brown, featuring Alex Lifeson on the track Soft In A Hard Place, and Hugh Syme adding keyboards and orchestration to three of the album's tracks. McCarty was recently interviewed for Metal Express Radio and addressed the album's many Rush connections ...
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Fri, Jul 13, 2018@7:32PM | comments
Alex and Geddy backstage at the Foo Fighters showThe Foo Fighters played a show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last night as part of their Concrete & Gold tour, and Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in attendance as special guests of the band. ...
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Fri, Jul 13, 2018@11:17AM | comments
Alex Lifeson in CrawfordFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson appears in last night's episode of the CBC comedy-drama "Crawford", ticket now available for Edge Factor's "Masters of Resonance" premiere August 8th at the GRAMMY museum in LA, Official Rush 2019 wall calendar celebrating the 35th anniversary of "Grace Under Pressure" now available, and more ...
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Thu, Jul 12, 2018@8:51PM | comments
Masters of ResonanceEdge Factor's "Masters of Resonance" documentary featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit will make its world premiere at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live August 8th, and ticket pre-sales are currently underway, with general sales kicking off next Thursday ...
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Wed, Jul 11, 2018@1:53PM | comments
Alex Lifeson in CrawfordAlex Lifeson has a small role in the new CBC comedy-drama Crawford and is prominently featured in the preview for tomorrow night's episode ...
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Sat, Jul 7, 2018@9:56AM | comments
Rush 2019 wall calendar coverBrownTrout Publishers has released their official 2019 Rush wall calendar, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1984 release of Rush's "Grace Under Pressure" album. ...
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Fri, Jul 6, 2018@11:36AM | comments
1975 Postcard to Donna Halper from Neil PeartFriday Rush updates! Donna Halper shares a 1975 postcard from Neil Peart and a reader shares a 1977 letter from Alex Lifeson, "Clockwork Lives" graphic novel, Dave Grohl on how he could never replace Neil Peart in new Rolling Stone interview, and more ...
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