Rush is a Band

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

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Updates and other random Rush stuff

Fri, Sep 5, 2008@10:26AM | comments

Ok. I think this past week takes the prize for the absolute slowest week in Rush news in a very long time. I guess it's not too unusual considering the band is still resting up from the tour and we had a holiday weekend. But I can't remember the last time things were this quiet. The only thing of any significance that I had to report was the posting of a video at featuring the hazing of a crew member in a chicken suit. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! :)

That said, there still a few random Rush tidbits to keep us entertained for a couple days thanks to the many RIAB readers who sent me links and other info.

Reader Lynn-2112 met a guy in Vegas who collects motorcycles and - like our favorite drummer - rides BMW bikes. He claimed that Neil Peart just purchased a brand new 1200 GS Adventure BMW motorcycle. My guess is it's red. :)

Over the Labor Day weekend several radio stations conducted various countdowns of one sort or the other. One such station was Q104 in New York City who counted down the top 104 albums as voted on by listeners. Rush's Permanent Waves came in at #71 and Moving Pictures was #15. Thanks to Lizzie for the heads up.

The UK's premier digital radio station Planet Rock recently revealed the results of their public vote on the 250 Greatets Rock Riffs of All Time. 4 Rush songs made the cut; The Spirit of Radio at #33, Limelght at #92, Working Man at #104 and YYZ at #135. You can view the full results at this location. Thanks to Distant Early Warning for the heads up.

VH1 Classic had a Totally 80's Weekend over the Labor Day holiday. They played videos from the 80's alphabetically by artist. When they got to the R's they played 3 Rush videos; Distant Early Warning, Limelight, and Tom Sawyer. Thanks to terri for the heads up.

Reader jfpt4e let me know that NBC10 out of the greater Philadelphia area recently featured a slide show on their website titled Forgotten by the Rock Hall of Fame. Rush is of course one of the 21 artists featured.

From the Rush Road Sign department comes a couple photos that reader damon h took on his tornado-chasing trip (yikes!) to Rush County, Kansas this past May. Here's Rush Center and the Rush County Line.

Reader ashpkt pointed me to yet another poll at the Greatest of All Time Blog which features Rush. In this poll Rush's Exit ... Stage Left is up for Greatest Live Album. So go vote for Rush!!

And I'm sure many of you were aware that Google unveiled their new browser Chrome this past week. Reader Ted located this video of the event. If you listen closely to the background music around the 4-minute mark or so when they are interviewing Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin, you can hear some vintage Rush playing. :)

Unfortunately that's all I have for you this week. Hopefully things will pick up in the coming weeks. Have a great weekend!