Rush is a Band

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

Sat, Oct 23, 2021

I Love You Man trailer available; movie features Rush cameo

Thu, Dec 18, 2008@1:20PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 12/18@10:26PM: Here are a couple of high-quality Rush-related screengrabs from the movie that were posted over at The first is a better quality image of the scene described below with the 2112 album cover poster in the background. In this image you can also see a King's Skull poster, a Caress of Steel album cover and an Exit...Stage Left album cover too. The second image is of the 2 main characters at a Rush concert. Thanks to LargerBowl2008 for the heads up.

----- snip -----

Back in June I'd reported that Rush would be making a cameo in an upcoming film from John Hamburg starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. The movie is called I Love You Man and is scheduled to release on March 20th. Rush's cameo was filmed sometime in May during a break on the 2008 leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour. Paul Rudd described Rush's involvement in a June interview with

... they’re [Rush] in the movie and we didn’t have any scenes where I engaged with them, I was just a fan dancing in the show, but I got to meet them, and Jason and I actually interviewed them and I was nervous and like, “How do you interview “Rush”?” They seem also to be really a band that has shied away, they’ve really lived the words of “Limelight”, living in the limelight, it’s surreal and they can’t pretend that a stranger is a long waited friend, I just kept thinking that when I was trying to buddy up to them, but they were very funny and very friendly, and big fans of “Team America”. ...

The first movie trailer for the film was recently released. Unfortunately it doesn't show any part of Rush's cameo but there is a scene at about the 2-minute mark depicting the co-stars playing in a band and a picture of the 2112 album cover can be seen in the background (see above). Here's the full trailer:

Thanks to Mike for the heads up.

NOTE: Posts over 10 years old are partially archived. All comments, images and other embedded media have been removed.