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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

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Updates and other random Rush stuff

Fri, Dec 26, 2008@12:37PM | comments

Not much happened this week with regards to Rush news due to the Holidays. About the only thing of significance was that this past weekend we got to see a preview of tomorrow night's Rush appearance on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. Geddy and Alex will be the guests on the final episode of the show's inaugural season which airs tomorrow at 11PM EST.

In its fourth week of release the Snakes & Arrows DVD is hanging on in the top ten at #8 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart - down from its #5 position last week. I have a couple more stellar reviews to report. BlogCritics Magazine contributor Paul Roy gave the DVD 9 out of 10 stars for the performance and 10 for the production. Here's a snippet:

... Rush have just released what is probably their best concert DVD to date - and they have about 20 others to compare it to. Where other Rush DVDs have been frustratingly deficient in at least one key area, such as Rush In Rio's killer performance being marred by a crappy audio mix, Snakes & Arrows Live finally gets everything right. ...

You can read the entire review here. Tom Gibbs of Audophile Auditions gave the Blu-ray version of the DVD 5 stars. Here's what he had to say:

... Technically, this disc is just about flawless. The image quality of the Rotterdam concert is little short of magnificent, with superb image definition, excellent contrast and loads of detail in a very film-like presentation. Colors are bright and vibrant, but not oversaturated. The DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack is also superb, but then so is the uncompressed PCM stereo its just a win-win for whatever your preference is. ... Very highly recommended Rush fans will rejoice, and the uninitiated will probably quickly become converts. Five stars!

According to the National Post, Geddy Lee was recently spotted at Nota Bene restaurant on Queen Street in Toronto. He was there for a private tasting of three different vintages of Dom Perignon (2000, 1993 and 1990 Rose).

Here's a representation of Rush's 2112 album cover using an online Lite Brite clone application. :) Cool.

Reader coolphantom190 let me know that Rush's page on iTunes finally got a redesign.

That's about it. Have a Happy New Year everybody!