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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson visit the set of NBC's Chicago Fire, will appear in an episode titled 2112

Tue, Oct 27, 2015@6:07PM | comments

UPDATE - 11/13@10:10PM: Here's an article from TV Trippin where they talk to the cast and crew about the episode and getting to meet/work with Rush:

The co-creators of "Chicago Fire" light up like a five-alarm fire when talking about Tuesday's episode featuring the legendary rock band Rush. "We've been friends with the Rush guys for years," Michael Brandt said. "They're hilarious. Total hams. They did us a favor." ...

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UPDATE - 11/1@8:19AM: The episode's synopsis has been released, so we now have a better idea of how Rush, Geddy and Alex will fit into the episode:

"Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) meets his new neighbor (guest star Ilfenesh Hadera), who asks him for a favor that leads to serious consequences. Severide (Taylor Kinney) takes offense to being treated like a candidate by Captain Patterson (guest star Brian White) by undermining him during a call and the situation reaches a boiling point. Cruz (Joe Minoso) receives a surprise visit from his past when Freddie (guest star Ralph Rodriguez), a gangbanger who knows Cruz's brother Leon, comes to visit and ask for a favor. Elsewhere, the team is called to a harrowing scene of an 18-wheeler and receive a thanks in the form of tickets to see the band Rush, much to Mouch (Christian Stolte) and Herrmann's (David Eigenberg) delight."

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UPDATE - 10/27@8:54PM: The title of the episode likely has something to do with the NFPA 2112: Flash Fire Protection Standards:

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strives to reduce worldwide burden of fire hazards by educating people on fire prevention and providing standards for personal flash fire protection. One such safety code is the "NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire." ...

Also note that Alex Lifeson is wearing an R40 laminate in the photo below, which I would guess means that Geddy and Alex will be playing themselves in some kind of backstage concert scene on a tour stop in Chicago.

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UPDATE - 10/27@7:49PM: It turns that Geddy and Alex WILL be in an upcoming episode of Chicago Fire aptly titled 2112 which is slated to air on November 17th. This according to the following tweet from show co-creator Derek Haas in reference to this Instagram photo:

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Chicago Fire is a television drama on NBC which follows the lives of firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department. The show's co-creator is Michael Brandt, and yesterday he tweeted out a photo from the show's set of himself and co-creator Derek Haas with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson (thanks Edgar B). No information was given as to whether they were on set for any specific reason (guest appearance on the show??) or just visiting. If anyone knows any more details, please let us know. It's nice to see that Geddy and Alex are hanging out at least! Here's the tweet: