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Rush Sirius XM Town Hall interview highlights and audio clips

Wed, Nov 18, 2015@4:40PM | comments

Sirius XM hosted a town hall interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at their New York City studios this past Friday afternoon which was moderated by filmmaker Michael Moore. Subscribers were given a chance to attend the interview via an online sweepstakes where contestants were asked to submit questions for the band. John at was one of the lucky attendees and gave a detailed report of the event along with some photos here. Everyone was given the chance to ask their question to Geddy and Alex, and were treated to a meet-n-greet and photo-op afterwards. Rolling Stone has posted an article with ten highlights from the interview along with a few audio clips at this location (thanks Hank S). Here's an excerpt:

... As Lee and Lifeson discussed in a recent fan-powered Rolling Stone interview, Rush's future is uncertain - the R40 run, which wound down this past August, may very well have been the band's final large-scale tour. Near the end of the broadcast, Moore perfectly summed up many fans' attitude toward the current state of Rush with a touching tribute. His message, in so many words: "You do you." "Because we love you, we want you to be happy and fulfilled," he said to Lee and Lifeson, and, by implication, Peart. "Whatever you choose, we're foot soldiers in your army."

Here's a humorous clip of the guys talking about the reason for Rush's longevity:

A few photos of the event are available at the Getty Images site, and there's also this Instagram post. The interview will be broadcast as a one-hour show airing Wednesday, November 25th at 6PM EST with several rebroadcasts the following week. Here's the full schedule:

Rush Sirius XM Town Hall broadcast schedule

Wed, Nov. 25: 6PM, 9PM EST
Thu, Nov 26: 2AM, 8AM, 1PM, 7PM EST
Fri, Nov 27: 1AM, 6AM, 4PM, 9PM EST
Sat, Nov 28: 10AM, 6PM EST
Sun, Nov 29: 2AM, 8AM, 2PM, 8PM EST
Mon, Nov 30: 12PM, 6PM EST
Tue, Dec 1: 12AM, 9AM, 4PM EST

If you aren't already a Sirius XM subscriber, you can get a free 30-day trial at this location.

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