Rush is a Band

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

Mon, May 20, 2024

Alex Lifeson to develop a storytelling comic for Dave Bidini's new community newspaper the West End Phoenix

Sun, Jul 30, 2017@7:46PM | comments

The West End Phoenix is a new monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End developed by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini and slated to launch in October. From the website:

... [The West End Phoenix] will be a home-delivered broadsheet devoted to telling the stories of a diverse, compelling and quickly evolving catchment, from the Junction Triangle to Parkdale, Christie Pits to Baby Point. Inspired by a summer working at the Yellowknifer, a vital smalltown paper in the Northwest Territories, Bidini imagined the Phoenix as a way to reflect his own community and to provide a place for the journalists, artists and storytellers who live there to work there, too. Contributors will reflect the broadest range in both experience - from legendary voices to young writers - and perspective. Their views will illuminate the catchment and transform the idea of a community newspaper. ...

According to a tweet from Bidini this past week (thanks RushFanForever), Alex Lifeson will be contributing a "storytelling comic" to the publication:

To learn more about the publication and sign up for a subscription, visit the website at There's also this article/interview with Bidini where he talks more about the publication and the inspiration behind it.