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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

20th annual Modern Drummer Festival took place on Saturday, September 12th (Neil Peart's birthday) and featured all-star Neil Peart tribute. Details here.
Rush Permanent Waves 40th anniversary box set NOW AVAILABLE. Details, formats, bonus content, tracklist, videos and more here.
Martin Popoff's new book Limelight: Rush in the '80s coming October 13th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Primus to cover Rush's A Farewell to Kings album in full on upcoming A Tribute to Kings tour - now RESCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021. Details here.
Neil Peart passed away from brain cancer on January 7th. A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration will take place April 17th (rescheduled from May 16, and again from Oct 17 due to COVID-19) in St. Catharines, ON. Details here.
New book Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History released October 29th, now available to order. Details, excerpts, photos, launch party/signing and more here.
Check out Rushisaband.com's searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Sun, Sep 27, 2020@8:16PM | comments

Rhythm Magazine NP tributeRhythm magazine's first post-COVID issue (Issue #197) comes out in November and will include a special tribute to the late Neil Peart. The magazine's teaser for the issue reads:

His set-ups and sound, his musical legacy and how he inspired and influenced a generation of drummers

Learn how to play Rush's 'Spirit of Radio' and 'Tom Sawyer'

It will also include details from Neil's former drum tech Lorne Wheaton about Neil's kit setup, as well as interviews with some of Neil's cohorts and friends. For more details and subscription information, visit rhythmdrumnetwork.com. Thanks to Dave P for the heads up.

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020@11:37AM | comments
Geddy Lee posts video message in support of the Live Event CommunityFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee video message in support of Canada's Live Event Community, Grapes for Humanity's "Save Hospitality" charity auction features guitars signed by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart tops PROG magazine's list of the "Greatest Prog Musicians of All Time", Rush's "Moving Pictures" makes Rolling Stone magazine's revamped list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", and more ...
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Thu, Sep 24, 2020@12:56PM | comments
Prog 113The latest edition of PROG magazine includes a cover feature on the "Greatest Prog Musicians of All Time", and all three members of Rush made the top 10, with Neil Peart at #1 ...
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Thu, Sep 24, 2020@10:26AM | comments
Fender Signature Jazz Bass Guitar - photo courtesy Waddington'sGrapes for Humanity will be hosting a "Save Hospitality" online fine wine auction in support of the hospitality industry beginning this coming Monday, September 28 through Wednesday October 7 via Waddington's Auctioneers & Appraiser. The auction will feature over 300 lots of exceptional wines and winery tours as well as two signed guitars donated by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson ...
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Tue, Sep 22, 2020@10:17PM | comments
Geddy Lee posts video message in support of the Live Event CommunityLive Event Community is a resource and voice for Canadian live event workers who have lost their livelihood due to COVID-19 shutting down events worldwide. This evening the organization is sponsoring a #LightUpLive event where they are asking technicians, suppliers and venues across the country to light the night red - raising awareness for an industry that is still dark as a direct result of COVID-19. Rush's Geddy Lee is lending his voice to the effort and posted a video message to social media earlier today, urging everyone to support the effort ...
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Tue, Sep 22, 2020@10:27AM | comments
Moving Pictures coverRush's "Moving Pictures" makes Rolling Stone magazine's revamped list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" ...
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Fri, Sep 18, 2020@11:31AM | comments
Modern Drummer Festival 2020Friday Rush updates! record attendance for this past weekend's virtual Modern Drummer Festival 2020 event in tribute to Neil Peart, "Songs for Neil" charity tribute album, new book "Rush - The Day I Was There" coming in November, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talks Neil Peart on Howard Stern Show, Fu Manchu release charity cover of Rush's "Working Man" in tribute to Neil Peart, and more ...
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020@8:55AM | comments
Lars Ulrich - photo courtesy The Howard Stern ShowThis past Monday's edition of the Howard Stern Show featured a heated debate on whether Led Zeppelin's John Bonham or Rush's Neil Peart was the better drummer, so they brought in Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on yesterday's show to help decide ...
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Tue, Sep 15, 2020@8:47PM | comments
Rush - The Day I Was ThereA new book from British author Richard Houghton titled "Rush - The Day I Was There" is slated for release this coming November 13th. The 378-page book features stories and memories from over 400 Rush fans and signed copies are currently available for pre-order via the publisher ...
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020@5:19PM | comments
Modern Drummer Festival 2020Modern Drummer magazine's 20th annual "Modern Drummer Festival" took place this past Saturday evening as a virtual, livestreamed, pay-per-view event produced by LiveXLive, and paying tribute to the late Neil Peart, who would have celebrated his 68th birthday on Saturday. The event was a huge success, and included an all-star tribute to Peart, with record attendance and ticket sales ...
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