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Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

New book Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes coming in January from FANTOONS, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Martin Popoff's new book Limelight: Rush in the '80s now available for purchase. Details here.
Geddy Lee on Rush's legacy, life during the pandemic, and future plans in new interview. Details here.
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.
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 ...
Wed, Oct 21, 2020@11:22AM | comments

The Kidney Foundation of Canada's annual A Brush of Hope charity auction fundraiser kicked off earlier today and Alex Lifeson is once again one of the many Canadian celebrities participating by donating their original paintings. Alex's contribution this year is a 11"x14" acrylic painting titled Forked, which is now available for bidding on the eBay.ca website at this location (thanks RushFanForever). Alex has participated in the auction nearly every year since 2006, including last year with his painting Minus 20 which ended up selling for over $13K CAD! The Brush of Hope online charity auction will run through Wednesday, October 31st at Noon. For all the latest news and information be sure to follow A Brush of Hope on Facebook. You can also purchase Limited Edition signed prints of some of Lifeson's paintings from previous years, including last year's Minus 20 print here.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020@10:06AM | comments
Adventures of PowerAri Gold has re-released his 2008 film "Adventures of Power" featuring Neil Peart, with proceeds from every stream to go towards supporting struggling musicians via the MusiCares charity ...
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Mon, Oct 19, 2020@8:33PM | comments
Episode 2 of the new Netflix docu-series "Song Exploder" focuses on "Wait for It" from the musical "Hamilton", and features Lin-Manuel Miranda and musical director/arranger Alex Lacamoire talking about the song, including how Rush inspired one guitar part in the song ...
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Sat, Oct 17, 2020@12:45PM | comments
Rush: The Missing Tourbooks Collection via Rush Backstage ClubRush's first tourbook was made available on the band's North American tour in support of 2112, and each subsequent tour after that point would also include a tourbook. So none of the band's first 3 albums are represented by a tourbook ... until now. Rush has decided to fill that gap and have just released a Missing Tourbooks Collection via the Rush Backstage Club ...
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Fri, Oct 16, 2020@1:15PM | comments
Neil Peart: The Illustrated QuotesFriday Rush updates! "Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes" coming in January from FANTOONS, Martin Popoff's "Limelight: Rush in the '80s" officially released, Geddy Lee recommends comedian Michael Spicer's "The Room Next Door" in new Toronto Life interview, and more ...
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Fri, Oct 16, 2020@10:55AM | comments
Neil Peart: The Illustrated QuotesRush has just announced that FANTOONS will be releasing a new officially-licensed Rush book titled "Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes" in January ...
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Wed, Oct 14, 2020@7:17PM | comments
Michael Spicer's The Room Next Door - https://www.michaelspicer.co.uk/Toronto Live magazine recently checked in with several notable Torontonians to find out what they are watching, reading and listening to this October. One of the Torontonians they spoke to was Rush's Geddy Lee, who recommended British comedian Michael Spicer's "The Room Next Door" ...
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Tue, Oct 13, 2020@9:29AM | comments
Martin Popoff's Limelight Rush in the '80sMusic writer Martin Popoff's "Limelight: Rush in the '80s" - the second book in his 3-part Rush Across the Decades series - officially releases today ...
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Fri, Oct 9, 2020@10:36AM | comments
Fender Signature Jazz Bass Guitar - photo courtesy Waddington'sFriday Rush updates! new Geddy Lee interviews, Martin Popoff's "Limelight: Rush in the '80s", "Big Sugar" releases Hemi-Vision 25th anniversary deluxe edition with foreword from Alex Lifeson, RIP Eddie Van Halen and more ...
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Thu, Oct 8, 2020@10:58AM | comments
Big Sugar Hemi-Vision 25th anniv deluxe editionCanadian rockers Big Sugar are celebrating the upcoming 25th anniversary of their 1996 "Hemi-Vision" album with a deluxe reissue which released in the US this past week, and includes a foreword from Rush's Alex Lifeson ...
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