Rush is a Band

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

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

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Alex Lifeson performed with the Rheostatics at a fundraiser for the West End Phoenix community newspaper Thursday night in Toronto. Details, photos, video here.
Geddy Lee inducted The Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards in Vancouver March 25th! Details, video, photos and more here.
Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One film does not include major Rush references from the book, although a Rush 2112 t-shirt and poster do make an appearance. Details, screenshots here.
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming November 13th, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Alex Lifeson plays on Fu Manchu's 18-minute epic track Il Mostro Atomico from their new Clone of the Universe album. Listen to the complete track and get all the details here.
Alex Lifeson talks life after Rush, writing, acting and more in new Globe and Mail interview, says Rush is "basically done". Details here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel coming this June, now available for pre-order. Details here.
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th anniversary box set now available to order (3-CD, 4-LP, Super Deluxe edition). Details, videos, interviews and more here.
Alex Lifeson featured in episode 5 of the new Trailer Park Boys series Out of the Park USA, now streaming on Netflix. Details, preview videos, music video featuring Alex here.
Geddy Lee appears on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Details, videos, summary here.
Alex Lifeson performs Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl with Arkells at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Details, photos, video here.
Geddy Lee performs Take Off! with Bob & Doug McKenzie at live reunion fundraiser event. Details, video 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 ...
Tue, Apr 24, 2018@10:02AM | comments

Today is the official release date of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert DVD/Blu-ray featuring highlights from the Rock Hall's induction ceremonies from 2014-2017. The video includes last year's induction of YES by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, along with YES' performance of Roundabout featuring Geddy Lee and the all-star jam which both Geddy and Alex participated in. The video is currently available to purchase as 2 Blu-ray discs or on 4 DVDs (Blu-ray, DVD). Inside Pulse reviewed the video set last week, giving it 4 out of 5 stars:

... The ability to get right to the music makes Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In Concert enjoyable. If I was forced to listen to the 8 hours of the E Street Band thanking everyone in New Jersey, I'd go nuts. But with a quick button push, we're back to the rock and none of the talk. It's a great sense of what you'd enjoy from a table at the induction ceremony and you don't have to eat the chicken.

Coinciding with the video release, the Rock Hall is also releasing five digital albums consisting of induction ceremony highlights respectively spanning the ceremonies from 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014, 2015 and 2016-7 (available here). Highlights from Rush's 2013 induction ceremony are contained on the 2012-13 digital release, including 2112: Overture (with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & Nick Raskulinecz), Tom Sawyer, and The Spirit of Radio. The 2018 Rock Hall induction ceremony took place two Saturdays ago on April 14th in Cleveland, honoring Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This past Wednesday, April 18th was the 5th anniversary of the aforementioned 2013 induction of Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018@3:46PM | comments
Andy Burns and Mike PortnoyDrummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed for Biff Bam Bop! and spoke about the possibility of a future collaboration with Rush ...
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Fri, Apr 20, 2018@11:40AM | comments
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In ConcertFriday Rush updates! "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert" DVD/Blu-ray - featuring Rush's induction of YES - releases next Tuesday, Costa Rica's new President is a Rush fan, 5th anniversary of Rush's Rock Hall induction, and more ...
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Fri, Apr 13, 2018@12:00PM | comments
Guitar Tricks Insider March-April 2018Friday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson's 5 Essential Albums in the latest Guitar Tricks Insider, limited-edition 2112 blue vinyl released, Ready Player One, Rush Family Reunion and more ...
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Thu, Apr 12, 2018@12:50PM | comments
2112 blue vinylRush has released a blue vinyl, limited-edition copy of 2112 that also comes with a free 2112 keychain ...
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Mon, Apr 9, 2018@1:58PM | comments
Guitar Tricks Insider March-April 2018Alex Lifeson reveals his Top 5 Essential Albums in the March/April issue of Guitar Tricks Insider magazine ...
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Fri, Apr 6, 2018@11:57AM | comments
Masters of ResonanceFriday Rush updates! Edge Factor's Masters of Resonance featuring Neil Peart official trailer and release date information, a cryptic tweet from Rush, RushFest Scotland and more ...
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Thu, Apr 5, 2018@11:06AM | comments
Masters of ResonanceEdge Factor has released the trailer and release date information for their long-awaited documentary Masters of Resonance which features Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit. ...
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Mon, Apr 2, 2018@10:07AM | comments
Weird Rush tweetRush tweeted a cryptic message yesterday which alludes to something happening on April 12th. Here are some theories as to what it might mean ...
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Sun, Apr 1, 2018@8:48AM | comments
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, playable bass guitar editionHAPPY APRIL FOOLS' DAY!!!
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