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Tue, Oct 27, 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 ...
Sun, Oct 25, 2020@6:04PM | comments

UPDATE - 10/27@7:22AM: If you ordered a shirt after seeing this post, please read this message from the Port Dalhousie Supply Company:

To the Rush is a Band Community;

THANK YOU, Thank you, Thank you! Today, because of your actions we have crossed the...

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A committee tasked with producing a Neil Peart memorial in the late drummer's hometown of Port Dalhousie has raised over $10K from sales of their Rush-themed Lakeside Park t-shirts as described in this St. Catharines Standard article (thanks RushFanForever):

Brisk sales of Lakeside Park T-shirts have members of a task force helping plan a memorial to Rush drummer Neil Peart hoping a fundraising drive will be just as successful. "We, as a committee, are trying to think big with this project, given Neil's stature as a musician and author," said task force chair David DeRocco. ... A GoFundMe account set up a while ago to help with preliminary planning, combined with the sale of Lakeside Park T-shirts by task force member Chris O'Connor, has collected more than $10,000. ... A larger campaign to raise money to pay for the actual memorial will come later. ... The task force hasn't settled on a recommended location for a memorial, DeRocco said, but it should be somewhere near the pavilion at Lakeside Park that earlier this year was named in Peart's honour. He said the form it eventually takes will depend on artists' responses to a request for proposals the city will issue. He believes it should keep in mind the fact Peart remained humble despite his rock star status, and likely wouldn't want something "garish." ... "We certainly want something that is photographic and reflects the beauty of the park and the imagery Neil created in the song 'Lakeside Park.'"

The t-shirts can be purchased via ptdalhousie.com for $29.99.

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020@10:56AM | comments
Rush: The Missing Tourbooks Collection via Rush Backstage ClubFriday Rush updates! "The Missing Tourbooks Collection" now available at the Rush Backstage Club, Alex Lifeson's "A Brush of Hope" charity auction painting "Forked" now available for bidding, Geddy Lee comments on the passing of British guitarist Spencer Davis, Ari Gold's 2008 film "Adventures of Power" featuring Neil Peart re-released in support of MusiCares charity, and more ...
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Thu, Oct 22, 2020@8:29PM | comments
British guitarist Spencer Davis of The Spencer Davis Group passed away this past week at the age of 81. Geddy Lee took some time out to remember the iconic guitarist via his official Instagram ...
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Wed, Oct 21, 2020@11:22AM | comments
Alex Lifeson 2020 A Brush of Hope charity painting - ForkedAlex Lifeson is once again participating in The Kidney Foundation of Canada's annual "A Brush of Hope" charity auction this year with his painting "Forked", which is now available for bidding online at eBay.ca ...
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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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