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Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

New FANTOONS book Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes now available. Details here.
Neil Peart passed away from brain cancer on January 7th, 2020. His widow, bandmates and manager share details of his illness and final years in new interview on the first anniversary of his death here.
Author Alexander Hellene's new Rush book Dreamers & Misfits: The Definitive Book About Rush Fans now available. Details here.
Martin Popoff's new book Driven: Rush in the '90s and "In the End" due out in April, now available for pre-order. 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.
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, Jan 19, 2021@9:59AM | comments

Today is the official release date of FANTOONS' new officially-licensed Rush book titled Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes. The 108-page, hardcover book was authorized by Peart himself before his passing, and is currently available to order via Amazon at this location. From the book's description:

The first-and only-official collection of illustrated quotes from Rush drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes pairs elegant illustrations with some of Neil's greatest remarks to bring the poignant words of one of the world's greatest drummers to life. ... Pairing striking black-and-white illustrations from the acclaimed artists at Fantoons with some of the drummer's greatest quotes, Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes keeps the beautiful words and musings of Neil Peart alive. Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes is the first and only Neil Peart quotes collection authorized by Neil himself. Not only does the book provide Rush fans-both old and new-the opportunity to dive into Neil's inspiring messages whenever they need a pick-me-up, it also serves as a love letter to Peart and his beautifully-crafted words that have inspired and influenced millions around the world.

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Sat, Jan 16, 2021@8:22PM | comments
Prog for PeartProg magazine is reporting that over a dozen progressive rock bands will hit the stage this coming summer in Oxfordshire, England to raise money for Glioblastoma research. "Prog for Peart" will take place at The Northcourt, a 200 capacity venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire the weekend of July 2-3 ...
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Fri, Jan 15, 2021@10:28AM | comments
Rock Legends Progressive RockFriday Rush updates! Geddy Lee to participate in Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Virtual Gala Concert next month, FANTOONS' "Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes", Kevin J. Anderson inks deal for "Clockwork Destiny" - the 3rd novel in Clockwork Angels trilogy, and more ...
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021@10:09AM | comments
Clockwork AngelsAuthor Kevin J. Anderson has reported via social media that he has just signed a contract with ECW Press to publish "Clockwork Destiny" - the 3rd novel in the "Clockwork Angels" trilogy ...
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Sun, Jan 10, 2021@6:10PM | comments
VSO Virtual Gala ConcertThe Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will be hosting a Virtual Gala Concert next month in support of the VSO and the VSO School of Music. Rush's Geddy Lee, Itzhak Perlman, K.D. Lang and many others will be taking part in the event ...
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Fri, Jan 8, 2021@11:15AM | comments
Friday Rush updates! Remembering Neil Peart on the 1st anniversary of his death, Neil's widow/friends/bandmates share memories of his final years in new Rolling Stone article, FANTOONS' new book "Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes" releases next week, and more ...
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Thu, Jan 7, 2021@8:24AM | comments
One year ago today, on January 7, 2020, Neil Peart passed away at the age of 67 after a three-year battle with brain cancer ...
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Mon, Jan 4, 2021@12:35PM | comments
Former Neil Peart drum tech Lorne Wheaton is currently working as the drum tech for KISS. This past New Year's Eve KISS performed a livestreamed "KISS 2020 Goodbye" concert from Dubai, and drummer Eric Singer gave a subtle tribute to the late Neil Peart during the show by including a Rush Starman sticker on his kit ...
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Fri, Jan 1, 2021@11:38AM | comments
Happy New Year!First Friday Rush updates post of 2021! Neil Peart year-end tributes, more of Hugh Syme interview on Rush album art, and more. Happy New Year!!
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Thu, Dec 24, 2020@12:45PM | comments
Rush 2512Friday Rush updates (a day early)! Geddy Lee checks in with fans via Instagram, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson wish Peter Criss a happy 75th birthday, previously-unseen 1977 Rush footage, and more. Happy Holidays!!!
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