Rush is a Band

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

Thu, May 24, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert DVD/Blu-ray featuring Rush's induction of YES now available. Details here.
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 ...
Wed, May 23, 2018@10:10PM | comments

Besides being the frontman of Rush, Geddy Lee is an avid baseball memorabilia collector. His collection include a baseball signed by every single player to have reached the coveted 3000 hit mark. Back on May 4th, Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels got his 3000th hit, becoming the 32nd member of the prestigious 3000 Hit Club. The Angels are in Toronto this week to play the Blue Jays, and before last night's game Pujols added his signature to Geddy's ball as described in this Larry Browns Sports article, and seen in this video tweet (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net):

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Mon, May 21, 2018@10:27AM | comments
Billions Rush referenceOn the latest episode of Showtime's Billions, the characters Axe and Taylor disagree on Rush's best album ...
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Fri, May 18, 2018@12:30PM | comments
Jim McCarty - Walking in the Wild LandFriday Rush updates! Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on Jim McCarty's "Walking in the Wild Land" and recounts an early Rush tour story in the latest West End Phoenix, "Clockwork Lives" graphic novel preview, and more ...
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Thu, May 17, 2018@5:19PM | comments
Jim McCarty - Walking in the Wild LandAlex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on Jim McCarty's new solo album "Walking In The Wild Land" on the track "Soft in a Hard Place" ...
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Wed, May 16, 2018@12:08PM | comments
Rush and New York DollsAlex Lifeson recounts his memories from an October 1973 Rush show opening for the New York Dolls in the May edition of the West End Phoenix community newspaper ...
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Fri, May 11, 2018@11:53AM | comments
Clockwork Lives: The Graphic NovelFriday Rush updates! "Clockwork Lives" graphic novel preview, Neil Peart gets his official Channel Islands "All Eight Club" membership, Rushfest Scotland, Rush Family Reunion, Lee Pomeroy talks Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan recalls filling in for Geddy at a 1990 soundcheck, 10-year anniversary of John Rutsey's passing, and more ...
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Fri, May 4, 2018@11:53AM | comments
Geddy Lee vacationing in South Africa - via Instagram at geddyimagesFriday Rush updates! new Instagram photo from Geddy, Time Stand Still doc certified Gold, preview of Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel, Alex Lifeson in new Bachman doc, Jedi Lee says "May the 4th be with you", and more ...
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Fri, May 4, 2018@10:56AM | comments
Clockwork Lives: The Graphic NovelThe graphic novel representation of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 2015 novel "Clockwork Lives" - the follow-up to "Clockwork Angels" - will be getting released as a graphic novel via Insight Comics next month. In celebration of Free Comic Book Day tomorrow, Insight Comics has provided a sneak peek of several panels from the graphic novel. ....
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Tue, May 1, 2018@11:43AM | comments
Geddy Lee vacationing in South Africa - via Instagram at geddyimagesGeddy Lee has posted a stunning photo from a hike in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa to his official Instagram page @geddyimages ...
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Tue, May 1, 2018@9:57AM | comments
Beth Evans - I Really Didn't Think This ThroughPopular Instagram cartoonist Beth Evans has just released a new book titled "I Really Didn't Think This Through" which includes an entire chapter on her Rush fandom titled The Pass ...
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