Alex Lifeson created a painting for "A Brush of Hope", along with paintings by nearly 90 other Canadian celebrities, which were auctioned off to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Lifeson's auction ended last night (Nov. 12), and his painting sold for $2,705.
On Tuesday's Rick Mercer report, Rick "takes drumming lessons from Rush's Neil Peart" and they also discuss Neil's motorcycling. The episode aired Tuesday Nov. 7th, at 8:00pm and will repeat Friday the 10th at 8:30pm on Canada's CBC. Click here to view the video segment. Geddy Lee previously appeared on the Rick Mercer report in January 2004, in a report titled "Celebrity Winter Advice With Geddy Lee".