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A Tribute To Rush


The progressive rock trio RUSH released their first album in 1974. Shortly thereafter, Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Geddy Lee (bass, vocals and keyboards) were joined by Neil Peart (percussion, lyricist). After over 40 years together the band has released a total of 20 studio albums, 11 live albums as well as numerous compilation albums, of which 24 have gone gold, and 14 platinum.

Here you will find current news, a complete discography with lyrics, a videography, listings of RUSH members' solo projects and guest appearances, as well as the most extensive RUSH tour archive to be found online or in print. Other resources include a wide-ranging listing of RUSH related literature, cover songs and albums, tributes, a pop culture section and more. Along with the information archive, this site includes a slew of RUSH offerings including album art wallpaper for your PC and Smartphone, and Windows users can utilize Themes inspired by the album art and music of RUSH.


Rush News

Alex Lifeson's Painting Sells for $5,700

For the second consecutive year, Alex Lifeson auctioned one of his original paintings on eBay to support The Kidney Foundation of Canada. The winning bid was $5,700.00. Click here for details on the A Brush Of Hope fundraising campaign.

Neil Peart's News, Weather & Sports: "Haste Ye Back"

Neil Peart has updated his website with his latest journal of the road, "Haste Ye Back”. In it, he details his travels over the fifteen show Eurorpean leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour. He also recounts his feelings of shame and anger at reading he was voted second worst rock lyricist (behind Sting) in Britain's "Revolver" magazine, confronting stalking British fans, and the inevitable wearing out and breaking of parts for both his drums, motorcycle, and body. "Altogether, Brutus and I rode 7,268 kilometers (4,543 miles) in Europe, while Alex, Geddy, and I played fifteen shows. That brings me to a total of 39,059 kilometers (24,412 miles) of motorcycling on the Snakes & Arrows tour, on my way to sixty-four shows with the guys at work."

Neil also touches on the filming of the Ahoy gigs for the upcoming concert DVD, stating there were 17 cameras recording the shows and that "On that occasion, Alex and Geddy and I were fairly ecstatic to feel that we played really well on those two nights. All things considered, they may have represented the true climax of the tour. Sure, there were many satisfying shows among those sixty-four performances, I am glad to report, but those two are permanent."

The Neil Peart Commemorative Snakes & Arrows Snare Drum

The November Guitar Center catalog includes a new item that will make some Rush fan's holiday season a happy one! Coming this month to select Guitar Center stores, the Neil Peart Signature Snakes and Arrows snare drum. Guitar Center will be selling the snare for $899.99, with no payments until 2009.
"This stunning 6"x14" snare features an Aztec Red finish with handpainted gold leaf and metallic gray Snakes and Arrows graphics. The finish is done by DW master craftsman Louie Garcia, who paints Neil Peart's own drums. DW's unique Black Diamond hardware is made of nickle, but it's as hard and durable as chrome. The all-maple shell utilized DW's propietary VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) design, with a vertical grain pattern that allows for a lower overall tone without sacrificing resonance and attack. The special batter head features a printed Neil Peart signature. Everything about this drum was designed in accordance with Neil Peart. This is the same snare Neil is currently using on the Snakes and Arrows tour. See it first at Guitar Center."