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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

Donna Halper's Used Bin Radio Podcast Now Available

Rush discoverer Donna Halper appeared on Used Bin Radio last Tuesday, July 20th. The podcast of the show is now available here. Used Bin Radio airs each Tuesday at 11pm EST/8pm PST; tune in by clicking: www.purerockradio.net then click "LISTEN". - Thanks to Stephen Humphries and RushFanforever for the headsup!

Mediate To Sport Rush Hat During Canadian Open

"If all the world’s pro athletes were forced to make an in-their-prime career change, it wouldn’t take a pollster to project the majority vote. They’d mostly morph into rock stars, or rap stars. And you could count Rocco Mediate, the PGA Tour pro, among the first in line to make the switch. At least this is what Mediate was saying on Monday between practice putts at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, where the RBC Canadian Open will commence its 101st edition on Thursday. Mediate, who famously tangled with Tiger Woods in an 18-hole playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open, is a big music fan. He is also a close friend of Alex Lifeson, the Toronto-bred guitarist for the rock band Rush. And Mediate admires the acclaimed trio so much that this week he’ll be a rare sight among PGA types. Not currently under contract to sport the obligatory logo of a sponsor on his cap, he’ll pull on headwear bearing the logo of Lifeson’s band. 'I absolutely would trade my job for Alex’s. Tomorrow,' said Mediate, 47. 'He still loves what he does...and he’s a psycho golfer. Psycho. He plays literally every day...He’s probably about an eight handicap now, which isn’t bad.'...Mediate, though he offered kind words for the St. George golf course, seemed much happier to tell of the vicarious pleasure he takes in Rush’s continuing success. The golfer was in L.A. a few weeks back to watch the band rehearse for its ongoing summer tour. And there he was Monday, wearing the name of a rock institution on a place usually reserved for the highest bidder. 'I just called Alex this morning and said, ‘I need more hats, damn it,’ ' Mediate said. 'This one’s looking a little worse for wear — I’ve been wearing it so much — but I love it.'" - Canadian Open challengers ready to rock, July 19, 2010

Lucky Uke's cover of "The Spirit Of Radio"

In June Quebec ukulele band Lucky Uke released a light hearted 12 track album of classic rock covers which includes "The Spirit Of Radio". The complete song can be heard at luckyuke.com (look for the player in the upper left cover of their home page), and the track and/or album can be purchased here. - Thanks to Patric Lafortun for the headsup!

Rush Featured in July's Prog Magazine

Rush is once again is featured on the cover of Classic Rock Presents "Prog" Magazine. The July 2010 issue has a 6-page article including interviews with Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, as well as documentary filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFayden. To purchase online, click here. Thanks to RushIsABand for the headsup!

Neil Peart, Drum Magazine's 2010 Drummer Of The Year

The current issue of Drum Magazine includes their annual Drummie Awards. For the 4th straight year, Neil wins Drummer Of The Year, and also was runner up for best Live Performer as well as best Progressive Rock Drummer. For the complete list visit DrumMagazine.com. - Thanks to Frank Ray for the headsup!

"My Favorite Headache" and "Victor" Reissues

Last December, Wounded Bird Records reissued Alex Lifeson's long out of print solo project Victor, which had been out of print since its original release by Atlantic Records in 1996. Now, Wounded Birds is reissuing Geddy Lee's solo album, My Favorite Headache, listed on their website at $12.99.

Formed in 1998, Wounded Bird Records is a label that specializes in the reissue of albums from the 60's, 70's and early 80's on compact disc. All of their releases are properly licensed from the owner of the original masters, in most cases the original record label and sometimes the artists themselves. - Thanks to Blake Willis and RushIsABand for the headsup!