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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

RUSH "ICON"

RUSH ICON, the latest compilation from Universal, is now available. The tracklist includes exactly one track each from each of RUSH's first twelve albums listed in chronological order. However, the choice of those tracks makes for one of the most diverse Rush compilations ever to be released:
Working Man, Fly By Night, The Necromancer, The Twilight Zone, Closer To The Heart, Circumstances, Freewill, Limelight, The Analog Kid, Red Sector A, Marathon, Force Ten
The "ICONS" series includes artists ranging from KISS to Diana Ross, and have the tag line "Great Artists, Great Songs, Great Value!", and include "12 hits for only $7.99". The "featured songs include their debut album's 'Working Man,' 2112's 'The Twilight Zone' and classic rock radio staple 'Limelight.'"

Dusting ‘Em Off: Rush – Rush

"Consequence Of Sound has a running feature these days entitled Alternate History X, wherein we discuss parallel universes and alternate time lines to some of music’s most historic landmarks... One of the most popular and inspirational (albeit occasionally underestimated) progressive rock bands to ever grace a sci-fi fanboy’s stoner van hinged on an unfortunate and unlikely catalyst: diabetes." For more visit ConsequenceOfSound.net, August 28, 2010

Rush Referenced On "Rookie Blue"

During last night's episode of Rookie Blue, titled "Big Nickel", during a long car ride to pick up a prisoner McNally asks Swarek "What kind of music do you like listening to?" Swarek replies "Rush, I'm a big Rush fan". She answers "Who?" and he says "I like The Who too. Classic Rock, you know.". Watch the full episode here (the reference occurs at the 13 minute mark). - Thanks to Tom for the headsup!

Guitar Legends 30 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Heroes

Alex Lifeson is one of Guitar Legends' 30 Greatest Guitar Heroes on sale now. Alex is featured on pages 48/49. Unfortunately, the article is a reprint of an story which first appeared in Guitar World 14 years ago; click here to view. - Thanks to Tom Cesco and RushFanForever for the headsup!

Chicago Rain Out Make Up

Last night Rush returned to Chicago after the July 7th rain out, which led to one fan suing the band seeking reimbursement for the ticket but also his airfare and other travel expenses (story below). As a thank you for standing in the downpour on July 7th, RUSH gave fans attending the August 23rd makeup performance an exclusive baseball hat which includes the stitching ""The Rain Date Chicago-2010" - Thanks to Timmy Samuel for the photo!

Related News:
  • Rush fan sues over canceled Chicago show: "He’s filed a class action suit, not only seeking reimbursement for the ticket but also his airfare and other travel expenses...." - Chicago Sun Times, July 9, 2010
  • "The rained out Wednesday, July 7 performance at Charter One Pavilion has been rescheduled to MONDAY, AUGUST 23. All tickets for the previously scheduled performance will be reactivated and honored at the rescheduled date. If fans feel that the barcodes may be illegible, they should ensure they bring picture ID and the credit card which was used to purchase the tickets. Refunds - if required at point of purchase through August 22nd. Questions can be directed to TicketMaster customer service at 800-653-8000" - Rush.com, July 12, 2010
  • They keep rockin' in the rain: Outdoor Concerts, Sometimes the show can't go on if danger looms: "Mark Campana, president of Live Nation Midwest Music, said the plug was pulled after a group meeting with the Live Nation tour producer and local staff, Rush's manager and the band's production team. Rush was not involved in the meeting. 'The key was the amount of water that had fallen,' Campana said. 'The wind caused the water to blow onstage. We all decided not to test the electrical system. We could have cranked up the electricity, but we felt a test could cause harm to people since they were already in the theater. Equipment was set up. We are always going to err on the conservative side when it comes to safety.'"- Chicago Sun Times, July 15, 2010

"Time Stand Still: The Collection" Essay and Wallpaper Images

Last March, Universal Music released their first Euro-only Rush greatest hits compilation since 1981's Rush Through Time. Covering Rush's Mercury years (1974-1987), Time Stand Still: The Collection features a unique mix of tracks from that era which have never before been released on a single cd compilation.

Besides the linernotes essay which can be found here, the artwork is unique as it features live images taken on tour in Europe in the 1970's, including one photo of Rush on stage at the Hammersmith Odeon during the A Farewell To Kings Tour (i.e. the two night stand which yielded disk three of Different Stages). In addition, three of Geddy's retired basses as pictured in the photos, including his single and doublenecked Rickenbackers as well as his teardrop shaped Fender Precision. All images have converted into Wallpaper images and have been added to the Album Art Gallery here. - Thanks to John at Cygnus-X1.net for providing the linernotes scans!
Tracklist: The Spirit Of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Freewill, Fly By Night, The Big Money, Time Stand Still, Limelight, Finding My Way, By-Tor And The Snow Dog, A Passage To Bangkok, Distant Early Warning, The Trees, Closer To The Heart

Alex Lifeson Featured in September's "Premier Guitar"

Alex Lifeson is featured in the September issue of Premier Guitar magazine. Alex is found on page 26, in the "Opening Notes" section, which includes a full page photo taken last month in Sarnia, Ontario. - Thanks to Seth Hansen for the headsup!

Rush: A Brief History Of Time

John at Cygnus-X1.net has added another installment of old Rush articles and interviews to his Rush: A Brief History of Time collection. The collection is really growing, and makes for some fascinating reading into the history of Rush.