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Rush Transcript Archive

Last month I began working on updating the "News Archives" for the albums released since 2000. This has led to a major project, the creation of "The Rush Transcript Archive"; but first, some quick back history.

The individual album News Archives began back in 2000 with the release of My Favorite Headache, when I began keeping track of various online news transcripts and the like. I later created similar archives for Vapor Trails, Feedback, Snakes, etc. Over time, however, those News Archives got lost in the depths of my various pages and were not exactly easy to find, especially to new or infrequent users to this site. With that in mind, I decided to move most of the contents of these News Archives to a single centralized page.

I quickly went to work on it and soon realized something was lacking...there was very little online content from before the year 2000. This problem was easily solved, however. As a member of the National Midnight Star mailing list, I remembered receiving transcripts of everything from magazine and newspaper articles to radio interviews and more, all shared from Rush fans from around the globe via TNMS. To flush out the pre-2000 content, the old NMS transcripts have been invaluable. In addition to TNMS, I have hundreds of news clippings to be found in my Tour Archive, some of which were also worthy of transcribing. And of course, I've been collecting various magazines featuring Rush through the years. I've been working on transcribing these as well, and many have also been transcribed already by other Rush websites and messageboards. So that's the back story.

I've added the new "Rush Transcript Archive" to the "Literature" tab on the main menu.  Included are numerous magazine cover stories from the 80's and 90's which had nearly been lost, including transcripts from multiple issues of Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, Guitar World, Modern Drummer, Circus, Kerrang, Guitar For The Practicing Musician and more. Also included are more recent transcripts of Classic Rock, Ontario Golf, Prog, Vintage Guitar, Guitar World, Bass Player, Bass Guitar, DRUM!, Rhythm magazines and more, many of which were provided by John Patuto at

This massive archive is an ongoing work in progress, and I'll be adding to it frequently in the future. Please feel free to email any suggested additions (high resolution scans work best). To be notified of new additions to the Rush Transcript Archive, follow my Twitter feed at, or follow me on Facebook.

I should mention here that this Transcript Archive does not include transcripts of stories or literature which inspired Rush...those are found on the "Rush Inspirations" page. I should also mention that I have a massive collection of concert reviews from both the Snakes & Arrows and Time Machine tours; those reviews were not included in the Transcript Archive, and remain in the Tour Archives in the individual Snakes & Arrows Tour News Archive and Time Machine Tour News Archive. Those pages were just too massive, and include so much more than just transcript links, that I kept them as is. (Clear as mud, right?)

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