a tribute to rush
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.
Thanks to John Patuto at Cygus-X1.net, the transcription is now available for your reading pleasure.
Author Kevin J. Anderson and Rush.com have announced the following regarding special signed/numbered editions of Clockwork Angels - The Novel:
"ECW Press and ShowTech have created two wonderful special editions for Clockwork Angels: The Novel, limited to a total of 600, every one numbered and autographed by Neil Peart and me. The Gold and Silver editions go on sale THIS FRIDAY July 27 at 10 AM ET.
"Gold Edition—This is really one of the coolest limited editions I’ve ever seen. The final manuscript for Clockwork Angels: The Novel was 302 pages long. Neil and I autographed every page of the manuscript. This signed manuscript page is matted and framed, and accompanied by a limited art print of one of the book’s illustrations, signed by artist Hugh Syme. It’s a large, beautiful frame. So, if you get manuscript page 45, you are the only person in the world who has that page.
"Neil and I also signed and numbered bookplates for a special edition of the novel itself, embossed and slipcased, copies #1-302. If you get manuscript page 45, you get copy #45 of the numbered slipcased edition. The package including the framed signed ms. page, signed art print, and numbered slipcased edition sells for $299.95. ***Sales begin at 10 AM ET Friday, July 27*** Follow the link Gold Edition.
"Silver Edition—Copies #303-600 of the embossed, autographed, numbered, and slipcased edition of Clockwork Angels: The Novel are available as the Silver Edition, selling for $74.95. ***Sales begin at 10 AM ET Friday, July 27*** Follow the link Silver Edition. Copies will also be available at the Rush Store.
"We expect these to sell out quickly. If you are interested in a copy, be sure you’re ready at 10 AM ET." - Kevin J. Anderson, kjablog.com, July 23, 2012
10) Rush - Moving PicturesRollingStone.com is asking for your vote of your favorite prog rock album of all time.
8) Rush - Hemispheres
2) Rush - 2112
Is it 2112 by Rush? The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis? Script for a Jester's Tear by Marillion? Vote for whatever album you want, but please just vote once and only for a single album. Click here to vote. - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!
"Rush has chosen 'The Wreckers' as the second single from their latest album, Clockwork Angels, which hit #2 on the Billboard charts in its first week of release, with sales of over 104,000 copies."The song hits radio today, don't forget to pester your local stations to play new Rush!
Click here for "Rush, ‘The Wreckers’ – Song Review" at UltimateClassicRock.com.
- Thanks to Ed @ RushIsABand for the headsup!
"...this afternoon I was in the studio recording a special afterword for the Brilliance unabridged audio edition of the novel (which is read by Neil Peart). Over the past two days, I worked with artist Hugh Syme to develop a lavish illustrated booklet, 32 pages, which is exclusive to the physical edition of the audiobook. It’s been approved by Neil and already off to press. The audio will be released simultaneously with the hardcover novel on September 1, and both are available for preorder now." - Kevin J. Anderson, July 19, 2012For more on Kevin J. Anderson, visit his entry on this website's "Rush Inspired Literature, Film, And Pop Culture References" page here. You might also be interested in Neil's introduction to Landscapes, Anderson's short story collection. Lastly, check out Anderson's blog post from 2010 telling of his spending time with Neil during Rush's visit to Colorado on the Time Machine Tour.
Sonic Reality's "Moving Signals & Waves - A Tribute To Rush" Featuring The Drums Of Neil Peart Coming This Summer
This is the second Rush tribute by Sonic Reality featuring Neil Peart on drums; click here for info regarding XYZ - A Tribute To Rush released this past April.
The 16 diners at the $150-a-plate, three-hour-plus “Rush as Food” meal (proceeds of which went to the Art Gives Hope charity founded by the band’s late photographer Andrew McNaughtan) ranged from foodies who had never seen the band play live to rabid fans discussing their favourite live Lifeson guitar solos and the merits of new album Clockwork Angels. All were frequently smiling, and not just because of the copious glasses of Entre Nous (an agreeably fruity Pinot Noir by Crowley Wines in Oregon, named after a song on Rush’s 1980 album, Permanent Waves).
"Following chats with producer Nick Raskulinecz and guitarist Alex Lifeson, we sat down with Geddy Lee, bass player and vocalist with Canadian rock gods Rush to get his insight on the recording and writing sessions of their latest album, Clockwork Angels.
"Written before, in and around the Time Machine tour, Clockwork Angels was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated album by the band to date, but it has since proved to be worth the wait – becoming acclaimed as one of the group's finest collections and selling over 103,000 copies in the US in its first week alone.
"We spoke to Geddy Lee to find out his opinions on the album, the story that binds the collection together and how the fractured writing sessions benefited the concept"
Sunday February 12th, the CBC broadcasted a 100th Anniversary film adaptation of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Geddy Lee has a cameo in the film; he is seen in a barber chair with a towel over his head throughout the film, which he removes during the credits to reveal himself. - Thanks to RushIsABand and RushFanForever for the headsup!
Geddy has cited Pastorius as one of his influences over the years, and used a fretless Fender Jaco Pastorius tribute bass to record "Malignant Narcissism" on Snakes & Arrows.
Tentatively titled "Jaco", the film is being financed by Metallica's Robert Trujillo. For more info visit USAtoday, or visit the film's Facebook page. - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!
The first restaurant opened April 3rd in Los Angeles; the event served to benefit the Rock 4 Vets program, and was featured on the Gene Simmons Family Jewels episode "KISS A Vet" this past Monday (watch it here); full coverage of the event is also found here.
As seen in this screen capture, there is apparently a HUGE Rush starman logo filling an entire wall of the restaurant! LA Rush fans, do us a favor and drop by Rock & Brews and send us some additional pics of this wall!
In addition, check out the "Rock & Brews" menu, which includes "Red Barchetta Bruchetta". - Thanks to Mike Hausler for the headsup!
As a drummer and a writer, when I get tired of wrestling with words, I can go beat up the drums. Maybe everyone should have a drum to carry around to express their feelings. That would be funny. As told to Spencer Bailey- Thanks to Ed at RushIsABand for the headsup!
Geddy also appeared on Bob Harris' show on BBC Radio 2, at midnight July 1st for early Canada Day chat. You can hear the interview here.
And finally, Geddy appeared on Ken Bruce's radio show on BBC Radio 2 Monday July 3rd during his 'Tracks of my years' segment. The interview can be heard here. - Thanks to Chris Flook, Richard Fionda, Mike Smith and RushFanForever for the headsup!
"We just were not happy at all with the first two, and it's come so far from what those ideas were. The first one was a meandering kind of rhythmic thing, a little on the sweet side and boring as hell. The second one was a little grittier, and then we kind of reassessed what the song was about and tried to be more positive with the sentiment musically."He also talks about the radio edit of "Headlong Flight":
"Our expectation was that they probably wouldn't play it, and there was pressure to do a radio-edit version which came down to about five-and-a-half minutes - and yet it's gotten lots of play and is generating attention for the album. So we get by without radio, really, although it's wonderful to have the support if you can get it."And in regards to bringing an orchestra on the road:
"It's just something else that's different for us, and I can't wait to hear what it sounds like. It's new staging, new lighting, everything is new and fresh about it. I would say that it's an evolutionary extension of what the Time Machine tour was, but we are definitely freshening it up and there'll be a lot of new video stuff going on.
UPDATE: The transcript is now online here, courtesy of Cygnus-X1.net.
"Technically Nick Raskulenicz [producer on Clockwork Angels] had it together as always and made my work so much easier. Artistically with Clockwork Angels, there seemed to be a turn towards more presence and I noticed an artistic shift in the overall vibe, that being it was more an atmospheric feel being blended in, so any altering of EQ had to be done carefully but regardless the Brilliance of Rush would prevail.
"...With Clockwork Angels, there was a definite turn towards more presence but again everything was pretty much set sonically and any altering of EQ had to be done carefully. Geddy definitely had say in some instances where a clarification of a vocal line or a bass line as did Alex in certain guitar sections. Neil slipped me a $20 to make sure the drums predominated….kidding!"For the full interview click here. - Thanks to Ed at RushIsABand for the headsup!