Rush News

"Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions Of Rush" Now Available

Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Rush is now available. 
"Do you have a modern day warrior putting up a fight at bedtime? Looking for a reliable way to put baby to sleep and not some fly by night sandman? Try Rockabye Baby’s tender lullaby versions of Rush’s hard rock hits. This magic music will bring your baby closer to the heart of slumberland." - Rockabye Baby
The tracklist is the typical Rush cover set (diehard fans could likely name it in their sleep): 2112: Overture, Limelight, Fly by Night, The Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Tom Sawyer, Working Man, A Farewell To Kings, Trees, Red Barchetta, Subdivisions, Closer To The Heart

Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Rush was released January 29th, 2013 - order now!   To hear samples, click here

"A Brief History Of Time, Part 10"

John at has added another installment of Rush: A Brief History of Time. In this the 10th installment, John has added 113 new articles and advertisements spanning from 1975 all the way through to 2012. - Thanks to John at for the headsup!

Rush Referenced On "Archer" Yet Again

Thursday night's episode of Archer included yet another Rush inspired treatment on Krieger's van.  In the episode "The Wind Cries Mary", Krieger gave his van a Fly By Night makeover - click here to enlarge; for previous Rush references on Archer, click here. - Thanks to RushIsABand for the headsup!

Sound & Vision speaks to Richard Chycki on 2112 5.1

In a new interview with Sound&Vision magazine, Rich Chycki talks about mixing 2112 in 5.1 surround sound.
"I felt very proud of the 5.1 mixes when Alex called me, bubbling over about how it sounded like the original album yet “so much more.” He was so excited. It really was that moment, when one of the three people who would know this project better than anyone gave his blessing, that I felt this had turned into something very special."
To purchase 2112 in 5.1, click here.

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Foo Fighters and self-professed Rush super-fans Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct the Canadian prog-rockers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April in Los Angeles.

"It's got to be a dream come true for them. The Foo Fighters would have grown up listening to Rush on '70s radio," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris by phone from Washington, D.C. "You can tell that they have a real sense of rock 'n' roll history. You don't get the staying power they've had without it."

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced the first group of artists that would be inducting this year's class in a press release Tuesday night.

In addition to Grohl and Hawkins, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in honor of Donna Summer, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, and John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform in honor of Albert King, with Mayer giving the induction speech.

The inductors for Public Enemy, Heart and Ahmet Ertegun Award lifetime achievement award winners Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will be announced later.

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and rock 'n' roll itself -- is at its best when we connect the past with the present," Harris said. "In Gary Clark Jr., Mayer and Albert King, we've got three generations of great artists. And it's the same thing with Christina, Hudson and Donna Summer."

This year's induction ceremony will be at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18. The ceremony will be recorded and broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18. Tickets to the ceremony go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 1.

Clockwork Angels 2013 Tour North American Tour Announcement have just announced the following:

As previously alluded to, and due to overwhelming demand, the Clockwork Angels Tour will continue in 2013 to over 20+ cities in North America this year. Beginning in April, fans will be able to catch RUSH live in a number of new markets not visited on last year’s tour.
Today we have announced details for the spring leg of the tour which include:

April 23, 2013  Frank Erwin Center. Austin, Texas
April 26, 2013  BB&T Center. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 28, 2013  Amway Center. Orlando, Florida
May 1, 2013   Bridgestone Arena. Nashville, Tennesee
May 3, 2013   PNC Arena. Raleigh, North Carolina
May 5, 2013   Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 7, 2013   1st Mariner Arena. Baltimore, Maryland
May 9, 2013   Mohegan Sun. Uncasville, Connecticut
May 11, 2013   Etess Arena. Atlantic City, New Jersey

Pre-sale for RUSH fans for the spring tour dates begin today, Tuesday January 22nd at NOON LOCAL TIME!


Tour Packages will be exclusive to RUSH fan members for the first 24 hours.

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Rush Clockwork Angels Tour Package consists of:
  • One reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
  • New and exclusive Rush 2013 Tour t-shirt
  • Collectible Tour Poster (numbered, limited)
  • Official Tour Program
  • Exclusive surprise Rush gift item
  • Commemorative Concert Ticket
  • Commemorative Tour Laminate
To purchase your RUSH Tour package, please visit


The Fan Club tickets are only available during the PRE-SALE. Reserve the best seats in the house through our special Rush fan pre-sales. These presales only last three days, and only certain cities/dates are currently available with more presales being added later. Check back soon if you don’t see your date. At the end of your ticket purchase, you will have the opportunity to pre-order Exclusive Tour Merchandise.

In addition, when you order Fan Club Tickets and the Exclusive Merchandise you will be automatically entered to win a meet and greet with members of the band at your show (one winner plus guest per city).
To purchase Presale Tickets and Presale Merchandise please visit

Just a reminder to those fans that are also CITI card members, you will also have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning January 23rd in select markets. For complete presale details visit

Stay tuned for additional tour announcements for the summer dates that will resume when the band returns from their European leg in June. These will include but not be limited to Hershey, Wantagh, Saratoga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Boston, Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, and will finally see RUSH return to Grand Rapids and Halifax for the first time in decades!

Rock&Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Special Guests Announced

The Rock&Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will include special appearances by John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Don Henley, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Gary Clark, Jr., Usher, "and more".   This is based on a flyer posted on Heart's Facebook page.  - Thanks to RushIsABand for the headsup!

Click here for more on Rush's induction into the Rock Hall Of Fame.

Alex Lifeson Tour of Guitar Rig, From September 1977!

A rare video of Alex Lifeson giving a tour of his guitar rig backstage at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon, in September 1977 has recently surfaced (the video is misdated as 1975).  Rush played three consecutive nights in a row at the Paramount with UFO and Max Webster. The hair might have changed, but the voice hasn't!

Alex Lifeson "Hentor Sportscaster" replicas from Freddy's Frets

Custom guitar shop "Freddy's Frets" has received permission from Alex Lifeson to create and sell replicas of his Hentor Sportscaster, a customized Fender Strat which Alex named after Peter Henderson, co-producer of Grace Under Pressure.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Grapes Under Pressure charity:
"Hello my fellow Rush fans! Alex Lifeson has given me permission to backwards engineer and meticulously blueprint his iconic Hentor Sportscaster so that I may make and sell accurate replicas. I have had the Hentor in my possession for about 6 months and have documented every property and detail of this amazing and unique sounding guitar. Alex's only stipulation was that for every guitar sold, a portion of the profit goes to his charity "Grapes Under Pressure". While in my possession over the last few months I made suggestions to Alex on upgrading the guitar. The Hentor now sports Dimarzio FS-1 single coils and I also fabricated a huge brass sustain block for the Floyd Rose, the biggest one I've seen and yet there is still a good amount of movement available. These two upgrades as well as others are listed in my OPTIONS category." - Freddy Gabrsek, (Thanks to RushIsABand for the headsup!)

MixOnline - "All Access: Rush"

On Tuesday, MixOnline published "All Access: Rush", a behind the scenes look at the Clockwork Angels tour, with front of house engineer Brad Maddix, monitor engineer Brent Carpenter, guitar tech Scott Appleton, bass tech John Skully McIntosh, and keyboard tech Tony Geranios.

Transporter: The Series - "Working Man" Theme

Making its Canadian premiere this Friday night, the theme song of HBO's all new Transporter: The Series, based on Luc Besson's Transporter film franchise, is a cover of Rush's "Working Man".  Arranged by Jamie Forsyth and performed by Danielle Armstrong, you can hear the Transporter theme song here.

The series premiered last October 11 in Germany, and on December 6 in France.  The Canadian premiere is set for this Friday, January 4, on HBO Canada, while US viewers will have to wait until June 21st. - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

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