Rush News

"Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel" Now Available For Preorder

"Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel" is now available for preorder directly from the publisher, Boom! Studios.  Shipping in March, the first issue can be ordered for $3.99, or the full six issues can be ordered for $29.99; it is unspecified whether all individual issues will be the same price.  Shipping is included in the subscription cost.

40th Reissue of "Rush" Coming in 2014

According to The Globe And Mail, a reissue of RUSH's 1974 debut album to celebrate the LP's 40th anniversary will be made available next year. The source of the information is Universal Music Canada's VP of catalog marketing Ivar Hamilton, who says the members of RUSH are "very involved" in the process of putting the package together. Click here for more. - Thanks to Frank Ray for the headsup!

Canadian Music Scene's Interview with Allan Weinrib and Dale Heslip regarding the Rush Concert Videos

The Canadian Music Scene has posted a new interview with Allan Weinrib and Dale Heslip where they discuss the in concert-videos from the last four concert tours, as well as the filming of the Clockwork Angels Tour.  Check it out here!
- Thanks to Paul Beaulieu for the headsup!

Neil Peart Advertisement for Aerostitch

On Friday, Aerostich equipment for riders sent out an email blast which includes a word from spokesman Neil Peart.  Their online store is offering 30% the original "Transit" jacket and pants, of which is a satisfied owner.  Click here for more details of the sale. - Thanks to Larry Barnes for the headsup!

Middle-Earth Anthems: 10 Classic Hard Rock Songs That Pay Homage To The Hobbit

The second installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy hit theaters this weekend, and VH-1 posted their list of "10 Classic Hard Rock Songs That Pay Homage To The Hobbit".  Included in the list are "Rivendell" from Fly By Night, and "The Necromancer" from Caress of Steel.

12 Days of RUSH - Daily Prizes December 13th through the 24th!

Today Rush sent out the following blast; make sure you're signed up!:
Happy Holidays to all of our RUSH fans! We are getting in the holiday spirit and giving you 12 Days of Rush. Starting Friday December 13, we will be giving away a special RUSH prize each day until the 24th. What will be decking the halls? Check back on, @rushtheband on Twitter or Rush on Facebook each day from December 13th to the 24th to see what new prize will be unveiled. Prizes may include a new RUSH DVD, a set of Bobblehead dolls or even something rare and collectible!

Since you're getting this email, you are already included in the list for the draw each day. However, we kindly ask you to update your info here so we can be better at sending area-specific emails to you for specific shows and events. Rush mailing list: Winners will be chosen at random. Please note, you only need to sign up once to be in the drawing each day. Good luck!

"'Clockwork Angels' a heavenly comics debut for Rush" - USA Today

Today the USAToday published a short article containing a sneak peak and the upcoming comic book series Clockwork AngelsBased on the novelization written by Kevin J. Anderson, the six issue story is tentatively scheduled to debut in April, 2014:
"It's just a beautifully painted world in the music that I tried to capture in the novel and now tried to turn into a different direction," says Anderson, who's working with artist newcomer Nick Robles.  "Who knows, we might have ice follies someday or a Broadway musical."

Even if songs such as Carnies, BU2B and Seven Cities of Gold never make it to official show tune status, Clockwork Angels has grown far bigger than Peart ever imagined.

"Kevin and I had talked for years about combining a novel and an album in some fashion, but I guess the idea had to grow up as Kevin and I did — gaining maturity and confidence in our own separate crafts, while gaining the life experience necessary to give the story its scale and depth," Peart says.  "So, rather than a longtime dream realized, this project is more like a fantastic new dream unfolding before us."  For more visit
- Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Video for Cyril Neville's "Working Man" cover

Back on September 10th, Cyril Neville released his latest blues album, Magic Honey. Included is a cover of Rush's "Working Man", which is being promoted with a new video directed by Mark Bergeron.  According to Neville:
"My son Omari turned me on to that song. It wound up on my CD Magic Honey, and now we do it in the Royal Southern Brotherhood, closing out the show every night. We’ve been rocking houses from one end of Europe to the other with it." - Cyril Neville,, December 9, 2013

- Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Alex Lifeson talks Clockwork Angels -

UPDATE: Today has posted part two of their recent video interview with Alex Lifeson, where he discusses his live rig for the Clockwork Angels tour, and the design process behind his signature Gibson.

On Black Friday posted part one of an interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses the Clockwork Angels tour and the subsequent live release.  Check it out below:

Rush 40th Anniversary "Google Doodle" Campaign

An effort has been started for Google to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Canadian release of Rush's debut album with a special Google Doodle.  For more info visit

Rich Engler's "Behind The Stage Door", includes foreword by Alex Lifeson

Pittsburgh concert promoter Rich Engler has just written a new book titled Behind The Stage Door.  The book includes a foreword written by Alex Lifeson.
"Behind The Stage Door is a ride through the years and a compilation of 80 tracks (chapters) and over 300 photos, posters, and admats from Rich Engler’s personal collection.  For anyone who loves rock n’ roll, this book is a must." -
Click here for more info.

"Guest List: Geddy Lee" Included in latest issue of Rolling Stone

The new December 19th issue of Rolling Stone magazine (featuring Will Ferrell on the cover) includes Geddy Lee in the "Guest List" column where he discusses his favorite songs.  Click here for the transcript. - Thanks to RushIsABand for the  headsup!

Heaven Below covers Subdivisions featuring William Shatner

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Los Angeles based band Heaven Below covers Subdivisions on their new EP, Sleeping Giants, released on iTunes on Monday. The song features the legendary William Shatner; a video for the song has also been released.

"Clockwork Angels Tour" Live Release Now Available - Opens At #1

The Clockwork Angels Tour live video and album was released November 19th.  The  video premiered at #1 on Billboard's Video Chart, while the live album version opened at #33 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. - Thanks to for the headsup!

Two years in the making, the audio is available CD/iTunes while the video has been released on both DVD and Blu-Ray; get it here: CD/iTunes/DVD/Blu-Ray. Thanks for supporting Power Windows!

Rush have unveiled details for their first new recording since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. On November 19th, Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour will be released simultaneously via Anthem/Roadrunner Records on CD and iTunes, and the companion DVD/Blu-Ray on Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder.

Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour was filmed and recorded last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, during Rush's highly successful Clockwork Angels Tour. The eleven month-marathon world tour crossed North America twice and ventured overseas to Europe in support of the band's acclaimed 2012 studio release Clockwork Angels.

In capturing the tour's electrifying three hour set, Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour pairs Rush classics ("Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit Of Radio," "2112"), with a nod to the 80's Rush era (The Analog Kid," "Territories," "Subdivisions") alongside newly reworked arrangements specifically for the tour featuring the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble ("Headlong Flight," "YYZ," "Red Sector A"). The string section marks the first time the trio has brought additional musicians on the road with them. To showcase their latest studio release, the epic set list also features nine tracks off Clockwork Angels. Other highlights include tracks rarely performed and never before recorded live ("The Body Electric," "Middletown Dreams"), in addition to three separate drum solos by the incomparable Neil Peart.

Beyond the incredible live performances, the DVD includes a 25-minute tour documentary titled "Can't Stop Thinking Big", featuring interviews with all 3 members, exclusive and behind the scenes footage, and offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the Rush tour machine and insight into the band members themselves. Other special features on the DVD include the trio of hilarious shorts created specifically for the tour as well as interviews and outtakes captured during their filming. Additional filmed sketches and a rare soundcheck performance of perennial favourite "Limelight" round out the exclusive offerings.

Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour comes on the heels of Anthem/Atlantic's September 30th release of Vapor Trails Remixed, a newly remixed version of the band's 2002 album VAPOR TRAILS and 7-disc boxed set THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records.

Release date: November 19th
DVD (Anthem/Zoe Vision/Rounder)
CD (Anthem/Roadrunner Records) -, September 16, 2013

See below for the tracklist and special features details.