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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

Neil Peart's "News Weather and Sports" - October 2015


Neil Peart has updated his website with the October 2015 issue of "News, Weather and Sports." In BubbaGram™#2, Neil talks about the bittersweet thoughts he had on the R40 Tour that he was seeing some of the landscapes for the last time. You can check it out here.

Presto and Roll The Bones Vinyl Reissues Now Available

Rush is reissuing the complete Mercury and Atlantic era albums on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl in semi-chronological order throughout 2015 and early 2016. The next release to hit store shelves are Presto and Roll The Bones, which hits store shelves today, October 23rd.

The vinyl reissues will continue into next year with the final release being Snakes & Arrows.  Previous vinyl reissues include Rush reDISCovered, Fly By Night (vinyl and blu-ray pure audio in 5.1 surround sound), Caress of Steel, the 2112 hologram edition, A Farewell To Kings (vinyl and blu-ray pure audio in 5.1 surround sound), Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures (vinyl and vinyl/t-shirt bundle), Exit...Stage Left and Signals (vinyl and blu-ray pure audio in 5.1 surround sound).  These vinyl reissues also include a 320kbps MP4 vinyl ripped Digital Audio album download, and can also be purchased separately as high resolution Digital Audio.  

Geddy Lee talks to the Dan Patrick Show

UPDATE 10/23: The current issue of Sports Illustrated includes a portion of Dan Patrick's interview with Geddy Lee in his "Just My Type" column. 


This morning Geddy Lee appeared on The Dan Patrick show.  Besides talking about the Toronto Blue Jays (especially last night's seventh inning) and their advancing to the ALCS for the first time since 1993, Dan asked Geddy about his baseball memorabilia, singing the Canadian National Anthem at the '93 All Star Game, etc.  When Dan asked what Rush's future plans are, and Geddy confirmed "It's going to be hard to get us back on the road at this point...There's no plans to tour." You can hear the complete interview below.
Rush lead singer Geddy Lee joined the show to talk about being in the stands last night for the Blue Jays’ dramatic win over the Rangers. Lee actually said things got scary for a little while in that crazy seventh inning. But he discussed his passion for the team and baseball.

Speaking of diehard fans, Paul Pabst jumped in with some hard-hitting questions … like “do you ever get tired of kicking ass?” - DanPatrick.com

"Limelight" featured in all new "Guitar Hero Live"

Guitar Hero Live was released on Tuesday, and includes "Limelight" as one of the songs available in the game's TV mode (the games online mode which plays music videos while you play the guitar controller). The game is available for all game platforms here. For more game details including videos click here. - Thanks to Andrew Weiss for the headsup!

Caustic Casanova's "Show Some Shame" Video

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that is definitely demonstrated by Caustic Casanova's new video for "Show Some Shame", from their new album Breaks released September 25th. Posted today to their YouTube channel, the video is a near complete recreation of Rush's "Time Stand Still" video, including the same spins, camera girl, industrial pillar, etc. The video begins with a Rush Chronicles style placard, and ends with the tribute "We thank Geddy, Alex and Neil for over 40 years of timeless music. Freeze this moment a little bit longer." - Thanks to Ed at RushIsABand for the headsup!

Pop Culture References Update - October 2015

It has been some time since I've posted a Rush References in Pop Culture update, and here they are for your review.
- That's a wrap!  If you have anything to add, please feel free to email any suggestions. Thanks to Lucas Riot, David Wholihan, David Cameron, Cindy Lynde, Betty Jo Story, Ken Bratz, Joshua Batten, Paul Wimberley, Matt Chadra, Alexander Abrahamsson, Mark Lavigne, Tod O’Donnell, Greg Silva, Philip Herl, Andrew Weiss and Mark Stench for their help putting this all together.

Clockwork Lives by Kevin J Anderson & Neil Peart - A Review

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In 2012, Kevin J Anderson and Neil Peart released Clockwork Angels: The Novel, a story about young Owen Hardy, who yearns to escape his quiet life and explore the world.  Three years later, Anderson & Peart have returned to the Clockwork universe and released a companion novel in Clockwork Lives, about Marinda Peake, a young woman who prefers a quiet life with no desire to see the world before events conspire against her. 

That's not the only obvious difference between the two novels, however.  Known for his sprawling epics, Kevin J. Anderson seemed constrained with Clockwork Angels, having to limit the content to appropriately follow the narrative set forth by the Rush album.  With Clockwork Lives, there are no such constraints, and we are treated with a sprawling tale which takes us across the world of the Watchmaker, where Marinda finds herself crossing paths with the Anarchist, the Wreckers, the Carnies, and many other familiar figures from the first novel, including Owen Hardy.   Clockwork Lives is not a sequel to Clockwork Angels, however.  Rather, it's a companion novel in the same universe which actually takes place at the same time and crosses paths with the events in the first novel, and can be enjoyed by itself if you passed on Clockwork Angels.

Clockwork Lives is also an extra special feast for Rush fans.  Like its predecessor, it is loaded with Rush references and lyrics, but to this reader, they were less obvious, more subtle, and therefore more apt to bring a smile when recognized. In addition, Geddy, Alex and Neil are even represented, but I don't want to spoil it…  

A review of this novel would be remiss if I didn't mention the physical nature of the book itself.  The cover is faux oxblood red leather and embossed with gold leaf, and the pages appear to be printed on smooth parchment.   Each new adventure is begun with an all new illustration drawn by Nick Robles, who provided the art for the Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel.  It truly is a work of art and is a must-have for anyone Rush fan's library.  Make sure to pick this up before the first edition sells out.  It's fantastic!

Rush's Moving Pictures short listed for inaugural Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

Rush's Moving Pictures was one of 21 albums from the last fourty years which have been short listed for Canada's inaugural Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.  The votes are in, and Moving Pictures was not among the winners.   According to Billboard.com, "albums by Joni Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies, Sloan and Peaches have been chosen by the public as the inaugural winners of Canada’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.  A five-titled short list per time period was initially selected by a jury of 25 people from the music media and industry before the lists were released to the public for them to vote online.  They chose: Blue by Joni Mitchell ('60s & '70s), The Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies ('80s), Twice Removed by Sloan (90s) and The Teaches of Peaches by Peaches ('00s, 2000-2005)." - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Rush on the cover of Professional Lighting and Production Fall 2015 issue

Rush graces the cover of the Fall issue of Professsional Lighting and Production magazine, which includes a four page feature interview with lighting director Howard Ungerleider titled "Travelling Back Through Time With Rush". The complete issue is available for your viewing here. - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Signals Vinyl Reissue Now Available

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As announced last fall, Rush is reissuing the complete Mercury era albums on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl in chronological order throughout 2015. The next release to hit store shelves is Signals, which hits store shelves today, October 9th.

The Signals 5.1 surround sound "blu-ray-audio remaster" is already available, and was released August 14th.  This surround sound release was previously only available as part of the Sectors 3 boxed set.

The vinyl reissues will continue into next year with the final release being Snakes & Arrows.  Previous vinyl reissues include Rush reDISCovered, Fly By Night (vinyl and blu-ray pure audio in 5.1 surround sound), Caress of Steel, the 2112 hologram edition, A Farewell To Kings (vinyl and blu-ray pure audio in 5.1 surround sound), Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures (vinyl and vinyl/t-shirt bundle) and Exit...Stage Left.  These vinyl reissues also include a 320kbps MP4 vinyl ripped Digital Audio album download, and can also be purchased separately as high resolution Digital Audio.  

Geddy Lee joins MLB Central

Yesterday Geddy Lee called in to MLB Network's "MLB Central" to talk about the Blue Jay's World Series run (they are currently five games on top of the NY Yankees in the AL East).  Geddy talks not only baseball but when asked about Rush, confirms that there are currently "no plans" on further touring at this time. He also says that his favorite Rush albums are 2112, Moving Pictures, Power Windows and Clockwork Angels.  You can see the 10 minute video below. - Thanks to Ed at RushIsABand for the headsup!