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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

Paul Gilbert remembers touring with Rush

In episode 15 of his Youtube series "Scarified", guitarist Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big tells of touring with Rush, including meeting Geddy Lee the first time, getting his drill caught in his hair, and learning "In The Mood" to play it on stage with Rush . You can check it out here. - Thanks to Rosmakloma for the headsup!

Chelsea Handler is a Rush fan - as spotted during today's episode of "Chelsea"

On today's episode of Chelsea on Netflix (during the episode titled "Barbara Boxer & Souls To The Polls"), Chelsea Handler is wearing a Moving Pictures t-shirt.  You can check it out here. - Thanks to Sameer Tandon for the headsup!

Neil Peart's "News Weather and Sports" - May 2016

Neil Peart has updated his website with the May 2016 issue of "News, Weather and Sports." In BubbaGram™#6, "Binge Riding", Neil tells of a ride following the July 21, 2015 show in Portland en route to San Jose, which included a journey to Oregon's Crater Lake National Park. You can check it out here.

ole's Andy Curran talks upcoming Rush releases and the band's future

Today Canada's FYImusicnews posted a new story featuring Andy Curran, Anthem’s former A&R executive who transitioned into ole’s new Label Services general manager/A&R.  Andy talks about upcoming Rush releases and the band's future.
"Aside from prepping the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of 2112 and a documentary of Rush’s R40 tour that is looking to be released in 2016’s fourth quarter, Curran is pouring over the catalogue to prep long-unavailable titles for reissue, digitally, on CD and on vinyl." 
As far as the future of Rush, Curran feels positive that Rush will be writing, recording and releasing more music.
“If I was a gambling man, I would say those guys are going to record some more music,” Curran says. “The live component is certainly a question mark with Neil, but they’re still quite young at heart. I don’t see those guys sitting still for too long and we’ll be working with them in the future.”
Click here for more. - Thanks to Ed at Rushisaband for the headsup!

Geddy Lee attends Pearl Jam show in Toronto

Geddy Lee attended the Pearl Jam’s show in Toronto on Thursday night, and the band gave a special shout out to Geddy, as they played a few notes of "Fly By Night" and "Cygnus X-1".  Unable to play more than few notes of each, Eddie Vedder explained "we have been a band for twenty five years but if we wanted to play a Rush song we would probably have to play for another twenty five."    Geddy also took photos with Vedder and drummer Matt Cameron backstage; Cameron drummed on Geddy's solo album, My Favorite Headache.  For more info, click here.

Alex Lifeson: Songwriter, Producer & Musician - Guitar Connoisseur magazine

Guitar Connoisseur magazine has posted a new interview with Alex Lifeson by David Barrett (of the David Barrett Trio).  David speaks to Alex about his solo album, Victor, recording the solo to "The Garden", his current guitar and amp setup, and more.

Auction Item: Signed copy of "Art of Rush" to benefit New Canvas of Life

A copy of "Art of Rush", signed by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, is part the 2016 New Canvas of Life — The Art of Transplantation, a month-long online auction to raise funds and awareness for organ donations and transplants.

Now open for bidding here, the auction benefits the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Aeolian Hall, and ends at 9 pm May 25.  Click here for more info. - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Neil Peart writes foreword for David Phillips' "From The Riser, A Drummer's Perspective II"

Back in early 2014 I told you about a new photography book by David Phillips, which includes a forward written by Neil Peart (who also appears on the cover).  Phillips is publishing the book himself and has launched a new indiegogo site to fund the project.  Check out the video below.
"Much hard work and love has already gone into the making of this book. The project is near completion with all the photos already taken and approved. The money raised from this project will take the ‘From The Riser’ to its conclusion by covering the majority of the printing, production and design costs of the book. Plus additional costs for re-designing the book website, shipping and storage. This is a self-published book.

"The only way the book will come to market is through your pledges. I would like to say a big thank you in advance to anyone that pledges support for my project. I know from the huge amount of warm feedback and comments on my first book that this second book will not disappoint. I feel that the more I photograph drummers the better I get and I am very excited to show the world this new collection of photos which captures that magic of drumming." 
Click here for more info and to help fund the project. - Thanks to David Phillips for the headsup!


Rush's Tom Sawyer featured on Mike and Molly

Last night on CBS's Mike and Molly, 11 minutes into the episode "The Wreck of the Vincent Moranto" (season 6, episode 8), after Vince sells his boat after promising to take Mike fishing, Mike feels let down, and goes to his mom's house to his childhood bedroom and vents his frustration by air drumming to "Tom Sawyer". 

For a limited time you can watch the episode here. - Thanks to Randy Stringer for the headsup!