Rush News

Alex Body's "Rush: Song by Song" Coming next January

Rush: Song by Song by Alex Brody is set for publication in January. Click here to preorder.  From the description:
"In this unique book the reader is guided through each album, song by song, from the band's eponymous d├ębut in 1974 right up to 2012's Clockwork Angels. Every album (both live and studio) is explored in detail with rare insight into the circumstances in which the band wrote and recorded each song."
- Thanks to Joe Pesch for the heasdsup

Alex Lifeson guests on The Mute Gods' 'Atheists and Believers' available Friday

The Mute Gods' new album Atheists and Believers hits stores this Friday, March 22nd.  The follow-up to 2017’s Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth, Nick Beggs, Roger King and Marco Minnemann are joined on this their third album by guest performers Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Beggs’ daughter Lula on vocals.

Earlier this month, MetalExpressRadio.com shared a new interview with bassist Nick Beggs where he discussed working with Lifeson:
"I'd worked on the 2112 re-release where we did a version of Twilight Zone. He came to the shows and we hung out and kept in contact. He was really up for contributing to the record. He was such a lovely man and a very funny man too....I'd recorded all of the guitar parts already [for 'One Day'] and I told him to do whatever he wanted. If he wanted to replace the guitar parts then he could but he did something completely different. He added Mandola, ambient guitar and 12-string acoustic and I liked so much what he'd done on the outro, that I edited it and made a whole new intro for the song so the first thing you hear is Alex strumming a 12-string guitar and me singing 'Life is a chemical reaction'. His chord inversions made the whole thing sing and that effected the way I arranged it in the end. I`d like to feature him more."
The video for the Mute Gods new single 'One Day' featuring Alex Lifeson is available below.



Rush is on the cover of the March issue of Planet Rock magazine

The new March 2019 issue of the UK's Planet Rock Magazine is on newsstands with a cover feature on Rush including a new interview with interview with Alex Lifeson.  Now available for order online at planetrock.com.
"We welcome the world’s biggest cult band, prog rock royalty RUSH to the cover of issue 13 of Planet Rock Magazine, with a rare and exclusive interview with guitarist Alex Lifeson, and an in-depth look at the making of the band’s biggest album, Moving Pictures." - planetrock.com
- Thanks to Joe Pesch for the headsup!

Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession - Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar has just posted a fantastic interview with Geddy Lee.  The conversation covered Lee’s passion for collecting and his new book, some of the rare instruments he’s now the custodian of, the challenges of Rush’s music, and what the future may hold for him as a player. Check it out here.

Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History

Preorder Here
It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce the fall release of Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History of Rush by Insight Editions.  Co-written by myself and my friend Skip Daly, we first conceived it nine years ago, not long after the release of Beyond the Lighted Stage.  Covering the 40+ year touring history of our beloved band, it is a book that not only compiles the tour dates and set lists, but also tells the stories of what happened on tour.   We weren't alone in our quest though, and enlisted the help of many fellow fans (you know who you are) to help flesh out these stories.  With early approval from the folks at SRO, we were not only provided with their tour records, but they helped us connect with many crew members both past and present.  In addition, we had the pleasure to speak to past band members such as Mitch Bossi, Lindy Young and Gerry Fielding, as well as John Rutsey's brothers, Mike and Bill.  When it came to the cover, we pitched some ideas over the phone to Hugh Syme, and he came back to us with the amazing cover you see here.  And last but not least, Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland are writing the foreward and afterword, and we couldn't be more thrilled.  As you can see, I'm very excited about it, and Skip and I knew we weren't the only fans that would be interested in such a book - I'm sure you'll agree.
"Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart performed together for the first time to an audience of 11,000 people in 1974. Forty years later, their last tour sold over 442,000 tickets. This is the story of everything in between. This is the story of Rush.

"Fondly known as the Holy Triumvirate, Rush is one of the top bands to shine through rock-and-roll history. Wandering the Face of the Earth covers Rush’s storied touring career, from their humble beginnings as a Toronto-area bar band playing middle school gymnasiums to their rise as one of the world’s most sought-after live acts, selling out massive arenas around the globe. This book includes every setlist, every opening act, and every noteworthy moment meticulously researched and vetted by the band themselves. Along with spectacular, never-before-seen imagery, this is THE must-have tour compendium for Rush fans."

Record Store Day 2019 Hemispheres Picture Disc

Record Store Day returns on April 13th, and included in this years offerings is what appears to be a  reissue of the Hemispheres 12-inch vinyl picture disc originally released in December 1978.  The new pressing will be limited to 5000 copies and is listed as an RSD First release - which means it will be available via other channels at some point after Record Store Day.   For store participating record stores visit recordstoreday.com