Rush News

Vinyl Edition of My Favorite Headache witih bonus tracks coming to Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is coming on Black Friday, November 29th, and included in this year's releases is a 2,500 copy limited edition pressing of Geddy Lee's My Favorite Headache. Making the vinyl pressing unique is the addition of two bonus tracks, instrumental versions of both the title track and Home on the Strange. For a list of participating stores visit https://recordstoreday.com. - Thanks to Chris Falskow for the headsup!

Glen Peart Tells Farm Equipment About Son Neil, the Parts-Manager Turned Rock Star

Neil Peart's father, Glen Peart, has given a rare interview where he recalls his son’s days as parts manager in St. Catherines, Ontario, and when he took the chance with a group named Rush.  Check it out here at Farm-Equipment.com.
'The “White Corvette” visit to our farm equipment dealership has been documented several times. After lunch when the two men left, I could tell that Neil was really tormented. He was certainly not himself.  When we locked the door, he came and sat in my office and unloaded. The two visitors were the managers of Rush, a band from Toronto that were about to hit the big time. They had signed a contract and their first tour was arranged but their drummer had just dropped a bomb on all their plans — for health reasons, he had been told not to travel. The managers wanted Neil to audition ASAP and, if successful, to join the other two guys and start to practice — immediately!  Neil was consumed with guilt because we were just coming into our busy season and he felt he was letting me down. I finally said, “Neil, this could be the chance of your life. We have to talk this over your mother when we get home, but I feel you have to do this. It could be a dream come true and if it doesn't work out, there will still be a Parts Department that can use you!” Obviously, Mom agreed with my thoughts and the rest is history!”'

"Clockwork Angels Tour" Vinyl Release Now Available

Rush's 2014 live album "Clockwork Angels Tour" is the latest live album set coming to vinyl for the first time. The 5 LP release hit stores October 11 (order now).
"This live 5LP set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and includes an etching on the flipside.

The set comes packaged in a two-piece telescopic box with a full-color booklet, and a code to download a high-definition digital version of the album.

The band recorded concerts in 2012 in Phoenix, Dallas and San Antonio for a live album, and this set includes all 31 tracks from those recordings. This vinyl set also features the bonus tracks from the original CD release, including a version of the classic “Limelight” that the band recorded during soundcheck." - Rush.com, August 19, 2019

The Art of Hugh Syme Exhibit in Indianapolis at Renditions Fine Art

On November 1st and 2nd, Renditions Fine Art, Framing, & Photography in Indianapolis is hosting a sizable gallery showing of Hugh Syme's art. Come in on Friday, November 1st to meet Hugh.  The images should remain on display through January. All of the framed and signed pieces are for sale, as well.
"We are so excited to announce The Artwork of Hugh Syme coming to Renditions Fine Art, Framing, & Photography. Hugh was the art director for the Canadian rock band Rush from 1975—2018 and has done album covers for countless other bands and performers. Stop by from 6:00 to 10:00 on Friday, November 1st to meet Hugh, see some limited edition, signed album art and all the other work he's been doing! Framed, signed & numbered prints will be available for sale."
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/910282466019827/

- Thanks to Ron Wise for the headsup!