Rush News

Alex Lifeson's 2020 A Brush Of Hope Painting "Forked" sells for $7,373

UPDATE: Alex's painting sold for C $7,373.00. 

"Alex Lifeson has been painting and offering his works to raise money for the Kidney Foundation through their annual Brush of Hope campaign for years.  Today Alex revealed his new painting up for auction for 2020, titled FORKED.  'A small point of interest, “Forked” was created entirely by using a fork, not brushes.' – Alex Lifeson

"This year the 10-day Brush of Hope auction, hosted on, will run from October 21st, 12pm – October 31st, 12pm noon Atlantic Standard Time /11am ET/8am PT).

"Auction Bid Link for “Forked” –

"In addition to the painting auction, Limited Edition Signed Prints of his 2019 work, titled “Minus 20” are now available at

"Thank you for supporting the Kidney Foundation!" -, October 22, 2020

"The Missing Tourbooks Collection" from Rush

"While leafing through your Rush tourbook collection, have you ever noticed there are three studio album tours with no tourbook? We had to correct this! We went back in time, collecting photos, artwork, gear lists and much more from the tours for RUSH, Fly By Night, and Caress Of Steel. Purchase all three as a collection, and receive a bonus litho as part of the package! Shop now" -, October 16, 2020

Limelight: Rush in the ’80s (Rush Across the Decades #2) by Martin Popoff Now Available

Limelight: Rush in the ’80s (Rush Across the Decades) , book two in the three part Rush biography collection by Martin Popoff, is set for release on October 13th, 2020 from ECW Press. Preorder the hardcover edition at Amazon.
"In the follow-up to Anthem: Rush in the ’70s, Martin Popoff brings together canon analysis, cultural context, and extensive firsthand interviews to celebrate Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart at the peak of their persuasive power. Rush was one of the most celebrated hard rock acts of the ’80s, and the second book of Popoff’s staggeringly comprehensive three-part series takes readers from Permanent Waves to Presto, while bringing new insight to Moving Pictures, their crowning glory. Limelight: Rush in the ’80s is a celebration of fame, of the pushback against that fame, of fortunes made ― and spent …

In the latter half of the decade, as Rush adopts keyboard technology and gets pert and poppy, there’s an uproar amongst diehards, but the band finds a whole new crop of listeners. Limelight charts a dizzying period in the band’s career, built of explosive excitement but also exhaustion, a state that would lead, as the ’90s dawned, to the band questioning everything they previously believed, and each member eying the oncoming decade with trepidation and suspicion."