Rush News

Rush Gig Poster Book

Coming December 1st, RushBackstageClub have put together a 208 page book drawing together a selection of gig posters from their 45+ year history.  "Within these pages, you’ll learn about the first time Neil Peart ever took the stage with Rush, how Santa Claus (!) opened for Rush, and just how extensive their touring really was. You’ll see ads and gig posters promoting everything from Rush’s first concert in America to the largest crowd they ever played (a benefit show in Toronto) to their final act, at the fabled Forum in Los Angeles. A must for fans of one of the most storied rock acts of all time, Rush."  Click here to order.

Tom Morello's "The Atlas Underground Flood" featuring appearance by Alex Lifeson

Tom Morello has announced the details of his new album The Atlas Underground Flood, which features a variety of guest performers including Alex Lifeson on the track "I Have Seen the Way" (along with Kirk Hammett & Dr. Fresch).  Speaking of the new album, Morello said "The Atlas Underground Flood finishes what The Atlas Underground Fire started. Fire and Flood are my London Calling. Admiring The Clash at their apex moment, I sought to make a double album where artistic intent supersedes genre.  I aimed to forge a central curated vision to tie together a sonically fearless, wild, and wide-ranging musical ambition with a tremendous cast of collaborators. And of course, there are many guitar solos.”  Coming December 3rd, the album is now available for preorder.

Neil Peart's Wife And Daughter Accept 'Lifetime Achievement Award' On His Behalf At PASIC

Blabbermouth announced that Neil Peart was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Percussive Arts Society (PAS) at this year's Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis on Thursday, November 11.  Peart's wife Carrie Nuttall and daughter Olivia accepted the award on his behalf at the event, where they were joined by Chris Stankee, global director of artist relations for Sabian cymbals.

A photo of Nuttall giving her acceptance speech, with Olivia and Chris standing nearby, was shared by fellow drummer Dave Stark on Facebook.  For more info visit Blabbermouth.net.

Alex Lifeson To Perform At 'Andy Kim Christmas' Show In Toronto

Blabbermouth has reported that Alex Lifeson is among the guest musicians who will perform at the 17th annual Andy Kim Christmas, set to take place on December 8 at the Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

The Andy Kim Christmas has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community with all proceeds going to charity. Last year, the concert brought people together from coast to coast on television, raising over $200,000 to bring its cumulative money raised to over $1.8 million. The program is the brainchild of music legend, and one of the evening's performers, Andy Kim.

During this one-of-a-kind charity event, patrons will be treated to a classic variety entertainment show that includes holiday performances by some of the country's most sought-after singer/songwriters and performers. Scheduled guests are BILLY TALENT, THE SHEEPDOGS, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Jake Clemons, MEN WITHOUT HATS, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and CHOIR, CHOIR, CHOIR.

Thank you RushFanForever for the headsup, for more visit Blabbermouth.net.

A Brush Of Hope 2021, Alex Lifeson's donated Charcoal Sketch "1971"

Alex Lifeson has again donated to the annual A Brush of Hope - Celebrity Paintings for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. This year Alex has donated an original charcoal sketch titled "1971": "Drawn in 1971, then 18 year old Alex completed this sketch of a live model while attending an art class during the formative years of Rush. Piece is charcoal on art paper, measures 18"x24" and is hand signed and dated on the front by Alex Lifeson."  Go here to bid.