Rush News

"The World According to... Rush" - has posted a compilation of quotes from Rush over the years from various sources called "The World According to... Rush".  Check it out here! - Thanks to Falcon Gtho for the headsup!

Leonard Lawrence Elementary School's 3rd Grade Language Test

Who says school is no fun?

Check out this 3rd grade language studies test recently administered by teacher Robert Baker at Leonard Lawrence Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska!  Mr. Baker is one dedicated fan; it even includes a dig aimed at Steve Lillywhite who reneged on his agreement to produce Grace Under Pressure! - Thanks to Mark Rosenthal for sending this in!

Alex Lifeson, Classic Rock's "Spirit Of Prog"

Congratulations to Alex Lifeson, winner of this year's "Spirit Of Prog" award at last night's Classic Rock Awards held in London.  

See below for comments after the show regarding being considered "prog", and who his prog influences were at an early age.  In addition, check out the short video interview with Alex after the show.

Rush #2 On RollingStone Readers' Poll "The 10 Greatest Canadian Rock Stars"

The Rolling Stone editors have shown little taste in the past, but they can't silence the readers! Rush came in second in the Rolling Stone readers' poll behind Neil Young:
"Anyone who doesn't know Rush is Canadian can probably figure it out about four seconds into their 1981 video for "Limelight." It begins with a wolf running in front of a hopelessly remote house, practically lost in a mountain of snow. There don't appear to be any neighbors around for at least one hundred miles and inside, the Canadian trio is playing in front of a large window that looks out into the vast Canadian wilderness.

"Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson grew up near Toronto and they cut their teeth on the local club circuit. They live there to this day, though drummer Neil Peart now spends much of his time in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter" -, November 13, 2013

Alex Lifeson on the BBC WM "The Paul Franks Show"

Today Alex Lifeson appeared on the Paul Franks Show on the BBC WM to discuss Clockwork Angels Tour which will be released next Tuesday, November 19th.  You can hear the interview during today's (November 14th) broadcast here beginning at the 1 hour and 47 minute mark. - Thanks to Mike Smith for the headsup! Clockwork Angels Tour DVD Preview Live Stream has a six-song preview of the live release, which started at noon EST today, November 14 and will run for 24 hours.  You can watch an exclusive stream of “Grand Designs,” “Middletown Dreams,” “Territories,” “The Body Electric,” “Red Sector A” and “The Wreckers,” shot during Rush’s 2012-2013 tour supporting Clockwork Angels, their 19th studio album. Then, starting at noon EST on Friday, November 15, we’ll have “Middletown Dreams” and “Red Sector A” available on-demand, plus an exclusive interview with Geddy Lee from our studios.  Check it out here, or in the window below!  - Thanks to Alan Klivan for the headsup!

Nights With Alice Cooper Rush Marshall Fridge Giveaway

Nights with Alice Cooper is giving away a custom Rush Marshall Fridge which includes the new Clockwork Angels Tour CD and DVD, a copy of Vapor Trails Remixed, as well as a Rush merchandise package including a set of Rush bobbleheads, and more.  The contest runs through November 20th; click here to enter! 

Rush’s Geddy Lee Talks Baseball; Preview New Rush Live DVD

In a new video interview with CBS, Geddy Lee talks about baseball, including his donation of close to 200 baseballs signed by members off the Negro League back in 2008.   You can watch it here.

Peart/Bergamini's Book "Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage" nominated in Modern Drummer Readers Poll

Neil Peart and Joe Bergamini's book Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage, has been nominated for Best Educational Book in this year's Modern Drummer Readers Poll.  Click here to vote.

In related news, Joe has released a new book called Arrival Drum Play-Along, which features Zak Rizvi and Frank LaPlaca from 4Front.  In addition, Neil wrote the foreword for a new Gavin Harrison drum book that Hudson Music will be publishing in January 2014. Neil wrote the forward while at home after the tour had ended.  The book is a series of drum transcriptions of Gavin’s performances with Porcupine Tree, with accompanying text from Gavin himself. - Thanks to Joe Bergamini for the headsup!

Neil Peart's "News Weather and Sports" - November 2013

Neil Peart has just updated his website with the latest edition of News, Weather & Sports titled "Angels Landing".  Neil confirms that Rush have agreed not to talk about working on any new projects for a year, as well as the government shutdown, all wrapped in a trip in his new Aston Martin Vanquish where he visits Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks, as well as stopping for a photo at Roy's Motel (which is seen in the distance on the Snakes & Arrows Live cover) on Route 66.  Check it out here!

Geddy Lee Talks About New Live Recording -

Update November 8th, as a followup to the video they first posted last month which we shared below, today has posted more of their video interview with Geddy Lee.  Check it out here or in the embedded video below.

Posted October 17th: In a new video interview with, Geddy talks about the history of Rush's live albums, and why they now release a new DVD of each tour.  The VH1 page also includes an extended transcript of material not covered in the video clip.
"Live albums are very important for Rush and they became sort of a closing chapter for us. And the way things used to work was we would do three or four studio albums and then we would do a live album and in that way kind of make it a historical document as to where the band was at in that period of time. We never expected that we would just keep going, you know, the lifespan of a band is unpredictable, and so it appeared for quite a while that every four records would be followed up with a live record and it’s a way for us to look back at that last period and see how our sound has changed and take a different approach to recording live every time.  But now the record industry has changed so much and DVDs have become such a fantastic souvenir of any one tour. And because it takes so much effort to design and put on one of our tours we feel it’s appropriate to record every new tour that we do, that has a new stage show, and a DVD seems to be the perfect outlet for that. It’s great for us as a historical document and it’s great for our fans as a souvenir of that tour that they came to." - Geddy Lee,, October 17, 2013

"Clockwork Angels Tour" Coming To Theaters November 18th

As previously announced, continuing the tradition that began with Rush In Rio, the upcoming live movie Clockwork Angels Tour will appear in theaters one night only on November 18th.  Check for showings near you at  

Today the USA Today stated:
Rush is bringing a film version of its extensive Clockwork Angels Tour to more than 350 movie theaters on Nov. 18.

NCM Fathom Events and Rounder Records are presenting RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour, a one-night concert event and preview of the band's upcoming tour DVD and CD, starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 local time.

Tickets go on sale online at 21:12 (9:12 p.m. ET) Thursday at and at participating theater box offices. Find a list of theater locations and prices here.
Update: here's a brief teaser trailer by Fathom Events:

Sample of Family Goy Parody From Clockwork Angels Tour Video

Rush has passed along a sample of a "Family Goy" parody from the upcoming Clockwork Angels Tour video which is set for release on November 19th.  The live concert, filmed in Dallas last year, is available for preorder here.  Check out the video below.

"Limelight" included on Jacob Moon's Fascination - Now Available

Canadian musician Jacob Moon [who Rush fans will forever remember for his cover of Subdivisions released on The Loop, as well as his live roof top performance], has completed his latest album, Fascination.  The album can be ordered via Kapipal.

The album includes Jacob's cover of "Limelight", which Jacob recently shared on Soundcloud.  Limelight was recorded with The David Barrett Trio [who Rush fans will remember worked with Alex Lifeson to produce their eponymous debut album released last spring]; check out this video of Jacob Moon and David Barrett talking about this recording and working with Alex Lifeson, filmed the day they recorded Limelight.

Jacob Moon will be touring to support the release, for details visit - Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!

Rush Photo On "The Carrie Diaries"

Two weeks ago, during the October 25th season premiere of The Carrie Diaries, at the 18:04 mark Carrie comments how her friends are at a bar without out her that is "the place for rock and roll".  A series of 70s/80s rock bands are shown, including this photo of Rush featuring the doublenecks!  You can see the full episode here at - Thanks to Greg Nosek for the headsup and John Patuto for the screen capture!

Alex Lifeson's "Self Portrait" Sells for $7,600 To Benefit "A Brush Of Hope" 2013 Auction

Alex Lifeson's self-portrait has sold for $7,600 in the 2013 "A Brush Of Hope" celebrity auction benefiting Canada's Kidney Foundation.  This is Alex's sixth contribution to A Brush Of Hope over the last seven years, and his paintings have raised thousands for the cause.  

The massive online auction kicked off October 24th and will ran through November 3rd at; Alex's auction is here.  The proceeds of the auction benefit those suffering with kidney disease.  Click here for more information; visit their Facebook page.

Wall Street Journal premieres new live version of 2112 from "Clockwork Angels Tour"

Today the Wall Street Journal posted a 90 second sample of 2112 Overture from the new Clockwork Angels Tour live release coming November 19th.
"The indefatigable Toronto trio performed “2112″ as the final song of its encore in Dallas, Texas, last November. The Clockwork Angels tour, in support of the band’s 19th studio album, incorporated many songs from the 1980s that hadn’t performed in years. The shows also featured a live string section, a first for the band. The 11-month tour coincided with another unusual occurrence for Rush: accolades from the rock establishment. Last spring, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." -, October 28, 2013
The live concert, filmed in Dallas last year, is available for preorder on all formats here.  Check out 2112 sample below.

An Interview with Mike Portnoy -

Andrew Olson sat down with drummer Mike Portnoy to discuss his latest album and tour with The Winery Dogs with bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist/vocalist Ritchie Kotzen.  A variety of topics are discussed including The Winery Dogs, drums, Rush, Neil Peart, Vapor Trails Remixed, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, lyric writing, and his Oscar predictions. Check it out here. - Thanks Andy for the headsup!

John Petrucci Of Dream Theater On The Band’s New Album & Rush

In a new interview with UltimateClassicRock, John Petrucci Of Dream Theater discusses their new self-titled album, working with engineer Rich Chycki, and the influences of Rush and Alex Lifeson.  Check it out here. - Thanks to Jeffrey Lucas for the headsup!

"A Brief History Of Time, Part 11"

John at has added another installment of Rush: A Brief History of Time. In this the 11th installment, John has added 93 new articles and advertisements spanning 40 years from 1973 through present day. - Thanks to John at for the headsup!