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Geddy Lee has released a photograph titled “King Penguin Colony” that he took at Volunteer Point while in the Falkland Islands in Feb 2016 in support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). The CWF is celebrating National Wildlife Week April 10-16 and their “Wild Art Exhibit” will feature Lee’s photograph. There are 100 autographed prints available for purchase with all proceeds going to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Look at that baby penguin resting on the parents’ foot….Get your King Penguin Colony print here!
2112: Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx/Discovery/Presentation/Oracle: The Dream/Soliloquy/Grand Finale – Lyric Video
Forty years ago today, on April 1, 1976, Rush released 2112. “The album just flowed; one song came out of the other. Alex and I knew what we wanted to write even before we saw the lyrics, the overblown intro, the pacing, the movements… And then Neil had written these lyrics and it was almost magical how well they worked. There was a lot of passion in that record, a lot of ferocity and it cut through the static of the music that was out there and it reached people.” – Geddy Lee Read more with Geddy speaking about 2112 in UK’s Prog Magazine here. “We were touring so much that …
R40 LIVE is now available on iTunes in Canada & USA R40 Live includes the full live concert concert and enjoy the photo gallerybonus songs “Red Barchetta”, “Distant Early Warning” & “One Little Victory”.
We were thrilled to sponsor this year’s MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award and give it to Don Bossé of Fredericton High School (FHS) in Fredericton, NB on behalf of Canada’s music education charity MusiCounts. Don is an incredible music teacher and we were inspired to meet him. Congratulations Don! And a special thank you to all the music teachers who inspire and educate daily! MusiCounts Announces 2016 Teacher of the Year Sponsored by RUSH Canada’s music education charity MusiCounts is thrilled to announce Don Bossé of Fredericton High School (FHS) in Fredericton, NB as the recipient of the 2016 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award. Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees and multiple GRAMMY®-nominated …
More Moving Pictures era stories as Alex Lifeson talks “Tom Sawyer” on Behind The Vinyl with Boom in Toronto. Watch: Alex Behind The Vinyl Tom Sawyer
“This month marks the 35th anniversary of one of Rush’s most well-known albums, Moving Pictures. You know, the one with “Tom Sawyer,” “YYZ,” and “Limelight” on it. To celebrate Adam Jones edited together all of Rush’s performance videos from 2003 to present-day to make a “Tom Sawyer Megamix“. Inspired by Rush’s 1998 video for “Closer To The Heart,” from the band’s Different Stages live release, the mix covers everything from 2003’s Rush In Rio tour to the band’s most recent, and perhaps last, tour, R40—all of which can be found on the R40 Collector’s Boxed set released in November 2014, and the new R40 Live released in November 2015.” – …
On the looming 40th anniversary of seminal album 2112 in April, Geddy Lee walks Music Radar through the various chapters of 2112‘s conceptual sublimity, “if I can remember what they all are, that is!” Read the full interview here.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Moving Pictures, released on February 12 in 1981, veteran radio personality Redbeard airs his vintage interview with all three members of the band on his syndicated show In The Studio this week. You can listen to a portion of it online here! Get your copy of this classic album featuring Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye, Witch Hunt and Vital Signs on vinyl here.