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Rush Announce Donation to Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research foundation

Earlier this month, Canadian Music Week announced that the members of RUSH would be the 2017 recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at Canadian Music Week in April. Part of this prestigious Humanitarian award includes $40,000 to be made to the recipient’s charity of choice. The members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart – have unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. “We are pleased to direct this generous donation from the Allan Slaight Humanitarian award to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. Many Canadian families have been affected either directly

 

November 17 Encore Screenings

Due to overwhelming demand by our fans, there will be encore screenings of TIME STAND STILL documentary on Thursday, November 17, across the US. Check for a local theatre near you! The theatrical screenings will feature two very special extras that will not be included on the home video released on the 18th: an animated short about the early days of Neil Peart by Fantoons, and a 20-minute short directed by Adam Jones, Rush: A Salute to Kings, which features interviews with fans of the band including Gene Simmons, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), and the

 

2112 40th

‘2112’ AT 40:  THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANSIVE 2CD/DVD/3LP VINYL PACKAGES TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 16 Features rare live tracks and previously unreleased material Also includes newly-recorded tracks from 2112 by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters along with Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Jacob Moon and Alice In Chains PRE-ORDER NOW AT RUSHBACKSTAGE After celebrating over 40 years together with the same trio line-up, UMe continues the celebration of the Rush catalog with the release of three 40th anniversary expanded editions of the band’s classic 1976 album 2112. On December 16, 2016, 2112—40th will be released in three distinct variations. The 2CD/DVD edition will include a newly remastered CD of

 

A New Painting by Alex Lifeson for A Brush of Hope

Alex Lifeson has donated a signed, original piece he painted called “Aquarium” to the celebrity art auction,  A Brush of Hope, which raises funds for the Canadian Kidney Foundation. “This year, my painting subject is called “Aquarium”, a sort of “fish on acid” theme or what you might expect if you were visiting a lovely Martian family, strolling through their living room, drink in hand,” commented Lifeson. “Please have a look and if interested, bid. As always, proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada to continue research in the hope for a cure for kidney disease.” You can bid on this one of a kind painting until noon on

 

The Early Days of Neil Peart

Don’t miss out on the special @Fantoons short “The Early Days of Neil Peart” that will run in cinemas only – Thursday November 3rd – via @FathomEvents in the US and @Cineplex and Landmark in Canada for the Rush | Time Stand Still documentary premiere event. Visit http://rushtimestandstill.com for ticket and event details.      

 

Rush | Time Stand Still

The documentary Rush | Time Stand Still is coming to theatres in US & Canada on November 3. The DVD/BluRay will be released November 18. In a second Rolling Stone exclusive clip released this morning, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson share stories from their mid-Seventies tour with Kiss in the documentary Rush | Time Stand Still. Longtime lighting director Howard Ungerleider recalls that while on the road, Lifeson used to put a paper bag on his head and put his hands through his pants to entertain his bandmates and Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. He called his character “The Bag.” “Bring the Bag over here,” Lifeson says in a clip, doing

 

Rush to receive Key to YYZ

Mayor Tory to present Rush with key to the City of Toronto Mayor John Tory will present the key to the city to the members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. At the official opening of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Lee and Lifeson will join Mayor Tory for the presentation. “Rush has played a vital role in defining Toronto’s musical identity and given so much to our city through their music, live performances and their generous support for charities,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to honour them with a key to the city and the launch of the

 

Test For Echo 20th Anniversary

Time and Motion, Wind and sun and rain, Days connect like boxcars in a train… Released in 1996, the 16th studio album TEST FOR ECHO celebrates its 20th Anniversary.  

 

2112 Turns 40

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

 

Alex goes Behind The Vinyl

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