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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

 

Tom Sawyer Megamix

“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.” –

 

Geddy Lee talks Rush’s 2112 track-by-track

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.

 

Moving Pictures: vintage interview with Redbeard In The Studio

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.    

 

Thinking Out Loud: Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee talks about his voice, South Park, wine and what band sent him over the edge in the latest issue of PROG magazine.

 

Permanent Waves turns 36

Begin the day With a friendly voice A companion, unobtrusive Plays the song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood Recorded at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec and released January, 1980. Happy 36th anniversary Permanent Waves. PERMANENT WAVES 1. The Spirit of Radio 2. Freewill 3. Jacob’s Ladder 4. Entre Nous 5. Different Strings 6. Natural Science Get the vinyl here and read more on the album here.