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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.  

 

Geddy Lee King Penguin Print for CWF

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 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

 

R40 Live now available on iTunes

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”.  

 

Rush awards 2016 Teacher of the Year Don Bossé

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

 

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.