Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Another from the R40 vault:
Featuring original drummer John Rutsey, Radio.com premieres the unreleased Rush original “The Loser,” recorded 1974 at St. Catharines, Ontario at Laura Secord Secondary School.
Check out the video as well as an exclusive interview with Geddy Lee: http://radio.com/2014/11/06/rush-the-loser-premiere/
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Rush fans in the NYC area: On Friday, November 7, Geddy Lee will be taping a special episode of Speakeasy with his friend and author, Michael Chabon.
Front & Center Presents
Speakeasy: An intimate conversation with Geddy Lee of Rush
Location: New York, NY | McKittrick Hotel (542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001)
Event time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
There will be 50 tickets available for this event for fans to be in the studio audience that will go on-sale on Tuesday, Nov 4 at 10am ET.
Rush.com will also be giving away a few pairs so stay tuned for your chance to win!
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
From the vault: Watch Rush perform “I’ve Been Runnin'” – a previously unreleased, unrecorded song that was performed at Laura Secord secondary school in St. Catharines in 1974 with original drummer John Rutsey. Plus an exclusive interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses those early years.
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
“The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news. One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.” – Geddy Lee
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
On behalf of Alex, myself and the entire GUP team I’d like to say a huge ginormous THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to all of our fans, friends, and followers who took the time and spent their hard earned money to support this Grapes Under Pressure 3 Ebay auction in support of Grapes for Humanity Canada. Your money will go a super long way to help rebuild health care facilities in the Philippines that were damaged or destroyed in the Haiyan Typhoon. You have helped a lot of people!
Thank you all for caring!
my best to you,
Monday, October 13th, 2014
Tune in to watch Geddy Lee in The Mind of the Baseball Collector, airing on Sportsnet Monday, October 13th at 7:00pm ET.
A glimpse into the minds of three very different baseball collectors, their most prized possessions, the interesting stories they’ve acquired along the way and what drives them to keep coming back for more.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
The Grapes Under Pressure eBay auction has been fast and furious since went live on Friday!
Some of the standouts include 53 bids for a signed Different Stages promo photo, 27 bids for a signed Moving Pictures Live test pressing, and 15 bids for Geddy’s home studio used Ovation acoustic guitar.
Things will really start to heat up as we move towards auction closing times on Monday evening, Oct. 13th.
You can watch the action here: http://bit.ly/GUP3auction
Or even better, join in the fun and make a bid! It’s all for a good cause.
Included in the auction are:
– An autographed Geddy Lee Custom Shop Relic Fender Jazz Bass (limited edition, only 50 of these basses have been built as an exact replica of Geddy’s stage bass).
– An autographed Alex Lifeson Signature Gibson Axcess Les Paul Guitar signed by Alex, Geddy and Neil.
– A Rush autographed DW Snare Drum with NHL Logos Limited Edition, one of only 6 built.
ALL proceeds will be directed to Grapes for Humanity, Canada www.grapesforhumanity.com
Grapes for Humanity Canada is proud to partner with Magna Children at Risk, and proceeds for this exclusive event will go directly to rebuild health care facilities in the Philippines which were damaged by the Haiyan Typhoon.
Thanks for your support!
Geddy & Alex
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Neil Peart’s latest post, “Science Island” where he covers his soulscape in The Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, rhythmic stamina, rowing and a recent visit to one of the most important places in his life – Le Studio. Read it here: http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php?cID=274
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Starting at 6pm ET today, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will launch the most rock memorabilia on eBay as part of their Grapes Under Pressure 3 initiative in support of Grapes for Humanity, an organization that helps to raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world with the assistance of the international wine community.
Included in this auction will be a wide range of rare, vintage & autographed Rush items! We’ve already unveiled Geddy’s shoes worn on the R30 tour and the awesome 1980’s era Rush road case.
These items and more start rolling out at 6pm ET until 10pm ET tonight, so check back in to see what other goodies get revealed and make your bid!
The auction closes in 10 days on October 13.
View the GUP3auction items here: http://www.ebay.ca/sch/grapes4humanity/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= and BID!
ALL proceeds will be directed to Grapes for Humanity Canada www.grapesforhumanity.com
The focus of Grapes for Humanity is to provide a better quality of life for victims and survivors of disasters. We help these individuals become self-sufficient citizens to go on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Funds are raised through various international wine events, wine auctions, corporate and private home wine tastings. Through our partners we direct the proceeds of these events to those in immediate need. Grapes for Humanity is an organization that is run on the strength of its volunteers. We pride ourselves on the fact that all monies raised go directly to our chosen partner.