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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Geddy Lee of Rush: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Geddy Lee of Rush accepts Les Claypool’s ice bucket challenge – and in The Spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, puts it forward to musician Ed Robertson of BNL, actor Jay Baruchel and baseball legend Randy Johnson.

Don’t forget to donate!
http://www.alsa.org/

#ALSicebucketchallenge #strikeoutALS

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Clockwork Angels Graphic Novel, Volume 4 – now available!

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In Volume Four, Owen Hardy wanted to see the world but now the world is after him. Framed as the terrorist “The Anarchist,” he finds himself on the run for his life. The choices he makes take him to strange and terrifying heights in the next chapter of this steampunk epic from Rush visionary Neil Peart and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson.

In addition to the standard cover that will be available in comic and book stores – an exclusive, limited edition cover is available via Rush Backstage Club.

Ltd Edition cover version: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/media-260/featured-books/clockwork-angels-comic-volume-4-limited-edition-cover.html

Check out the series here: http://www.boom-studios.com/series/title?series_id=1243&name=Clockwork+Angels

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Pre-Order Limited Edition hardcover of Neil Peart’s forthcoming book, “Far And Near”

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Pre-order the limited edition hardcover (only 500 copies) here exclusively from Rush Backstage: click here.

Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers.

Now ‘Far and Near’ brings together reflections from another three years of an artist’s life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind.

These popular stories, originally posted on Peart’s website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector’s volume.

- 500 copies produced
– Each copy is hand numbered out of 500
– Release contains a bookplate autographed by Neil
– Book is place inside a charcoal cloth slip case
– Slip case features a silver stamp of Neil Peart’s drumhead logo
– The limited edition release is exclusive to Rush Backstage Club customers

Pre-order your copy here: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/media-260/featured-books/neil-peart-far-and-near-limited-edition-hardcover.html

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

40 Years Ago Today

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On this day in history 40 years ago, a young drummer from St. Catharines named Neil Peart officially joined Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee in RUSH… which is the line-up that has remained the same for the last four decades.

Happy Anniversary RUSH!

Virtual high-fives to all the fans for the last 40 years!

Rushbackstage has highlighted some new swag rocking that first RUSH logo, so celebrate with a Rush Explosion koozie and put on that first record

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Rush Limited Edition Live Photo Sets

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Rush Backstage has released two special limited edition photo sets, a live set “Kings Live Set” and a portrait set “Cygnus Live Set”.

The Live Kings Photo Set contains three iconic photographs taken during the A Farewell to Kings Tour by renowned rock photographer Fin Costello.

The Cygnus Photo Set contains candid photographs of Geddy and Neil during the A Farewell to Kings Tour and of Alex during the recording of the Hemispheres album also by photographer Fin Costello.

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Limited to only 50 sets, printed on high-quality photographic paper, each photo has been hand numbered and then signed by the respective band member, and every frame comes with a designated Certificate of Authenticity indicating both the photo and its number in the collection.

Live Kings Photo Set: http://www.rushbackstage.com/en-zz/rushbackstage/accessories-etc/commemorative-frames/rush-signed-and-framed-limited-edition-live-photo-set.html

Cygnus Photo Set: http://www.rushbackstage.com/en-zz/rushbackstage/accessories-etc/commemorative-frames/rush-signed-and-framed-limited-edition-portrait-photo-set.html

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Friday, June 27th, 2014

2014 Progressive Music Awards Nominee

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Rush have been nominated for an award at this year’s Prog Awards in the following category: STORM THORGERSON GRAND DESIGN AWARD, for the Rush 40th Anniversary Reissue Box Set.

This year the Awards take place at the prestigious Underglobe beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on Thursday September 11.

You can vote via the website here: http://awards.prog.teamrock.com

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Rush Honorary Degree

We are sorry the weather did not co-operate and we were unable to land in North Bay, Ontario to attend the convocation ceremony and accept our honorary degrees in person as planned. Thanks to our friends at Sportsnet who were able to tape the intended speeches when we landed back in Toronto so they could be posted here. Thank you Nipissing University! – Dr. Lee (Hon), Dr. Lifeson (Hon), Dr. Peart (Hon)

Alex: http://vimeo.com/98068056

Geddy: http://vimeo.com/98071869

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