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 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!
Alex Lifeson’s original painting of himself & Geddy is now open for bidding, with proceeds to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
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. Watch Rush Perform “I’ve Been Runnin’,” Their Long-Lost Song [Premiere]
“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
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, Geddy Lee
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.
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. Watch the action. 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 …
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.
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 …
This weekend Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson will host their Grapes Under Pressure 3 event. This charitable fundraiser, which raises money for Grapes for Humanity Canada, enables GFH to provide much needed relief to those less fortunate around the world. www.grapesforhumanity.com Next week, Geddy & Alex will launch phase two of GUP3 which will boast the largest ever single auction of Rush signed & vintage paraphernalia including vintage instruments, vinyl test pressings, touring gear, rare autographed items and more. In the meantime, we leave you with the first awesome item on the list: Geddy Lee’s shoes worn on the R30 tour. See them here @geddyimages and watch his instagram to …