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R40 – 40th Anniversary Collectors Boxset to be released November 11

Set features live footage spanning all four decades of their career Over two hours of unreleased material, including a rare performance of entire seven-part version of ‘2112’, Three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault Plus Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

 

Geddy’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenges – ACCEPTED

Thanks to Ed, Jay and Randy for being good sports and doing it!! – Geddy Don’t forget to donate – http://www.alsa.org/ Ed Robertson: Jay Baruchel: Randy Johnson:

 

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

 

Clockwork Angels Graphic Novel, Volume 4 – now available!

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

 

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

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

 

40 Years Ago Today

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…