Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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…
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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.
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
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Audio Fidelity’s SACD of RUSH Presto is now available everywhere —
If you get your copy at http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/rush-presto, use the discount code SCARS20 to receive 20% off upon check out.
Friday, June 27th, 2014
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
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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)
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Vapor Trails, the 17th studio album by Rush, was released on this day in 2002. Late last year, the band remixed the album and released Vapor Trails Remixed.
You can get a copy on vinyl here, on CD here or on iTunes here.
Also, check out the original press release for VAPOR TRAILS REMIXED here.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Classic Rock Magazine are calling it “sonic blues rock as played by Cream, and it’s well worth celebrating” while Prog Magazine thinks it’s “A little bit Led Zeppelin, a little bit Yes – even on their debut Rush were unique.”
Rush ReDiscovered vinyl box is released today so why not see for yourself what all the fuss is about and grab a copy: http://smarturl.it/RushReDISCovered
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Rush has made isolated parts of their classic songs available exclusively on Jammit. Follow along with ultra-accurate scrolling tab & notation. Check it out here: http://www.jammit.com/artist/Rush
Monday, April 28th, 2014