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
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 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 …
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…
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 …
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.
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
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
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.