“75 minutes flew by talking to one of my favourite writers and a truly awesome person” — Geddy Lee (with Michael Chabon today taping PBS Speakeasy airing in huge new year)
Neil Peart chats with George on The Strombo Show — tune in this Sunday, Nov 9 on CBC Radio 2 in Canada from 8-11pm. Here’s a teaser until then, with Neil on “We’ve never given up on a song.”
THANK YOU to the NY area Rush fans who purchased tickets to Geddy’s guest appearance on Speakeasy with Michael Chabon. The event is sold out and we have 5 pairs to give away from rush.com. Enter below for your chance to win one of these 5 pairs of tickets — winners will be notified via email after 8pm EST tonight, 11/6/14. Good luck!
Another from the R40 vault: Featuring original drummer John Rutsey, Radio.com premieres the unreleased Rush original “The Loser,” recorded 1974 at St. Catharines, Ontario at Laura Secord Secondary School. Check out the video as well as an exclusive interview with Geddy Lee.
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.