The Frequency

“The Frequency” is what we call our regular news tidbit section. This you see here might not be blockbuster news on a day-to-day basis, but certainly Rush-related stuff that’s worthy of checking out.

Rush Announce Donation to Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research foundation

Earlier this month, Canadian Music Week announced that the members of RUSH would be the 2017 recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at Canadian Music Week in April. Part of this prestigious Humanitarian award includes $40,000 to be made to the recipient’s charity of choice. The members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart – have unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. “We are pleased to direct this generous donation from the Allan Slaight Humanitarian award to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. Many Canadian families have been affected either directly

 

The Early Days of Neil Peart

Don’t miss out on the special @Fantoons short “The Early Days of Neil Peart” that will run in cinemas only – Thursday November 3rd – via @FathomEvents in the US and @Cineplex and Landmark in Canada for the Rush | Time Stand Still documentary premiere event. Visit http://rushtimestandstill.com for ticket and event details.      

 

Rush | Time Stand Still

The documentary Rush | Time Stand Still is coming to theatres in US & Canada on November 3. The DVD/BluRay will be released November 18. In a second Rolling Stone exclusive clip released this morning, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson share stories from their mid-Seventies tour with Kiss in the documentary Rush | Time Stand Still. Longtime lighting director Howard Ungerleider recalls that while on the road, Lifeson used to put a paper bag on his head and put his hands through his pants to entertain his bandmates and Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. He called his character “The Bag.” “Bring the Bag over here,” Lifeson says in a clip, doing

 

Rush to receive Key to YYZ

Mayor Tory to present Rush with key to the City of Toronto Mayor John Tory will present the key to the city to the members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. At the official opening of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Lee and Lifeson will join Mayor Tory for the presentation. “Rush has played a vital role in defining Toronto’s musical identity and given so much to our city through their music, live performances and their generous support for charities,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to honour them with a key to the city and the launch of the

 

Geddy Lee King Penguin Print for CWF

Geddy Lee has released a photograph titled “King Penguin Colony” that he took at Volunteer Point while in the Falkland Islands in Feb 2016 in support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). The CWF is celebrating National Wildlife Week April 10-16 and their “Wild Art Exhibit” will feature Lee’s photograph. There are 100 autographed prints available for purchase with all proceeds going to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Look at that baby penguin resting on the parents’ foot….Get your King Penguin Colony print here!      

 

2112 Turns 40

Forty years ago today, on April 1, 1976, Rush released 2112. “The album just flowed; one song came out of the other. Alex and I knew what we wanted to write even before we saw the lyrics, the overblown intro, the pacing, the movements… And then Neil had written these lyrics and it was almost magical how well they worked. There was a lot of passion in that record, a lot of ferocity and it cut through the static of the music that was out there and it reached people.” – Geddy Lee Read more with Geddy speaking about 2112 in UK’s Prog Magazine  here. “We were touring so much that

 

Rush awards 2016 Teacher of the Year Don Bossé

We were thrilled to sponsor this year’s MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award and give it to Don Bossé of Fredericton High School (FHS) in Fredericton, NB on behalf of Canada’s music education charity MusiCounts. Don is an incredible music teacher and we were inspired to meet him. Congratulations Don!  And a special thank you to all the music teachers who inspire and educate daily! MusiCounts Announces 2016 Teacher of the Year Sponsored by RUSH Canada’s music education charity MusiCounts is thrilled to announce Don Bossé of Fredericton High School (FHS) in Fredericton, NB as the recipient of the 2016 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award.  Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees and multiple GRAMMY®-nominated

 

Geddy Lee talks Rush’s 2112 track-by-track

On the looming 40th anniversary of seminal album 2112 in April, Geddy Lee walks Music Radar through the various chapters of 2112‘s conceptual sublimity, “if I can remember what they all are, that is!” Read the full interview here.

 

Moving Pictures: vintage interview with Redbeard In The Studio

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Moving Pictures, released on February 12 in 1981, veteran radio personality Redbeard airs his vintage interview with all three members of the band on his syndicated show In The Studio this week. You can listen to a portion of it online here! Get your copy of this classic album featuring Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye, Witch Hunt and Vital Signs on vinyl here.    

 

Thinking Out Loud: Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee talks about his voice, South Park, wine and what band sent him over the edge in the latest issue of PROG magazine.