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Rush Pinball

Stern Pinball Announces New Rush Pinball Machines Featuring Insider Connected™ Unveiling Virtually at Consumer Electronics Show WATCH TRAILER  CHICAGO, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV – Stern Pinball, Inc. proudly announces a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic Canadian progressive rock band, Rush. Rush pinball machines are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models. Rush first burst onto the scene when its song, Working Man, crossed the pirate radio airwaves from Toronto, Canada to Cleveland, Ohio and then onto the rest of North America and the world. Their magnum opus, 2112, represents one of progressive rock’s greatest works. Rush’s music remains in constant rotation to this day.

 

Moving Pictures Outtakes for Grapes For Humanity

RUSH CELEBRATES MOVING PICTURES 40th ANNIVERSARY BY MAKING RARE PHOTO OUTTAKES AVAILABLE PROCEEDS TO GRAPES FOR HUMANITY GIFT OF SIGHT PROJECTS Photographer Deborah Samuel is credited for capturing the now-iconic album cover images for the Rush albums ‘Permanent Waves,’ ‘Moving Pictures,’ ‘Exit…Stage Left,’ and ‘Signals.’ Now in the 40th anniversary year of ‘Moving Pictures’ – long considered one of rock’s all-time classic albums – fans will be able to obtain extremely rare photograph outtakes from the album cover shoot. Incredibly, these ‘Moving Pictures’ photographs have never been made public. No alternate versions have appeared in magazines, in calendars, in books, or online anywhere, and have now been made available for the first time ever with the release of the

 

Alex Lifeson Brush of Hope 2021

Alex Lifeson Contributes Vintage Art Piece for Brush of Hope 2021 The annual Brush of Hope 2021 campaign is kicking off and longtime contributor Alex  Lifeson has once again donated a piece of art to help raise funds for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. This year’s piece is a vintage sketch that was completed as part of an art class featuring live models by then teenager Alex Lifeson during the formative years of Rush, and is truly a piece of art and music history. Alex’s stunning charcoal sketch, titled “1971”, named after the year of its creation, is now open for bids until November 10th, 12pm noon Atlantic Standard Time.

 

Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship by Modern Drummer

Modern Drummer Announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship We are happy to announce that Modern Drummer is celebrating the life and legacy of Neil Peart by inspiring an up and coming, young drummer with an incredible opportunity. In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer is proud to present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual “Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship”. The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nuttall-Peart, provides the recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons from world-class drum instructor Dom Famularo, along with a 1 year subscription to Modern Drummer All Access, plus a selection of classic Rush album releases from Universal Music Enterprises. Potential recipients of the scholarship must be qualified entrants to participate. A “qualified entrant” is defined as someone who is a legal US citizen between the ages of

 

Moving Pictures Ale Limited Edition

In honour of the 40th anniversary of Rush’s eighth studio album, Moving Pictures, Henderson Brewing and Rush have teamed up once again. This time, for a very special limited edition ale. A Belgian Dark, strong ale with Riesling Must, this ale pours a gorgeous deep, ruby colour with a fine, tan head. The taste is complex, with notes of dark fruit pudding, toffee, dates, cherries, honey, bread crusts and a slight booziness. Perfect for aging, this 14% limited edition ale makes a great holiday gift. Order MOVING PICTURES ALE (LIMITED EDITION) from Henderson Brewery or check your local LCBO as select market stores are carrying. For our American friends, please know

 

Rush Collaborate with Henderson for Rush Beer

RUSH ANNOUNCES BEER COLLABORATION WITH TORONTO BREWERY HENDERSON RUSH CANADIAN GOLDEN ALE in stores August 30th in Ontario, Canada to start August 17, 2021 (Toronto) – It started during the R40 tour when, after a gig, someone handed frontman Geddy Lee a bottle of Robinson’s “Iron Maiden -Trooper” beer.  Geddy took one look at it and jokingly asked where the Rush beer was.  That quip stayed in the mind of the band, and recognizing the growing craft beer movement, particularly in their hometown of Toronto, the band decided to look into it seriously. Beer has always been an important part of the touring experience for the band.  That first after-show beer

 

Cinema Strangiato

Anthem & Trafalgar Releasing are bringing RUSH: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut to select movie theatres once again worldwide on September 9, 2021 – this time to celebrate 40 years of Moving Pictures. This global fan event take an alternate “Director’s Cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into R40 Live, with a revamped setlist including new additions of bonus tracks “Red Barchetta” and “One Little Victory”, as well as “Cygnus-X1” / “The Story So Far” featuring Neil’s final recorded drum solo masterpiece. The Director’s Cut also includes soundcheck performances of the fan-favourite, “Jacob’s Ladder”, exclusive interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz,

 

Neil Peart’s Silver Surfers

As you may have seen, Neil Peart’s meticulously curated car collection, dubbed the “Silver Surfers,” will be going up for auction next month at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Neil’s love of classic cars was a lifelong passion, and prior to his passing, he was extremely proud to have completed his final book titled, “Silver Surfers.” The following passage from his first coffee table book explains, in his own words, how the collection name came about: “The title Silver Surfers for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving my DB5 up and down the Pacific Ocean. Because it felt right to me, I guess – the idea

 

Art of Rush Second Edition

The Art of Rush – Second Edition is available for pre-order now. Newly expanded and updated, this beautiful 292-page coffee table book showcases the history of Rush’s album covers and artwork through the years. It also delves into the 40-year relationship between Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator, Hugh Syme, with a foreword by drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.  You will receive a free gift when ordering from Rush Backstage www.rushbackstage.com   

 

The Spirit of Neil Peart

The Spirit of Neil Peart cover story in Rolling Stone. Thank you to Brian Hiatt for writing such a fine tribute on this sad day, the year anniversary of Neil’s passing. And to all the fans that have posted such wonderful tributes. Thank you