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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    

 

Neil Peart Hall of Fame 2020

Thank you to the Percussive Arts Society for including Neil Peart in your 2020 Hall of Fame. For fans to share in the special induction, read and watch the video here.    

 

Alex Lifeson New Painting for Kidney Foundation Auction

Alex Lifeson has been painting and offering his works to raise money for the Kidney Foundation through their annual Brush of Hope campaign for years. Today Alex revealed his new painting up for auction for 2020, titled FORKED. “A small point of interest, “Forked” was created entirely by using a fork, not brushes.” – Alex Lifeson This year the 10-day Brush of Hope auction, hosted on eBay.ca, will run from October 21st, 12pm – October 31st, 12pm noon Atlantic Standard Time /11am ET/8am PT). Auction Bid Link for “Forked” – http://bit.ly/BOH2020Lifeson In addition to the painting auction, Limited Edition Signed Prints of his 2019 work, titled “Minus 20” are now available. Limited

 

The Grapes For Humanity Save Hospitality Wine Auction

THE GRAPES FOR HUMANITY – SAVE HOSPITALITY FINE WINE CHARITY AUCTION Over 300 lots of exceptional wines, winery tours, autographed bottles guitars donated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush Monday September 28th – Wednesday October 7th, 2020 Online through Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Grapes for Humanity invites you to Save the Date for our “Save Hospitality Fundraiser” virtual fine wine auction September 28th – October 7th, 2020, presented by Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers.  This special auction features not only some of the world’s finest and rarest wines, but also many lots of exceptional ready-to-drink wines from the finest wine regions. “After years

 

Modern Drummer Festival Honouring Neil Peart

Thank you to Modern Drummer for honouring Neil Peart on his upcoming birthday at their Modern Drummer Festival 2020. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Get your streaming link ticket here and see you on September 12!

 

Greatest Bassists of All Time

Rolling Stone put out their Greatest Bassists of All Time and you can read Geddy Lee’s individual entry here. Geddy Lee also contributed his own unranked Favourite Bass Player list here. “I could have gone on and on when talking about bassists that I love.” The players that Lee chose for his list — from Sixties and Seventies rock gods like John Entwistle and John Paul Jones to Motown legend James Jamerson and jazz-rock virtuosos like Jaco Pastorius — all had a hand in making the bass that much cooler. They’re a diverse set of players, but Lee says that they all share a particular dual skill set. “One common

 

Behind The Cover: Permanent Waves

Watch Behind The Cover: Permanent Waves where Hugh Syme, longtime artist and illustrator for Rush, describes delving into the world of the visual pun. 

 

The Spirit of Radio Video

Begin the day With a friendly voice A companion, unobtrusive Plays that song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood Watch “The Spirit of Radio” official conceptual animated music video here. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Permanent Waves, here is the new conceptual music video for “The Spirit of Radio.” The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJ’s broadcasting music into homes around the world. The video also pays homage our late brother and fellow bandmate Neil Peart whose music and lyrics continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of

 

Rupert Hine

In the wee hours of this morning our dear friend and super talented musician, songwriter, and producer of two Rush albums, Presto and Roll The Bones, sadly passed away. Roop was always such an upbeat, unflappable and all around lovely “chap” to work with and to be around. His influence on our music and on our attitude towards enjoying life was profound and he shall be sorely missed by so many. There are still many of his very “British” expressions that have made their way permanently into our lexicon and we can see his smiling face and the twinkle in his eye whilst saying, “Jolly D!!” RIP  dear “Roop”…We love