Features

2112 Blue Vinyl Limited Run

2112 proved to be Rush’s commercial breakthrough and remains one of their most popular albums. Due to popular demand, a special run of 2112 is being made available exclusively via Rush Backstage. Whether a new fan or a completist, 2112 will be made available for the first time on coloured vinyl. This release is manufactured on limited edition opaque blue 180-gram vinyl, features the 2015 remaster by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Mastering Studio and a “red star of the federation” hologram in Side 2 run-out groove. Only 5,000 copies are available worldwide.  For full details, visit Rush Backstage. Note: This item is available for pre-order and will ship on

 

2112 Anniversary

2112 Anniversary (April 1, 1976) There are many stories behind the albums and the artwork of Rush. Neil Peart tells a futuristic story in 2112 of the Starman representing a hero who fights against collectivist mentality (depicted by the evil red star). During the buildup to the Time Machine Tour in 2010, Neil warned against any crossover with the Starman, and the steampunk-themed 2010 tour. Peart wrote, “Fundamentally, thematically, philosophically, and narratively, the Starman has no place in the Time Machine/ steampunk world.  That’s all there is to it.  Placing the Starman over clockworks and steam valves and those images makes my skin crawl, because the stories are so diametrically

 

The Debut Album

On March 1st 1974, Rush’s debut self-titled album was released.  Ever wondered about why the two different colors of the album covers?  The original album release in Canada had RUSH in red, which was the approved color.  When the album was released in the USA, there was a printing error at Mercury which had RUSH printed in hot pink. The band still remembers this well!

 

Alex Lifeson Painting for Brush of Hope 2017

Alex Lifeson’s original, signed painting for Brush of Hope 2017, “20,000 Feet Over The Sea“,  is now available for auction. All proceeds from the Brush of Hope auction will go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Make your bid here!      

 

A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary Release

On December 1, Rush will release a lavish, new and expanded edition of the  landmark album A Farewell to Kings — the fifth studio album originally released in 1977, which introduced the radio hit “Closer To The Heart,” album tracks “A Farewell To Kings,” “Madrigal,” “Cinderella Man,” as well as enduring fan favorites with “Xanadu” and “Cygnus X-1.” A Farewell to Kings—40th Anniversary will be available to fans in four distinct configurations including (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) three-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) four-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) the Deluxe Digital Edition. Super Deluxe | 4LP | Deluxe 3CD The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality

 

Rush R40 App, Enter To Win Great Prizes

Download the new Rush R40 App and Enter to Win Great Prizes! Hey Rush Fans, there is a new FREE Rush R40 App available for download in the iTunes App Store. And there’s more, download the app today and participate in our R40 App contest for the opportunity to win a Custom 2112 Fender Signature Model Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Guitar or a Limited Edition Rush Starman Marshall Fridge! All you have to do to enter to win is: Download the new R40 app from the Apple App store  Scroll through the App pages to the Camera Eye Section and snap your best “Rush Themed Photo” Save your Rush Themed

 

Remembering Le Studio

“What Le Studio meant to us, is really hard to put into only a few sentences. It was not only a place where we did some of our best work, but we also experienced many profound personal moments there. To say nothing of the friendships that were forged there that still endure today. Le Studio played a key role in our album recording experience at a pivotal point in our career. We were already saddened to learn of its derelict state a few years ago, but upon hearing that it has now been destroyed by fire, it truly marks the end an age for the 3 of us,” remarked Geddy Lee

 

Geddy Lee “Rush of Nature”

GEDDY LEE TEAMS UP WITH THE CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION TO OFFER FANS A “RUSH OF NATURE”  The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is making available 150 limited edition numbered and autographed prints of wildlife photography taken and donated by Geddy Lee. CWF’s “RUSH of Nature” initiative gives RUSH fans an opportunity to share in Lee’s love of wildlife photography while helping support CWF’s wildlife conservation programs across the country. The 150 prints will each sell for $150 as part of CWF’s Canada 150 celebration designed to encourage Canadians to #ConserveTheWonder. “We are extremely thankful that Geddy is as adept with a camera as he is with his bass,” said Shauna Pichosky,

 

Prog Awards Nomination

Rush’s 2112 Box Set has been nominated in the new Reissue Of The Year category at this year’s 2017 Progressive Music Awards Fans can vote here: http://2017.prog.awards.teamrock.com/

 

RIP Chris Cornell

This is shocking and terribly sad news…. Chris Cornell was not only an amazing musician but also a generous spirit that will be sorely missed. Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, solo work. What a voice. What a body of work. Our thoughts are with his family, bandmates, friends and fans…. Truly heartbreaking. RIP Chris