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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

 

Cinema Strangiato On Demand At Home

RUSH: CINEMA STRANGIATO – DIRECTOR’S CUT  VIDEO ON DEMAND AT HOME  – AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME WORLDWIDE  OCTOBER 1 THRU 10th  EXCLUSIVE VOD RELEASE FEATURES DIRECTOR’S CUT WITH AN INTERACTIVE WATCH PARTY FOR FANS OCT 1 Following a successful global cinema release, Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment are proud to announce that starting on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, RUSH fans worldwide can view Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut at home, on demand. Visit www.cinemastrangiato.com for more information and to purchase access for $15. On Friday, October 1 at 9 p.m. ET, RUSHCON will host a live virtual “Interactive

 

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

 

Alex Lifeson Announces new Epiphone guitar, reveals new songs

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and Epiphone present the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Electric Guitar Watch “Alex Lifeson & Gibson: A 50 Year Ride” featuring two new instrumental songs to mark the occasion  Created by Alex Lifeson and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, USA, the Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess is now available worldwide “The introduction of the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Axcess model based on my Gibson Les Paul Axcess model has all the same attributes and characteristics that I desired so much when we originally designed it,” says Alex Lifeson, RUSH guitarist. “The look, the sound, the playability and the utility – it’s

 

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.