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!
“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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Geddy Lee talks about his voice, South Park, wine and what band sent him over the edge in the latest issue of PROG magazine.
Watch Geddy Lee speak with Kylie Olsson from uDiscover Music at Abbey Road Studios.
Begin the day With a friendly voice A companion, unobtrusive Plays the song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood Recorded at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec and released January, 1980. Happy 36th anniversary Permanent Waves. PERMANENT WAVES 1. The Spirit of Radio 2. Freewill 3. Jacob’s Ladder 4. Entre Nous 5. Different Strings 6. Natural Science Get the vinyl here and read more on the album here.
A song from the fifth Rush studio album, A Farewell to Kings, watch XANADU from R40 Live. Yes, the one featuring double doublenecks.
Ahead of the CD/DVD/Blu-ray package, R40 Live, hitting stores, singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson stopped by Rolling Stone headquarters to talk about the new release, and answer questions RS readers and Rush fans submitted on Twitter and Facebook for #AskRush. The guys were happy to field any inquiry, whether it was about their most embarrassing onstage moment, the pronunciation of Neil Peart’s last name, their favorite superhero, what stimulant may have been used during the Hemispheres sessions, and more… Watch Here: RollingStone #AskRUSH