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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,

 

ROCK HALL OF FAME

Geddy and Alex were so elated to induct one of their favourite bands, YES, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Followed by Geddy joining YES on stage for Roundabout, then Alex & Geddy joining Pearl Jam, members of Yes and Journey in the “Rockin’ The Free World” finale (see video below), and even hanging with Snoop backstage – check out some of the photos on the Rush Instagram and Geddy Lee Instagram  

 

Rush Announce Donation to Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research foundation

Earlier this month, Canadian Music Week announced that the members of RUSH would be the 2017 recipients of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at Canadian Music Week in April. Part of this prestigious Humanitarian award includes $40,000 to be made to the recipient’s charity of choice. The members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart – have unanimously decided to direct the funds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. “We are pleased to direct this generous donation from the Allan Slaight Humanitarian award to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. Many Canadian families have been affected either directly

 

Geddy Lee King Penguin Print for CWF

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!      

 

2112 Turns 40

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

 

Rush awards 2016 Teacher of the Year Don Bossé

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

 

Geddy Lee talks Rush’s 2112 track-by-track

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.

 

Limited Edition print by Alex Lifeson

For a charity close to his heart, Alex Lifeson has made a limited number of prints available of his popular painting entitled “L’ami Geddy a L’ami Louis” that features his bandmate and lifelong friend, Geddy Lee, and himself. There are only 325 prints, of which Alex and Geddy have signed and numbered each. All proceeds from the sale of the prints will be going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. You can get your limited edition print here!