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Rush FAQ: All That's Left To Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio Book Coming in April

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Update: This book is now scheduled to be released on June 17th.A new reference book on Rush will be published this April from long-time Rush aficionado Max Mobley. The book, titled Rush FAQ: All That's Left To Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio will be released on April 29th and is available for pre-order now via Amazon.Com:Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the worlds greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rocks most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rushs three virtuososbassis…

Rush: Spirit of the Airwaves Live 1980 Radio Broadcast CD/Vinyl Coming in March

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Back in 1980, during their Permanent Waves tour, Rush played three consecutive nights at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri from February 11th through the 13th. A fairly well-known bootleg from a live radio broadcast recording of one of those three performances has been around for quite some time.

Now that live radio broadcast recording will be repackaged and released as a CD or Vinyl in Europe this March. It will be available in the US and Canada as an import item and can be pre-ordered HERE. UK residents can pre-order the album via this LINK.

For those who cannot wait, the album is already available on iTunes as well as other digital music providers across Europe.

Below is a track listing for the album:1. 2112: Overture 4:36
2. The Temples of Syrinx 2:16
3. Discovery 0:30
4. Presentation 2:35
5. Soliloquy 2:25
6. Grand Finale 2:29
7. By-Tor and the Snow Dog 5:14
8. Xanadu 12:17
9. The Spirit of Radio 5:19
10. Natural Science 8:24
11. Beneath, Between, Behind 2:29
12. Work…

2014 NAMM Show Premieres New Alex Lifeson Guitar and Neil Peart Snare Drum

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The Winter 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show is currently taking place in Anaheim, California. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings together all of the major hardware and software manufacturers and a host of celebrities for an industry-only convention.

Rush is well represented at this year's show as both Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have showcased items on hand. For Alex, he worked with PRS Guitars to develop a new Private Stock Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic guitar. From the press release:“During the 2013 Rush Clockwork Angels Tour, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a PRS Angelus Cutaway. It quickly became my pre-show warm up guitar, and I spent many hours in many hotel rooms lost in the gorgeous sound and tone of that beautiful instrument. I'm very happy to announce that I have collaborated with PRS to develop an Alex Lifeson Signature model based on this superlative platform,” said L…

Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel Update - The Anarchist is Revealed

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Recently, both Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson sat down with PREVIEWSworld.com to discuss the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Clockwork Angels. In the interview, the first drawing of The Anarchist character is revealed. Neil comments on the early sketches thus far, that are being manned by graphic artist Nick Robles:Neil Peart: Nick has some big challenges ahead of him — while for Kevin and me, this graphic series is a huge and exciting step toward a fully-realized world of our own invention. Also, having been highly impressed by Nick’s early sketches of characters and settings, I will be looking forward to seeing his visions of the grander backgrounds, like Crown City, the Carnival, and the Wreckers.You can read the entire article, which also hints at a possible motion picture adaptation of Clockwork Angels via this LINK.

Pre-Orders of either the first issue of Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel or the entire 6-issue set are now available from the Boom Studios website:Pre-Or…

"Love Me Some Rush" - Sensual Rush Inspired Photography

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Photographer and Rush fan Lance Hardy recently posted a segment to his blog titled Love Me Some Rush. The entry discusses his life-long appreciation of Rush's music and how it has been a positive influence on his life. To celebrate that fact, Lance took a series of photographs of various Rush album artwork that were projected on a nude model.

From the entry:"There are momentous times in your life that you never forget. They vary in poignance and significance, yet the events (becoming history) that paint our individual lives leave indelible memories. For me, one such key memory is the moment I was truly introduced to a band named RUSH...[I bought] all the RUSH albums I could get my hands on. They were treasures to me. I would sit in my room night after night with headphones on getting goose bumps listening to the guitar solo from “Working Man”, the symphonic caress of “Xanadu”, the haunting promise of optimism of “Limelight”. I devoted myself to music. I learned the bass an…

New Interview with Kevin J. Anderson on the Graphic Novel Adaptation of Clockwork Angels

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A new interview with Kevin J. Anderson regarding the graphic novel adaptation of Clockwork Angels was posted at the Huffington Post today. The interview/article reveals how the idea of the graphic novel came to be and also includes some new, preliminary artwork.

From the inteview:"The Clockwork Angels world is so vivid and fantastical it seemed obvious to me from the outset that it would translate well to the comics medium," says Anderson. He is best known for his epic science fiction novels in the Dune and Star Wars universes, as well as his Saga of Seven Suns series and, in a lighter vein, his Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novels. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press, the company handles the eBook version of Clockwork Angels. He has scripted numerous comics, including Star Wars, Justice Society, Predator, X-Files, Star Trek, and original works.

At San Diego Comic Con, Anderson showed several comic publishers the Hugh Syme artwork from the no…

Donna Halper: Rush and Radio Podcast

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A new interview with Donna Halper was recently posted to the RadioGirl podcast:Donna Halper is best known for bringing Rush to the USA, but she's had a long career in radio. She talks about the radio business; her start in radio at Northeastern University, where she was the first woman on the air; her consulting biz; if radio can be revived; overcoming obstacles; her books and essays about baseball and the media; women in radio; being weird; how she got on the air; Arnie Ginsburg; why she hated Cleveland; getting fired for not doing drugs; sexual harassment; being persistent; WMMS in Cleveland, where she introduced Rush to the United States; why Rush is different; her friendship with them; why it took a long time for Rush to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; what Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart are like...To listen to the interview, click HERE.

Thanks to RushFanForever for the link.