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The Next Hemisphere: A Rush Tribute by Fleesh Now Available

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Throughout the years, there have been a number of tribute albums dedicated to the music of Rush. Releases such as 1996's Working Man to 2012's The Royal Philharmonics Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush, each has put an interesting spin on the band's extensive catalog of music.

Over the past year, the Brazilian rock project Fleesh, formed by Gabby Vessoni and Celo Oliveira, have been releasing several Rush cover songs on YouTube, including their moving version of The Pass. Spirited by the overwhelming positive reception of their Rush covers, the band has just announced the release of The Next Hemispheres; their 14-track Rush cover album which is available on several digital platforms.

From the band's announcement:After two months of hard work recording and mixing - and an year of studying - it’s finally here!

You have no idea how recording this album made us grow as artists. When you listen to Rush, you know how incredible their songs are but, once you try to play i…

A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming December 1st

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Update: The full press release from Rush has just been posted. Click HERE to read it.Update: Complete information on the box set was just posted at the Rush Backstage Club:The A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe version includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs.

The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled “Cygnus X-2 Eh.”

The Hammersmith show features, for the first-time ever, over 34 minutes of unreleased performances including a comp…

Rush to Release Closer to Heart / Madrigal Vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday Event

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Update (11/24/2017): Liner notes and scans of the single are now available at this LINK. Enjoy-The Black Friday Record Store Day event, which will occur on November 24th, will include a new release from Rush. Appearing on a 7" vinyl, the band's classic hit Closer to the Heart will appear on side A, with Madrigal appearing on the second side. The inclusion of two songs from Rush's 1977 epic A Farewell to Kings is a nod to the album's 40th anniversary this year.

From the announcement:Canadian rock legends Rush have been making music for more than five decades. The songs on this RSD 7" are "Closer to the Heart" and "Madrigal," both released in 1977 on A Farewell to Kings. This single is being re-released for RSD Black Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LP. This 7" has a large center hole, and new art by longtime Rush album designer Hugh Syme. It also comes with a custom 7" adapter and is to be timed with the 40th anniver…

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass Coming Next Fall

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Update (02.24.2018): You can now pre-order Geddy's new book via this LINK.New details have just emerged regarding Geddy Lee's new book, aptly titled Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. The book is currently scheduled for a Fall 2018 release.

From the press release:Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and RUSH bassist Geddy Lee’s Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is a gorgeous, fully illustrated love letter to rock ’n’ roll’s rumbly bottom end, complete with a guided tour of Lee’s extensive vintage bass collection, personal anecdotes, observations and history, from one of the world’s most revered and beloved masters of the instrument.

This lavishly illustrated book presents one facet of Lee's own personal journey. The bass guitar has been his passport, his vehicle, his fuel; this book will be his account of a life lived on the stage and a view of the world he’s seen on the road.

With contributions from arts journalist Daniel Richler and Lee’s trusted bass tech, John…