Posts

Showing posts from March, 2018

Alex Lifeson to Appear in "Bachman" - A Randy Bachman Documentary

Image
Winnipeg singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is the focus of a new documentary showcasing his life as an iconic Canadian musician.

“Bachman” will premiere at the upcoming 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto and take viewers into Bachman’s early days, to his time with “The Guess Who” and “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” to present day.

“I’m thrilled for audiences to see this film because it will give them a better understanding of the man that has created the soundtrack to their lives,” said director John Barnard.

“Randy’s life as an artist pursuing his love of music is an inspiration to everyone.”

Bachman, which will screen at Hot Docs May 2-4, is produced for CBC’s Documentary Channel in Canada and features archival footage and new interviews with friends, family and fans including Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Chris Jericho, Peter Frampton, Buffy Saint-Marie, Tal Bachman, Fred Turner, Paul Shaffer and others.

For more information, please click HERE.

Thanks to Eric of Power Windows for the news.

Geddy Lee to Induct Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Image
The 2018 Juno Awards ceremony will be taking place this weekend at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The Barenaked Ladies, along with their former bandmate Steven Page, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Sunday’s broadcast, and Geddy Lee will have the honor of ushering the band in to the prestigious group.

Geddy Lee and Rush are no strangers to the Juno awards, as they have won numerous awards over their decades-long career. The band was inducted into the very same Canadian Music Hall of Fame back in 1994.

This year's broadcast hosted by Multi-JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé will be broadcast live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET, on CBC, CBC Radio One and CBC Music, and streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

For more information on the Juno Awards, please visit the official website at this location.

Rush: A Brief History of Time - Part 14 Now Online

Image
The fourteenth installment of the ongoing series Rush: A Brief History of Time, an ever-growing archive of articles, interviews, reviews, and advertisements about Rush that span every decade from the 70's onward, and collected from the world over, is now online.

The fourteenth installment includes 235 "new" articles and advertisements; 49 from the 1970's, 10 from the 1980's, 112 from the 1990's, 32 from the 2000's and 32 from the current 2010 decade. Not surprisingly, given the distribution by decade, a large percentage of the articles focus on the Roll the Bones and Counterparts eras, including numerous album reviews and interviews with the band. The articles from the 1970s contain an eclectic collection of early mentions of the band to reviews of 2112, A Farewell to Kings and more.

There are also a few early reactions to the band's third album, Caress of Steel, including this one from New York’s The Spectrum Prodigal Sun:”…The music is so disjoint…

Rush Documentary Time Stand Still Wins the Canadian Screen Award for Best Biography or Arts Documentary

Image
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television held their annual awards ceremony last night where they celebrated excellence in non-fiction programming. In the category of Best Biography or Arts Documentary, Rush's 2016 documentary Time Stand Still took home the award. Other nominees in the category included Exhibitionists (CBC), Extraordinary Canadians (CBC), Interrupt This Program (CBC), and Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star (TVO).

Fadoo Productions' Allan Weinrib (Geddy Lee's brother), Dale Heslip, and Corey Russell accepted the Award along with Ole's Pegi Cecconi. Some pictures from the ceremony can be seen HERE. A complete list of awards, nominees, and the winners can be access via this LINK.

Congratulations to everyone!

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for sharing the news.

Anthax Guitarist Scott Ian Talks Rush

Image
Scott Ian, the last remaining original member of the thrash metal band Anthrax, spoke about his admiration for Rush in the latest issue of PROG magazine.

From the My Prog Hero article:"I got into Rush because I was 14 at the right time! As a kid growing up in New York City in the late 70s, I was constantly discovering new bands and Rush sounded like a more muscular Led Zeppelin to me, at least on their first couple of records. But Geddy Lee's bass playing was my biggest attraction to that band - that's what initially caught my ear because it was just so original and so punchy.

Is it too much of a clichĂ© to say that La Villa Strangiato is my favourite Rush song? As a kid who loved Tolkien, Hemispheres was right up my alley. How could I not like a concept record with a nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental and a song about trees? La Villa... is just such an epic. It was just three guys who challenged themselves so hard by doing this; they certainly never took the easy rout…