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Rush Are the Cover Feature in PROG Magazine's December 2018 Issue - Articles Now Online

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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Hemispheres, Rush are gracing the cover of the December 2018 issue of the UK's PROG Magazine. Within the issue are two Rush-related articles: An Exercise in Self-Indulgence and Beauty & The Bass, as well as an interview of Geddy's upcoming Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

The first is a conversation with Geddy Lee on the making of Hemispheres:When it comes to Hemispheres, Lee is more than happy to regale Prog with the inside story. One of the most vociferously debated and lauded albums in Rush's vast catalogue, these 36 minutes of explosive, pioneering prog are notorious for having pushed the three musicians to the limit of their abilities. In fact, Hemispheres is often cited as the album that nearly broke Rush for good. In truth, as Lee explains, as they arrived in the spring of 1978 after finishing a gruelling world tour in support of the hugely successful A Farewell To Kings, Rush were too full of ideas to contemplate taking a re…

Geddy Lee Book Signing Event Begins December 18th in New Jersey

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The upcoming December 18th release of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass will be celebrated with a book signing event in New Jersey.

Geddy Lee is scheduled to appear at Bookend Books in Ridgewood, New Jersey on the release date where he will be signing copies of his new book.

According to the details posted by the Bookend Books, you must pre-order a book online from the bookstore, which also includes a ticket for entry into the event. Ordering details are available at this LINK.

Additional details for the signing event:Rules for signing:
Only Books bought from Bookends allowed into the store
Maximum of 5 books/Customer
Every Customer must buy at least one Book

Personalizations, dedications, the signing of memorabilia and posed photography at the table are prohibited.

Candid photographs are allowed from the line.At this time, there is no word on other book signing locations, but we'll certainly pass those details along if and when they become available.

And for those wh…

Geddy Lee Interviewed in the December Issue of Classic Rock Magazine

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The December 2018 issue of the UK's Classic Rock magazine includes a new, lengthy interview with Geddy Lee. The interview touches upon numerous topics including early influences, Geddy's continuing fascination with bass guitars, his upcoming Big Beautiful Book Of Bass coffee table book, and his various and extensive collections:Remarkably, you've only been collecting bass guitars since 2012, but you've always collected, haven't you?
All my life: wine, baseballs, art, stamps! For me, these things, these obsessions are windows into time and culture that goes beyond the thing you're holding in your hands, a guitar can tell you a little something about the history of California in the 1950s, or what were The Beatles doing in Hamburg when they walked into a guitar store and saw a certain model on the wall and changed the world. I look at wine and baseball and art and music and craftsmanship as things that have an aura about them that resonates more than the thing …

Rush Reference on Family Guy - Video and Screen Caps Now Online

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Tonight's Episode of Fox's animated series Family Guy contained a fairly lengthy Rush reference. In the episode titled Regarding Carter (Season 17, Episode 5), Peter is scolded by Brian for the time he didn't wear black jeans to a Rush concert. The clip then cuts to a Rush concert where the animated representation of Geddy Lee asks Peter what he's wearing, to which Peter replies "What? These are my concert khakis."

The clip takes an unfortunate turn as Geddy calls for the crowd to "Beat Him! Beat Him in 6/8th time!".

You can view an MP4 video version of the clip by clicking HERE or via the embedded player below.Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This isn't the first time Rush has made an appearance on the animated series. In fact back in 2016, Rush had two significant references. Click HERE and HERE for screen captures and videos of those appearances.

NEW Limited Edition Prints by Alex Lifeson Available November 1st

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada has just announced the availability of limited edition prints by Alex Lifeson. Limited to just 100 copies and titled 20,000 Feet Over The Sea, each print has an ORIGINAL signature by Alex Lifeson. The image size is: 12" W x 12" H (with a 2.5" border). Print size: 17" W x 17" H

From the announcement:Now, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch and Canadian great, Alex Lifeson, have teamed up to produce another round of exclusive limited edition prints. Only 100 prints have been made of '20,000 Feet Over The Sea'. Each print is numbered and Alex Lifeson has personally signed each individual print. That's right, each print has Alex Lifeson's ORIGINAL signature on it. The print is on high quality, heavy stock, acid free paper. In addition, each print comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the Executive Director of the Atlantic Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, confirming that the pri…