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Hemispheres Picture Disc Featured in Upcoming Record Store Day Event

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A picture-disc version of Rush's Hemispheres will be available during the upcoming Record Store Day event taking place on April 13th. At this time there is limited information about the release other than it will be a 12" Picture Disc limited to a quantity of just 5,000 units. It is also listed as a 'RSD First' Release, which indicates that it will be made available through other outlets after the RSD event.

Rush-related releases during the annual Record Store Day events have become more commonplace of late. While they were absent from any releases in 2018, Rush had two releases during the Spring and Fall events in 2017, including the Double Cygnus X-1 and the Closer to the Hear / Madrigal 7" disc.

For a complete list of the releases for the upcoming Record Store Day event, please click HERE. To locate participating store locations and to learn more about Record Store Day, please visit their website at recordstoreday.com.

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for pas…

Actor Sean Marquette Will Wear Eleven Different Rush T-shirts on ABC's The Goldbergs This Week

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Over its six seasons, the ABC hit comedy The Goldbergs has had numerous Rush references thanks to the character Johnny Atkins fascination with the band. Atkins, who is portrayed by actor Sean Marquette, almost always wears a Rush t-shirt when he appears in an episode. In fact back in Season 3, an entire episode aptly titled "Rush" centered around the formation of a female Rush cover band who perform Tom Sawyer in a Battle-of-the-Bands competition (Click for Video)

According to the show's publicist Ike Richman, this week's episode (Season 6, Episode 16 - There Can Be Only One Highlander Club) will feature Johnny Atkins donning eleven different Rush t-shirts in all. From Richman:ACTOR SEAN MARQUETTE WEARS 11 RUSH CONCERT T-SHIRTS IN SAME EPISODE OF THE GOLDBERGS ON ABC-TV ON FEBRUARY 20

Actor Sean Marquette, who portrays Johnny Atkins, on the ABC-TV hit comedy The Goldbergs, steps into the Limelight in an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs, and will wear 11 different…

Geddy Lee's Book Signing Tour Heads to San Francisco

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Rush.Com has just announced the fifth stop of Geddy Lee's ongoing Big Beautiful Book of Bass Signing Tour. This time around, Geddy will be headed to the city by the bay - San Francisco - where he'll set up shop at the Barnes & Noble Corte Madera location on Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM PST.

Tickets for the event are on-sale NOW, and can be purchased at this LINK. Event guidelines are listed below:Join Barnes & Noble - Corte Madera on March 2, 2019 at 2 PM as they host Rush frontman Geddy Lee for a signing of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS, the definitive volume on Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

One ticket grants you admission and one copy of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS for Geddy to personalize. You may purchase up to two tickets. This is a signing only; photographs are only allowed from the signing line. Geddy will not sign memorabilia - only the book.A sample of Geddy…

Geddy Lee Featured on the Cover of Vintage Guitar Magazine's March 2019 Issue - Article Now Online

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The March 2019 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine features Geddy Lee (and his collection of bass guitars) on the cover. This issue includes a lengthy interview with the bass-collecting front man of Rush, as well as numerous photos and details on many of the bass guitars that Geddy has collected over the years.

Titled Geddy Lee: Bass Conservator and conducted by Vintage Guitar's lead editor Ward Meeker, the interview covers Geddy's earliest experiences with playing and performing the bass, talks in length about many of the unique guitars in his collection, and covers the writing and research process for Geddy's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

From the article:What was your first good bass?
That was a '68 Precision. I worked a lot of Saturdays in my family's variety store and saved my money to buy a sunburst Precision. Through high school and bar gigs, that was my workhorse. In the book is a picture of me playing it; the finish was pretty worn by the mid '70s, but …