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Alex Lifeson Live Interview by Make Weird Music Coming This Saturday

Alex Lifeson will be speaking with Andre Cholmondeley of Make Weird Music this Saturday. The live interview will take place on Make Weird Music's YouTube channel at 6pm EST. From their announcement: Alex Lifeson of Rush is one of the greatest rock guitar heroes of all time and we are so fortunate to have him for a live interview where we'll discuss the 25th anniversary of his solo album, Victor, and the 40th anniversary of Moving Pictures. Rush have yet to announce any plans for a 40th Anniversary release of their seminal album Moving Pictures so perhaps Alex will have some insight on the expected release. Additionally, it was last June when we first reported that Alex's solo effort Victor might receive a special 25th Anniversary re-release. Hopefully Alex will expand on this during the interview as well. You can access the interview directly at this LINK or via the embedded viewer below. Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.

A Night for Neil - The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration Rescheduled to November 6th, 2021

The charity fundraiser concert A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration has been postponed once again due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions. The concert is now scheduled to take place on November 6th at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario; Neil Peart's hometown. From the event page: “Though we live in trying times, we’re the ones who have to try…” We hope this message finds you all healthy & safe as COVID-19 restrictions force us to once again postpone “A Night for Neil” until the Fall of 2021. The new date, with a flexible plan, is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021. Overtime Angels, in coordination with the Meridian Centre, will be evaluating any quarantine protocols or travel restrictions to Canada three months prior to the new date so that all the fans who have purchased tickets have a reasonable amount of time to reschedule any associated travel/hotel reservations. We are so grateful for our fans and appreciate your patien

Geddy Lee Will Participate in Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Virtual Gala Concert

Next month, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a Virtual Gala Concert to support the institution's School of Music. Dubbed The Show Must Go On: Stories of Resilience , the event will stream via the ensemble’s on February 18 at 6:30 pm. In addition to Geddy, Israeli-American violin and conducting icon Itzhak Perlman, and Canadian alt-country chanteuse k.d. lang have also joined the list of those participating in the virtual gala. It's unclear at this time whether Geddy will actually perform for the event, or simply speak/introduce other acts. Tickets and other information are available HERE . Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.

From All The Lives You Left Your Mark Upon: Remembering Neil Peart on the Anniversary of his Death

Suddenly -- you were gone. From all the lives you left your mark upon That lyrical excerpt Neil Peart penned for the song Afterimage , which appeared on Rush's Grace Under Pressure album from 1984, has echoed continuously for Rush fans across the globe over the past year. Even as we mark the first anniversary of Neil Peart's passing today, the very notion of his death still seems surreal and unimaginable for so many of us. It's a profound testament to the overwhelming influence Neil's body of work, from his lyrical genius to his percussive prowess, has had on countless fans. Over the past year, Rush fans have gathered - virtually - to celebrate Neil's life with stories of concert gatherings, discussions on the deeper nature of his lyrics, personal (and rare) contacts with Neil, and of course the powerhouse performances behind the kit that he came to be (largely) known for. While we jointly mourned his passing, we collectively appreciated the fact that we

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