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Neil Peart to be immortalized at Lakeside Park with Bronze Statues

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Neil Peart will soon be immortalized at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines with a two bronze statues that will be erected. After a long deliberation, the City of St. Catharines’ Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force has selected artist Morgan MacDonald of The Newfoundland Bronze Foundry (Morgan Sculpture Inc.) to create the memorial in Peart’s honour alongside the Neil Peart Pavilion in Lakeside Park. The two larger-than-life-sized bronze sculptures of Peart will be connected by a pathway offering experiential and interpretive features providing insight into Peart’s personal and professional legacies, including his time with the band. “I am looking forward to the day we can come together to celebrate the installation,” said St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. “Port Dalhousie is a place where Neil spent the formative years in his life, even working at Lakeside Park’s former midway. He learned to play music here, launching his career as a writer and musician who is recognized as

Rush Reference on the Latest American Dad Episode

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Over the years there have been plenty of Rush sightings on Seth MacFarlane hit animated series Family Guy . There have also been a couple Rush references on his other animated show American Dad , including one where Steve and Snot are playing air-guitar to 2112 . This week's latest episode, titled I Heard You Wanna Buy Some Speakers (S19:E16), features another lengthy Rush reference. In the episode, Barry blows out his dad's speakers and seeks the help from Snot in order to replace them. Enter Roger, in one of his many personas, where he demonstrates the power of his speakers by playing Working Man from Rush's debut album. He starts by playing the song on vinyl (although the needle-drop location is questionable), switches to casette, moves on to a CD, and even inserts an 8-track tape in the lengthy clip. You can view the clip below and find out more about the episode at the TBS website . Click to View Comments

Rush Branded Beer Now Available in the US

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It was last August when we first reported that the Toronto-based microbrewery Henderson Brewing Company worked with Geddy and Alex on developing their own unique Canadian Golden Ale. Since then, thanks to the incredible success of the beer, Henderson has released other variations of Rush branded beer. Unfortunately the beer was only available in Canada -- until now. Rush have just announced through their newsletter that their Golden Ale would now be available in the United States through HalfTimeBeverage.com . Pre-orders are currently being accepted with an expected shipping date expected in December. The beer will be available in 4-pack ($21.99), 12-pack ($59.99), and 24-pack/case ($99.99) quantites and, due to shipping concerns, there is a two 4-pack minimum. Every purchase of a 12-pack comes with a limited-edition, numbered poster, while case orders also include a Rush bottle opener. Although you can't purchase other variations of their Rush-branded beer in the US