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Hugh Syme 'Imagine This' Exhibition to open in Los Angeles on June 1st

Graphic artist and musician Hugh Syme, who is well known among Rush fans as the creative, illustrative genius of the band's album artwork, will be opening up a new exhibition in Los Angeles at the Musichead Gallery on Sunset Boulevard. Scheduled to run from June 1st through July 5th, the 'Imagine This' exhibition will include a selection of some of Syme’s best-known works, as well as a large assortment of iconic and unseen artworks from his portfolio. From the official announcement: 50 years, and counting, creating timeless works of art Hugh Syme is a award-winning Canadian illustrator, designer, graphic artist and musician who will open a new exhibition Hugh Syme: Imagine This in California beginning Thursday, June 1 at Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles as was announced recently on SiriusXM’s TrunkNation hosted by Eddie Trunk. The Los Angeles gallery will mark the third in a series of gallery openings for Syme, having hosted stops in Indianapolis in 2019 and Austi

Geddy Lee's Memoir Scheduled for May 16th Release. Pre-Order Links Now Available

It was back in September of 2021 when we first announced that Geddy Lee was writing his memoir. From his Instagram post: So, how did I kill time during the pandemic? Little did I know that as of March 2020 I'd be locked down for over a year and a half—the longest time I'd spent in Toronto since I was nineteen and hit the Northern Ontario bar circuit with Rush. Although Nancy and I had to cancel a bunch of adventures we'd been planning, there were some shiny silver linings to be found at home: teaching my grandson the finer points of baseball and birdwatching, tending to my pups (one of whom was quite ill) and spending the evenings with my lovely better half, glass of Armagnac in hand, as we watched every European mystery show ever produced. Oh, and another thing: I began to write. Words, that is. I'm rounding third on this as-of-yet untitled memoir, which will be published by HarperCollins, edited by Noah Eaker, and is scheduled for release in Fall 2

Rush Announce the Signals 40th Anniversary Box Set - Coming April 26th

At long last, Rush and the Rush Backstage Club have just announced the official release of the Signals 40th Anniversary Box Set ! At this time, only a Super-Deluxe version is available for pre-order, with an expected shipping date of April 26th. Similar to other 40th Anniversary releases, Signals includes a number of special bonus content including new artwork by Hugh Syme, printed lyric sheets hand-written by Neil Peart, posters, vinyl and CD versions of the album, and more. Unfortunately unlike other 40th anniversary releases, Signals does not contain any live content. The Super-Deluxe Edition retails for $229.98 and can be pre-ordered at this LINK . We'll have more news on this release, included other possible editions (i.e. CD-Only, Vinyl-only, etc.) as they become available. Comments

Portraits of Rush Photo Book Coming This May

Rufus Books, a United-Kingdom based publisher, has announced a new series of called Portraits which will comprise beautiful 230mm square books, each presented in a slipcase, and will feature a range of artistes. The first book in the series is titled Portraits of Rush . From the announcement: Portraits of Rush takes us on an epic, photographic journey from the All The World’s A Stage Tour through to Exit Stage Left and the major tours in between. Featuring the photo's of legendary music photographer Fin Costello, who had total access to the band as they travelled, rehearsed, played live and recorded in the studio, Portraits of Rush is a candid, beautiful book of the Canadian trio as they became one of rock’s major bands. The images in this book have been specially prepared and processed for the black and white printing process, and will be re-produced using high quality matt coated art paper. With an introduction by John Tucker and featuring several articles on the b

Afterimage: The Legacy of Neil Peart. Remembering 'The Professor' on the third anniversary of his death.

On January 7th, 2020, Neil Peart, the virtuoso drummer and lyricist for Rush, died after a long and courageous battle with a rare form of brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Today, on the third anniversary of his passing, we remember Neil and the impact he had - and continues to have - on the world of music and the masses of Rush fans that span all four corners of the globe. Suddenly you were gone. From all the lives You left your mark upon... Despite his 'rock and roll' profession, Neil Peart was a very private and humble soul. He never sought out the adulation of fans or critics, but he was always appreciative of their praise, particularly when that praise came from fellow musicians. As a private man, the shock of Neil's death rocked fans to their core as virtually no one outside his 'inner circle' was even aware that he was ill. Suddenly, he was gone. While that initial shock still resonates to this day, turning our focus on the mark he left on all of us aids i

Bubba Bash 2023 Charity Concert: A Celebration of Neil Peart Coming January 7th

January 7th, 2023 will mark the third anniversary of the tragic death of Neil Peart. As a testament to his continued influence to fans and musicians across the globe, a charity concert will take place in his honor this Saturday. Dubbed Bubba Bash 2023 , the event was conceived by the Rush tribute band YYNOT and will take place at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Philadelphia. Respected as one of the premier bands to perform Rush tributes, YYNOT is also an original prog-rock band with 3 highly-acclaimed albums of their own. Having scheduled a YYNOT show on January 7th, it was a fitting occasion to honor Neil's legacy and raise donations for Glioblastoma brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai. The very first Bubba Bash, dubbed as such in Neil's nickname, is a joint effort of YYNOT's Tim Starace and Neil Peart’s long time friend and security provider, Michael Mosbach. Together, they assembled an all-star lineup of Neil's friends,