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
Showing posts from January, 2023
Afterimage: The Legacy of Neil Peart. Remembering 'The Professor' on the third anniversary of his death.
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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
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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,