February 2008 Archives

Neil's Book Club Updated

Neil Peart has updated his "book club" page—Bubba's Book Club: Issue 9 - February, 2008. Five books are reviewed in this issue:

This Is Your Life — John O’Farrell
The Emperor’s Children — Claire Messud
Unfinished Journey (Twenty Years Later) — Yehudi Menuhin
This Is Your Brain on Music — Daniel J. Levitin
Metal Swarm (The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 6) — Kevin J. Anderson

Pre-Order Your Gibson Alex Lifeson ES-355 Guitar

The Gibson Alex Lifeson ES-355 Guitar is available for pre-order at Musicians Friend right now. Only $3699.

The guitar has a maple body, 3-piece maple neck, '57 Classic pickups with individual volume and tone controls, and a Maestro Long vibrola tailpiece.

Grammy Disappointment

Well, Rush lost to Bruce Springsteen for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Springsteen won for Once Upon A Time In The West. Rush was nominated for Malignant Narcissism. This is the fifth time they've been nominated and lost. Previous nominations/losses were for YYZ in 1981, Where's My Thing? in 1992, Leave That Thing Alone in 1995, and O Baterista in 2004. (OK, getting nominated for a drum solo? That was a bit much.)

Canadian Ticket Presales Announced

Presales for Canadian shows (Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver) will be held at the Music Today site starting on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00 am (local venue time) until Thursday, February 14th at Noon (local venue time). Additional US presales will be held at the same time at Music Today's site.

Geddy Lee of Rush to Judge Canadian Culinary Championships

Got this news a little late: Geddy was a judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships, according to this press release. More information is online at the Gold Medal Plates web site.

Snakes & Arrows Live CD release information

The new two-CD live set, Snakes & Arrows Live">Snakes & Arrows Live, is due to be released on April 8, 2008.

Track list:

Disc One:

1. Limelight
2. Digital Man
3. Entre Nous
4. Mission
5. Freewill
6. Monkey Business
7. Larger Bowl
8. Secret Touch
9. Circumstances
10. Between the Wheels
11. Dreamline
12. Far Cry
13. Workin' Them Angels
14. Armor and Sword

Disc Two

1. Spindrift
2. The Way the Wind Blows
3. Subdivisions
4. Natural Science
5. Witch Hunt
6. Malignant Narcissism - Drum Solo
7. Hope
8. Distant Early Warning
9. The Spirit of Radio
10. Tom Sawyer
11. Encore
12. One Little Victory
13. A Passage to Bangkok
14. YYZ

New Drum Article from Neil

Over at Drum Workshop's site, there's an article (first in a series) about Neil's new drums. This one focuses on his new 23" bass drum.

"Everybody knows there is no such thing as a 23-inch bass drum."

More Presales Tomorrow

More presales will begin Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00 am (local time for venue) at www.rush.musictoday.com. Presales will include Saratoga, Pittsburgh, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Moline (really?), Seattle, Portland, Boise, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Hershey, and Concord.


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