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Wired: 12 Reasons Rush should be in the RRHOF

Happy Birthday Neil Peart!

Neil Peart turns 58 today.

Rush Interview at Rolling Stone

Brief interview about the documentary, upcoming tour, and new album over at Rolling Stone today.

Regarding being approached about the documentary:

"We thought, 'How foolish are these guys?' " Rush frontman Geddy Lee says. "We're just this dull band. I remember Neil [Peart] asked them rather pointedly, 'What's your angle? What's the story you want to tell?' They said, 'Well, to be honest, we don't know.' We liked that and said, 'Good luck, let you know what you want us to do.' "

New Rush Album: Clockwork Angels

A new song, Caravan, from Clockwork Angels will be released on June 1, 2010, along with the album track BU2B (which I'm guessing is an instrumental).


Rush's 20th studio album will be released some time in 2011.

More information:

Both "Caravan" and "BU2B" will also be offered as a special Limited Edition CD single, available to fans through the band's official website as well as through various pre-sale tour packages. For full details, please visit Rush's official website at

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

At long last, the Rush documentary, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, will premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival next month. More info is available on the film fest's web site.

Rush and Asteroids

Nope, not the video game.

Were you aware that there are asteroids named after Geddy, Neil, and Alex?

Own Neil Peart's Drum Kit

OK, not one of the recent ones that you could buy at Guitar Center a couple of years ago. His original Slingerland kit, used from Fly By Night to 2112, is now up for auction on Ebay. Shells, only, no stands or snare. Auction ends August 9, 2009.

Neil updates for the end of the tour

Well, the tour's over and Neil's updated his site for August.

On the hazards of playing at a casion in Atlantic City:

The arena in Atlantic City was inside a garish casino, where the management held back (denied us and our fans) the front section of seats. Those were “comped” to the “high rollers” (by definition, big losers), and thus we looked out from the stage at the first few rows (the ones we could see most) filled with people who had no idea why they were there except that it was free.

In contrast to our real fans farther back, who would mortgage their Hemispheres picture discs, and perhaps internal organs, to get closer to the stage, we were confronted by mild curiosity at best, and at worst, rude indifference. As the show went on, we started to see empty seats where bored big losers had slipped away, a woman looking down and texting through whole songs, and a pair of slack-jawed, sulking teens (the Beavis and Butthead of the Guitar Hero generation—as Cartman from “South Park” says in the hilarious sample that Geddy uses in “The Trees,” “Real guitars are for old people”) actually yawning. Anyone would agree that yawning is not appropriate behavior at a rock concert. (Vomiting, yes, but not yawning.)

There's more about riding on the East coast and New England, riding without a helmet, looking forward to some time off, and some photos as well.


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