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Wired: 12 Reasons Rush should be in the RRHOF

Happy Birthday Neil Peart!

Neil Peart turns 58 today.

Happy Birthday Geddy Lee

He's 57 years old today.

A brief interview with Scott McFadyen and Sam Dunn is over at

Rolling Stone interview with Alex

New interview with Alex over at Rolling Stone today.

Six songs recorded so far for Clockwork Angels. Sounds like they'll be touring behind it next year once it comes out:

Lifeson says Rush hopes to finish recording during the fall in time for a release in the spring of 2011, followed by a more extensive world tour.

On playing Moving Pictures in its entirety, which was Neil's idea:

Plus, 'Camera Eye' has been probably the top song on our request list from fans for several years, so it really gives us an opportunity to include it in the set and to present it with the full album."

Geddy & Alex interviewed on CBC's The Hour

Good 15-minute interview with Geddy and Alex from earlier this week. Lots of talk about the documentary and their early history. A bunch of good questions are asked and answered.

RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage wins award

The Rush documentary, RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage, has won the Heineken Audience Award at the Tribeca Film festival.

Looking forward to the film hitting the theaters in June.

Geddy interview over at Rolling Stone

There's a decent-length interview with Geddy over at Rolling Stone today.

Some tidbits:

On new songs:

...we'll probably release one as soon as it's ready, before the tour starts, and then probably release the second one as the tour starts. But our hope was to really get something down on tape, so we could play these songs live and road test them in a way. We're still kind of throwing titles back in forth, but one is called "Caravan."

On recording Tom Sawyer:

"Tom Sawyer" was in many ways the most difficult song to record on that record. I remember even though the writing of the song came together pretty quickly, putting it down on tape was a little difficult. We were trying different sounds, and going with a whole different approach to lyrics -- the kind of spoken word thing, getting the right sound for Alex's guitar, and so on. It was kind of a dark horse. And then in the mixing, it all came together. When we finished it, we were so pleased with what happened, because we kind of had the least expectations of it, because of the difficulty we had.I think a lot of musicians probably go through a similar thing, where they have this one song that they beat themselves up over, and then the next thing you know, it's their biggest song.


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