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  • Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980. Happy birthday, Geddy! »

  • Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”. »

  • Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Fender shared a great video featuring Geddy Lee talking about his right-hand picking technique – one he says developed after touring with Primus back in the early 2000s. Geddy was inspired by Les Claypool, and incorporated more of a flamenco-style approach as a result. »

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  • Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

    Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

    Geddy Lee may be known for his association with two types of basses, but this clip from a recent episode of That Metal Show proves that they aren’t his only axes. The Rush bassist took the TMS crew into his bass lair to show some of collection and talk about the instrument’s evolution. “I’ve tried... »

  • Rush To Celebrate Album Art in Upcoming Book

    Rush To Celebrate Album Art in Upcoming Book

    If you love the artwork on Rush albums almost as much as you love the music made by the Canadian trio, you’re in luck: you can pre-order The Art of Rush, a coffee table book detailing how artist Hugh Syme designed the group’s album art. In the early days, Syme carefully hand-crafted elements for album... »

  • Two 1976 Rush Albums Reissued in Remastered Vinyl Editions

    Two 1976 Rush Albums Reissued in Remastered Vinyl Editions

    The year’s vinyl releases of remastered Rush albums continues with the double live album All the World’s a Stage and the legendary 2112, both from 1976. Both albums from the prog-rock trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart were remastered at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering process and pressed... »

  • Rush’s “Caress of Steel” Reissued on High-Quality Vinyl

    Rush’s “Caress of Steel” Reissued on High-Quality Vinyl

    1975 was quite a year for Rush, which released two albums, both of which have been newly remastered and re-released this year on vinyl. The first, Fly By Night, was reissued in January, and now the second album from 1975, Caress of Steel, has been given the star treatment. The original analog masters of the... »

  • Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    A whole slew of Rush albums are being reissued vinyl in commemoration of the band’s more than four decades of music making, and now the Canadian trio featuring bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will continue the celebrations with the R40 Live Tour. The tour, which begins May 8, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will visit 34 North American cities.... »

  • Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

    Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

    Rush’s Geddy Lee and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris are having their Fender signature models spruced up for 2015. Each of the signature models have been around for years but will be getting new specs and features. The USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is getting more of an update between the two. “[It] is a new... »

  • Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

    Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

    This promises to be a good year for vinyl-record loving and/or audiophile Rush fans. Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing the majority — 14 albums — of the trio’s Mercury releases throughout the year, beginning this month with 1975’s Fly By Night, which was the first record to feature Neil Peart on drums. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee... »