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  • Rush Among Inductees of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Honored by Les Claypool

    Rush will be among the artists inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame this on March 28th. The 6th Annual CSHF Gala will be presented at the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The music of Rush will be celebrated with performances by Les Claypool, Alexisonfire and Jacob Moon.... »

  • City Sonic: Geddy Lee at Massey Hall

    Here’s a cool video of Rush’s Geddy Lee talking about his hometown Massey Hall back in the day, and want it meant for him to play the place his heroes, like Jack Bruce, played when he was growing up. For more great films like this, check out City Sonic. »

  • Geddy Lee to judge Canada’s finest food

    Rush bassist and lead singer Geddy Lee will be judging at the “Gold Medal Plates,” a Canadian chef cook-off, today in Toronto. Gold Medal Plates is self-described as the “ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, entertainment, and athletic achievement.” Founded in 2003, the organization’s goal is to raise money for Canada’s Olympic and... »

  • Autographed bass auctioned for Chi Cheng

    A 2001 Fender Precision Bass is being auctioned to help raise money for the medical needs of Deftone bassist Chi Cheng. The bass is autographed by Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, Rush’s Geddy Lee and notable session players Reggie Hamilton, Stu Hamm, Victor Bailey, Marcus Miller and others. The bass was also autographed by Cheng before... »

  • Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Geddy Lee & Rush

    Alfred Publishing is releasing another bass tab book covering the work of prog-rock master bassist Geddy Lee. The Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Rush provides faithful transcriptions and play-along tracks on an included CD. As an added feature the CD contains a play-along version of each song (without the bass) as well as the complete track. It... »

  • Rush bass tabs book released

    Alfred Publishing has released Rush Deluxe Bass Tab Collection, including 22 tabs from Rush’s 30+ year library. Bass tabs for songs from Rush’s first album through Snakes & Arrows are included: Working Man Fly by Night Closer to the Heart The Trees YYZ The Spirit of Radio Red Barchetta Limelight Tom Sawyer Freewill New World... »

  • Rush’s 35th anniversary interview, with Redbeard

    Radio broadcaster Redbeard has posted an interview of Rush bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson on his In the Studio web site. Geddy and Alex share stories about Rush’s origins and longevity in the 19 minute segment. I’m pretty sure a good part of that interview is from the 80’s, because it sounds like... »

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  • Geddy Lee & Rush go retro, need a break

    Hot on the heels of Rush’s Retrospective 3 release, rumors are flying that a new concept album will be next. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee dispels the myths: “We haven’t even discussed our next work yet. Right now we’re all taking a well-needed break.” In comments to metalunderground.com, Lee goes on to remind us that his band... »

  • Geddy Lee talks Grammys

    USA Today has a feature on the prospects of Rush ever getting a Grammy, or entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marco R. della Cava’s lead says it all: “Let’s be honest. When you write 20-minute songs that spin futuristic tales of cruel priests ruling from the mythical Temples of Syrinx — cue... »