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Rush: YYZ (R40 Live)
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Rush: YYZ (R40 Live)

Regardless of what happens with Rush in the future, we’re lucky to have so many albums – and videos – to enjoy. From their R40 Tour this year, here’s Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart performing “YYZ” – a song I think we can all agree is one of the all-time greats. This video comes from the they released...

The End of Rush?
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The End of Rush?

It seems the end of an era has finally come upon us. After hinting that their recent R40 tour could very well be their last, Rush drummer Neil Peart confirmed that he is retired from music. The prog-rock hero spoke about it in a new interview with Drumhead Magazine. “Lately [my daughter] Olivia has been introducing me to new friends...

Rush Releases “R40 Live”
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Rush Releases “R40 Live”

Two dates on Rush’s R40 concert tour have been captured as the concert film and live record R40 Live. The set, compiled from sold-out June 17 and 19 shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, shows the Canadian trio, featuring bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, working backwards through its extensive catalog, from its most recent recordings to its earliest ones. The band’s dedication...

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
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“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Rush: Xanadu (R40 Live)
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Rush: Xanadu (R40 Live)

Rush hit the road this year for their “R40” tour – celebrating 40 years as a band. Each concert was a major production too: elaborate sets and the band starting with their newest work – Clockwork Angels – and moving back in time through their catalog. As they worked back, sets and equipment changed to match the time. Now they’ve...

Rush’s “Exit… Stage Left” Released in Vinyl Reissue Series
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Rush’s “Exit… Stage Left” Released in Vinyl Reissue Series

The year of Rush vinyl reissues from the trio’s Mercury Records era continues with the two-LP live album from 1981, Exit… Stage Left. The album, recorded during the Moving Pictures tour, is an impressive live package from bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, drummer/lyricist Neil Peart, and guitarist Alex Lifeson, featuring “The Spirit of Radio,” “Closer to the Heart,” “The Trees,” “Freewill,” “Tom...

Geddy Lee’s R40 Tour Gear Rundown
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Geddy Lee’s R40 Tour Gear Rundown

Prepare to geek out. Our friend Christopher Buttner got a special tour of Geddy Lee‘s gear during the Tampa, Florida show of Rush’s R40 tour. Lucky for the rest of us, he recorded it. From the plethora of basses to the amps and even the signal chain, Buttner got the scoop on the whole rig. Take a peek behind the...

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)
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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)
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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
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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.

Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection
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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 to recreate the history of...

Rush To Celebrate Album Art in Upcoming Book
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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 art. Today, he can use...