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Talking Technique: Geddy Lee and the Fifth Rule of Power
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Geddy Lee and the Fifth Rule of Power

In episode #60 of Talking Technique, Ariane Cap breaks down how Geddy Lee uses power chords in Rush’s “Dreamline,” with a quick harmonic run down, tips for fingering, technical execution, and practice.

Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood
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Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood

On Thanksgiving, we reshared this epic clip of Billy Sheehan filling in for Geddy Lee during a soundcheck. Billy shared it on Facebook, and someone shared this video in response. Mr. Big toured with Rush during the Presto tour in 1990. Luckily someone shot this video of the two bands coming together on stage for this performance of “In The...

Rush to Issue 40th Anniversary Edition of “Hemispheres”
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Rush to Issue 40th Anniversary Edition of “Hemispheres”

Rush’s seminal album Hemispheres will be getting a 40th anniversary reissue on November 16th, the band revealed. The new release will come in four packages: a super deluxe edition, a two-CD deluxe edition, a 3-LP deluxe edition, and a deluxe digital edition. Released in 1978, Hemispheres cemented the more progressive sonic approach that Rush started in A Farewell To Kings....

Billy Sheehan with Rush: 1990 Soundcheck
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Billy Sheehan with Rush: 1990 Soundcheck

Billy Sheehan shared this clip earlier this morning, which caused me to shuffle some things around so we could share it immediately. “Years ago, Mr Big was on tour [with] Rush on their Presto tour, Geddy was late for soundcheck — stuck in traffic from LA to San Diego,” he shared. “They asked me to get up and jam [with]...

Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue
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Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

It’s been 40 years since Rush released A Farewell To Kings. The album, which notably features the hit “Closer to the Heart” among others, is being celebrated by the trio with a reissue including a massive box set. Anchored by the incredible bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, each version of the reissue includes a remastered version of the original album plus a...

Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals
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Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals

YYNOT’s Tim Starace shared this isolated track on our Facebook Group recently. We waited to share it today, which is Geddy Lee’s birthday. “Pure Geddy goodness from my vault. I present to you the isolated bass (for the most part) from ‘Cygnus X-1, The Voyage’,” Tim shared. Happy birthday, Geddy!

Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979
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Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

Our friend Tim Fletcher shared this on our Facebook group of Rush performing “La Villa Strangiato” live at the Pinkpop Festival 1979. “The audio is much better than previously [released],” Tim shared. We agree. Epicness. And Geddy Lee’s tone!

Rush’s 2112 Gets Special 40th Anniversary Re-Release
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Rush’s 2112 Gets Special 40th Anniversary Re-Release

Forty years ago, Rush released one of the most epic albums of all time. Now Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart are celebrating with a special 40th Anniversary Edition of 2112 that features extensive liner notes, outtakes, and previously unreleased live tracks. “Although [2112] was the band’s fourth album, it’s generally considered to be the one on which the...

New Rush Documentary Available Now
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New Rush Documentary Available Now

Rush’s Time Stand Still documentary is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film documents the band’s 40-year history, centered on the band’s final R40 tour. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson share personal stories about the band’s career while much of the film focuses on the trio’s fans, as well. “A lot of people pat us on the...

New Rush Documentary Coming In November
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New Rush Documentary Coming In November

Rush fans rejoice: a new documentary on the band is coming in November. “Rush: Time Stand Still” will have a theatrical release on November 3rd in select theaters with a Blu-Ray/DVD release on November 18th. Billed as “the story of a band, its fans, and their 40 year relationship,” the film will include exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the band and...