This and That (news and blog)

An evolving collection of bits and pieces about the band

 Jimmy Page and Alex Lifeson: mutual admiration society

 Neil’s unmistakable vibe in JR Flood demo from 1970

 Rush 2015 tour dates announced: begins May 8 in Tulsa, Okla.

 What to make of ‘Rush: Live Electric Lady Studios 1974?’

 Thank god Rush wasn’t better looking in the 1970s

 Possible dates for 2015 Rush tour circulating

 It’s 21/12—International Rush Day

 All the world’s a stage and Neil’s merely the audience

 Conservative scholar takes a deep dive into Rush Excellence book

 Neil on Geddy: ‘most important collaboration in my life’

 What to make of Rush: Live in St. Louis 1980 recording?

 Rush to release 10-DVD collector’s set

 New book on Rush from Durrell Bowman

 On the Channel Islands, Neil wrestles with determinism

 Rush ‘Excellence’ book No. 4 bestseller in . . . what?

 New Rush book no longer sold out

 Book review: ‘Rush: Pursuit of Excellence’ brings it all together

 New book: Rush: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Excellence

 Happy Bastille Day . . . and here’s Rush’s classic piece

 Rush is everywhere in 2011 New York Times bestseller

 Charity auction: drumhead from Neil’s first kit at $1,026

 Far and Near: more essays for your bookshelf from Rush’s professor

 Audio Fidelity to release a super audio CD of Presto

 The song that didn’t get recorded

 Neil getting those ‘lyrical’ ideas again

 Donna Halper: I probably couldn’t help Rush today

 Annual Charity: $20,000 so far to drink wine with Geddy and Alex

 First U.S. show in Pittsburgh a ‘freakout,’ Geddy says

 Poll shows Rush is no nostalgia act 40 years into career

 For Neil, not all days are Sundays

 Rush planning ‘rarer’ material for 41st anniversary tour

 Neil: First the planning, then the magic

 Vinyl re-release of Rush debut album April 15

 RushCon 2014 to be in Toronto, August 22-24

 Neil thinking about publishing another collection of essays

 Fox lists Rush as one of 11 bands better than The Beatles

 New York Times runs Geddy’s picture in Rand Paul profile

 Rush in Google Music Timeline as Progressive Band

 Zack Snyder is Clockwork Angels director of choice

 Clockwork Angels tour brings in about $36 million

 Neil featured in Sonic Reality ‘play-along’ drum collection

 Rush to re-issue debut album for 40th anniversary

 Experiencing Rush book slated for 2014

 Rush’s Tolkienesque heroes in ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

 Clockwork Angels to get comic book treatment

 Should Rush debut album be commemorated as a Google Doodle? 

 Custom Rush instruments and equipment

 With Rush, forget Ayn Rand; think Samuel R. Delany 

 Clockwork Angels Tour DVD: let ’em know we’re goofy

 Theaters not up to challenge of showcasing Rush

 Alex: Ray Danniels is busy making plans

 Neil puts the vaporization of members of Congress on his wish list

 75% hope Rush and Terry Brown get back together

 Why Rush and Terry Brown will reunite for another album

 Bottrill started from scratch on remixed Vapor Trails

 Alex: love and goodness, yes. God, no

 Listen to complete remixed Vapor Trails

 6 ways Rush can preserve ‘Sam the Record Man’ sign

 Geddy: how about celebrating 42 years instead of 40 

 Avoid Britain’s wiggly roads, Neil tells fellow motorcyclists 

 Hammering on and pulling off with Alex Lifeson

 Rush roadie Skip Gildersleeve passes away at 57

 Clockwork Angels tour DVD available for pre-order

 Cyril Neville latest in growing list of Rush tributes

 Fans split on MP3 quality of Vapor Trails Remixed

 The Lerxst amp: slaying and melting faces

 Alex on how Rush got its 10,000 hours and became experts thanks to Ontario’s lowered drinking age

 Cygnus-X1 archiving ‘The Spirit of Rush’ zine

 Neil Peart and Michelangelo’s top guy: separated at birth?

 Clockwork Angels tour through Neil’s eyes

 Rush shares teary farewell with string musicians

 Rush’s Clockwork Angels certified Gold in Canada

 ‘Headlong Flight’ to be Included on Roadrunner Box-Set

 Rush flood relief tally: $575,000; happy 39th anniversary to Neil

 Is ‘Spirit of Radio’ riff a hyper version of ‘Sweet Jane’ riff?

 ‘Rush Fan Stories’ seeking your input about the band

 ‘Superb silences’ from Clockwork Angels cello player

 Vapor Trails remix available on Amazon for pre-order

 Rush albums make the CBC’s so-so top 100 list

 Neil on the War of 1812 and other happy endings

 Rush Eucon 2013 set for October 12 in Sheffield

 Howard Ungerleider: Clockwork Angels a ‘rock opera’

 Rush flood relief t-shirts apparently sold out

 Happy Bastille Day: video of Rush’s classic track

 ‘Oh, God, Rush hate me.’ Steve Lillywhite talks Grace Under Pressure

 Rush hosting Red Deer benefit concert for Calgary flooding

 Geddy: Rush never stopped doing concept albums

 Back to the Red Sector as Clockwork Angels European tour ends

 RushIsABand readers get Rock Hall discounts

 Indian Head penny and Caress of Steel man: separated at birth?

 ‘Working Man’ riff finds permanent home in ‘By-Tor’

 Donna Halper, Gerry Hilera, and Blame Canada at 2013 RatCon

 To Neil, the sweet science is about handling curves, both good and bad

 Martin Popoffs new Rush book: from unauthorized to authorized?

 Jann Wenner’s Surprise (or, Rush gets 60-second standing ovation)

 ‘Get off my lawn’—Alex on joining the old age club

 Chalk up good string sound on Rush tour to lucky timing

 Rush Rock Hall induction commemorative t-shirt available

 Send your Canadian mail using Rush stamp

 Rock Hall induction: who’s who at Rush’s table

 Honesty is theme for Rush Rock hall induction

 2013 Rush Rock Hall induction videos

 Rock Hall: Geddy thanks fans, Neil says it’s a big deal, Alex says ‘blah’

 Lot of fun to come out of Toronto Star oral Rush history

 Fans mixed on John Rutsey’s absence in Rock Hall

 Geddy puts Jaco Pastorius on bass player mountaintop

 Video: Alex, Geddy tour Rolling Stone headquarters

 At Whole Foods, carrots, Rush and Tim McGraw

 Sandyhook auction: Rush items generate most bids

 The ‘Cask of ’43’ revisited: is it the ‘Collective?’

 Sandyhook charity: bid on signed Neil drumhead

 Geddy on Presto, 2112, setlists, and the number 40

 Classic Rush photos from 1975 St. Louis festival

 ‘Closer to the Heart’ is called Canada’s 70s rock anthem

 Rush to take a year off after Clockwork Angels tour ends

 Neil Peart holds two opposing thoughts at the same time—and functions

 Win autographed Hold Your Fire tour book

 Geddy credits fans for Rock Hall induction

 Rush money: a post about the making and donating of it 

 With Neil, maybe every third thought is about books

 Will Rush win its 7th and 8th Juno Awards?

 Extended Clockwork Angels tour concentrated in northern half of U.S.

 RushCon slated for July 5-7 in Toronto

 Neil Peart on how to act 20 at 60 

 Anthrax plays Rush’s ‘Anthem’

 Lots of Rush tributes and covers in 2013 

 New book—Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History

 Foo Fighters to induct Rush, Rock Hall announces

 Tickets on sale for extended North American tour

 Foo Fighters might induct Rush at Rock Hall ceremony

 Neil’s early privately published travel memoirs

 Rare 1977 video: Alex and his guitars

 Is Metallica the anti-Rush? 

 Another Rush bedtime CD for the little ones

 Alex, Geddy, Neil, and Bilbo on life and adventure

 Royal Philharmonic gives Rush cinematic sweep

 Neil’s blog: getting into and out of trouble

 Rush inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 The Rough Guide to Rock: too rough? (book review)

 This 12/21, all the 2112 you can handle

 Rush set high musicianship bar for Metallica (book review)

 Neil’s Atatürk Rule and Frankenstürm

 Jack Secret on cobbling together Rush’s triggering system

 Strings on fire: Joel Derouin talks Clockwork Angels tour 

 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra releasing Rush tribute CD

 Neil Peart on faith and fracking

 It’s official: Rush nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

 Rush to be nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?!

 Win signed Clockwork Angels lithograph

 Original Rush prints available from Andrew MacNaughtan

 Tribute to Toronto’s Sam the Record Man

 VW Passat commercial built around ‘Fly by Night’

 Win Clockwork Angels guitar and bass tab books

 Who are the string musicians in Clockwork Angels?

  Clockwork Angels live videos from 2012 tour

  Rush changes up its set list on second stop of CA tour

  Opening night pics and concert review by John at Cygnus-x1

  Clockwork Angels tour set list

 Win a meet and greet with Rush during Clockwork tour

 Steampunk images of upcoming Clockwork Angels tour set 

 Rush releases official lyric video for ‘The Wreckers’

 ‘Tom Sawyer’ still introducing Rand Paul at events

 Peart: Can you follow the teachings of Jesus and be a Republican?

 Vote for Rush in People’s Rock Hall

 Rush royalties included in $300 million bond offering

 Lotus Land: Rhode Island trio to play RushCon 12

 How do the Rush books stack up with one another? 

 Follow Neil and Michael while on Clockwork Angels tour 

 Help pick the RushCon 12 tribute band

 Get Clockwork Angels: The Novel signed by Neil, KJR

 Governor General Awards: fans share in spotlight

 Mystery Clockwork Angels rune deciphered: it’s winter

 The 5 most mispronounced Rushisms

 Clockwork Angels fan pack: personal tour

 Why Clockwork Angels will be made into a movie

 Clockwork Angels: 24 reviews

 Neil: Recent Rush attention feels like a vindication

 5 days, 9 interviews: Alex, Geddy, Neil talk Clockwork Angels 

 Listen to all of Clockwork Angels on Spotify

 Full version of ‘Clockwork Angels’ (the single) on YouTube

 Clockwork Angels European 2013 tour dates announced

 Not everyone loves Rush’s ‘Headlong Flight’ 

 Joe Bosso Reviews Clockwork Angels in its entirety

 Governor General Awards: ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ‘Radio’ by full orchestra

 Governor General Awards: what will they spend their $25,000 each on?

 Meaning of Clockwork Angels runes

 Rush a libertarian band? Not if Alex has any say in it

 Official Clockwork Angels tour itinerary

 First try at transcribing ‘Headlong Flight’ lyrics

 Listen to ‘Headlong Flight’

 Steven Adler: ‘Whoa, dude, Rush isn’t in the Hall of Fame!’

 33 Clockwork Angels tour dates, 5 are in Canada

 Neil Peart and Tom Hanks: separated at birth?

 Clockwork Angels track list released; album includes orchestra

 Is Signals getting a reprise in Clockwork Angels tour?

 ‘Headlong Flight’ described as ‘pure genius’

 Rush fans create a postmodern moment around Clockwork Angels

 Welcome to the fourth dimension: Marvel’s 1976 poke at collectivism

 Clockwork Angels: The Novel available for pre-order

 Geddy’s secret sauce: Jack Secret’s jerry-rigging prowess

 May 29 is release date for Clockwork Angels

 Rush at Le Studio: who are these fine folk?

 Memo to Limbaugh: Rush ain’t right wing

 Clockwork Angels: the ‘legend to shine’

 The Rush-Lakatos connection: it all adds up

 Rush music: spontaneous as a baroque jam session

 Plato: ‘Rush Non in Forma Petra Musica’

 Kai Flanders: beware of the Boojum!

 Changing Hemispheres: old news, poorly summarized

 Win autographed ‘Far and Away’ book by Neil

 Novelization of Clockwork Angels is about creating order out of chaos

 ‘Red Sector A’ revisited: they’re the last ones left alive

 ‘Metal Evolution’ makes case for Rush as key to progressive metal

 Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan passes away

 2.1.12 Rush listening party

 Win autographed Snakes and Arrows tour book

 Gregorian does an ‘enchanted’ version of ‘Bravado’

 Clockwork Angels to have more spontaneous drum parts

 Rush marketing gone horribly wrong

 Win signed A Show of Hands vinyl LP

 Like Rush, progressive rock is alive and well (book review)

Terry Brown: Differed with band on electronics

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