1. Rush Guitarist Confirms Band Is Retired From Touring

    March 09, 2016 10:54 AM EST After Rush finished their R40 tour last summer, it was suggested that it would be the band’s final tour.  Rush Rocks Harder Than Ever at 40th Anniversary Tour in New Jersey: Live Review In a new interview with Rolling Stone , Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson spoke on the matter. Last year, the…

  2. Nile Rodgers, Roger Waters, Geddy Lee Redefine the Interview on 'Speakeasy'

    April 09, 2015 10:47 AM EDT Speakeasy , a relatively new interview series from live music broadcasting programmer Front and Center , came about somewhat serendipitously. Executive producer and industry veteran Don Maggi had already recruited Roger Waters to appear on the show, but when asked who was going to be the one…

  3. Canada's Juno Awards Honor Rush for Career-Long Charity Work

    March 12, 2015 6:29 PM EDT Dust off that shelf. Members of iconic Canadian rock band Rush will need to make room in their expansive award collection for another trophy. On March 14, the trio will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 44th annual Juno Awards, staged in Hamilton, Ont. The honor is given to …

  4. Rush Planning Anniversary Tour for 2015

    March 20, 2014 8:53 PM EDT To celebrate over 40 years as a band, Rush is plotting a worldwide tour that would kick off next year. According to Rolling Stone , the prog rock outfit will unite for what it's referring to as a "41th anniversary" tour, tentatively starting in the spring of 2015. "The…

  5. Rush 'Haven't Stopped or Quit… Just Relaxing'

    November 18, 2013 11:30 AM EST While they cool their jets for a year, the hall of famers release a new live DVD and box set Rush is giving its fans plenty of fourth quarter treats this year including a new live CD/DVD, a box set and a long-desired remixed version of its 2002 album "Vapor Trails." And guitarist…

  6. Rush on Rock Hall, Retirement and 'Wine Therapy': Video Q&A

    April 18, 2013 4:03 PM EDT With induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame just around the corner, there’s one “R” word that Rush isn’t entertaining. "I'm not interested in 'retiring' retiring. Because what I do is not a thing you want to retire from," frontman and bass player Geddy Lee…

  7. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

    October 04, 2012 12:15 AM EDT N.W.A, Joan Jett, Heart, Kraftwerk join the list of artists vying for recognition in 2013. Deep Purple and Rush , long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of…

  8. Rush Bringing String Ensemble on Tour

    June 18, 2012 5:10 PM EDT With "Clockwork Angels," its first new album in five years, just out, Rush is planning a tour that will surprise many of the Canadian trio's fans. "Our intention is to take strings out on the road," guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Billboard.com. Orchestrations, arranged…

  9. Rush Signs With Roadrunner, Preps New Album for 2012

    August 31, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rush is on the move. The prog rock legends behind "Tom Sawyer," "Fly By Night" and "The Spirit of Radio" have partnered up with Roadrunner Records after being doggedly pursued by the rock-heavy imprint. "After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom…

  10. Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards

    September 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the…

  11. Rush 'Moving' On Tour, Recording New 'Clockwork'

    June 22, 2010 10:06 AM EDT R ush has a good head start on its next album, "Clockwork Angels," which is due out in 2011. But the group's three members are hoping that this summer's tour will prime them for a strong finish when they return to the studio. "We've never afforded ourselves the…

  12. Rush Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Award

    May 03, 2010 3:50 PM EDT Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary " Rush : Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday night at the TFF Wrap Party in Chelsea's…

  13. Rush / June 14, 2008 / Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rush fans are a diehard, Grateful Dead-like community of people from all walks of life. Rush fans are a diehard, Grateful Dead-like community of people from all walks of life. Rush shows might be some of the only places in America where a staunch conservative Bushie and a radical Ron Paul fan…

  14. Original Rush Drummer John Rutsey Dies

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Rutsey, a founding member of the seminal Canadian rock band Rush, has died, his family announced. He was 55. John Rutsey, a founding member of the seminal Canadian rock band Rush, has died, his family announced. He was 55. Rutsey played drums with Rush from 1968 to 1974, as well as on…

  15. Rush Promises Surprises On Summer Tour

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rush fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when the Canadian trio hits the road on April 11 -- but guitarist Alex Lifeson says, "I'm gonna keep those a secret until then, I think." Rush fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when…

  16. Rush / Sept. 8, 2007 / Tinley Park, Ill. (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rush favors odd time signatures, tricky solos and pretentious lyrics, but for the better part of the past three decades, the venerable Canadian groups' relationship to prog has been tangential at best Rush favors odd time signatures, tricky solos and pretentious lyrics, but for the…

  17. Rush Hour

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thirty-three years into its recording career, Canadian hard-rock trio Rush is finding it easier to make music together. "You can argue that we don't have much to prove at this point," guitarist Alex L Thirty-three years into its recording career, Canadian hard-rock trio Rush is…

  18. Police Cleared In Altercation With Rush's Lifeson

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Deputies didn't use excessive force in an altercation with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson at a Florida hotel on New Year's Eve 2003, a federal judge has ruled. Deputies didn't use excessive force in an altercation with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson at a Florida hotel on New Year&…

  19. Rush Drummer Peart Chronicles Life On The 'Road'

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart spent Rush's 2004 30th anniversary tour riding between gigs on the bike, an experience chronicled in his new book, "Roadshow: Landscape With Drums -- A Concert Tour by Who could blame a veteran artist from becoming bored beyond belief with the…

  20. Rush Wrestling With Faith On New Album

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rush has penned eight songs for its next studio album, which should be out in early 2007, according to drummer Neil Peart. Rush has penned eight songs for its next studio album, which should be out in early 2007, according to drummer Neil Peart. The artist tells Billboard.com his lyrics for…

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