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Rush, Heart And Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

December 11th, 2012 8:57pm EST
Rush
Finally! Canadian progressive rock gods Rush are heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The prolific trio -- bassist/singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart -- formed in 1968 and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. They never broke up, save for a five year hiatus beginning in the late 1990s; and just released their 19th studio album, "Clockwork Angels", earlier this year to rave reviews.

The band made it in on their first try; but one would never know that after the yearly outpouring of disdain for the institution by fans after repeated snu...
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Geddy Lee Lends His Name To Wine Scholarship

November 28th, 2011 8:15am EST
Geddy Lee
Rush star Geddy Lee has had a wine scholarship created in his honor.

The singer/bassist is a longtime board member for charitable foundation Grapes For Humanity, which supports learning at college, and bosses at the organization have pledged $26,500 to establish the Geddy Lee fund.

The scholarship is for a student of winemaking at Niagara College in Ontario, Canada.

Tony Aspler, president and CEO of Grapes For Humanity Canada, tells Decanter.com, "We are very pleased to support students in winemaking in recognition of this Canadian icon's magnificent contribution as a director of our ...
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John Entwistle Named Greatest Bassist Of All Time

April 1st, 2011 8:02pm EDT
John Entwistle
Late The Who star John Entwistle has topped a new online poll to find the best bassist.

The rocker, who died in 2002, beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and Paul McCartney in the Rolling Stone readers survey.

In naming Entwistle the top man, the publication's editors state, "His solo on My Generation is probably the most famous bass solo in rock history."

"The Who have carried on since his sudden death in 2002, but their music has lacked Entwistle's thunder and been considerably weaker as a result."

Also making the top five: Rush's Geddy Lee and Les Claypool from Primus.

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Slash Triumphant At Classic Rock Awards

November 11th, 2010 8:58am EST
Slash
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor awards on Wednesday.

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC/DC picked up the Band of the Year honor, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.

Three Black Sabbath legends were honored at the event...
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Rush To Be Honored As Living Legends In London

September 28th, 2010 11:45pm EDT
Rush
Rockers Rush are to be honored with the Living Legend award at Classic Rock magazine's Marshall Roll Of Honour Awards in November.

The Canadian trio will jet to London to pick up the accolade at the event, which will be hosted by Alice Cooper.

Alter Bridge and Cheap Trick will perform at the show.

Past recipients of the Classic Rock Living Legend award include Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Cooper.

Rush star Geddy Lee says, "We are thrilled to receive the Living Legend award from Classic Rock... We are humbled and very appreciative."

Meanwhile, AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine, Slash and K...
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Piercing Should Have Age Limits (Links & Stuff)

March 25th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Valerie Bertinelli
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Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood' Forms A Cast, Reveals Plot - Geeks of Doom

This Band Probably Shouldn't Play An Autism Charity Event - Holy Taco

Valerie Bertinelli further proves that it's time to take out the belly-...
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Review: U2's 'No Line On The Horizon'

March 10th, 2009 10:52am EDT
No Line On The Horizon
Let's put aside, if we can, the years of accolades this band has earned. Let's forget about Rolling Stone Magazine's five-star rating for this album (giving it "classic" status). Ignore the aging rock stars that have been written off more than once. And pay no attention to the sparse grey album cover that has left some fans scratching their heads.

All you need to focus on is the music. Three of the finest producers in music - all previous U2 collaborators - were involved in U2's twelfth studio album. Danny Lanois, Brian Eno, and Steve Lillywhite all put their mark on "No Line On...
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Rush To Release 'Retrospective III' March 3

January 20th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced details of the upcoming third volume in its continuing compilation series. "Retrospective III (1989-2008)" arrives in stores on March 3rd.

The collection - available as both individual CD and two-disc CD/DVD set - features tracks culled from the legendary trio's two decades with Atlantic Records, spanning such acclaimed studio works as 1989's Presto, 1991's Roll The Bones, 1993's Counterparts, 1996's Test For Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails, and 2007's Snakes & Arrows. In addition, Retrospective III features a previously unreleased live ve...
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Rush To Perform On National Television For The First Time In Over 30 Years

July 15th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush will make a very rare national television appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

The band will be performing their timeless hit, "Tom Sawyer." Eschewing these types of opportunities for most of their career, the band made an exception for the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated show. It is the renowned rock trio's first television appearance since 1975.

In other news, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – are featured in the current issue of Rolling Stone. The multi-p...
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Rush Resumes Touring In April; To Release 2-CD Set, 'Snakes & Arrows Live,' April 8

February 25th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush have announced early details of their upcoming new album, Snakes & Arrows Live. The 2-CD live set will arrive in stores on April 8th.

"Snakes & Arrows Live" was recorded last October at the Netherlands' Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned rock trio's lengthy world tour, and mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). The five month trek celebrated Rush's acclaimed 2007 studio release, "Snakes & Arrows," which includes the Grammy Award-nominated track, "Malignant Narcissism."

The new album features an explosi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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Rush Announce 'Snakes + Arrows' World Tour

March 28th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Rush
Canadian power rock trio Rush (Geddy Lee, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards; Alex Lifeson, guitars; and Neil Peart, drums) is set to kick off their latest tour in support of their new album, Snakes + Arrows, June 13 in Atlanta, GA. The New album drops May 1.

Jun. 13 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheater

Jun. 15 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater

Jun. 16 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater - Florida State Fairgrounds

Jun. 18 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek

Jun. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Jun. 22 - Virginia Beach - Verizon Wireless Amphitheat...
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Rush Announce New Album

February 15th, 2007 1:17pm EST
Rush
Rush has unveiled details of its upcoming new album, entitled "Snakes & Arrows." The renowned rock trio's first new collection of original material in nearly five years, the album will be released on May 1st.

"Snakes & Arrows" was recorded in the fall of 2006 with Grammy Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) and Rush co-producing. The album's first single, "Far Cry," will impact at rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-March.

Rush -- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart -- will trumpet the release of "Snakes & Arrows" with a full-scale North American tour...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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History Of Heavy Metal Coming To DVD May 23 In "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey"

March 21st, 2006 4:16pm EST
Rob Zombie
Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with Metal icons including Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickison, Geddy Lee of Rush, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Ronnie James Dio, Motorhe...
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Rush to Release 30th Anniversary Live DVD

November 21st, 2005 1:00pm EST
Rush
Not many popular rock bands last 30 years and even fewer can still make viable music that far into their career. But Canadian power trio sensation, Rush, continues to defy convention, recording new material and releasing the kind of groundbreaking albums that have defined them since their self titled debut in 1974.

Since then, bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart have been through numerous evolutions, each of which helped them blaze new, revolutionary trails for music and musicianship. They were at the forefront of the heavy metal and progressi...
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