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Site Updates


Welcome to the "Site Updates" page, created to document additions to this website which might not necessary be worthy of sharing on the main "News" page, such as additions to the "Inspirations", "References" or "Downloads" pages. More notably, it documents the frequent updates to the "Transcript Archive". To be notified of updates, you can also subscribe to my Twitter feed and be sure to Like us on Facebook.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Transcript: "Band Still Creates Rush 30 Million Discs Later" - Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1990

My latest transcript is a newspaper story that was published in the Vancouver Sun 30 years ago yesterday... In "Band Still Creates Rush 30 Million Discs Later", Alex Lifeson reacts to the growth of Rush fanzines such as "The Spirit of Rush" as well as the growth of 'video music' and late 80's heavy metal. - Thanks to Heiko Klages for providing the original article.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Transcript: "'It Is Kind Of Embarrassing Getting This Attention' Rush Power Charity Drive" - Toronto Globe And Mail, November 15, 1982

Another long lost interview with Neil Peart, "'It Is Kind Of Embarrassing Getting This Attention' Rush Power Charity Drive", from the November 15, 1982 issue of the - Toronto Globe And Mail. In it, Neil is embarrassed by the attention the band was receiving for donating the proceeds of three nights at Maple Leaf Gardens to the United Way. "It is kind of embarrassing getting this attention and trying to explain it. We've done charity things before but always in private. This time, it's being treated like a big thing. It shouldn't be forgotten that everyone else is coming along - including the Gardens and the unions - and aren't getting any credit." - Thanks to RushFanForever for sharing the article.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Transcript: "Neil Peart Album Update", Modern Drummer, January 1992

Another long lost article featuring Neil Peart has been unearthed, this one is Neil's "Album Update" which appeared in the January 1992 issue of Modern Drummer, four months after the release of Roll The Bones. Neil talks about how thanks to preparation he was able to record his drum parts in a day and half, finally getting back to recording an instrumental, and how the drum part from Heresy had its origins from a village in Africa. - Thanks to Heiko Klages for providing the article!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Transcript: Fly By Night Press Kit Mercury Records, February 3, 1975

Fly By Night was released 45 years ago this month (February 15, 1975), and I've finally received a copy of the Fly By Night Press Kit (dated February 3, 1975) which I have transcribed.   It's an interesting time capsule, promoting the band and their new drummer ("after an exhaustive search, Neil Peart joined the band. Neil adds an almost maniacal drums style...") - Thanks to Joe Pesch for providing the press release.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Transcript: "Rush Promises A Show For The 90s", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 23, 1990

I have just transcribed another long-lost 30 year old interview with Neil Peart.  Check out "Rush Promises A Show For The 90s" from the March 23, 1990 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. - Thanks to Heiko Klages for providing the original article.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Transcript "Rush draws on reading material", Lethbridge Herald, October 29, 1976

It's transcript Tuesday, and I've just transcribed "Rush draws on reading material" from the October 29, 1976 issue of the Lethbridge Herald, a long lost interview with a 24 year old Neil Peart given during the All the World' a Stage tour, where he talks of how the band's reading material inspired their songwriting. - Thanks to Darren Michaloski for providing the original article!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Transcript: "In No Rush For Immortality - Drummer Peart Never Looks Back", San Diego Union-Tribune, February 3, 1988

Here's a new transcript addition that was passed on to me after Neil's passing. "In No Rush For Immortality - Drummer Peart Never Looks Back" was published 32 years ago in the San Diego Union-Tribune. In it, Neil talks about the fleeting nature of pop music, and makes the wry comment "I have no need at all for our old music - basically anything we did before 1980 - because it was so simplistic." Ah Neil...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Transcript: "Geddy Lee: Progressively Minded, Forward Thinking", Bass Guitar, November 2019

It's been awhile since I shared a new transcript, so here is "Geddy Lee: Progressively Minded, Forward Thinking" from last November's issue of Bass Guitar, transcribed by John Patuto.  Geddy is promoting his Big Beautiful Book Of Bass, and mentions how his '62 foam green Fender Jazz has become one of his favorites.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Transcript: "You Can Judge An Album By Its Cover, Says Rush Band Member" - Indy Star, August 9, 2002

Check out this find, "You Can Judge An Album By Its Cover, Says Rush Band Member", a Q&A with Geddy Lee from the August 9, 2002 edition of the Indy Star. It's a unique interview as Geddy discusses the album cover, not a frequent topic in Rush interviews. - Thanks to RushFanForever for unearthing the article!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Transcript: Alex Lifeson 'Victor' Press Release, January 1996

Released 24 years ago this coming January, I've just transcribed the Atlantic-Records Press Release for Alex Lifeson's 'Victor' project, which features a Q&A with Alex. Still holding out for Victor 2! - Thanks to Joe Pesch for sharing the press kit!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Transcript: Neil Peart's foreword to "The History of Canadian Rock 'N' Roll" by Bob Mersereau

Published in early 2015, "The History of Canadian Rock 'N' Roll" by Bob Mersereau presents a streamlined, informative trip through the country's rich history and depth of talent, from the 1950s to today, covering such topics as: Toronto's club scene, the folk rock and psychedelic rock of the 1960s, Canadian artists who hit major stardom in the United States, the challenges and reform of the Canadian broadcasting system, the huge hits of the 1970s, Canadian artists' presence all over the pop charts in the 1990s, and Canada's indie-rock renaissance of the 2000s.  The book's foreword was written by none other than Neil Peart, and you can check it out here. - Thanks to RushFanForever for sharing the transcript!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Transcript: Geddy Lee's foreword to "The Flyer Vault" by Daniel Tate and Rob Bowman

Coming later next month, 'The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto Concert History' [https://amzn.to/2MKWaKJ] by Daniel Tate and Rob Bowman, covers 150 years of Toronto concerts.  The book's foreword was written by none other than Geddy Lee, and you can check it out here. - Thanks to RushFanForever for sharing the transcript!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Transcript: "Geddy Lee: The Soundtrack Of My Life" - Classic Rock, April 2019

Last spring Geddy Lee appeared in "The Soundtrack Of My Life" feature of issue #261 of Classic Rock magazine.  Freshly transcribed for your viewing pleasure, Geddy Lee talks about "The Records, Artists And Gigs That Are Of Lasting Significance To Him."  check it out now.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Transcript: "Natural Science - New World Man - Mystic Rhythms" - Planet Rock, April 2019

Rush appeared on the cover of this past April's issue of Planet Rock magazine. For your weekend enjoyment, check out the three feature stories. "Natural Science tells the story of the making of Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, while "New World Man" is an all new interview with Alex Lifeson, where he looks back on his days with Rush, and also addresses the possibility of a future solo album. - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the transcript!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Transcript: "Rush: 30th Anniversary Tour" - Professional Lighting And Production, Fall 2004

Can you believe it, the R30 tour took place 15 years ago this summer?! Look back on the tour with this fresh transcript of "Rush: 30th Anniversary Tour; One of Canada's legendary bands celebrates 30 years of success with a world tour designed by Howard Ungerleider" from the Fall 2004 issue of Professional Lighting And Production magazine. - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the transcript!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Transcript: Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland Vinyl Edition Essay by Ray Wawrzyniak

The vinyl edition of Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland was released on June 7, and once again Ray Wawrzyniak has penned an all new essay to accompany the reissue.  You can check out the linernotes here. - Thanks to Ray W for providing the essay, and for John Patuto for help transcribing!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Transcript: Geddy Lee: Bass Conservatorr, Vintage Guitar, March 2019

Geddy Lee appeared on the cover of the March edition of Vintage Guitar magazine for the feature story "Geddy Lee: Bass Conservator". Check it out here, and thanks again to John Patuto for sharing his transcript!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Transcript: Geddy Lee: What a Rush!, Bass Guitar (UK), April 2011

Here's an old cover feature that was recently discovered - Geddy Lee appeared on the cover of the UK's Bass Guitar magazine back in April 2011, and in the accompanying article he talks about the Rickenbacker 4001 bass. A great article, Geddy clearly explains what he loves about that bass, and why he switched to the Fender Jazz... - Thanks to John at Cygnus-X1.net for sharing the transcript!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rush in Rio Vinyl Edition Desktop Wallpaper Images

Earlier this year, RUSH​ released the 4LP 180 Gram Vinyl edition of Rush In Rio (https://amzn.to/2Dy6IJ8). I recently shared the vinyl edition linernotes essay written by Ray Wawrzyniak. Now, I have fourteen new desktop wallpaper images exclusive to vinyl edition to share with you. Both the essay and the new wallpaper images are on my Rush in Rio page. - Thanks to John at Cygnus-X1.net for sharing his images!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Transcript: "An Exercise in Self-Indulgence" - "Beauty & The Bass" - "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass Review" - PROG, December 2018

Back in December, Rush was featured on the cover of PROG magazine as part of their look at the 40th Anniversary release.  Geddy is interviewed for the cover feature "An Exercise in Self-Indulgence", as well for the followup interview about his basses in "Beauty & The Bass".  The transcript concludes with a review of "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass".  Check it all out here, and thanks once again to John at Cygnus-X1.net for sharing the transcript!