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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, December 11, 2017

Transcript: 'I Love Phil (Neil Peart on Phil Collins)' - Rhythm, April 2011

I've just transcribed a half page article from the April issue of Rhythm magazine, titled "I Love Phil" by Neil Peart. Part of a spotlight on Phil Collins, Neil looks back on how he was inspired by Phil including seeing Genesis in concert before he joined Rush, and includes a couple of interesting anecdotes on how "Phil and I have actually encountered each other face-to-face, unknown to him, on two occasions, almost 20 years apart".

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wallpaper Added for "A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary"

I have updated my A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary page with a complete set of wallpaper from the Super Deluxe Boxed Set. The new wallpapers for Xanadu, Madrigal and A Farewell to Kings are awesome! Get them here.  A huge thanks to John Patuto at Cygnus-X1.net for sharing his raw scans!

If you haven't already, be sure to order now:

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The 'A Farewell to Kings' 40th Anniversary Edition linernotes essay

The 'A Farewell to Kings' 40th Anniversary Edition was released Friday, and I have just updated my site with the full linernotes transcript including the extensive essay written by Rob Bowman. Check it out here, where you'll also find a few of the album art images, with more to come. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Transcript: 'A Farewell To Kings At 40: The Making Of Rush's Classic 70's Album' - PROG, December 2017

The "A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition" arrives on Friday (http://amzn.to/2xSWem3), and to commemorate the release, Rush graces the cover of the December issue of PROG magazine. Check out the full transcript here, including "A Farewell To Kings At 40: The Making Of Rush's Classic 70's Album" plus two sidebars with Terry Brown and top prog stars sharing their thoughts on the classic album. - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the transcript!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Transcript: 'Stopover: London' - Men's Fashion, Spring 2015

Back in early 2015, Geddy Lee appeared in the spring issue of Men's Fashion magazine, in a segment titled 'Stopover: London'. I just transcribed it, as it's an interesting piece where Geddy talks about his favorite places in London, including his favorite hotel, bar, shopping venues and more.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Transcript: 'The Making of 'Hemispheres' With Terry Brown' - Rock Candy, April - May 2017

Rush's Hemispheres was released 39 years ago today (October 29, 1978). To mark the occasion I have a new transcript addition for your enjoyment, 'The Making of 'Hemispheres' With Terry Brown' from the April 2017 issue of Rock Candy. Published last spring, Terry gives a brief account of his history with the band and looks back on the recording of this landmark album. Also included is the sidebar "My First Gig" written by Dream Theater's John Petrucci, where he recalls his first concert, Rush in 1982. - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the transccript!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Transcript: 'Rush: Three Smart Rockers Loosen Up And Have Some Fun' - Boston Globe, December 6, 1991

As it has been awhile since I've added a transcript, here's a long lost but short interview with Neil Peart given during the Roll The Bones tour, from the December 6, 1991 edition of the Boston Globe. In 'Rush: Three Smart Rockers Loosen Up And Have Some Fun', Neil talks about his favorite subject, the "soul-destroying" tedium of touring, which he remarks that if unchecked can lead to a sense of alienation and in turn lyrics like those put forth by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Transcript: "Open Ears: On The Road With Rush, Parts One and Two" - Guitar For The Practicing Musician, July & August 1986

Back in August 2013, I transcribed Part One of "Open Ears: On The Road With Rush" from the July 1986 issue of Guitar For The Practicing Musician, and included the plea for someone that might come forward with Part Two, as it appeared in the subsequent August issue. Well four years later my plea has been answered. A huge thank you to Marrije Essink, the admin of www.facebook.com/groups/stevemorse, for providing Part Two. I've updated my transcript to include both parts, enjoy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Transcript: '10 Ways to Sound Like Neil Peart' - Drum!, June 2016

Today marks two years to the day that Rush played its final concert on the R40 tour. I was reminded of this recently when putting together my latest transcript addition, '10 Ways to Sound Like Neil Peart' from the June 2016 issue of Drum! magazine. As the intro reads, 'At the conclusion of the final show of the tour, at the Forum in Los Angeles, Neil Peart did something he'd never done before, joining bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson downstage and waving, seemingly, to Rush fans everywhere.' The article goes on to cite 10 aspects of Neil Peart's greatness both as a drummer and as a human being, that one must adhere to to sound like like him. In other words, he's one of a kind... - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the transcript.

Monday, July 17, 2017

'Dear Guitar Hero - Alex Lifeson of Rush' - Guitar World, March 2004

I've just transcribed 'Dear Guitar Hero - Alex Lifeson of Rush' from the March 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine.  Among other things Alex defends Bryan Adams and remembers the opening night in Hartford on the Vapor Trails tour.  This was likely Alex's last Q&A before his New Year's Eve at the Ritz, as he wasn't asked about it here (lucky him). - Thanks to rushfanforever for providing the original article.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

'Backstage Pass: Rush' - Keyboard, May 1997

I've just transcribed 'Backstage Pass: Rush', an long lost interview with Geddy Lee on the Test for Echo tour from the May 1997 issue of Keyboard magazine. Besides talking about the tech used on the tour, and Geddy also talks about choosing a setlist, and how writing new music is key for a band to stay current. - Thanks to RushFanForever for providing the original article!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Transcript: 'Rushing Ahead' - Worcester Phoenix, March 11, 1994

A fresh transcript for your Friday enjoyment, 'Rushing Ahead' is an exclusive interview with Geddy Lee which appeared in the Worcester Phoenix, March 11, 1994. Geddy comments on the bands success during the grunge era, and talks at length about Counterparts. - Thanks to Heiko Klages for sending the original article.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time for a makeover!

First admission - I ­­­am not a website designer. I started the Power Windows website almost ­­­­20 years ago when I was tasked to put together a simple website for the job I had at the time. To get my feet wet in website design, I first created this Rush website as a means to share Rush wallpaper. This was back in 1998 when the internet was a dull place and there were very few Rush resources out there, and even fewer Rush images. I know what I like to see on a website, however, and basically pieced it together as I went along. I used my site to serve my Rush addiction, and accordingly it has grown significantly over the years.

For the last 19 years things have gone fairly smoothly until I started getting complaints that my site wasn’t “mobile friendly”. What? Mobile friendly? “Who cares” was my knee jerk response, but as this happened more and more frequently I realized I either had to close up shop for good or do a site redesign.

Obviously I opted for the redesign and it has taken months to finish, but before I began I thought about how I could make things more simple. My old site had stuff for any given album spread out into various pages. Now, everything for a given album (or video) release is found on that album’s page. There you will find not only the linernotes and lyrics, but also the tourbook (if there is one), desktop wallpaper, themes, and more. I drew the line at chopping up the Transcript Archive, as there are many articles that are not album specific that couldn’t be pigeonholed into any given album’s page. It’s a complete redesign, truly, but it still is not quite done - my News page is on Google’s “Blogger” platform and needs lots of work, but that will have to wait.

So there you have it, I hope it works. Oh, and it’s mobile friendly…

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2112-40th Anniversary Desktop Wallpaper and Linernotes

I've just finished uploading 12 new desktop wallpaper images for your viewing pleasure which you will find on my Rush Art Gallery of Desktop Wallpaper page here. In addition, last week I transcribed the linernotes essay by Rob Bowman which you can check out here. Thanks as always to John Patuto for providing the original scans.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Transcript: 'Trio Gives Fans A 20-Year Rush' - Tampa Tribune, March 4, 1994

I have a fresh transcript for your enjoyment. "Trio Gives Fans A 20-Year Rush", a long lost interview with Geddy Lee given during the Counterparts tour, is a syndicated story that appeared in the March 4, 1994 issue of the Tampa Tribune. Geddy talks about the aggressiveness of the album, the old songs "relearned" for the setlist, and that the show was NOT to be confused with a 20th Anniversary reunion show (That isn't what this group is about. Rush is a current, alive group.") - Thanks to Heiko Klages for sending the original article.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

"2112-40th Anniversary Edition" linernotes now available

I have just finished transcribing and uploading the linernotes from the new "2112-40th Anniversary Edition." These linernotes are EXTENSIVE, including tons of quotes from the band both old and new, on topics from the thoughts that led to 2112, how the music was recorded, to the creation of the artwork and eventual success. The linernotes also include quotes from the artists who provided covers for this collection, and it is interesting to know they were all worried about pissing off hardcore Rush fans. You can check them out here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Transcript: 'All Hail The Heirs Apparent!' - Maclean's, July 1, 1976

Here we are on the verge of the release of the 2112 40th Anniversary Edition, when a long lost article from the original release era has been found. Check out, 'All Hail The Heirs Apparent!' from the July 1976 issue of Canada's Maclean's magazine, which praises the band's successes based on their endless touring, while staying "recklessly normal". - Thanks to RushFanForever for the sending the article my way!  

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just a few updates for November

I thought I'd make a note of some updates to the site.  First, obviously I've given the site a new coat of paint in celebration of the documentary, Time Stand Still (I hope you like it!).  Next, I've added the covers of both Time Stand Still and 2112-40th to the Desktop Wallpaper page.  I have also added quite a few wallpapers to the Smartphone Wallpaper page.  And finally be sure to check out the updated Rush Bibliography page (aka "books"), which now includes a "Rush Fiction" section with a complete listing of all Rush novelizations and short stories.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Transcript: "All Together Now: Rush Does Its Own Thing" - Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1987

I have a new transcript for your enjoyment.  From the December 17, 1987 edition of the Chicago Tribune check out "All Together Now: Rush Does Its Own Thing", a long lost interview with Neil Peart where he discusses their 12th studio album released in 13 years (just think about that for a moment!), "Hold Your Fire".