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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.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Transcript: 'Classic Sleeves Dissected, Rush - 'Hemispheres'' - Rock Candy, February - March 2018

I've just transcribed "Classic Sleeves Dissected, Rush - 'Hemispheres'", a fresh interview with Hugh Syme where he looks back on creating the classic Hemispheres album cover, from the recent February/March issue of Rock Candy magazine. - Thanks to Horus Threesixteen for the original article!

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Transcript: 'One More Little Victory: After Several Life-Altering Setbacks, Rush Ends Its Six-Year Hiatus' - Vancouver Sun, August 31, 2002

A new addition to my Transcript Archive, here's an article you may remember. Back in 2002, when discussing the Eagles reunion in the Vancouver Sun, Don Henley dissed Rush as "yuck." When Rush came through town later that year, Geddy was asked about it and didn't hold back. You can read about it and more in 'One More Little Victory: After Several Life-Altering Setbacks, Rush Ends Its Six-Year Hiatus' from August 31, 2002". - Thanks to RushFanForever for sending!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Updated ''Pedals Over The Pyrenees: Or Spain And Spokes And Trains' by Neil Peart' from Power Windows

An expansion to the transcript of Neil Peart's Pedals Over The Pyrenees... It's been 12 years since I first shared Chapter 1 of Neil's privately published travelogue, ''Pedals Over The Pyrenees: Or Spain And Spokes And Trains', transcribed by Geddy On Dime. Now, John Patuto at Cygnus-X1.net has expanded the transcript for us, by adding chapters 2 - 4. Check out chapters 1 - 4 here. - Thanks for John Patuto at Cygnus-X1.net for sharing!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Transcript: 'Rush Hour (A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary Review)' - Stereophile, March 2018

I just transcribed a review of the A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary reissue, from the current (March) issue of Stereophile magazine. It includes a few new comments from Terry Brown interviewed just for this review. Check it out here. - Thanks to T. Rivere for the original article.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Transcript: 'Gold Is The Color Of Rush's Metal' - Toronto Star, October 19, 1993

Published by the Toronto Star on October 19, 1993, the day Counterparts was released, I've just transcribed 'Gold Is The Color Of Rush's Metal'. Including a brief interview with Neil Peart where he discusses the inspirations behind the music, the article notes that the album was "shipping gold simultaneously in both Canada and the U.S. - 50,000 units here, 500,000 down there", likely the last Rush album to ship gold.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Transcript: 'Lee Takes Off Solo: Unexpected Hiatus Pushed Rush Veteran To Make Album' - Montreal Gazette, November 30, 2000

My latest transcript is 'Lee Takes Off Solo: Unexpected Hiatus Pushed Rush Veteran To Make Album' from the November 30, 2000 issue of the Montreal Gazette. The article includes a brief history of what was going on with Rush at that time, before interviewing Geddy about his solo album. Of note is Geddy's comment "In all honesty, we started writing in hopes of creating some sort of production company together, where we could write songs for other people..."

Monday, January 15, 2018

Transcript 'Rolling Bones Gather No Rust' - Canadian Composer, Winter 1993

Here's a recently transcribed cover feature, 'Rolling Bones Gather No Rust', from the Winter 1993 issue of Canadian Composer, written by Dave Bidini interviewing Neil Peart from the Roll the Bones era. Thanks to Joe Pesch for providing the article and for John Patuto for sharing the transcript!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Transcript: 'Rush To Play And Help Canadian Rockers Are Into Making A Difference, Not Backslapping' - Wichita Eagle, May 23, 1992

I have transcribed 'Rush To Play And Help Canadian Rockers Are Into Making A Difference, Not Backslapping', a brief story from the May 23, 1992 issue of The Wichita Eagle. A unique interview with Alex Lifeson, it was given shortly after Rush played Berlin for the first time after the wall came down, and also includes his comments on how Rush quietly raised thousands of pounds of food for the United Way, and his thoughts on high-profile rock benefits "It's a wonderful thing that artists get involved, but at the same time there's a lot of backslapping and 'aren't we wonderful?'"

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.