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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.


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!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Dale Head and The Mindwinder's cover of "New World Man"

Here's a recent cover for you to check out, just added to the Rush Covers and Tributes page. "New World Man" performed by jazz band Dale Head and The Mindwinder on Swing on the Rocks, released last July.
"Swing on the Rocks expands the Great American Songbook with 14 classic rock songs re-imagined in an innovative big band format. Swing on the Rocks explores 'soundscapes' in a nod back to the progressive rock of the 1970s...On Swing on the Rocks, Dale is surrounded by an 18-piece big band style orchestra that features amazing guitar solos and the impressive stylings of Paul Shaffer (of the CBS Orchestra on Late Night with Dave Letterman) on the Hammond B3 organ throughout, creating a riveting roller coaster of a musical ride." - mindwinder.net 
- Thanks to Rien Jansens for the headsup!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Transcript: Rush In Rio Vinyl Edition Essay by Ray Wawrzyniak

My latest transcript is now available for your reading enjoyment, the liner notes essay from the all new Rush In Rio 4 LP vinyl edition written by Ray Wawrzyniak.

Ray takes us back to that night and the historic setlist from the Vapor Trails tour.  Check out the liner notes here

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Transcript: Geddy Lee: His Favorite Music, Bassics, March/April 2001

Today sees the 18th Anniversary of Geddy Lee's My Favorite Headache.  I have a new transcript of the March/April 2001 issue of Bassics magazine for your enjoyment, featuring a new (to me) interview with Geddy, where he talks about some aspects of making the album that I've never seen before. - Thanks to John Patuto for the transcript!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Rush sighting on The Big Bang Theory

It took 12 seasons, but Rush has finally been referenced on CBS' The Big Big Theory.  In tonight's season premiere, “The Conjugal Configuration”, Sheldon and Amy are on their honeymoon and check into room 2112. - Thanks to B-man for the headsup, and to Cygnus-X1.net for the screenshot.

Friday, September 21, 2018

"Progression: Alex Lifeson's Acoustic Chronicles" - Guitar Player, September 2018

For your weekend enjoyment, checkout this new interview with Alex Lifeson from the September issue of Guitar Player magazine. In "Progression: Alex Lifeson's Acoustic Chronicles", Alex looks back on writing classic Rush on acoustic guitars, and also talks about his current studio efforts. - Thanks to John Patuto for sharing the original transcript!

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!