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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.

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 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 ( 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 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 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." - 
- 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 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 has expanded the transcript for us, by adding chapters 2 - 4. Check out chapters 1 - 4 here. - Thanks for John Patuto at 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!