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Dateline: August 28th, 2016
Disqus commenting has been installed on every page throughout the site. In the past, some pages included a Facebook commenting section, however I've decided to incorporate the more widely-used Disqus platform, and have installed it throughout the site. All Disqus commenting sections will be located at the bottom of each page. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: July 28th, 2016
Another new section to the website debuts today. The A Show of Fans Rush Fanzine Archive. This US-based fanzine ran for a number of years in the late 1990's, and included some fantastic information. Each of its seventeen issues has been carefully reproduced for this exclusive archive. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: July 16th, 2016
Uploaded another set of concert pics from the band's Time Machine Tour. These pictures were taken during the August 31st, 2010 show at the Allentown Fair Grouds in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Click HERE to view the pics, which are courtesy of Rob Scholz.

-John

Dateline: July 6th, 2016
Uploaded another vintage set of concert pics from the band's Signals Tour. These pictures were taken during the March 20th, 1983 show in Lakeland, Florida. Click HERE to view the pics, which are courtesy of David Leonard.

-John

Dateline: June 30th, 2016
I'm proud to annouce a new feature to Cygnus-X1.Net. The complete Tom Sawyer's Treasures Rush Fanzine Archive. This short-lived fanzine focused on Rush album/cd collectibles, and included some great information. Check out the archive at this LINK. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: June 25th, 2016
I've uploaded the thirteenth installment of the on-going Rush: A Brief History of Time series. The thirteenth installment includes 239 "new" articles and advertisements; 54 from the 1970's, 39 from the 1980's, 110 from the 1990's, 1 from the 2000's and 35 from the current 2010 decade. Roughly half of the articles this time around focus on the releases of Presto and Roll the Bones, including some great, separate interviews with each of the band members. Click HERE to view all the articles in this installment.

-John

Dateline: June 21st, 2016
Yet another vintage cover-feature article for your reading pleasure. This one, titled Rush: They Are What They Are came from the June 28th, 1984 issue of Northeast Ohio Scene Magazine. It's an interview with Geddy Lee on the making of Grace Under Pressure. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: June 11th, 2016
Uploaded a new vintage cover-feature article from the band's Test For Echo era. Coming from the October 17th - 23rd, 1996 issue of Buffalo New York's Metro Weekend Magazine, this interview with Neil Peart is titled, aptly, The Road Less Traveled: A Conversation With Neil Peart Of Rush. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: May 12th, 2016
Rush appeared on the cover of the July 1976 issue of the Canadian Magazine titled simply SOUND. The article associated with the issue has been transcribed and is now available HERE. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: March 10th, 2016
Uploaded a somewhat vintage set of concert pics from the band's second (2011) leg of their Time Machine Tour. These pictures were taken during the June 8th show, of the tour's last, in Greenville, South Carolina. Click HERE to view the pics which are courtesy of Kelly Moretta Kimmel.

-John

Dateline: March 1st, 2016
Uploaded a vintage set of concert pics from the Hemisphere's tour. The pictures were taken during a previously unknown date in Albuquerque, New Mexico which took place on November 21st, 1978. Click HERE to view the pics which are courtesy of Danny Manweller.

-John

Dateline: February 26th, 2016
Transcribed a new article that appeared in the March 2016 issue of MOJO magazine. It's titled Rush Make 2112, 1976 and includes comments about the band's concept album by Geddy Lee as well as producer Terry Brown. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: February 10th, 2016
Scanned and transcribed a new feature article that appeared in the March 2016 issue of Guitar World magazine. Titled Farewell to Kings, this interview with both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson has the bandmates looking back at the R40 Live tour and the selection process of the set list. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: January 14th, 2016
Uploaded a small collection of pictures from the Hemispheres Tour. These were taken during the May 24th, 1979 show at the Chateau Neuf in Oslo, Norway. Click HERE to view them.

-John

Dateline: January 13th, 2016
Rush appear on the cover of the January 2016 issue of International Musician magazine. The accompanying article, titled RUSH Looks Back on 40 Years of Epic Songs has been transcribed and can be read HERE. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: January 1st, 2016
Transcribed a new article that appears in the Januaey 2016 issue of Sound on Sound magazine. Titled R is for Rush - David Bottrill: Recording & Mixing R40 Live, this is an in-depth look at what it took to record, mix, and produce Rush's R40 Live Album and Concert DVD. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: December 7th, 2015
The December 2015 issue of Drumhead magazine includes an article about, and written by, Neil Peart. The discussion - his retirement. Click HERE to read all about it.

-John

Dateline: December 1st, 2015
The fall issue of Professional Lighting and Production Magazine includes a cover feature of Rush and their lighting director Howard Ungerleider. The article has been transcribed and can be read at this LINK. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: November 27th, 2015
Neil Peart appears on the cover of the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Click HERE to read the cover feature. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: November 23rd, 2015
Uploaded a new vintage collection of pictures, this time from the Permanent Waves warm-up tour. These pictures were taken by Billy Alexander at the August 22nd, 1979 show at the Capital Centre in Largo, Maryland. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: November 22nd, 2015
Geddy Lee appears on the cover of the November/December 2015 issue of HOSS Magazine. The article/interview has been scanned and transcribed and is now online HERE. Enjoy-

-John

Dateline: November 21st, 2015
Scanned and transcribed all of the liner notes and artwork from both the R40 Live Album and Concert film packages. Click the links below to access each page.
  • R40 Live Album - Info Page
  • R40 Live Album - Artwork
  • R40 Live Concert Film - Info Page
  • R40 Live Concert Film - Artwork
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 19th, 2015
    Transcribed a new article appearing in the November issue of PROG Magazine. This interview with Alex Lifeson touches upon numerous topics including the future of Rush. Click HERE to read it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 12th, 2015
    Two new articles on Rush have just been transcribed and uploaded. The first comes from the November/December 2015 issue of Canadian Musician magazine and is called Travelling Back In Time With Rush. The second is an interview with Neil Peart that will be featured in the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Click HERE to read it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 11th, 2015
    Uploaded a new vintage collection of pictures, this time from the A Farewell to Kings tour. These pictures were taken by Lee Steel at the March 24th, 1978 show in Tampa, Florida. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 4th, 2015
    Transcribed the new article, penned by Neil Peart, that appears in the December 2015 issue of Drum! Magazine. The article, titled Magnetic Memories: Four Decades in the Studio with Rush can be viewed HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 10th, 2015
    Scanned and uploaded the artwork from the second 2016 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 16th, 2015
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the band's Permanent Waves tour. These pictures were taken from Rush's 9/2/79 show in Toronto. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: September 11th, 2015
    An early bootleg from 1974 was recently released globally (and unofficially) under the name "The Lady Gone Electric: New York City 1974". Because of its extended release, I decided to create pages detailing the album's information and artwork. Click HERE for the album liner notes, tracks, and more. Click HERE for the artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 9th, 2015
    Scanned and uploaded the artwork from the 2016 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 8th, 2015
    Transcribed a new article that appears in the October 2015 issue of Classic Rock Magazine. The article is called Exit Stage Left? Inside Rush's 'Farewell' Show

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 16th, 2015
    Even though this site hosts thousands of historic Rush concert photos, we've never had any posted from the time before the band's debut album - until now. While this only reflects two pictures, they're great shots from the band's performance at the Waterloo Lutheran University in Waterloo, Ontario on October 12th, 1973. Click HERE to view them.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 1st, 2015
    Below are links to the final lot of R40 photo galleries. It's been one heck of a tour and, hopefully, not the last.
  • Phoenix, AZ - 07.27.2015
  • Irvine, CA - 07.30.2015
  • Los Angeles, CA - 08.01.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 27th, 2015
    The next lot of R40 photo galleries are now online:
  • Portland, OR - 07.21.2015
  • San Jose, CA - 07.23.2015
  • Las Vegas, NV - 07.25.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 20th, 2015
    The next lot of R40 photo galleries are now online:
  • Salt Lake City, UT - 07.13.2015
  • Calgary, AB - 07.15.2015
  • Vancouver, BC - 07.17.2015
  • Seattle, WA - 07.19.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 13th, 2015
    The next lot of R40 photo galleries are now online:
  • *NEW* Front-Row Pics from Toronto, ON - 06.17.2015 and 06.19.2015
  • Kansas City, MO - 07.09.2015
  • Denver, CO - 07.11.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 8th, 2015
    Rush were featured on the cover of the January 2015 issue of PROG magazine. The issue included three articles on the band. The articles along with all of the photos have been scanned, transcribed, and uploaded HERE for your reading pleasure.

    Additionally, the band appeared on the cover of the July 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine as well. The article within that issue, titled Everyone Loves Rush has been scanned and transcribed and is available HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 29th, 2015
    The next lot of R40 photo galleries are now online:
  • Toronto, ON - 06.17.2015
  • Toronto, ON - 06.19.2015
  • Montreal, QB - 06.21.2015
  • Boston, MA - 06.23.2015
  • Philadelphia, PA - 06.25.2015
  • Newark, NJ - 06.27.2015
  • New York, NY - 06.29.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 18th, 2015
    Transcribed and posted the complete cover-story article from Rush's appearance in Rolling Stone magazine. Click HERE to read it.

    -John

    Dateline: June 17th, 2015
    The next lot of R40 photo galleries are now online:
  • Buffalo, NY - 06.10.2015
  • Chicago, IL - 06.12.2015
  • Detroit, MI - 06.14.2015
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 8th, 2015
    The next R40 photo gallery is now online. This pictures are from the June 8th show in Columbus, Ohio. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 1st, 2015
    Uploaded a massive photo gallery from the May 30th Bristow VA show (taken by yours truly). Also created a page that tracks all of the R40 concert reviews. Click HERE to access the page.

    -John

    Dateline: May 29th, 2015
    The latest photo galleries from the R40 tour have been uploaded. Now available are pictures from:
    Amalie Arena -- Tampa, Florida - 05.24.2015
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park -- Atlanta (Alpharetta), Georgia - 05.26.2015
    Greensboro Coliseum -- Greensboro, North Carolina - 05.28.2015
    Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 23rd, 2015
    More photo galleries from the R40 tour have been uploaded. Now available are pictures from the Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA shows from May 20th and 22nd respectively. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 18th, 2015
    More photo galleries from the R40 tour have been uploaded. Now available are pictures from the Austin, TX and Dallas, TX shows from May 16th and 18th respectively. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 15th, 2015
    Scanned and uploaded the artwork and photos from the R40 Tour Book. Also uploaded galleries from the last two R40 dates - St. Paul (05/12/2015) and St. Louis (05/14/2014). Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 12th, 2015
    Transcribed and uploaded the R40 Tour Book. The remaining images and photos from the rest of the tour book will be uploaded in the near future. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 11th, 2015
    With the launch of the R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour, complete set list details have been added to the site HERE while photos from the first two shows are available at the following links: May 8th - Tulsa Show - May 10th - Lincoln Show. More set list updates and tour photos will be uploaded throughout the tour. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 6th, 2015
    Uploaded four new sets of 'vintage' concert photos from the Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and R30 tours:
    San Diego - May 28th, 1984 - Grace Under Pressure
    San Diego - September 25th, 2002 - Vapor Trails
    Irvine California - September 28th, 2002 - Vapor Trails
    Chula Vista California - July 7th, 2004 - R30
    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 28th, 2015
    One of Neil Peart's privately published books from the mid-1980's, The African Drum, has been transcribed and uploaded to the site. This 200+ page book is presented in three major parts, the first of which - tanzania - is now available for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 13th, 2015
    It's been a while since I've created a new page for a Rush single but I recently came across a fairly rare double-single that was released in connection with the band's fourth live album different stages - live. The double-single release included The Spirit of Radio and 2112 in its entirety. Click HERE to view all the details and liner notes on the single.

    -John

    Dateline: March 7th, 2015
    Uploaded a fantastic, albeit brief, photo gallery from the band's Permanent Waves tour. These pictures were taken during the September 5th, 1979 show at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: March 5th, 2015
    I've uploaded the twelfth installment of the on-going Rush: A Brief History of Time series. In this installment, over 200 new articles have been added to the site, with the majority of those articles focusing on the three-year period of 1987-1989. Also included are a number of articles from the 70's as well as a mention of Neil Peart in a 1970 review of his then band J.R. Flood. Click HERE to view all the articles in this installment.

    -John

    Dateline: January 27th, 2015
    Uploaded five new sets of vintage concert photos, one each from Rush's Caress of Steel, 2112 and A Farewell to Kings, Exit...Stage Left and Signals tours. Below are the links to each:
    Kansas City, KS - October 18th, 1975 - Caress of Steel Tour
    Kansas City, MO - May 2nd, 1976 - 2112 Tour
    Madison, WI - January 29th, 1978 - A Farewell to Kings Tour
    Stafford, England - November 9th, 1981 - Exit...Stage Left Tour
    Birmingham, England - May 22nd, 1983 - Signals Tour
    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 22nd, 2015
    With the announcement of the R40 40th Anniversary tour, I've updated the Tour Info section with the tour dates and have prepared a section for the set list. More to come!

    -John

    Dateline: December 30th, 2014
    For this week's entry, I've uploaded a nice set of pictures from the R30 tour, specifically the band's stop in Scotland on September 14th. Click HERE to view the photo album. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 23rd, 2014
    Uploaded another great collection of vintage Rush concert photos, this time from their A Farewell to Kings tour. These pictures were taken during the September 11th, 1977 show at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: December 16th, 2014
    Uploaded a great collection of pictures from the September 21st, 1975 concert in Calgary, AB - yes, from the Caress of Steel tour! Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: December 9th, 2014
    Despite having literally thousands of concert photos online, I have very few from the Moving Pictures tour. Fortunately I found a small collection from Rush's April 10th, 1981 show in Dallas, Texas. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 2nd, 2014
    Uploaded a nice set of pictures from Rush's November 10th, 2002 show in Manchester, NH, during the band's Vapor Trails tour. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 25th, 2014
    Rush's Test for Echo tour, which was the first time the band performed a complete tour without the aid of an opening band, launched on October 19th, 1996 in Albany, NY. Pictures from that opening night show are now available for the first time anywhere. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 20th, 2014
    Rush has apppeared on the cover of RPM Magazine a number of times over the years, including the March 14th, 1981 issue which was just recently uncovered. The article associated with that issue is now available HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 18th, 2014
    Uploaded a new set of vintage concert photos and the first set that I've ever uploaded from the Counterparts tour. This set was taken during the March 11th, 1994 show in Worchester, MA. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 15th, 2014
    The artwork and photos from the new R40 Box Set are now online. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 11th, 2014 part deux
    With the release of the R40 video box set, I've completed the main page detailing the box set's liner notes, discs, special features and track listing. You can check it out HERE. Artwork for the boxset will follow within the next few days. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 11th, 2014
    Uploaded another fantastic set of concert photos, this time from from Rush's Permanent Waves tour. These pictures were taken during the band's August 19th, 1979 concert in Chicago, IL at the famed Comiskey Park as part of the Chicago Jam 2 concert event. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: November 4th, 2014
    Uploaded a great set of photos from Rush's June 17th, 1992 show at the Great Woods Center in Mansfield, Massachusettes. This concert took place during the band's Roll The Bones tour. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: September 30th, 2014
    The August 2014 issue of PROG Magazine counted down the 100 Greatest Prog Albums of All Time. Rush appeared on the list five times. I've scanned and transcribed the entire list for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 18th, 2014
    Scanned and transcriber an old Neil Peart interview that appeared in the October 1981 issues of Canadian Musician Magazine. His interviewer was Martin Deller of FM fame. Click HERE to read the drummer-on-drummer interview.

    -John

    Dateline: September 9th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Vapor Trails's Tour. This collection of over 30 photos were taken during Rush's October 27th, 2002 stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 4th, 2014
    Scanned and uploaded the artwork from the 2015 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 2nd, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Hemisphere's Tour. These pictures were taken during Rush's April 30th, 1979 stop in Manchester, England at the famed Apollo. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 25th, 2014
    Uploaded another set of concert photos from the band's recent Time Machine Tour. These pictures were taken during the band's 2010 leg of the tour, specifically on October 2nd stop at in West Palm Beach, Florida. The photographer, Michael Mark, was attending his 100th Rush concert, snapping these fantastic front-row shows in the process. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 19th, 2014
    Uploaded another 'vintage' set of concert photos, this time from Rush's Snakes & Arrows tour. These pictures were taken during the band's October 16th, 2007 performance at the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands; the first of two shows that were filmed and recorded for the later release of the band's Snakes & Arrows Live album and video. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: August 5th, 2014
    Uploaded a small but impressive set of photos from the September 15th, 2007 show in Montreal. These Snakes & Arrows tour pictures are courtesy of Jazmin Million. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: July 29th, 2014
    Uploaded another set of "older" concert photos, this time from the band's recent Time Machine Tour. These pictures were taken during the band's May 27th, 2011 stop at the Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam, Holland. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 16th, 2014
    Geddy Lee was featured on the cover of Terroni Magazine (Issue #6, July 2014) where he discussed his love of wine in an interview titled In Conversation with Geddy Lee. The issue has been transcribed and uploaded. You can view it HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: July 8th, 2014
    Uploaded another set of concert photos - this time from the final show of Rush's 30th Anniversary Tour. These pictures were taken at the Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam, Holland on October 1st, 2004. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 1st, 2014
    Uploaded another small vintage set of concert photos. These pictures were taken during Rush's tour in support of Hemispheres during their stop in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 23rd, 1979. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 24th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, albeit a small set. These pictures were taken during Rush's tour in support of their debut album - dating back to September 25th, 1974. The photos comes from the band's performance in Columbus Ohio at the Agora Ballroom. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 16th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Vapor Trails tour. These pictures were taken during the October 15th, 2002 show in Baltimore, Maryland. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 11th, 2014
    An in-depth interview with Alex Lifeson was conducted back in June of 2002 and appeared in the July 2002 issue of BW & BK magazine. The interview/article was titled Sweet Miracles! and can now be read online at this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 9th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Permanent Waves tour. These pictures were taken during the June 7th, 1980 show in London, England at the famed Hammersmith Odeon. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 2nd, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the A Farewell to Kings tour. These pictures were taken during the December 27th, 1977 show in London, Ontario. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 27th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Test For Echo tour. These pictures were taken during the November 24th, 1996 show in Las Vegas. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 19th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Signals era. These pictures were taken during the October 31st, 1982 show in Evansville, Indiana. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 14th, 2014
    Towards the end of their tour in support of Grace Under Pressure, Rush performed four dates for the first time (and only time to date) in Japan. To celebrate the occasion, they did something else they've never done before - created a special edition of their tour book. Taking the original Grace Under Pressure tourbook, all of the text was coverted into Japanese and an additional 18 photos were included. You can now see the additional photos (along with the originals) at this page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 12th, 2014
    Uploaded another fantastic photo gallery from the Hemispheres tour. These pictures were taken during the May 5th, 1979 show at the famed Hammersmith Odeon in London, England. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 9th, 2014
    With the 40th Anniversary ReIssue of Rush's debut album, I've created special pages which include all of the updated liner notes and new artwork. Click HERE for the liner notes page and click HERE for the page featuring the new artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 7th, 2014
    With the release of the unauthorized documentary "Rush: The Rise of Kings (1968-1981)", I've created pages reflecting the liner notes & chapters as well as the DVD's artwork. Click HERE for the liner notes and chapters. Click HERE for the artwork.

    -John

    Dateline: May 5th, 2014
    Uploaded a new vintage set of concert photos from Rush's Exit...Stage Left tour. These photos were taken at the Wembley Arena in London, England on November 6th, 1981. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: May 2nd, 2014
    Scanned and transcribed a double-article that was originally published in the May 6th, 2007 issue of the Toronto Sun's Weekly ENT Magazine. The article is titled Spirit of Rush Reborn. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 29th, 2014
    Uploaded another vintage set of concert photos, this time from the Signals era. These pictures were taken during the May 10th, 1983 show in Dusseldorf, Germany. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 28th, 2014
    Created a page with the details and artwork/images of the Record Store Day release of Rush's cover of Seven and Seven Is, which originally appeared on Feedback. This special release was produced on a 7" 45 RPM vinyl record with the original version of the song, performed by Love, on the B-Side. Check it out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 21st, 2014
    Uploaded a fantastic photo album from the April 30th, 1988 'Hold Your Fire' concert in London, England. Check out the photos HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 14th, 2014
    Neil Peart is featured in the April 2014 issue of Rhythm Magazine. The article is titled Neil Peart on Drum Solos and is now online for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 11th, 2014
    Rush is featured on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Red Hot Rock magazine. The accompanying article/interview, Time Traveling with Alex Lifeson, has been scanned and transcribed. You can read the entire article via this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 9th, 2014
    A bootleg from 1980 was recently released globally (and unofficially) under the name "SPIRIT OF THE AIRWAVES: Live 1980 Radio Broadcast". Because of its extended release, I decided to create pages detailing the album's information and artwork. Click HERE for the album liner notes, tracks, MP3 downloads and more. Click HERE for the artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 4th, 2014
    Uploaded two more sets of vintage concert photos - both from Chicago. The first set comes from the May 20th, 1977 show which took place during Rush's "All The World's a Stage" tour. The second set comes from the December 15th, 1978 show which was when the band toured in support of "Hemispheres". Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 31st, 2014
    Uploaded a new set of vintage concert photos, this time from 1976 and Rush's All The World's a Stage tour. The pictures come from the December 16th, 1976 show in Chicago. Click HERE to view them.

    Also scanned and transcribed another vintage cover feature article; this time from the Roll The Bones era. This one is titled Living in a big Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 28th, 2014
    Uploaded five new cover feature articles of Rush from the 1980's. They are:
  • An Interview with Neil Peart from the March 1980 issue of Innerview
  • Rush: Heavy Metal Standard Bearer from the May 3rd, 1980 issue of Record World Newspaper
  • Rush: Possibly The Most Successful Foreign Band In The UK from the July 1983 issue of Music UK Magazine
  • An Interview with Alex Lifeson from the November 1987 issue of Sym Info, a Dutch magazine
  • 'We Have Always Wanted To Be A Mini-Orchestra': An Interview with Geddy Lee from the October 1988 issue of Sym Info
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 26th, 2014
    Rush was featured in the February 2014 issue of PROG Magazine. The article, titled The Albums That Saved Prog: Signals is now online. As an added bonus, the same issue also featured an article with William Shatner titled "It's Prog, Jim..." which is also available for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 18th, 2014
    Scanned and transcribed a cover feature on Rush that appeared in the July 2010 issue of Needle Magazine. Titled Logical Progression, this is essentially a review of the band's documentary, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. Also uploaded another Rush cover feature, this time from the Summer 2013 issue of Professional Lighting & Production Magazine. This article is titled Back on the Road with Rush: Rush Clockwork Angels Tour Steams Across Continents. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 6th, 2014
    Neil Peart is featured extensive in the March 2014 issue of BMW Owners News magazine. The article, titled Neil Peart Takes the Scenic Way to Work can be read via this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 4th, 2014
    Uploaded a set of concert pictures from arguably one of Rush's most important performances - the June 28th, 2002 show in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the first show on their Vapor Trails tour and the first show in over five years. Check them out via this LINK.

    -John

    Dateline: February 27th, 2014
    Uploaded three new concert photo galleries from 1979-1981:
  • London, England (May 5th, 1979) - Hemispheres Tour
  • Victoria, BC (March 27th, 1980) - Permanent Waves Tour
  • Oakland, California (June 6th, 1981) - Moving Pictures Tour
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 26th, 2014
    Uploaded a fantastic photo gallery of pictures taken from the January 22nd, 1977 concert in Amarillo, Texas. Click HERE to view these great pics taken from Rush's tour in support of their first live album, All The World's a Stage. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 25th, 2014
    Scanned and transcribed an old cover feature from the May 5th, 1979 issue of Sounds Magazine. The article, titled The Rush 'Uns Are Coming, was written by John Gill and includes some great candid photos of the band. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 21st, 2014
    Uploaded a collection of over 40 'Permanent Waves' tour photos from the April 23rd, 1980 concert in Kalamazoo, MI. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 18th, 2014
    The UK magazine Shindig! produced a special-edition issue in January 2014 called the "Interstellar Overdrive Special". In the special issue, an article on Rush and Yes was posted, titled Rush & Yes: Dorkness on the Edge of Town. It's an - interesting - read to say the least. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 17th, 2014
    A major new addition to the site is now online - The Rush Timeline, a graphical, chronological and interactive timeline of Rush's decade-spanning history. Have a look and please let me know what you think. Thanks and enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: February 15th, 2014
    The March 2014 issue of Modern Drummer listed the 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Neil Peart came in at the #3 spot. You can read the write-up associated with Neil's entry from the magazine, as well as see the complete list of 50 drummers, at this LINK.

    -John

    Dateline: February 8th, 2014
    Scanned and transcribed an article/interview with the band that appeared in the May 2013 issue of Sound Waves Magazine. The article is titled Rush Reflections: Winning One For The Good Guys. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 29th, 2014
    The January 2014 issue of Guitar Techniques Magazine includes a feature on Alex Lifeson. You can check out the entire article at this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 6th, 2014
    The December 2013 issue of UK's Rhythm Magazine includes Neil Peart on the cover, alongside other notable drummers, and an article on the origin of the drum solo. The article, which is fittingly titled The Story of the Drum Solo is now online HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 3rd, 2014
    The first update for 2014 is a look back to 1998 when Geddy Lee was interviewed by John Blenn for an issue of the Long Island Entertainment magazine. In the interview/article, which is titled Geddy Lee: Entering Different Stages, the two discuss the release of Rush's triple-live CD Different Stages along with the future of Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 16th, 2013
    The Clockwork Angels Tour concert film and live album was released as a Limited Edition (5000 copes) Deluxe Package from the Rush Backstage Club. I've created pages which reflect the liner notes, tracks, and artwork for this special deluxe version. Click HERE for the liner notes and tracks and click HERE for the artwork and photography. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 10th, 2013
    With the release of Rush's latest live concert video, Clockwork Angels Tour, I've created pages detailing all of the Liner Notes and Tracks as well as a page with all of the high-resolution Artwork and Photography. Liner Notes and Scans of the additional artwork and photos from the Deluxe Edition version of Clockwork Angels Tour will be online soon. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 6th, 2013
    Created a page which features the liner notes, tracks, lyrics and artwork from the Clockwork Angels Tour Album Sampler. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 4th, 2013
    Uploaded some great behind-the-scenes photos from the July 15th, 2002 concert at Jones Beach on Long Island (NY). Taken during the Vapor Trails tour, these pictures - and a collection of nine MPG movie clips of the show - offer a rare look inside Neil Peart's dressing room and some close-up views of his stage kit and more. Check them out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 29th, 2013
    Created a page including the liner notes, lyrics and artwork for the 10" vinyl release of 'The Garden' (Both studio and live versions included on this Record Store Day Exclusive). Click HERE to access the page.

    -John

    Dateline: November 20th, 2013
    With the release of Rush's latest live album, Clockwork Angels Tour, I've created pages detailing all of the Liner Notes and Tracks as well as a page with all of the high-resolution Artwork and Photography. Liner Notes and Scans of the Concert film package will be available soon. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 15th, 2013
    Uploaded another fantastic photo gallery from the Hemispheres tour. These pictures were taken during the May 6th, 1979 show at the famed Hammersmith Odeon in London, England. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 12th, 2013
    Uploaded another collection of tour photos, this time fromt he Signals tour. These 20 pictures were taking from the May 3rd, 1983 show at the Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam of the Netherlands. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: November 6th, 2013
    After the release of Signals back in 1982, the Venezuelan arm of Polygram Records produced a compilation album known as Anthology. Released only in Venezuela, and only on vinyl, this eight track compilation has become somewhat of a collector's item among Rush circles. As this is considered an 'official' (albeit limited) release, I've created an album page which includes liner notes, track listing and, of course, high-resolution artwork. You can access the page HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: November 5th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery; this time from Rush's Exit...Stage Left tour of 1981. This pictures were taken during the November 16th, 1981 show in Munich, Germany. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Alex van Loon for the pics!

    -John

    Dateline: November 1st, 2013
    Back in 1979, without the consent of the band, the Dutch brand of Mercury Records released a compilation album of Rush songs from their first five albums titled Rush Through Time. Given that it was an 'official' release, albeit a weak one, I've created a page with liner notes, track listings and artwork of this double-side album. Click HERE to access the page.

    -John

    Dateline: October 30th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from late 1997. A piece actually written by Neil Peart, the article titled Learning To Swing Has Everything To Do With Learning To Rock was originally published in the September/October 1997 issue of Drums Etc. Magazine. It's sad to note that shortly after Neil penned this piece, his daughter Selena lost her life in a car accident.

    -John

    Dateline: October 29th, 2013
    Uploaded another great gallery of tour photos from Rush's December 10th, 1991 show at the The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts . Pictures were from the 'Roll the Bones' tour. Click HERE to view the gallery. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 25th, 2013
    Uploaded another nice gallery of tour photos; this time from Rush's Hold Your Fire tour. This set of 16 pictures were taken during the February 26th, 1988 show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 23rd, 2013
    The eleventh installment of Rush: A Brief History of Time is now online. 98 new articles and advertisements were added this time around, spanning all the decades of Rush's history. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 22nd, 2013
    Uploaded another nice gallery of tour photos; this time from Rush's Moving Pictures tour. This set of 28 pictures were taken during the June 15th, 1981 show in Las Vegas at the The Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 11th, 2013
    Uploaded another nice gallery of black & white tour photos from Rush's November 3rd, 1978 show at the Victoria Memorial Arena in Victoria, British Columbia. Pictures were from the 'Hemispheres' tour. Click HERE to view the gallery. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 11th, 2013
    Uploaded a gorgeous, albeit brief, gallery of black & white tour photos from Rush's May 3rd, 1992 show at the Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam, Holland. Pictures were from the 'Roll the Bones' tour. Click HERE to view the gallery. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 10th, 2013
    Created Liner Notes/Lyrics and Box Set Artwork pages for Rush's new Box Set Rush: The Studio Albums - 1989-2007. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 9th, 2013
    Created a page and scanned the artwork for the third and final single from Alex Lifeson's solo effort Victor. The single: I Am The Spirit. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 8th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery from Rush's Hemispheres tour of 1979. These pictures were taken during the April 6th 1979 show at the famed Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Tony Galtieri for the pictures!

    -John

    Dateline: October 4th, 2013
    In connection with the release of Rush's Vapor Trails Remixed, I've created a Album Information/Liner Notes/Lyrics Page as well as an Album Artwork Page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 2nd, 2013
    Created three new pages that track all of the Rush Album Certifications that have been awarded over time. Certifications are handed out for album/video sales by the RIAA (in the U.S.), Music Canada (in Canada) and the BPI (in the U.K.). You can see all of the awarded certifications via the following three links:
  • RIAA Certifications
  • Music Canada Certifications
  • BPI Certifications
    There's also a spreadsheet version of this data available on each page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 30th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery from Rush's Hemispheres tour of 1979. These pictures were taken during the April 23rd and 24th, 1979 shows at the City Hall in Newcastle, England. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Alex van Loon for the pictures!

    -John

    Dateline: September 25th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery; this time from Rush's Hold Your Fire tour of 1988. This pictures were taken during the May 2nd, 1988 show in Rotterdam, Holland. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Alex van Loon for the pics!

    -John

    Dateline: September 18th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery; this time from Rush's Hemispheres tour of 1979. These pictures were taken during the May 28th, 1979 show in Offenbach, Germany. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Heiko Klages for the pictures!

    -John

    Dateline: September 16th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage photo gallery; this time from Rush's Exit...Stage Left tour of 1981. This pictures were taken during the November 14th, 1981 show in Rotterdam, Holland. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Alex van Loon for the pics!

    -John

    Dateline: September 11th, 2013
    Uploaded a great collection of concert photos from Rush's appearance at Holland's Pink Pop Festival back on June 4th, 1979. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Alex van Loon for the pics!

    -John

    Dateline: September 6th, 2013
    Scanned and uploaded the artwork and photos from the 2013 edition of Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour Book. Check them out via this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 1st, 2013
    I'm proud to annouce a new feature to Cygnus-X1.Net. The complete Spirit of Rush Fanzine Archive. The Spirit of Rush was a fan-run fanzine that was published from 1987 through 2002. With over 60 issues in all, it was a true treasure for Rush fans in the pre-internet age. Check out the archive at this LINK.

    -John

    Dateline: August 26th, 2013
    Uncovered a new comic strip based on 2112. This one is titled simply 2112: The Graphic Adaption and was created by Robert Dunn and Colin McChesney. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 21st, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed a vintage cover-feature that appeared in the February 1988 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Titled Rush: Real Life in a Rock and Roll Band, this interview with Geddy Lee touches upon a number of subjects including the rigors of touring and avoiding the pitfalls of success. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 12th, 2013
    Scanned and uploaded the images from the new 40th Anniversary 2014 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 5th, 2013
    Uploaded a fantastic and diverse gallery of photos from the final show of the Clockwork Angels tour that took place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri last night. Click HERE to view them. And many thanks to everyone who contributed photos over the course of this tour!

    -John

    Dateline: August 3rd, 2013
    A photo gallery from last night's show in Denver, Colorado is now online. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 1st, 2013
    Uploaded a photo gallery from last night's show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click HERE to view it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 30th, 2013
    Uploaded a fantastic photo gallery from the show in Portland, Oregon on July 28th. Click HERE to view it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 27th, 2013
    Uploaded a photo gallery from last night's show in Vancouver, British Columbia. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 26th, 2013
    Completely re-skinned the site in a steampunk theme. Many thanks to Carl McDonnel for providing the fantastic artwork. Also uploaded a modest photo gallery from the July 24th, 2013 show in Red Deer, Alberta. Click HERE to view the gallery. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 24th, 2013
    One more "vintage" article for your reading pleasure, although perhaps not so vintage as it was originally published back in 2010. Coming from the Columbus Melt magazine, this brief cover-feature was published before Rush's appearance at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on August 29th. Click HERE to read it.

    -John

    Dateline: July 22nd, 2013
    Posted another vintage article, this time for the R30 period in Rush's career. Coming ahead of two shows in Birmingham (UK), this piece titled Always a Rush... was published in the September 2004 issue of the Birmingham Evening Mail. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 18th, 2013
    Posted two more vintage cover articles to the Biographies and Articles section of the website. Both come not from magazines, but from Guitar Center Catalogs, of all places. The first is called Guitar Center Talks with Geddy Lee which was published in their September 2001 catalog. The second is An Interview with Neil Peart that appeared in their February 2010 catalog. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 15th, 2013
    Uploaded another great gallery of photos from Rush's second of two concerts at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Click HERE to view the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 13th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from Rush's first of two concerts at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Click HERE to view the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 11th, 2013
    Uploaded a fantastic gallery of photos from Rush's appearance at the Festival d'été de Québec in Québec City last night. The concert was actually cut short due to weather, ending after the band closed out their Clockwork Angels set with The Garden. Click HERE to view the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 9th, 2013
    Uploaded a nice gallery of photos from Rush's appearance at the Ottawa Bluesfest last night. Click HERE to view the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 7th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from last night's show at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Click HERE to view the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 5th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from Rush's appearance at the Summerfest 2013 festival in Milwaukee, WI. Click HERE to view the photos and read a review from the Journal Sentinel. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 3rd, 2013
    Uploaded a gallery of photos from last night's show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Kent Wells for providing these photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 1st, 2013
    Uploaded a gallery of photos from last night's show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Joe Pesch for providing the majority of the photos (with a promise of more to come). Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 29th, 2013
    Uploaded a gallery of photos from last night's show in Chicago, IL. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Kent Wells for providing the majority of the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 28th, 2013
    Transcribed the new multi-article cover feature of Rush that appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Mobile Production Monthly Magazine. Check it out HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: June 27th, 2013
    Transcribed the new interview with Alex Lifeson that appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Fireworks Magazine. The article is titled Rush: Fame At Last. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 26th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from last night's show at the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. Click HERE to view them. Thanks to Kent Wells for providing the majority of the photos. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 24th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from last night's show at Jones Beach on Long Island (NY). Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 23rd, 2013
    Uploaded a two-part massive gallery of photos that I took at the June 21st, 2013 show at Hershey Park in the Giant center. Check them out via these links: Part I -- Part II. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 12th, 2013
    Uploaded four new vintage articles, all from the 1990's:
  • A Steady Rush - Boston Globe Calendar Feature
  • Rush: Moving Pictures - A Conversation With Geddy - Poland's Tylko Rock Magazine
  • You Can't Hurry Change: A Geddy Lee Interview - Bassics Magazine
  • Rush's Live Midi Secrets Revealed - EQ Magazine
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 10th, 2013
    Uploaded a gallery from the final show in Europe; today's date in Helsinki, Finland. Click HERE to view them.

    Also scanned, transcribed and uploaded data and artwork from the Rush in Rio Sampler promotional CD that was released ahead of the 3-CD live album back in 2003. This sampler contains 6-track off of Rush in Rio and is presented in a nice package.

    -John

    Dateline: June 9th, 2013
    Uploaded a gallery of photos from Rush's performance at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 8th. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: June 6th, 2013
    Uploaded a great gallery of photos from today's show in Berlin, Germany. Check them out at this LINK.

    Also, it's time for another vintage article, this time from the Test for Echo era. Appearing in the November/December 1996 issue of Bass Frontiers Magazine, this interview with Geddy Lee is titled Geddy Lee: The Reluctant Rockstar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 4th, 2013
    Added a gallery of photos from tonight's show in Cologne, Germany at the Lanxess Arena. Check them out via this LINK.

    Also uploaded another vintage article from the April 18th, 1992 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. In the issue, the article titled Roll Models has Geddy and Alex answering a bunch of questions from fans. An interesting read! Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 3rd, 2013
    Added a gallery of photos from last night's show in Amsterdam, Holland at the Ziggo Dome. Check them out via this LINK.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 31st, 2013
    Added a gallery of photos from last night's show in Glasgow, Scotland. Check them out via this LINK.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 30th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time coming from the Summer 2006 issue of Ontario Golf - yes, Golf. The article/interview with Alex Lifeson, who is an avid golfer, is called What a Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 29th, 2013
    Created pages for the remaining two singles that came from Rush's 2002 Vapor Trails album. You can access them via the links below.
  • Secret Touch
  • Sweet Miracle
  • -John

    Dateline: May 28th, 2013
    Uploaded another great gallery of photos from tonight's show in Sheffield, England. Check them out HERE.

    Scanned and transcribed a nice vintage dual interview with Geddy and Alex ahead of their stop in New Jersey during Rush's Vapor Trails tour. The article, titled One Little Victory was originally published in the May 15th - 22nd, 2002 issue of Aquarian Weekly Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 27th, 2013
    Added a gallery of photos from last night's show in Birmingham, England. Check them out via this LINK.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 25th, 2013
    Added a gallery of photos from last night's show in London, England. Check them out via this LINK.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 24th, 2013
    Vintage concert pics continue. Well, if you can call 2007 'vintage'. This gallery came from the October 17th, 2007 show in Rotterdam The Netherlands. This was also one of two shows that were filmed for the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 23rd, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed a vintage article from Rush's Vapor Trails era. This one comes from the Cleveland-area Music's Bottom Line magazine. The article is simply titled Rush and includes a brief side-articled titled Time and Motion: The Cleveland Shows.

    Also added a gallery of photos from last night's show in Manchester England. Check them out via this LINK.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 22nd, 2013
    Uploaded a great photo gallery from the R30 tour. This gallery comes from the September 17th, 2004 show at the Konig-Pilsner Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 21st, 2013
    Transcribed the recent, extensive retrospective article on Rush titled Rush: An Oral History by Vinay Menon. An extract of that article is now available. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 20th, 2013
    Uploaded the article Rush to the Taj which appeared in the May 11th, 2013 issue of Atlantic City Weekly magazine, ahead of Rush's stop in AC during their Clockwork Angels tour.

    -John

    Dateline: May 17th, 2013
    Uploaded two concert photo galleries from the 2004 R30 30th Anniversary World Tour, both from stops in England. Check them out via the links below:
  • London, England - September 8th, 2004
  • Birmingham, England - September 11th, 2004


  • -John

    Dateline: May 16th, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the October 2012 issue of Zoomer Magazine which covered last year's events surrounding Canada's Governor General's Awards for Performing Arts. Rush were the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Popular Music). The article is titled 3 Days in Ottawa. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 15th, 2013
    Added a page and artwork for the instrumental single Where's My Thing? off the album Roll The Bones.

    -John

    Dateline: May 14th, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the remaining articles that appeared in the Special Limited Edition Hard Cover version of the April 2013 issue of PROG Magazine. Three new articles were included in the hard cover edition which can be viewed HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 12th, 2013
    Uploaded a massive photo gallery from the May 11th show at the Etess Arena in the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. I took the photos myself from the front row (a first for me!). Enjoy the photos by clicking HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 10th, 2013
    Uploaded a fantastic photo gallery from the May 9th show at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.. Check the photos out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 8th, 2013
    Uploaded a stunning photo gallery from the May 7th show in Baltimore, MD. Check the photos out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 6th, 2013
    Tour pictures from the May 3rd show in Raleigh, NC are now online as well as pictures from the Virginia Beach show on May 5th. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 2nd, 2013
    Tour pictures from the May 1st show in Nashville, TN are now online. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 1st, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the new cover-feature article on Rush that appeared in the April 2013 issue of PROG Magazine. The article is titled Men at Work. Additional content from the special hardback edition of the magazine is also forthcoming. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 29th, 2013
    Tour pictures from the April 26th show in Ft. Lauderdale, FL are now online. A small (but hopefully growing) gallery from the April 28th Orlando show is also now online. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 24th, 2013
    Opening night in Austin last night was a huge success. A photo gallery of the show is now online. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 18th, 2013
    Uploaded a photo/video gallery from Rush's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Check it out HERE. Enjoy- -John

    Dateline: April 17th, 2013
    Uploaded six new vintage articles, all from the early to mid 1990's. Check them out via the links below:
  • Alex Lifeson: Magic Man - Guitar School Magazine
  • Geddy Lee: It's A Groove ThingGuitar For The Practicing Musician
  • Rush 'Rolls The Bones' As They Enter The 1990's - Tunes Magazine
  • Rush's Neil Peart - Powerkick: The Rock Drummer's Quarterly
  • Resurge With Rush - Applause Magazine
  • Interview: Neil Peart - Freetime Magazine
  • -John

    Dateline: April 17th, 2013
    Added pages and artwork for the remaining two singles from Geddy Lee's My Favorite Headache Solo Effort. The initial single from the album was My Favorite Headache which now contains new conceptualized cover art. The two new singles added are Home on the Strange and Grace to Grace.

    -John

    Dateline: April 14th, 2013
    Uploaded another gallery of vintage concert photos, this time from 1979's Hemispheres tour. This set of 18 pictures were taken at the January 30th, 1979 show in Louisville, KY.

    -John

    Dateline: April 12th, 2013
    Uploaded another gallery of vintage concert photos, this time from 1978's A Farewell to Kings tour. This set of 21 pictures were taken at the March 21st, 1978 show in Chattanooga, TN.

    -John

    Dateline: April 11th, 2013
    Updated one and created three new information and artwork pages for the singles off of Rush's last album from the 1990's - Test for Echo. You can check them all out at the links below. Special thanks to Steve Longo for providing the scans for Driven, Half the World and Virtuality.
  • Test for Echo
  • Driven
  • Half the World
  • Virtuality
  • Note: None of these singles came with any type of cover artwork, so I've come up with my own conceptual cover art for each singe, borrowing from the original Test for Echo Artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 10th, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed a couple of older articles, both coming from the New York area entertainment magazine Good Times. This first article, titled Rush Captures the Beach came from the August 2002 issue of the magazine while the second article, titled It's A Modern Rush: Bombast, Humor, & Excellence was published eight years later, in the August 2010 issue of the magazine. Both, written by David J. Criblez, are concert reviews of the band when they performed at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 8th, 2013
    With the release of the 'Watchmaker's Edition' of Clockwork Angels (the audiobook), I've created a special page with all of the Liner Notes and Tracks as well as a page with all of the extensive packaging artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 30th, 2013
    Uploaded another gallery of vintage photos from the All The World's a Stage tour. This set of 28 pictures were taken at the February 15th, 1977 show in Chattanooga, TN.

    Also scanned and transcribed the new cover-feature of Rush that appears in the Spring 2013 issue of Goldmine Magaine. The article/interview with Geddy Lee is called Rock Hall 2013: Rush. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 23rd, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the new feature article on Rush that appeared in the March 2013 issue of Metal Hammer Magazine. The article/interview with Geddy Lee is titled Rush and the Weird Rise of Prog Metal. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 22nd, 2013
    Added pages with liner notes and artwork for the two released singles off of Alex Lifeson's solo effort Victor. You can check them out at the following links:
  • Don't Care
  • Promise
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 21st, 2013
    More vintage concert photos for your viewing pleasure; this time from the tour in support of 'All The World's a Stage'. Rush, along with Max Webster, performed at the Wausau Newman High School in Wausau, Wisconsin on May 9th, 1977. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: March 20th, 2013
    I've made some changes to each of the album pages. First, I've included navigation buttons which allows you to access the next (or previous) album in chronological order. The navigational arrows are grouped across studio albums, live albums, tribute albums, etc. which means that you can navigate in each group separately.

    In addition to the navigational arrows, most of the album pages now have links to articles that were pubished around the time of the release of the album in question. The articles associated with each album will continually be updated as new articles are added to the Biographies & Articles section of the site or the Rush: A Brief History of Time page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 18th, 2013
    Uploaded a fantastic early photo gallery from the April 13th, 1975 concert in support of Fly By Night. This date was in St. Louis, MO and was part of the KSHE Kite Fly Festival. Pictures are courtesy of Joe Pesch. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: March 15th, 2013
    Added a nice piece of Rush history to the Biographies & Articles section of the site. Rush was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame during the 1993 Juno Awards Ceremony back in March of 1994. The program for the evening's festivities included a write-up on the band along with some congratulatory advertisements for the band. I've scanned and transcribed the Rush-related content and made it available HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 14th, 2013
    Added pages with information and images for three singles - all from Presto. You can check them out via the following links:
  • Show Don't Tell
  • The Pass
  • Superconductor
  • Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 13th, 2013
    Uploaded an article on Howard Ungerleider's concert lighting effects that was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Lighting & Sound America magazine. The article is titled A Far Cry From Yesterday. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 7th, 2013
    Paying homage to the now-defunct National Midnight Star Rush newsletter of the 1990's, I've decided to re-post one of their segments called Deep Rush Thoughts; a collection of "Rush ponderings" from past NMS members. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 6th, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the new article/interview with Alex Lifeson that was published in the April 2013 issue of Guitar World Magazine. The article is called -- gasp -- Big Time Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 1st, 2013
    Uploaded a new article/interview with Alex Lifeson that discusses his Victor solo effort. Titled VICTORious, this article was originally published in the February 1996 issue of the Rock N' Roll Reporter. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 27th, 2013
    With Rush releasing The Anarchist as the latest single from their Clockwork Angels album, I created a page with the single's information and "assumed" artwork. You can check it out HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: February 25th, 2013
    Continuing with the vintage articles, this cover-story/interview with Alex Lifeson comes from the Test for Echo era. Titled Testing For Echo: Rush Return After Two Years In Hiding, this interview with Alex Lifeson on the making of Test for Echo originally appeared in the October/November issue of Northeast Ohio's Scene Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 21st, 2013
    Vintage article time again. This time, we'll head back to 1999 when an article titled Rock of Ages was published in the February 1999 issue of the UK's Hard Roxx Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 17th, 2013
    Transcribed the feature cover story on Neil Peart that was published in the 2012-2013 issue of DW Drum's Edge Magazine. The article, which was written by Neil Peart, is called Gearing Up for the Road. There is also an accompanying interview with Neil's Drum tech, Lorne Wheaton. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: February 12th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage article from the Hold Your Fire era. Titled Geddy Lee: Bass Is Still The Key, this interview with Geddy originally appeared in the November 1988 issue of Bass Player Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 8th, 2013
    A rare update this time around. Though Snakes & Arrows was released almost six years ago, I only just completed my official album review of it. You can check it out HERE. Hopefully it won't take me six years to pen a review of Clockwork Angels. :-)

    -John

    Dateline: February 7th, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Hold Your Fire era. Titled All Fired Up, this is an exclusive interview with Neil Peart that was originally published in the April 25th, 1988 issue of Metal Hammer Magazine. Neil was in rare (actually, not rare for him) form on this one... Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 4th, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed a great interview with Neil Peart from 1994 (The Counterparts era) that was originally published in the February 1994 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. The article is title "The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts" - An Interview with Neil Peart. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 1st, 2013
    Scanned and transcribed the album information and artwork from the latest tribuite album - Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Rush. You can check out the album information HERE and all of the album artwork (which is really well done) HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: January 31st, 2013
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Test for Echo era. Titled Rush Put Themselves To The "Test", this one was originally published in the December 1996 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 27th, 2013
    The tenth installment of Rush: A Brief History of Time is now online. 114 new articles and advertisements were added this time around, primarily mid-1980's. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 16th, 2013
    As we enter the new year, we'll look back to 1992 with the transcription of another vintage article on Rush. Originally published in the May 1992 issue of Guitarist Magazine this dual-interview article is titled Rush Hour: Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 21st, 2012
    With the recent release of the Deluxe Edition of 2112 (in 5.1 surround sound), I've created special pages to commemorate the album. Click HERE for the complete album information page. Click HERE to view all of the albums "new" artwork. And finally, click HERE to view the 40-page 2112 Comic Book. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: December 13th, 2012
    Returning to the uploading of vintage articles, two from the Roll the Bones era are now available. Up first is Roll The Bones With Rush: An Interview With Geddy Lee from the October 1991 issue of U.S. Rocker Magazine which includes some interesting thoughts about Rush's popularity at that point according to the Rush frontman. Next is Rush: Thinking Fan's Band Plays Chapel Hill from the March 6, 1992 issue of The Herald-Sun Preview. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: December 7th, 2012
    Scanned and uploaded the first new article for 2013. Titled Rush: Band of the Year?, this cover story feature / interview with Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee comes from the January 2013 issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

    -John

    Dateline: December 7th, 2012
    Time to get back to vintage articles. This time around, I've uploaded an article from 1989 titled Self Conviction: Geddy Lee of Rush which originally appeared in the March '89 issue of the East Coast Rocker magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 3rd, 2012
    Uploaded a new gallery from the December 2nd, 2012 show in Houston, Texas. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 1st, 2012
    Uploaded a new gallery from the November 30th, 2012 show in San Antonio, Texas. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 30th, 2012
    Back in 2007, Neil Peart was featured on the cover of the September '07 issue of Drumhead Magazine. The magazine also included a 10+ page spread of Neil in an article titled A Conversation with Neil Peart. It's now online for your reading - and viewing pleasure - with nearly 20 photos of Neil and his Snakes & Arrows drum kit. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 29th, 2012
    Photo gallery from last night's show in Dallas is now online. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 28th, 2012
    More tour pictures and more vintage articles. First, here's a LINK to a gallery of photos from the November 25th show in Phoenix, AZ. Next, we transport back to 1989 where Neil Peart was featured on the cover of the February 21st issue of RAW Magazine. An accompanying article titled Closer to the Peart had Neil "reflecting on the band's art and plotting their journey into the future..." A very insightful read... Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: November 26th, 2012
    Continuing with the transcription of vintage articles, now online is one from the Power Windows era. The multi-part article, titled Grand Designs For The Future originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of International Musician And Recording World Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 24th, 2012
    Uploaded galleries from the November 21st show in San Diego and the November 23rd show in Las Vegas; both courtesy of Kent Wells.

    Also uploaded a new vintage article called Rush of Lifeson from the October 2004 issue of Fireworks Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 20th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Rush in Rio era. This great article, which originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of BW & BK Magazine discusses the challenges of filming and recording the show in Brazil for the live CD/DVD. The article is called Vapor Trails Over Rio.

    Also uploaded a gallery from the November 19th show in Los Angeles, CA. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 19th, 2012
    Uploaded a gallery from the November 17th show in Anaheim, CA. Click HERE to view it. Pics are courtesy of Kent Wells and James Labrie. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 16th, 2012
    Several updates today. First, I've uploaded the Album Information and Album Artwork for the new Rush Tribute Album The Royal Philharmonics Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush. Also, the vintage articles keep on coming. This time around, we travel back to 1985 for an article that originally appeared in the December issue of Music Express Magazine. Titled The Parallax View, this interview/article discusses the making of Power Windows. Finally, I've uploaded a gallery of photos from last night's show in San Jose, CA. Check them out HERE, courtesy of Kent Wells. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 15th, 2012
    Uploaded anothetr vintage article, this time from the Grace Under Pressure era. The article, titled On The Edge Of The Limelight originally appeared in the November 1984 issue of Song Hits Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 14th, 2012
    Uploaded a nice gallery from the November 13th show in Seattle, Washington - courtesy of Barb Trainor and Paul Mehner. This one has some hilarious shots of Alex. Check them out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 13th, 2012
    Uploaded two more vintage articles (both interviews with Geddy Lee) from the early 2000's. First comes Geddy Lee Solo 2000 from the November 2000 issue of Bass Frontiers Magazine which, as the title suggests, focuses on Geddy Lee's solo album My Favorite Headache. Next we have Vapor Trail Afterglow which has Geddy discussing touring and the band's then latest offering Vapor Trails. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 12th, 2012
    Another vintage article for your reading pleasure, this time from the R30 era (2004). The July/August 2004 issue of Drum! Magazine feature Neil Peart on the cover and included a great article/interview on the Professor titled Neil Peart: Progression Personified. Definitely worth reading -- enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 9th, 2012
    What do Frank Sinatra and Rush have in common? Find out in this vintage article from the December 1987 issue of Scene Entertainment Weekly Magazine. The article, titled Rush: Holding On To What They've Got is a short, yet interesting, interview with Neil Peart. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 7th, 2012
    Vintage article time. This great interview with Neil Peart came from the November 2004 issue of the UK's Drummer Magazine. Titled Rhythmic Explorer, Neil discusses all aspects about his career in drumming, from early lessons as a teenager to striving for perfection later in life.

    Also uploaded a photo gallery from the November 1st, 2012 show in Atlanta, GA as well as a gallery from the November 3rd, 2012 show in Tampa, FL. Both are courtesy of Kevin Millette. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 1st, 2012
    Uploaded a stunning photo gallery from the October 30th show in Charlotte, NC. Check it out HERE. These are courtesy of Amy Williams. Thanks Amy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 29th, 2012
    Uploaded a large photo gallery from the October 28th Cleveland OH show. Check them out HERE. Pictures are courtesy of Scott Julian. Also uploaded a gallery from the October 26th Buffalo, NY show, courtesy of Christopher C. Weber. You can see those HERE. Thanks Guys!

    -John

    Dateline: October 26th, 2012
    Continuing with the vintage articles, today we travel back to 1988 for this dual interview with Geddy and Alex that originally appeared in the April 1988 issue of Guitar World Magazine. This one is called Alex Lifeson / Geddy Lee: Together Again in Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 25th, 2012
    The vintage articles continue... This time, we go back to 1991 which was roughly the time when Rush released their first bonafide compilation set Chronicles. A lengthy interview with Alex Lifeson appeared in the May 1991 issue of Guitar For The Practicing Musician. The article is titled Alex Lifeson: The Art Of Preparation.

    Also uploaded a photo gallery from the October 24th, 2012 show in Boston. Click HERE to view it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 24th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the pre-Snakes & Arrows era era. Appearing in a special edition of Bass Player Magazine back in October of 2006, this article is titled Bass Giants: 25 Players Who Changed Everything: GEDDY LEE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 23rd, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Counterparts era. Appearing in the Summer 1994 issue of Guitar Shop Magazine, this interview with Alex Lifeson is titled Back to the Stack: Alex Lifeson Rediscovers the Joy of Crankin' It Up.

    Also uploaded a fantastic photo gallery from the October 22nd, 2012 show in Brooklyn, New York. Click HERE to view it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 21st, 2012
    Uploaded a huge photo gallery from the October 20th, 2012 show in Newark, NJ taken by yours truly. You can check them all out across two pages HERE and HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 19th, 2012
    Another vintage article for your reading pleasure. This time around, we head back to 2005 and the October issue of Drum! Magazine. This Neil Peart cover feature included an article titled Mean Mean Stride: The Drums of Neil Peart; a great retrospective look back at the evolution of Neil's drum sets over the years. A great read!

    Also uploaded another photo gallery, this time from the October 18th, 2012 Montreal, QB show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of USB Connector of therushforum.com and Johanne Boucher.

    -John

    Dateline: October 18th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Signals era. Titled Rush Takes Off: The Geddy Lee Interview, this one comes from the October/November 1982 issue of Scene Entertainment Weekly Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 17th, 2012
    Uploaded another great photo gallery from the October 16th, 2012 Toronto, ON show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of gbalogh.

    -John

    Dateline: October 15th, 2012
    Uploaded a great photo gallery from the October 14th, 2012 Toronto, ON show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of John White and gbalogh.

    -John

    Dateline: October 13th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the October 12th, 2012 Philadelphia, PA show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Tom Feary.

    -John

    Dateline: October 11th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the October 10th, 2012 Bridgeport, CT show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Jenn Beno.

    -John

    Dateline: October 10th, 2012
    Posted the new article from the November 2012 issue of Premiere Guitar Magazine. This dual-interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson is titled Glittering Prizes, No Compromises. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 9th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 30th, 2012 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Mitchell Carter.

    -John

    Dateline: October 8th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 28th, 2012 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Ryan Morris.

    -John

    Dateline: October 5th, 2012
    Two 'new' vintage articles for your reading pleasure; both from the 'Grace Under Pressure' era. Up first is an interview with Neil Peart titled Grace Under Fire which appeared in the June 1984 issue of Music Express (Canada) Magazine. Next is a very lengthy and in-depth interview with Geddy Lee that appeared in the September 1984 issue of Keyboard Magazine. The article is simply titled Geddy Lee of Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 3rd, 2012
    Back in 2007, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater sat down with Neil Peart and interviewed him for the January 2007 issue of Rhythm Magazine. Titled Heroes, the article, which is now online, is a very interesting read about one drummer's appreciation of another. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 28th, 2012
    Uploaded two more 'vintage' photo galleries courtesy of Johnny Ackley. This time around, Johnny has supplied a great photo gallery of the August 9th, 2010 Time Machine Show in Mountain View (San Francisco), CA. Click HERE to view it. He also provided another fantastic set of pics from the June 26th, 2011 Time Machine Show in Concord, CA. Click HERE to view that gallery. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 27th, 2012
    Uploaded a spectacular photo gallery from the September 24th, 2012 Minneapolis show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Petie Lee Guerrero. Thanks Petie!

    Also uploaded a great gallery from the September 26th, 2012 show in Winnipeg. Click HERE to view it.

    Finaly, also added photo galleries from two shows at the Red Rocks Amphitheater during the 2010 leg of the Time Machine Tour. The gallery for the August 16th show can be viewed HERE while the gallery for the August 18th show can be viewed HERE. Both galleries are courtesy of Johnny Ackley.

    -John

    Dateline: September 26th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed the new cover feature article on Alex Lifeson that appears in the November 2012 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. The multi-part article is called Alex Lifeson: Like Clockwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 25th, 2012
    Decided to go back in time to the 2007 Snakes & Arrows tour and upload some freshly donated pictures. Both sets are courtesy of Johnny Ackley who took pictures from the August 1st, 2007 Show in Mountain View, CA as well as the August 4th, 2007 Show in Marysville, CA. Great shots in both galleries with more to come from Johnny in the near future. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 24th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 22nd, 2012 St. Louis show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos are courtesy of Doug Foley.

    -John

    Dateline: September 23rd, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 20th, 2012 Columbus show. Click HERE to see them. These great photos were taken by CarrieLu.

    -John

    Dateline: September 19th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 18th, 2012 Detroit show. Click HERE to see them. These fantastic photos are courtesy of Steve Wiseman / 104.3 WOMC and Gene Schilling.

    -John

    Dateline: September 18th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed the new cover feature article on Neil Peart that appears in the October 2012 issue of Drum! Magazine. The article is called Neil Peart: Master Class. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 17th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 15th, 2012 Chicago show. Click HERE to see them. Photos are courtesy of Bill Eklund and Doug Foley. Thanks Guys!

    -John

    Dateline: September 14th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 13th, 2012 Indianapolis show. Click HERE to see them. Photos are courtesy of Harry Satchel Burnett and Doug Foley. Thanks Guys!

    -John

    Dateline: September 13th, 2012
    Uploaded a photo gallery from the September 11th, 2012 Pittsburgh show. Click HERE to see them. Photos are courtesy of Scott Julian. Thanks Scott!

    -John

    Dateline: September 11th, 2012
    More Clockwork Angels Tour Updates. Today, I've uploaded the complete transcription of the Clockwork Angels Tour Book. In addition, I've also added all of the artwork and photographs from the tour book HERE. I also uploaded a photo gallery from the second show in Bristow, VA (Washington D.C.). You can check it out HERE. Thanks to John Slowinski for providing the photos!

    -John

    Dateline: September 8th, 2012
    With the Clockwork Angels tour in full swing, I've added the Set List to the Tour Info Page and, as I was on hand during the opening concert in Manchester, I was able to snap off one or two (okay, 403) pictures from the show...from the 3rd row on Geddy's side (Geddy fans will certainly enjoy this photo gallery). You can check it out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 5th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Presto era. Titled Something Up Their Sleeves, this article was originally published in the February 1990 issue of Music Express Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 30th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed a nice two-page article/interview with Alex Lifeson on the making of Clockwork Angels that appeared in the July 2012 issue of Power Play Magazine. The article/interview is titled Rush: Alex Lifeson Talks to Mik Gaffney. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 27th, 2011
    Uploaded information and images from the latest single off of Clockwork Angels - "The Wreckers". Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 16th, 2012
    Let's time-travel back to 1983 when Geddy Lee graced the cover of the May 21st, 1983 issue of Sounds Magazine. The accompanying article, titled Private Lives: The Rush Sanctuary Breached, is now online for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 14th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed a nice four-page article spread on Rush and Clockwork Angels that appeared in the July 2012 issue of Metal Hammer Magazine. The article/interview with Alex Lifeson is called Kingdom Come and includes several side-articles and a review of Clockwork Angels. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 11th, 2012
    Scanned and uploaded one of the earliest Rush cover features ever. Coming from the October 25th, 1976 issue of Record Week, this interesting article is titled Rush Tour Hit By Nationalist Backlash. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 10th, 2012 part deux
    Scanned and uploaded the images from the 2013 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 10th, 2012
    Rush appears on the cover of the September 2012 issue of Goldmine Magazine. The article, titled Just Like 'Clockwork' is now online for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 9th, 2012 part deux
    Transcribed the new article that appears in the September 2012 issue of Stereophile Magazine. The article, titled Working Men is a nice interview with Alex Lifeson about the making of Clockwork Angels. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 9th, 2012
    Vintage article time, this time from the Power Windows era. Rush were featured on the cover of the December 1985 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine which include an insightful article/interview with Geddy Lee titled Baroque Cosmologies In Their Past, The Boys Focus On "The Perfect Song". Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 7th, 2012
    Rush graced the cover of the June 2012 issue of Needle Magazine in one of the first cover-features dealing with the release of Clockwork Angels. The article has now been scanned and transcribed and is available for your reading pleasure. It's titled Getting in Gear. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 6th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed a new article from the June 2012 issue of M Music & Musicians Magazine. Rush appear on the cover and are included in a three-page cover story article titled Full Steam. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 3rd, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another 'vintage' article, this time from the Snakes & Arrows era. Originally published in the September 2007 issue of Terrorizer Magazine, this piece was part of a 'Prog Special' the magazine ran over the span of three issues. The three-page spread on Rush was titled The Cult is Alive. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 1st, 2012
    I'm proud to reveal the complete transcription of the Classic Rock Presents: Rush Clockwork Angels Special Edition Magazine. Complete with over 100 pictures, this is the same magazine that was included with the Fan Pack Edition of Clockwork Angels. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 31st, 2012
    Under the 'better late than never' heading, I've uploaded 65 fantastic first-row pictures from the June 16th, 2011 Phoenix, AZ concert and 72 incredible first-row pics from the final date of the Time Machine Tour at The Gorge, all courtesy of Mike from Tempe, AZ. Thanks Mike!

    -John

    Dateline: July 30th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed the new feature article on Rush from the July 21st, 2012 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. Titled Conquering Mount Rush-More, this semi-interview with Geddy Lee includes a great illustration of the band in a Mount Rushmore motif. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 26th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article from the Counterparts era. Geddy Lee was featured on the cover of the November 1993 issue of Network Magazine and Rush was featured in an article titled The Godfathers of Cyber-Tech Go Organic. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 24th, 2012
    A double helping of meat today, M.E.A.T. Magazine that is. Two "new" vintage articles from the March 1992 and December 1993 issues of M.E.A.T. Magazine, Canada's #1 Metal Magazine are now available. The March 1992 issue contained an interview with Alex Lifeson in an article titled Canada's #1 Rock Act! Rush where Alex talks about numerous subjects including the release of Roll The Bones. The December 1993 issue also contained an interview with Alex Lifeson titled Alex Lifeson Reveals "Counterparts" where Alex talks about - gasp! - the release of Counterparts. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 21st, 2012
    Geddy Lee appeared on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Bassist Magazine. The cover-feature article/interview, simply titled Rush - Geddy Lee, reflects on the release of Rush's triple-live CD Different Stages as well as the gear Geddy uses on tour and in the studio. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 20th, 2012
    Uploaded another great vintage article, this time from the Presto era. This humorous piece, titled Excuse Me, Do You Happen To Know Where Rush Are Playing Tonight? originally appeared in the July 14th, 1990 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 19th, 2012 part deux
    Scanned and transcribed the new article / interview with Alex Lifeson that appears in the September 2012 issue of Guitar World Magazine. The article is titled Rock Around the Clock. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 19th, 2012
    Uploaded a great vintage article that was originally a supplement of the April 3rd, 1989 issue of Metal Hammer Magazine. This twelve-page spread, titled Getting Into The Spirit Of Rush includes numerous photos, a discography and videography, listing of officially released singles - and even a bootleg list. A great read, too! Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 17th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the A Show of Hands era. Titled Aging Gracefully, this interview with Geddy Lee originally appeared in the January/February 1989 issue of Network Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 13th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed the new interview/article with Geddy Lee that appeared in the July 2012 issue of Terrorizer Magazine. The article is titled Times of Grace and it's not your typical Geddy Lee interview. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 12th, 2012
    The ninth installment of Rush: A Brief History of Time is now online. 118 new articles and advertisements were added this time around, primarily mid-1980's. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 6th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed a new article from the July 2012 issue of Bass Guitar Magazine which has Geddy gracing the cover. The article is called Like Clockwork. It's one of the better interviews that have come out of late. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 3rd, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article from the Hold Your Fire era. Appearing in the August 1988 issue of Rhythm Magazine, this article, an extensive interview with Neil Peart, is called Mystic Rhythms. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 2nd, 2012
    Uploaded an article from the 2009 issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine which featured Neil Peart in a piece called Rocker & Roller. Also includes a link to some great photos taken by Holly Carlyle. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 29th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Grace Under Pressure era. Coming from the May 1984 issue of Kerrang! Magazine this interview with Alex Lifeson is titled The Pressure Principle. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 26th, 2012
    Geddy Lee appears on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Bass Player Magazine. The three-part article/interview with Geddy is titled Full Steam Ahead: Geddy Lee & Rush Transcend Time on Clockwork Angels is now online for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 25th, 2012
    Rush are the cover-story in the July / August 2012 issue of Fireworks Magazine. The article/interview with Geddy Lee titled Rush: Working Like Clockwork has been transcribed for your reading pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 22nd, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Power Windows era. Coming from the January 1986 issue of Guitarist Magazine, this one is titled Grand Designs; an interview between Alex Lifeson and Geoff Twigg. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 21st, 2012
    Uploaded a nice multi-part article from the August 2007 issue of Bass Player Magazine. Titled Geddy Lee: Northern Warrior, this nice interview dives deep into Geddy's bass playing skills and how he applied it to the making of Snakes & Arrows. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 7th, 2012
    Uploaded a short vintage article and anothe rare cover story for Rush during the Moving Pictures era. This once comes from the March 21, 1981 issue of Cashbox Newspaper. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 5th, 2012
    Uploaded the album information, liner notes and lyrics for Clockwork Angels as well as all of the album's artwork. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 4th, 2012
    Vintage article time. This time around, I've uploaded the July 1987 issue of Guitar Player Magazine in a piece called The Canadian Guitar Summit. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 31st, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Snakes & Arrows era. Appearing in the October 2007 issue of Power Play Magazine, this is a short, yet interesting interview with Alex Lifeson. Check it out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 29th, 2012
    Uploaded the new article titled Angelic Upstarts from the July 2012 issue of PROG Magazine (issue #26). Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 18th, 2012 part trois
    Quite the busy day today. Uploaded the newest article on Rush coming from the July 2012 issue of Classic Rock Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 18th, 2012 part deux
    Uploaded Neil's essay that will appear in the Clockwork Angels Tour Book. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 18th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Power Windows era. This is dual, extensive interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson that appeared in the April 1986 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. The articles are titled Geddy Lee of Rush: Rock's Leading Bassist and Alex Lifeson of Rush: The Evolving Art of Rock Guitar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 17th, 2012 part deux
    Uploaded another vintage (well, sort of) article from 2006. This is an interview with Alex Lifeson that appeared in the January 2006 issue of Sound Waves Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 17th, 2012
    Neil Peart's fifth official book, Far And Away: A Prize Every Time is now online. As before, this is a 3-chapter preview of the book. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 16th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Moving Pictures era. From the August 1981 issue of Record Review comes Rush: The How And Why Of Their Long Climb To The Top. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 15th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Grace Under Pressure era. From the July 1984 issue of International Musician and Recording World comes Rush's 'Grace Under Pressure': Sometimes the Best Step Forward is a Step Backward. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 12th, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed two more related articles from 2011. The first features Geddy on the cover of the June 2011 issue of the North York Post and the second has Alex on the cover of the Bayview Post. Both feature a brief write-up on the band members, with the shared tag-line "How this local legend influenced rock music". Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 11th, 2012
    Transcribed one of the few (or perhaps only) Rush Cover features that appeared during their Moving Pictures days. The article, titled Inside Rush's Moving Pictures originally appeared in the January 1981 issue of Music Express Magazine. Enjoy this look back...

    -John

    Dateline: May 10th, 2012
    Completed work on the Neil Peart News, Weather, and Sports Archives Page. This section of the site reproduces all of the 'blog' entries that Neil posted on his website (www.neilpeart.net) dating back to 2005. Many of Neil's older entries were removed from his site long ago so now they're only available here at Cygnus-X1.Net. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 8th, 2012
    Transcribed the new Rush article that appears in the June 2012 issue of MOJO Magazine. The multi-page article is called Rush: Revenge of the Nerds. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: May 1st, 2012
    Transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Test for Echo era. This one is called Geddy Lee of Rush: Driven. This interview originally appeared in the November 1996 issue of The Island Ear magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 30th, 2012
    Transcribed another vintage article, this time from the Grace Under Pressure era. This one is called Alex Lifeson of Rush: Still in School. This interview originally appeared in the July 1984 issue of Guitar For The Practicing Musician magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 27th, 2012
    Neil Peart's fourth official book, ROADSHOW: Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle is now online. As before, this is a 3-chapter preview of the book. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 20th, 2012 part deux
    Scanned and transcribed the new Alex Lifeson Interview from High Times Magazine - the June 2012 issue. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 20th, 2012
    Neil Peart's third official book, TRAVELING MUSIC: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times is now online. As before, this is a 3-chapter preview along with the full introduction. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 13th, 2012
    Quick update this time around. Added another vintage article from the Signals era. This time around, the article - which is really more of a photo-shoot - comes from the May 19th, 1983 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. Titled Rush: New World Men or BOFs?, this one includes concert photos taken by legendary photographer Ross Halfin. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 11th, 2012 part deux
    With the official announcement surrounding the release of Clockwork Angels, I've created the initial album and image database pages (sneak peak!) for the site. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 11th, 2012
    Neil Peart's second official book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road is now online. As before, this is a 3-chapter preview (along with the Epilogue). Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 5th, 2012
    I've begun the process of transcribing a 3-chapter preview from each of Neil Peart's novels. Up first is Neil's first officially published novel from 1996: The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa. And check out the Biographies and Articles page to see upcoming additions. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 2nd, 2012
    The June 1984 issue of Free Music Magazine included a short interview with Alex Lifeson about the making of Grace Under Pressure. It's unremarkable except for the fact that the interviewer was none other than Andrew MacNaughtan; the late Rush photographer. Check it out via this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 26th, 2012
    The December 1994 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine included four separate articles that featured Rush in some part. The articles included an interview with Neil Peart on drumming, another on one Neil's Burning for Buddy tribute CD and a short blurb about the drumming from Fly By Night. Finally, there's a lengthy article by Howard Ungerleider about lighting and stage design. Check it all out HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: March 23th, 2012
    In January of 1983, the UK music magazine Sounds devoted an entire issue to Rush. Written by Steve Gett, this magazine, which included over 70 photos of the band, would be the precursor to Gett's Success Under Pressure biography. Check out this great inside look into the band by clicking this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 15th, 2012
    Back to the transcription of old articles before I star the "next" big scanning project. This time around, we head back to the Hold Your Fire era of 1987. An interview with Alex Lifeson titled Lifeson Times appeared in the October 17th, 1987 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 14th, 2012
    The project of re-scanning all of the tour books is now complete. I've just uploaded the mother-of-all Rush tour books - The R30 30th Anniversary Tour book. Check out all 180 images presented in high(er) resolution via this LINK. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 12th, 2012
    Rescanned all of the images - over 80 of them - from the Vapor Trails Tour Book. Each image from the book is now presented in high(er) resolution. Check them out via this LINK. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 9th, 2012
    Rescanned all of the images - over 100 of them - from the Test For Echo Tour Book. Each image from the book is now presented in high(er) resolution. Check them out via this LINK. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 7th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article; this from the Signals era. This interview with Alex Lifeson came from the October 1982 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. It's titled, appropriately, New World Men: On the Road with Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 2nd, 2012 part deux
    Rescanned all of the images from the Counterparts Tour Book. Each image from the book is now presented in high(er) resolution. Check them out via this LINK. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 2nd, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article; this time a two-part extensive interview with both Alex and Geddy coming from the June 1980 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 1st, 2012
    Transcribed another vintage article, this time coming from the Hemispheres era. Appearing in the December 5th, 1978 issue of Circus Magazine, this article/interview with Geddy Lee is entitled Rush's Music of the Spheres. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 28th, 2012
    Uploaded a multi-part article and album review from several late-1982 issues of UK's Sounds Magazine. It begins with a reprint of the Signal's Tour Book because a writer for the magazine failed to turn in his feature on Rush. We then have the feature which appeared in a later issue. Finally, there's a unfavorable review of Signals followed by a response slamming the magazine/reviewer for 'selling-out'. An interesting read all around. You can check it out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 25th, 2012 part deux
    Uploaded album information, liner notes, tracks and images for the Rush Live Tribute album Cygnus and the Sea Monsters: One Night in Chicago. Album information is available HERE while all of the CD package images can be viewed HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 25th, 2012
    Uploaded the very first Neil Peart interview that took place with Modern Drummer Magazine. This article originally appeared in the April 1980 issue of MD. A great read! .Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 24th, 2012
    Scanned and added all of the images from the second official Rush biography - Rush: Success Under Pressure - 48 photos in all. Some great and rare shots of the band appear in this biography. .Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 23rd, 2012
    Added another vintage article to the Biographies & Articles section of the site. Coming from the April 1980 issue of Circus Magazine, this one is called Battered by Old & New Waves, Rush Keeps Their Boat Afloat by Rocking It.Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 22nd, 2012 part deux
    The first official Rush biography, simply titled RUSH was written by Brian Harrigan and published back in 1982. While the transcription of RUSH has been available on the site since day one, the internal images from the biography were not. That's now changed. The biography included 53 great live and candid shots of Rush - and they're all available on the RUSH Biography Page. Click any of the images to enlarge as well. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 22nd, 2012
    Uploaded a very fitting vintage article for the site. Coming from the February 25th, 1978 issue of Sounds UK magazine, and written by Rush scribe (and critic) Geoff Barton, this one is called Black Holes: Close Encounters With RUSH. :-) Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 21st, 2012
    Scanned and transcribed the recently published unauthorized biography on Rush called Rush: Changing Hemispheres.

    -John

    Dateline: February 17th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the Roll the Bones era. This article/interview with Geddy Lee originally appeared in the January 1992 issue of Hijinx Magazine. Titled Geddy Lee on the Art of Being Rush, Geddy reflects back on the impact Ayn Rand had on the band and how Rush had grown since the making of 2112. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 16th, 2012
    Time for another vintage article again; this time from the Counterparts era. Coming from the May 1994 issue of RAG Magazine, this piece is an interview with Neil Peart that dives deep into Neil's feelings about success, religion, the creative process and more. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 15th, 2012
    Uploaded a more recent article (actually, articles) focusing on the Steampunk theme of Rush's Time Machine Tour. Coming from the September 2011 issue of Mobile Production Monthly, the main article is titled Rush: Welcome To The High Tech World Of Steampunk and includes accompanying articles on Howard Ungerleider, Pyrotek Special Effects and tour buses. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 13th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article; this time from the 2112 era. Coming from the April 24th, 1976 issue of RPM Magazine, this article is titled Rush: Speeding Ahead. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 3rd, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article; this time from the Counterparts era. Coming from the February 1994 issue of Guitar for the Practicing Musician, this article/interview is titled Alex Lifeson: Attitude Adjustment. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 2nd, 2012
    Another interesting article from the A Farewell to Kings period. This time coming from the January 23rd, 1978 issue of Maclean's Magazine. The article is called To Hell With Bob Dylan. Meet Rush. They're In It For The Money and it certainly is an ... interesting ... read. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: 2/1/12
    Happy Rush Day (2/1/12). Today's update is another vintage article from 1977 which appeared in the Vancouver Entertainment Magazine known as Georgia Straight. The article, titled Rush: Canada's Most Successful (and Least Recognized) Rock Band discusses the making of A Farewell to Kings Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 31st, 2012
    Yep - still January so we'll push in one last (I mean it this time) transcribed article; this one from the April 2008 issue of Music Entertainment Magazine. The article, titled Modern Day Warriors, is a brief retrospective look at Rush's career up to and including Snakes & Arrows. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 30th, 2012
    Sneaking in one last article transcription for January. This time, we travel back to 2007 for an interview with Geddy Lee that appeared in the July 2007 issue of Bass Guitar Magazine. The article is titled Geddy Lee: Back to Basics and focuses on the making of Snakes & Arrows. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 27th, 2012
    We'll finish off the January updates with two more transcribed, vintage articles. Both coming from R.P.M. Magazine and both from the 70's. The first article, titled Rush: An International Happening discusses the band's history up to and including the making of A Farewell to Kings. The second article is titled Rush: Into the Global Village which focuses on the making of Hemispheres and Rush's growing acceptance in the music world at that time. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 26th, 2012
    Well, it's been a while since I transcribed a vintage article. Almost a full 24 hours! This time around, we travel back to 1980 in a cover feature that appeared in the February issue of Music Express Magazine. The article, titled F.M. Radio Earns Plaudits from Rush is an interview with Alex Lifeson surrounding the creation of Permanent Waves. A very enlightening article. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 25th, 2012
    Transcribed two more vintage articles - I know, you're all shocked. Up first is an article/interview that focuses on Alex Lifeson's solo effort Victor. Appearing in the March 1996 issue of Metronome Magazine, the article is titled Rush Guitarist, Alex Lifeson Talks About His Other Identity...Victor. Lastly is an article titled Rush: A New Direction for a New Decade which is an interview with Geddy Lee on the release of Counterparts that appeared in the February 1994 issue of The Music Paper. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 24th, 2012
    Yet another vintage article has been added, this time from Oct/Nov 1993. This interesting interview with Geddy Lee appeared in the New York Entertainment Magazine known as Good Times. Titled, Geddy Lee of Rush: 20 Years of Pushing the Envelope, this one is a short, but very enjoyable read.

    -John

    Dateline: January 23rd, 2012
    Added another vintage article, this time from February 1995. This Modern Drummer Magazine piece focuses on Neil Peart and his involvement in the Burning for Buddy tribute CD. The article is titled Walking In Big Shoes: Neil Peart on The Making Of Burning For Buddy. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: January 20th, 2012
    Added two more vintage articles to the Biographies & Articles Page. First, we travel back to 1975 for a feature on Rush that appeared in the July 19th issue of RPM Magazine. This one is titled Canada's Rock 'n Roll Rush. Then we move to 1981 and a cover-feature on Alex Lifeson that appeared in the November issue of Guitar World. Titled Alex Lifeson: The Making of a Killer Sound, this is a nice indepth look into Alex's gear. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: January 19th, 2012
    The eighth edition of Rush: A Brief History of Time is now online. 46 new articles and advertisements were added this time around, primarily from 1981. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 13th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time a 3-piece set from the March 1981 issue of Circus magazine. A very enlightening read and very reflective of the critical nature in which Rush and their music were viewed back in the early 80's. Check it out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 11th, 2012
    Yep - another vintage article for your reading pleasure, this time from the August 2004 issue of Bass Player Magazine. Titled Working, Man!, this article/interview with Geddy Lee talks the band's Feedback covers album as well as an nice look at Geddy's gear. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 10th, 2012
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from the September 2000 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Titled Rush's Front Man Flies Solo, this article/interview with Geddy Lee talks about his solo album My Favorite Headache. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 6th, 2012
    Neil Peart fans will enjoy this update. Uploaded are two classic interviews with the Professor, both from Modern Drummer magazine. The first came from the January 1986 issue and the second comes from the December 1989 issue. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 5th, 2012
    Another vintage article from the 1990's; this one comes from the March 1994 issue of Guitar School Magazine. Titled Back to the Future, this dual interview with Alex and Geddy also includes a special bass clinic with Geddy. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 23rd, 2011
    This vintage articles just keep coming. This time, we move into the 90's with a nice little piece called Presto Change-O from the April 1990 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 22nd, 2011
    Uploaded another vintage article from the 80's this time. This one, titled Fire in the Hold came from the February 1988 issue of Music Technology Magazine and features a dual interview with Alex and Neil. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 21st, 2011
    Uploaded another vintage article from the 70's. This one, simply titled Rush came from the June 1979 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine and features a dual interview with Alex and Geddy. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 13th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded album information, liner notes and tracks as well as package images from the unofficial Rush: ABC 1974 - The First American Broadcast Live CD. Though it's not an official Rush release, it's garnered enough attention to warrant its inclusion on this site. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 13th, 2011
    Uploaded another vintage article, this time from 2004 - or the R30 era. Coming from the now-defunct Long-McQuade Music Magazine, this one is called Rush: R30 and Beyond - An Interview with Alex Lifeson. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 9th, 2011
    Uploaded album information, liner notes and tracks along with the package images for the latest - and certainly most unique - Rush tribute album Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of Rush. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 7th, 2011
    Uploaded two more vintage articles from the 1982. Both came from the Canadian music industry publication RPM Weekly Magazine. The first, from the February 13th issue is called Rush Maintains Supergroup Status Moving Into 1982 which talks about the release of Exit...Stage Left and Rush's surging popularity. The second, titled Rush Has All the Right Signals came out in the October 23rd issue and, as you can guess from the title, discusses the release of the band's Signals album. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 6th, 2011
    Uploaded information and images from the single "Double Agent" off of Counterparts. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 2nd, 2011
    Uploaded another vintage article from the 80's. This one came from the November 1982 issue of Circus Magazine, which also included Rush on the cover. The article is titled Rush's Simpler 'Signals'. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: December 1st, 2011
    Uploaded information and images from the single "Nobody's Hero" off of Counterparts. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 30th, 2011
    Uploaded another vintage article from the 80's. Neil Peart was the cover story in the April 1984 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine where he discussed, in length, numerous topics ranging from his the inspiration behind the lyrics he creates, to his trouble dealing with his (then) new-found fame to his numerous influences. A fantastic read! Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 29th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded another article, this time from the recent Time Machine Tour. Originally from the September 2011 issue of Professional Lighting & Production magazine, this one is called A Rush of Light: Four Decades in the Making. This is a great inside look into the production of a Rush concert. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 29th, 2011
    Uploaded a very interesting vintage article, this time dating back to 1977. The article, simply titled Rush appeared in the October 1977 issue of Performance Newspaper (The International Talent Weekly). The article is somewhat of a retrospective of Rush's career to that point and given that the band had marked it's sixth consecutive Gold album with All the World's A Stage, the magazine was packed full of congratulatory messages and advertisements from a host of organizations. Definitely one to check out. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 28th, 2011
    Uploaded information and images from the single "Summertime Blues" off of Rush's 2004 EP release Feedback. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 27th, 2011
    The new Rush Box Set Sectors is now online. Album information for each box set is available here: |Sector 1| - |Sector 2| - |Sector 3|.

    Complete package images for each box set are available here: |Sector 1| - |Sector 2| - |Sector 3|. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 22nd, 2011
    Uploaded album information and image database pages for the Moving Pictures: Live 2011 Vinyl album. Album information is availablee HERE while the images are available HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 21st, 2011
    Did you know that Moving Pictures wasn't supposed to happen? Check out why in the latest vintage article that has now been uploaded. Simply title Rush, this one came from the Nov/Dec 1981 issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 18th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed two more classic articles, both from the 90's. The first comes from the November 1991 issue of Guitar Player Magazine and is titled Rush Redefined. The second comes from the November 1996 issue of Guitar Magazine and is called Rush Hour. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 17th, 2011
    Uploaded two new pages for the new Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland DVD/Blu-Ray. Click HERE for the videography information page and click HERE for the internal images. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 16th, 2011
    Uploaded two new pages for the new Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland CD. Click HERE for the album information page and click HERE for the internal images. DVD coming up next...

    -John

    Dateline: November 3rd, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed the December 2011 issue of Modern Drummer magazine which has Neil Peart featured as the cover story. This extensive interview focuses on Neil's touring skills along with his recently released DVD instructional video Taking Center Stage. Click HERE to view the article. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 2nd, 2011 part deux
    Scanned and transcribed another classic article, this time from the Vapor Trails era. Coming from the Sep/Oct 2002 issue of Onstage Magazine magazine, this one is called Rush Rolls Again; a combined interview with Geddy and Alex with a focus on touring and their rig set-ups. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 2nd, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed another classic article, this time dating back to 1983. Coming from the January 1983 issue of International Musician and Recording World Magazine magazine, this one is called Rush 'n' Roll. It's a dual interview with Neil Peart (caught on a bad day) and Alex Lifeson. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: November 1st, 2011
    Uploaded information and images from the Roll The Bones Halogram CD Single. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 28th, 2011
    Transcribed another classic article, this time dating back to 1977. Coming from the January 1977 issue of Cheap Thrills magazine, this one is called A Solid Gold Rush; and I'm sure you'll find it somewhat amusing :) Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 27th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded information and images from three more official Rush Singles; this time around all from their Roll the Bones album. The singles are Dreamline, Ghost of a Chance and Bravado. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 27th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed another classic article, this time from way back in 1976. Rush was the cover story in the June 1976 issue of Scene Magazine. The article is titled Rush's Concept is Rock and Roll and centers around the release of 2112 Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 26th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed two more classic articles, this time both from Bass Player Magazine. The first is titled Geddy Lee: Still Going and comes from the December 1993 issue. The second is called Living in the Limelight and came from the March 2006 issue. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 22nd, 2011
    Back in 2007, Guitar Player Magazine published a special collector's edition issue titled Guitar Legends: Rush. The issue was filled with over 30 photos of the band and nine separate article/interviews. The entire issue is now online for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 21st, 2011
    Uploaded a great classic article from the Signals era. Titled Rush: New World Men, this article/interview with Alex Lifeson from the February 1983 issue of Record Review is actually very revealing. Alex fans will certainly appreciate it. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 17th, 2011
    As part of the new Videography section of the site, I've just uploaded detailed information and images on Neil Peart's new instructional video Taking Center Stage: a lifetime of live performance. Details on the video can be found HERE while all of the images can be found HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 14th, 2011
    A major update to the website is now in place. I've added a complete Videography section to the site which includes detailed information and images on every Rush Video Collection, Concert Film, Documentary and more. Check it out HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 4th, 2011
    Added information and images on another Single. This time around, it's Stick It Out from Counterparts. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 30th, 2011
    Scanned and transcriber another classic article, this time from the Signals era. The article, titled Neil Peart: New World Man appeared in the September/October 1982 issue of Music Express. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 29th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded information and images for seven Rush singles spanning from Power Windows through Vapor Trails. You can check them out on the Discography page. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 27th, 2011 part deux
    Corrected an oversight by adding in proper album information and image database pages for the live album Grace Under Pressure Live: Tour 1984 which was released in 2009. You can check out the album information page HERE while all of the package images can be viewed HERE. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 27th, 2011
    Another tour-book re-scanned. This time around, it's the Roll the Bones Tour Book that has been updated. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 26th, 2011
    One more tour-book re-scanned. This time around, it's the Presto Tour Book that great's a refreshening. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 23rd, 2011 part deux
    Transcribed another classic article - this time coming from all the way back in 1975. This nice biographical review of the band appeared in the January 1975 issue of The Canadian Composer Magazine. The article is titled Rush: Living the Rock and Roll Lifestyle. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 23rd, 2011
    Back to the re-scanning of old tour books. For this update, the images from the Power Windows Tour Book and images from the Hold Your Fire Tour Book have been refreshed.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 22nd, 2011
    I've scanned and transcribed a couple more old article; this time from the Vapor Trails period. Up first is an interview with Alex Lifeson that appeared in the June 2002 issue of the North York Post City Magazine. And next up is a nice piece that originally appeared in the July 2002 issue of Now Magazine titled Rush: On The Road With Hard Rock's Comeback Kings.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 20th, 2011
    More re-scanning of old tour books. This time around, the images from the Signals Tour Book and images from the Grace Under Pressure Tour Book have been refreshed.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 16th, 2011
    The re-scanning of the old tour books continues. This time around, the images from the Permanent Waves Tour Book and images from the Moving Pictures Tour Book have been refreshed.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 15th, 2011
    Uploaded another classic article, this time one for the motorcycle enthusiast. The April 2005 issue of BMW Owners News included a nice article/interview with Neil Peart titled Motorcycling: The Perennial Gift. As you can expect, this article deals more with Neil's love of riding than his work with Rush, but it's still a nice look inside the life of our favorite drummer.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 14th, 2011
    I've re-scanned two more older Rush Tour Books. This time around, I focused on the UK released tour books from the Hemispheres and Permanent Waves period. They're known as Rush: The Words and the Pictures Volume I and Rush: The Words and the Pictures Volume II.

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 13th, 2011
    I've uploaded three new classic articles to the Biographies & Articles section of the website. They are:
    The Diceman Cometh from the September 1991 issue of Kerrang! Magazine.
    Neil Peart: A Rebel and a Drummer from the September 1997 issue of Liberty Magazine.
    and Rush Arguably Canada's Greatest Rock Band from the June/July 2010 issue of Chill Magazine.
    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 7th, 2011
    I've begun to re-scan all of the earlier tour books. The original scans, based on poor versions of the older tour books were okay, but given some better technology along with reissued tour books, I decided it would be best to overhaul these old pages.

    Completed thus far are the images to the 2112 Tour Book, the A Farewell to Kings Tour Book and the Hemispheres Tour Book. More to come...Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 2nd, 2011
    Uploaded a classic article from the February 1994 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. Neil is the cover story of this issue in an article titled Neil Peart: In Search of the Right Feel. Also uploaded an article from the January 2001 issue of Bass Player magazine titled No Rush: Geddy Lee Flexes His Muscles In A Powerful Solo Debut. Finally, and not to leave Alex out of the fun, I've uploaded an article from the August 2002 issue of Guitar Player Magazine which includes an article titled Back in the Limelight. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 1st, 2011
    Uploaded a fantastic multi-part article from the recent August 2011 issue of Rhythm Musician. This article, titled simply Neil Peart discusses Neil's approach to drumming, the lessons he has learned, a detailed view of his Time Machine Tour Kit and more. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 30th, 2011
    Uploaded an article from the October 1991 issue of Canadian Musician. This article, titled Rush: Straight From The Heart discusses, in part, the making of Roll the Bones. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 26th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded another article on Neil Peart from Drum! magazine. This article, titled Thus Spoke Neil was originally published in the June 2009 issue and features Neil responding to reader questions. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 26th, 2011
    Uploaded an extensive article on Neil Peart from Drum! magazine. This article, titled Neil Peart: Progressive Progress was originally published in the June 2007 issue. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 25th, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded another vintage article from Canadian Musician magazine. This time around, the article, titled Rush: A Show of Hands was originally published in the February 1989 issue. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 25th, 2011
    Uploaded a official Rush 2012 Wall Calendar. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 12th, 2011
    Uploaded a new Alex Lifeson articles/interview from the Septmber 2011 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 11th, 2011
    Uploaded two new (old) Neil Peart articles/interviews; both coming from the UK's Rhythm Magazine. The first is from the March 1987 Issue of Rhythm which focuses on Neil lyrical and percussion skills. The second comes from the March 1995 Issue of Rhythm which features Neil's work on the Burning for Buddy tribute CD. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 5th, 2011
    Uploaded a new Alex Lifeson article from the September 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Alex is featured on the cover of this issue which includes a nice interview/article called Different Strings. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 3rd, 2011 part deux
    Uploaded another new Alex Lifeson article from the June 2007 issue of Guitar One Magazine. Alex is featured on the cover of this prog-centric issue which includes a nice interview/article called Alex Lifeson: Rock's Gold Standard. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 3rd, 2011
    Uploaded a new Alex Lifeson article from the March 2006 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Alex is featured on the cover of this issue which includes a nice interview/article called Today's Tom Sawyer. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 28th, 2011
    Uploaded two new lengthy articles, both from Canadian Musician Magazine. The first came from the May 2002 issue of the magazine and featured a lengthy article on the band entitled Rush: Hiatus Evaporates into Vapor Trails. The second article came from the May 2007 issue of the magazine and is called In The Studio With Rush. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 22nd, 2011
    The latest compilation CD - Rush Icon 2 - is now online. You can check out liner notes, tracks etc. on the main Album Information Page while the limited internal images are available on the Image dB Page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 15th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed the contents from the August 2008 Issue of Classic Rock Magazine which features Rush on the cover and includes the story Rush: Rock's Uncoolest Band Take on the World. Again. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 14th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed the contents from the September 2002 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine which includes the lengthy interview/article entitled "Neil Peart: The Fire Returns". Also scanned and transcribed another Neil Peart interview from the same time period. This one comes from the February 2003 issue of Cycle World Magazine Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 7th, 2011
    Scanned and transcribed the contents from the October 2004 Issue of Classic Rock Magazine. Included in this Rush-filled issue are five separate articles/interviews which focus on the 30th Anniversary tour. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 5th, 2011
    Uploaded 88 pictures from the July 2nd, 2011 show in Seattle, WA at The Gorge. This was the final show of the Time Machine Tour. Pictures courtesy of Daria DeBuono.

    -John

    Dateline: July 1st, 2011
    Uploaded 119 pictures from the June 30th, 2011 show in Vancouver, BC courtesy of Daria DeBuono.

    -John

    Dateline: June 30th, 2011
    Uploaded 149 pictures from the June 28th, 2011 show in Portland, Oregon (Ridgefield, WA) courtesy of Daria DeBuono.

    -John

    Dateline: June 28th, 2011
    Uploaded 130 pictures from the August 22nd, 2010 show in St. Louis, MO courtesy of Kevin Millette.

    -John

    Dateline: June 24th, 2011
    Uploaded 65 pictures from the September 29th, 2010 show in Atlanta, GA.
    Uploaded 82 pictures from the June 10th, 2011 show in New Orleans, LA.
    Uploaded 75 pictures from the June 14th, 2011 show in El Paso, TX.
    All pictures graciously donated by Kevin Millette.

    -John

    Dateline: June 15th, 2011
    Uploaded 117 pictures from the July 19th, 2010 show at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and 81 pictures from the September 14th, 2010 show in Boston, MA -- all courtesy of Kathy Hicks-Murray. Click HERE for the July 19th show and HERE for the September 14th show.

    -John

    Dateline: June 7th, 2011
    Though old, I scanned and transcribed the April 2006 edition of Modern Drummer Magazine which includes several in-depth articles by and about Neil on the subject of drum solos. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: June 2nd, 2011
    Uploaded 69 pictures from the July 5th, 2010 show in Chicago, IL and 137 pictures from the August 23rd, 2010 "Chicago Rain Date" show -- all courtesy of Scott Collier. Click HERE for the July 5th show and HERE for the August 23rd show.

    -John

    Dateline: June 1st, 2011
    Uploaded another 112 pictures from the April 5th, 2011 show in Louisville, KY courtesy of Scott Collier. The entire Louisville album now contains 154 pictures in all. Click HERE to view them.

    Also went back to the Snakes & Arrows Live tour and added 46 pictures from the July 24th, 2008 show in Indianapolis, IN -- the final stop for that tour.

    -John

    Dateline: May 31st, 2011
    Uploaded a huge collection of 167 photos from the April 22nd, 2011 Baltimore, MD show courtesy of Daria DeBuono, Secretly Touched and A-CELL-OF-AWARENESS. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 26th, 2011
    Uploaded a fantastic collection of 45 photos from the April 3rd, 2011 Nashville, TN show courtesy of Amy Williams. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 25th, 2011
    Transcribed and scanned the July 2007 issue of Classic Rock Magazine which contained an interview/article with all three members of Rush titled: Following The Arrows. Click HERE to read it.

    -John

    Dateline: May 24th, 2011
    Uploaded 40 great photos from the May 21st, 2011 Newcastle, UK show and 32 amazing photos from the May 22nd, 2011 Birmingham, UK show, all courtesy of Pete Key. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 23rd, 2011
    Uploaded 58 fantastic photos from the May 14th, 2011 Glasgow, Scotland show, courtesy of Pete Key. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 20th, 2011
    Transcribed and scanned the August 2007 issue of Modern Drummer magazine which contained a really in-depth interview with Neil Peart on the Drums of Snakes & Arrows. Click HERE to read it.

    -John

    Dateline: May 19th, 2011
    Uploaded 78 great photos from the Dublin, Ireland show -- Rush's first every stop to the Emerald Isle. Click HERE to view them. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 18th, 2011
    The January 2011 issue of Classic Rock Magazine is now online. This issue includes an interview with Geddy regarding Rush's Living Legend Award as well as a look back into the making of Moving Pictures. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 14th, 2011
    The May 2011 issue of Classic Rock: Prog magazine is now online. This issue includes an in-depth interview with Neil Peart, along with articles surrounding Clockwork Angels, The Time Machine Tour and Moving Pictures 5.1. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 11th, 2011
    The July 2010 issue of Classic Rock: Prog magazine is now online. This issue, which focuses on the release of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, has some great articles, interviews and rare photos. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: April 25th, 2011
    Uploaded 199 pictures from the April 10th, 2011 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 22nd, 2011
    Uploaded 39 pictures from the April 20th, 2011 show in Montreal, Quebec. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 21st, 2011
    Images from the 2011 version of the Time Machine Tour Book are now ONLINE. There were many new photos added to the tour book this time around; all from the 2010 leg of the tour. Unfortunately, many images from the original 2010 Time Machine Tour Book were replaced by the new images. Fortunately, you can see both versions here :)

    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: April 21st, 2011
    Uploaded another 25 pictures from the April 15th, 2011 show in Cleveland, OH. We now have a total of 125 Cleveland show pics online. Click HERE to view them. Also uploaded another 30 pics from the April 17th, 2011 Auburn Hills (Detroit), MI show courtesy of various sources. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 20th, 2011
    Uploaded 100 pictures from the April 15th, 2011 show in Cleveland, OH courtesy of numerous sources. Click HERE to view them. Also uploaded 26 pictures from the April 17th, 2011 Auburn Hills (Detroit), MI show courtesy of Jesse McKelvie. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 16th, 2011
    Uploaded 58 pictures from the April 13th, 2011 show in Toledo, OH courtesy of Jesse McKelvie. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 15th, 2011
    Uploaded 44 pictures from the April 5th, 2011 show in Louisville, KY courtesy of Tom Metcalf. Click HERE to view them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 9th, 2011
    Uploaded hundreds of pictures from the April 8th, 2011 show at Hershey, PA. Click HERE to see them.

    -John

    Dateline: April 7th, 2011
    Album pages for the new Deluxe Edition of Moving Pictures (5.1) are now online. Click HERE for the album page with liner notes, lyrics and more. Click HERE for the Image dB page with scans of the package plus screen captures from the DVD. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: April 4th, 2011
    Cygnus-X1.Net has gone social. In addition to recent integration with Facebook and Twitter, the news section of the site is now utilizing Google's Blogger. Click HERE to read more about the switch.

    -John

    Dateline: November 23rd, 2010
    Cygnus-X1.Net has been re-skinned. After several years of running with the Caress of Steel-like theme, I thought it was time to spruce things up a bit. Not only will the Rush side of the house be treated to this new look, but the Star Trek side as well (within the next week). I hope you enjoy the new Cygnus-X1.Net.

    -John

    Dateline: November 2nd, 2010
    Uploaded 62 photos from the October 15th Buenos Aires, Argentina show. You can check them out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 20th, 2010
    Uploaded 44 photos from the October 17th Santiago, Chile show. You can check them out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 15th, 2010
    Work has begun to incorporate Rush fonts into the site. For more information on the Rush Font Project, please click HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: October 15th, 2010
    Uploaded 24 photos and a nice write-up from the August 7th Seattle (Auburn), WA show. You can check them out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 14th, 2010
    All tourdates from each tour (and in total) are now available in Microsoft Excel and CSV formats. All files can be download on the main Tour Dates Page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 13th, 2010
    Uploaded 15 photos from the September 26th Dallas, Texas show. You can check them out HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 11th, 2010
    130 photos from the two shows in Brazil are now online. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: September 30th, 2010
    Thanks to the contributions of many visitors, particulary Raza Rizvi and Eric from Power Windows, I've made significant changes/updates/enhancements to the Tour Dates Page. The biggest change is the inclusion of early tours prior to 1974, dubbed The Early Years. Thanks to everyone who helped to further shape this section of the site.

    -John

    Dateline: September 23rd, 2010
    Some great photos and an article on Rush's show in Tulsa, OK are now online. Thanks to Kevin Pyle for allowing us to share some of his greast photos here.

    -John

    Dateline: September 14th, 2010
    I came across a lengthy interview with Alex Lifeson that originally appeared in the August 2007 edition of Guitar World Magazine. In it, Alex discusses Snakes & Arrows but also looks back at Moving Pictures. It's an interesting article and you can now check it out at this LINK. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 9th, 2010
    The latest compilation CD - Rush Icon - is now online. You can check out liner notes, tracks etc. on the main Album Information Page while the limited internal images are available on the Image dB Page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 5th, 2010
    I've uploaded the images from the new 2011 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 2nd, 2010
    Uploaded some first-row pictures from the Saratoga Springs, NY show from July 23rd. Photos are courtesy of Jim Britton. Click HERE to see them. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 19th, 2010
    Finally got around to adding an Album and Image dB page for the live compilation disc 'Working Men' Click HERE for the album information and click HERE for the Images. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 18th, 2010
    I've added album details and images for the tribute album "New World Man" as well as the European compilation album "Time Stand Still". You can check them out via the links below:
    Album Info - New World Man: A Tribute
    Image dB - New World Man: A Tribute
    Album Info - Time Stand Still: The Collection
    Image dB - Time Stand Still: The Collection
    Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 18th, 2010
    Images from the Time Machine Tour Book are now online. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: July 10th, 2010
    The Time Machine Tour Book is now online. I'm in the process of scanning the all of the images which will be online within the next week or two. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: June 8th, 2010
    Pages and images for the three 'other' singles from Snakes & Arrows are now online. You can find information on Spindrift, The Larger Bowl and Workin' Them Angels from the Discography and Image Database pages.

    -John

    Dateline: June 2nd, 2010
    There's nothing like new Rush material to spawn some motivation. Accordingly, I'm going back and getting some pages done that have been long overdue. First up are two new pages related to the first single from Snakes & Arrows; Far Cry. The page includes liner notes from the single and a link to the images that came with the 'Not for Distribution' CD. Pages for the three other singles from Snakes & Arrows will be up shortly as well.

    -John

    Dateline: June 1st, 2010
    Included liner notes/lyric pages for the new singles 'Caravan' and 'BU2B' along with images from the digital booklet that came with the singles. HERE to view. Also updated the Lyric Randomizer with nine lyrical segments taken from the two new singles.

    -John

    Dateline: April 16th, 2010
    In celebration of the upcoming 2010 Rush Time Machine tour, I've completely overhauled one of the oldest features of this site; the Rush Lyric Randomizer. I've redone the graphics and increased the number of random lyrics from about 150 to nearly 500. In addition, you can now click on the lyric banner to read the entire lyrics of the reflected song. Enjoy...

    -John

    Dateline: April 8th, 2010
    With the announcement of the Rush Time Machine Tour 2010, I've added all of the tour dates to the Tour Info section of the site. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: October 17th, 2009
    I've uploaded another addition to the Biographies & Articles section of the site; the August 2009 article/interview from PROG magazine called Rush Through Time. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 22nd, 2009
    Two additions to the Biographies & Articles section of the site. First up is the Premiere Guitar Interview with Alex Lifeson
    from March of 2009.

    Next is a collection of old Rush articles which I've put together in a section called Rush: A Brief History of Time. This section will have many more articles added to it in the near future. That's all for now. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: September 15th, 2009
    I've uploaded the images, and some limited text, from the new 2010 Rush Wall Calendar. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 15th, 2009
    I've uploaded another Rush article to the Rush Biographies & Articles section of the website. This article dates back to December of 1974 and originally appeared in 'Beetle Magazine'. This is a great, early look at Rush when their popularity began to grow in the U.S. You can check out the article via this LINK. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 11th, 2009
    Added a new article to the Rush Biographies & Articles section of the website. This article comes from EQ Magazine and focuses on the making of Snakes & Arrows. You can check it out directly via this LINK. Many more new (and old) articles are on their way as well. Look for them soon.

    -John

    Dateline: March 9th, 2009
    Album and Image Database pages for Rush's Retrospective III are now online. Album information can be viewed HERE while high-resolution images from the CD/DVD combo can be viewed HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: February 1st, 2009
    Images for the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD/Blu-Ray set are now online in the Image dB. Liner notes for this video are in the works as well. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 26th, 2008
    The second annual Holiday Rush Contest at Cygnus-X1.Net is now underway. Click HERE for more information. Good luck everyone!

    -John

    Dateline: September 23rd, 2008
    The images for the The 2009 Rush Wall Calendar are now online. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: August 22nd, 2008
    Special thanks go out to Steve Fletcher, Claudio D. Rodrìguez ( aka: C-08 ) and Carlos Perez for their work in translating the Cuerdas Comic Book based on 2112. Thanks Guys!

    -John

    Dateline: August 20th, 2008
    I recently uncovered a Spanish comic based on '2112' called Cuerdas or 'Strings'. This was drawn by Pepe Gonzalez back in 1985-6. If anyone can translate the text, please let me know as I'd like to include an English version of this comic. You can check out this nicely drawn comic HERE. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 5th, 2008
    With all of the 'press' surrounding the Rolling Stone Article - Rush Never Sleeps, I decided to go back in time and reproduce the 30th Anniversary Billboard Spotlight on Rush which came out back in May of 2004. I've fully transcribed all of the Rush-related articles and scanned all of the images, tributes and advertisements related to Rush from the issue. You can check it out HERE. Also, if your name appears in this image, drop me a line and let me know so I can highlight it on the page... Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 5th, 2008
    Added the pictures I took from the Atlantic City, NJ show on July 4th. Check them out via this LINK. Enjoy! -John

    Dateline: June 21st, 2008
    Some great pictures from the Montreal, QC show of June 12th were sent to me by reader Cory Gargin of Nova Scotia. I was so impressed by these pictures that I decided to add them to the Image Database section of the site. You can check them out via this LINK. Enjoy -- and thanks again, Cory!

    -John

    Dateline: May 10th, 2008
    I've uploaded the new version of the Snakes & Arrows "Live" Tourbook to the site. The transcription of the tour book, which mirrors that of the original Snakes & Arrows book can be found HERE. I added a couple of new images of the band on this page. But of course the major change between the "old" and "new" versions of the tour book lies in the images. Over 70 new pictures of the band were taken during their European Leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour in 2007. All of the images from the Snakes & Arrows "Live" Tour book can be found HERE. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: May 7th, 2008
    Since I shut down my copy of Coppermine Photo Gallery due to security issues, I moved all of the concert pictures I took during the 2007 leg of the Snakes & Arrows Tour to the following pages (which are also available via the Image Database.
    Bristow, VA Show - June 23rd, 2007
    Holmdel, NJ Show - July 8th, 2007
    Madison Square Gardn Show, New York City - September 17th, 2007
    -John

    Dateline: April 10th, 2008
    Pages for the new Snakes & Arrows Live double-CD are now online. Details including liner notes, track listings, etc. can be found on this page while all of the images can be found here. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: February 18th, 2008
    Added an official countdown timer to the launch of the 2008 Leg of the Snakes & Arrows tour. The timer appears on the home page, news page and the tourdates page. And, just for fun, I added a timer to the year 2112. It appears on the 2112 album page. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: January 18th, 2008
    The official tour dates for the 2008 Leg of the Snakes & Arrows Tour have now been loaded into the Tour Dates Section of the site. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 30th, 2007
    The first annual Holiday Rush Contest at Cygnus-X1.Net is officially underway. Click HERE for more information. Good luck everyone!

    -John

    Dateline: October 19th, 2007
    The data and images for Lush: The Main Man Records Tribute to Rush's Debut ... and John Rutsey are now online. Enjoy and, by all means, try and pick up this unique tribute album. If you're a fan of really early Rush, you'll get a kick out of this tribute.

    -John

    Dateline: October 18th, 2007
    I was able to finish the data and images for the "Run For Cover: A Tribute to Rush" tribute album sooner than expected. Now only "Lush" remains which I should have online within a day or two.

    -John

    Dateline: October 18th, 2007
    Finally got around to uploading the data and images surrounding one of the latest Rush Tribute Albums called "The Classical Tribute to Rush: Through The Prism". I'll be working up the pages for the other two recent Tribute Albums; Run For Cover and Lush within the next week. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: August 11th, 2007
    Since the MVI version of Snakes & Arrows has some different content than the album (CD) version, I decided to create a separate page for it. You can check out the new content and images from the Image Database section of the site, or simply click this LINK. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 18th, 2007
    I finally completed the scanning of the Snakes & Arrows Tour book. All of the images (over 150 of them!) are now presented online at this LINK. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: July 15th, 2007
    Added a couple more biographical works to the BIOs section of the site. Included is the story of the discovery of Rush by Donna Halper along with the official 1975 Mercury Records biography of the band.

    -John

    Dateline: July 14th, 2007
    In connection with the recent meeting between Neil Peart and Richard Foster, whose short story, A Nice Morning Drive, inspired Neil to write Red Barchetta, I've posted the complete story online. I also included the original short-story artwork along with the cover image of the Road & Track edition that the story first appeared in. You can read the story HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: June 24th, 2007
    The transcription of the Snakes & Arrows Tour Book is now online, along with a couple of images. Scanning of the rest of the images will take place over the next week. The transcription is best viewed using Internet Explorer and with the Snakes & Arrows font installed on your PC. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: June 22nd, 2007
    The images from the new 2008 Vintage Rush Wall Calendar have been scanned and loaded on the site. You can check them out via the Image Database or by simply clicking HERE. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: June 14th, 2006
    With the launch of the Snakes & Arrows World Tour, I've now added the complete set list, which was played at the Atlanta show, to the tour section of the site. Click HERE to view the list. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: April 30th, 2006
    Having received an early copy of Snakes & Arrows, I immediately transcribed all of the liner notes and checked all the lyrics. Both are now online and verified. I've also completed scanning the internal images which are now online HERE. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: April 25th, 2006
    Preliminary lyrics (somewhat unconfirmed at this point) for Snakes & Arrows are now online. These will be confirmed once the album is released.

    -John

    Dateline: March 18th, 2006
    Images and text for Neil Peart's Anatomy of a Drum Solo are now online. Up next, Rush in Rio followed by Replay X 3.

    -John

    Dateline: March 17th, 2006
    I've just begun scanning new images for the Image Database which will focus on Rush Video offerings. Up first, Neil Peart's A Work in Progress. I'm also working on Anatomy of a Drum Solo, Rush in Rio and Replay X 3. Enjoy-

    -John

    Dateline: March 16th, 2006
    The preliminary album page for Snakes & Arrows, with initial artwork, has been created. I took the liberty of assuming Snakes & Arrows will hit #1 on the billboard charts ;-) as well as go quintuple-platinum by day two. I will be afforded a copy of S&A a day or two before the national release, so I plan on having the page completely updated with liner notes, lyrics and all of the images by May 1st.

    -John

    Dateline: February 18th, 2006
    Now that the release date of Snakes & Arrows is official at May 1st, I've begun to prepare the site for its arrival. Album, lyric and image database pages have been set up, while areas for tour dates (official only) and set lists are laying in wait for the tour to begin. For now, I worked up an album cover that'll be used as a proxy until the real Snakes & Arrows cover is revealed.

    Please feel free to share tour date information and set lists from the 2007 Snakes & Arrows tour. Help from all of you is what makes this site as complete as possible. Thanks.

    -John

    Dateline: January 16th, 2006
    Happy New Years everyone. I've added comments to each Rush News story so everyone can share their thoughts on the particular story. With the flurry of news surrounding the new album and new tour, I'm hoping that you'll take the time to add your thoughts. Thanks.

    -John

    Dateline: December 7th, 2006
    The transformation of Cygnus-X1.Net is now complete. All pages have been converted to the new format. I hope you enjoy the new, fresh look. Drop me a line and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: November 20th, 2006
    More pages (including the one you are now reading) have been converted over to the new template design. The conversion is going smoothly, but there's still plenty more to do. Hoping to still get the entire site converted within the next week or two.

    -John

    Dateline: November 18th, 2006
    It has begun. Cygnus-X1.Net Version 2.0 is now partially online. The whole new "look and feel" of the Cygnus-X1 Tribute to Rush site is now available on all of the Album pages (See: The Complete Rush Discography). Over the next couple of weeks, the remainder of the pages will be converted to this new template. I'd appreciate any feedback if you may -- and please do let me know if something doesn't seem to be working. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: October 16th, 2006
    If you're craving the latest news on Rush, but you're on the road or don't have access to an internet connection, fear not. Cygnus-X1 now offers a specially designed page for your mobile phone or device. Simply access this page (www.cygnus-x1.net/mobile.htm) for the latest news on the band without the concern of downloading large images.

    -John

    Dateline: October 9th, 2006
    The images from the 2007 Rush Wall Calendar have been scanned and loaded on the site. You can check them out via the Image Database or by simply clicking HERE. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: September 16th, 2006
    Well, as Summer 2006 draws to a close and word of a new Rush album possibly being released next Spring, I thought it was high-time I made some major changes to the site. So, as of now, work has begun on a completely new look and feel to Cygnus-X1. Worry not; all the same content and images that Cygnus-X1.Net has become famous for will remain, but the interface will be far more 'Rush like'. So, stay tuned for the all new Cygnus-X1.Net -- making its debut soon.

    -John

    Dateline: June 9th, 2006
    Cygnus-X1 gets interactive. I've begun to add comment fields to all of the pages. At this point, every album page contains a link where you can post your own comments about that specific album. A login is not required and comments are not verified before appearing online. I hope you take advantage of this feature to share your thoughts about your favorite (or least favorite) album by Rush. Comment fields will be added to other pages in the near future. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: June 1st, 2006
    Cygnus-X1.Net has now turned 2 years old! Since launching on June 1st, 2004, the site has received over 325,000 visitors, displayed nearly 1.7 million pages and has transferred well over a terabyte (1000 gigs) of data. Thanks to all of you Rush fans out there for helping to make this site a success.

    Look for more scans from Neil's two DVD packages to grace the site soon, followed by images and details from Rush Replay X 3.

    Enjoy the summer, all.

    -John

    Dateline: May 5th, 2006
    The "Gold" Review page has been added - Check it out HERE.

    -John

    Dateline: May 3rd, 2006
    "Gold" pages have been added - both the Album and the Image Database pages are available with a review of the album coming 'soon'.

    I'm also going to begin scanning the images from Neil's two DVD offerings as they contain some nice images.

    That's all for now. Thanks for visiting.

    -John

    Dateline: February 26th, 2006
    The Piano Tribute to Rush pages have finally been added - both the Album and the Image Database pages are available with a review of the album coming 'soon'.

    I also posted an original, very short "story" detailing my decade-long quest to obtain a copy of the nearly impossible to come by 2112 Tour Book. Read my escapes by clicking HERE or by going to the Rush 2112 Tour Book section of the site.

    That's it for now. Thanks, as always, for stopping by my little electronic corner of Rush...

    -John

    Dateline: February 16th, 2006
    The Cygnus-X1.Net Rush Store has been updated with Videos and Books. I'll be adding some additional Rush-related items, as well as more books soon. I'm still waiting for my copy of the Piano Tribute to Rush CD so I can get the images online. I should have it within the week and online shortly thereafter. Once that's done, I plan to break out my "pen" and write up some reviews on the latest tribute albums, the R30 DVD and a few other items which warrant my attention. Thanks, as always, for visiting.

    -John

    Dateline: January 4th, 2006
    Happy 2006 Everyone! This looks to be a good year for Rush fans as a potential new studio album followed by a tour are all but a certainty. New to the site is The Rush Store. Over time, I'll be adding all sorts of Rush products to the store; items like all the CD's, DVD's, Books and more. Clicking and purchasing an item through the store, which re-directs you to Amazon.Com, will help support Cygnus-X1.Net. So, thanks in advance for your support. Enjoy 2006!

    -John

    Dateline: November 29th, 2005
    With the release of R30 comes the scanning of the images and the introduction of the DVD/CD information. Accordingly, all of the images are now up on the Image Database section, and the CD has been added to the Discography. Work on the 'Rush Store' is nearly complete so look for that in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy the holidays, all.

    -John

    Dateline: October 20th, 2005
    Other than furious updates on Rush news, little has been added to the site recently, though I have been slowly converting it to PHP from html to allow for some future flexibility (or so I'm told).

    Of course, once the R30 DVD/CD is released, I'll be scanning all of the images/discs as usual and posting them online just as soon as possible. And, with the release of the Tour Book Compilation in early 2006, I may go back and re-scan images from the earlier tour books that, due to their age, didn't fair well towards 21st scanning technology (despite my attempts to edit them).

    So, there are many changes in the Rush world, and changes to the site are coming.

    Cheers,
    -John

    Dateline: September 25th, 2005
    The 2006 Rush Wall Calendar has been added to the Image Database. If you like the scans, then you should buy the calendar over at the Rush Backstage Club for only $12.99. What are you waiting for? Enjoy...

    -John

    Dateline: August 29th, 2005
    Has it really been two months since I've updated the Rush Tribute site? Well, not really. I'm continually added news feeds to the "Latest Rush News" section of course, and the Rush message forum has been seeing some decent activity of late, but otherwise little has changed on the main site. It's been a busy summer :) But I plan on adding something new to the site soon ... Something radical. Something extraordinary. Now I just have to think about what that is :) Seriously, look for some new content soon.

    -John

    Dateline: June 18th, 2005
    Well, it's been a month since I've made any major changes to the site. Heck, it is summer after all :) The latest changes include the addition of the Massey Hall Concert Program that was handed out during three shows in June of 1977. Those shows would be recorded live for "All the World's A Stage". The concert program can be found in the image database under "Other Tour Books". Also new to the image database is the Rush-inspired Comic book "The Defenders: Divided We Duel!" which was very loosely based on 2112 and dedicated to Rush. Coming up next will be the re-scanning of the Atlantic albums (yep, still haven't done that) as well as the addition of sampled song-bits corresponding with the page you're viewing (e.g. Limelight will play when viewing a page that concerns "Moving Pictures", etc.)

    That's all for now. Enjoy the summer!

    -John

    Dateline: May 17th, 2005
    Wow. I finally completed scanning in the entire R30 (Feedback / 30th Anniversary) Tourbook. Over 225 images in all! Phew! I'm glad THAT's over. I hope you enjoy the images as it is truly one of the nicest tourbooks from any band that I've ever come across. With all the tourbook images now online, I'll be going back to the re-scanning of the Atlantic albums (which need some work). I also have another Rush comic book (The Defenders) to scan in, so look for that shortly.

    Special thanks have to go out to my "editor" Nathanael Peace who picked off some typos on the site. If there's a typo on the site, Nate will find it.

    That's all for now. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

    -John

    Dateline: May 3rd, 2005
    Just completed the Vapor Trails Tour Book images...all 96 of them. That was fun :0) Only *1* more tour book to scan in - and it is, of course, the largest one yet: The R30 Tour Book. Over 200 images from what I've seen. This baby will be well worth the wait for those of you who haven't seen it yet. I also have another comic book to scan - the original "Defenders" comic book that was dedicated to Rush and loosely based on 2112 and "Anthem" by Ayn Rand.

    Once those two items are done, I'll return to cleaning up the rest of the album images - many of which desperately need an overhaul. Thanks for stopping by...

    -John

    Dateline: April 13th, 2005
    I'm taking a break from tour book scanning (I only have Vapor Trails and R30 to scan to complete the online collection) to focus on another rare find I recently came across - Rush comic books. Now, most fans are aware of the 30-page comic book centered around Rush from their early days up through Counterparts. And I've heard, but haven't seen, of several comic books that use 2112 as a backdrop. But what I just picked up relates to the Cygnus-X1 Books I and II stories. I stumbled across these in an Ebay auction, and haven't found mention of them anywhere else. So, check out the Image Database where you'll see reproductions of all Rush Comic books very soon. As of this writing, the main Rush comic is now online. As always, enjoy...

    -John

    Dateline: April 5th, 2005
    I'm proud to announce another exclusive item for the site - two British-only tour books known as "Rush: The Words and the Pictures - Volumes I and II". These tour books were produced and distributed in the U.K. during the Hemispheres and Permanent Waves tours. Check them out by accessing the Image Database or by viewing the tour books from Hemispheres or Permanent Waves. Or, heck, by clicking either of these links: Volume I or Volume II. Both of these books are being reproduced in full for the first time, anywhere.

    As always, enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: April 1st, 2005
    Well, I decided to scrap the entire Rush theme of this site and focus my attention on an ABBA tribute site. After all, they make better music than those three Canadians. Ahem. Hey, it is April 1st you know. ANYway, Tour Book images through "Roll The Bones" are now online. Work on the remaining four tour books is underway and should be completed within a week or so.
    Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 25th, 2005
    Finally added album and images from the latest tribute album Subdivisions: A Tribute to Rush. I'm still taking in this album, so I don't have an official review yet, but I hope to have one online within a week or so. I love the Hugh Syme images on this album, so make sure to check out the images HERE. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 22nd, 2005
    I took a break from the tour books section to complete the Concert Set Lists area. Accessing the set lists is available from the main Tour Information page, or from any tour dates listing or tour book. Special thanks to Power Windows for filling in some of the set list gaps that I had. Enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: March 19th, 2005
    Work on the tour books images continues with Power Windows now online and Permanent Waves to follow shortly. And another first for any Rush site is the full reproduction of the British-only tour book released during the Hemispheres tour called The Words and The Pictures - Volume 1. Loaded with rare photos of the band plus Neil's original hand-written lyrics from many of the earlier albums, this is a definite treat for all Rush fans. Look for Volume II to be presented in the near future as well.

    Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: March 8th, 2005
    For the first time online - anywhere - is the presentation of the Rush 2112 Tour Book. Transcriptions have existed elsewhere, but you'll only find the complete transcriptions and images on this site. Work on the remaining Tour Books is continuing, as is the work on the Rush Calendars. Yes, my work is never done. Enjoy!

    -John

    Dateline: March 3rd, 2005
    Work has now begun on the Tour Books section. While the text for each tour book is available, I'm now in the process of scanning all of the internal images, adding those to the Image Database section of the site (also accessible from each tour book). At this time, the "A Farewell to Kings" and "Hemispheres" Tour Books are complete. Work on the "2112" tour book will begin as soon as my copy arrives (got lucky and found one for sale online). Shortly thereafter, I'll begin scanning the images from the remaining tour books and Rush Calendars as well.

    Hope you're enjoying the continual changes to the site. Please drop me a line and let me know what you think. Thanks.

    -John

    Dateline: February 23rd, 2005
    The Discography section is (finally) complete. All information on every studio, live, compilation, tribute and solo album is now available (with the exception of the tribute album "Subdivisions" which, as of this writing, hasn't been released yet. Full images on each album are also available through the Image Database section.

    Next up, I'll be working on bringing you complete Tour Book transcripts and images as well as Tour Set List information. I'm also working on scanning both the 2004 and 2005 calendars for inclusion in the Image Datavase section.

    That's about it for now - enjoy.

    -John

    Dateline: February 17th, 2005
    The new Sphere-GUI interface is now online. A little more "style" to add to the "substance" of this site. I hope you enjoy it.

    -John

    Dateline: February 14th, 2005
    As you may have noticed, I've been working feverishly on the Discography section. It's nearly complete, save for the last two tribute albums which haven't been released and the two solo projects. I also expanded the biography section to include complete reproductions of "Rush", "Success Under Pressure" and "Visions."

    That's it for now. More to come shortly - especially a huge addition to the Image Database. Thanks, as always, for visiting.

    -John

    Dateline: January 31st, 2005
    Over the past 10 days, I've been putting the finishing touches on the Discography page which, in turn, feeds the Image dB, Review and Lyric pages. My plan is to finish up the Discography page, which would include updating the live albums, compilation albums and all of the tribute albums before moving to the next big piece of this site - the rest of the Image dB. I plan on grabbing images from the various books that have been published about Rush, the two annual calendars and more. And speaking of books, you'll notice that I've put "Visions" online; the official Rush biography from the "Hold Your Fire" era. Look for other biographies to be available on this site soon.

    Thanks, as always, for visiting. Please don't forget to check out the message forums. We're trying to build up some activity in them, so check them out!

    -John

    Dateline: January 20th, 2005
    With the new year, the first big piece of this tribute site has been completed - The Rush Lyric Randomizer. As I develop more pages for this site, I'll be including the randomizer code on most of the main pages. The premise of this feature is pretty straight forward. Each time you visit or reload a page, you'll be treated to a random Rush lyric. There are currently 146 different lyrics available - at least one from every Rush song, with more on the way.

    Now that the Randomizer is done, I'll be focusing my attention on completing the discography database. Look for it to include not only detailed information on every album, but hundreds of images from each, lyrics, related tour dates and more.

    And please don't forget to check out and join our new message forums. With topics on every phase of Rush's career along with where they are headed, I'm sure everyone will find (and post) something of interest.

    Thanks for visiting and stop back soon for more exciting changes...

    -John (aka Jag2112)

    Dateline: December 9th, 2004
    I've now begun work on developing a complete tribute site to Rush. After launching 'Cygnus-X1.Net' in June of 2004, most of the time spent on the site was dedicated to the Star Trek LCARS Book & Episode Database. But now that the Star Trek project is essentially complete, it's time for me to focus on the Rush content of this site.

    What I plan to house in this tribute section will hopefully be unique. It'll include the following:

    * A complete album listing with cover, back-side and internal images from the CD releases.
    * A complete list of all song lyrics.
    * Detailed reviews of every album, video, movie and book related to Rush.
    * A random lyric generator. (You'll see...)
    * And more...

    I'll also be revamping the online BBS / Forums to include more Rush content in hopes of spurring some activity. For now, I'll getting all of the data together, starting the initial coding, and pulling my hair out as is often the case when I start a new project.

    Check back often - I'll be adding content to this section as I complete them.

    Thanks for stopping by...

    -John (aka Jag2112)

    Cygnus-X1.Net: A Tribute to Rush