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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Site updates - 9/30/08

I've posted a few updates to the site:

In addition, I'm trying out some comment features on the main Replicas page, as well as each drumkit page. Now you can vote for your favorite Neil Peart replica kit, and leave comments at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to all the drummers and postcard receivers for sending in their photos.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

New Rush and Neil Peart auctions

My friend has been posting new stuff to her eBay auctions. If you like Neil Peart posters, there are some good ones. Many of the auctions end Saturday, September 27.

Here's where things stand as of Friday, 6:00 p.m Pacific time.


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rush Retrospective 3 CD - Coming December 9, 2008

It looks like Atlantic Records will be releasing Rush Retrospective 3, which will include music from the band's time with Atlantic (starting with Presto). The CD is scheduled to release on December 9, 2008.

While there are no track list details yet, you can pre-order the CD on Amazon. There are rumors of this CD containing previously unreleased tracks.


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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Snakes & Arrows Live DVD details

9/22 Update: The release date is now 11/25/08. The official press release is now on


I just got the details about the new Rush Snakes & Arrows DVD coming out on 11/18/08 11/25/08. Thanks Monica Z! The highlights include:

  • Released on DVD (3 discs) and Blu-ray
  • Material from 2007 and 2008 tour
  • Different versions of Far Cry and The Way the Wind Blows
  • Lots of extras




Release date 11/18/08

UPC 601143112492 --- I/O 75,000  DVD -- 20,000 BluRay

D24 DVD -- D29 BluRay

  • Filmed in Hi-Def and 5.1 surround sound October of 2007 in Rotterdam, Netherlands this 3 disc DVD captures the Rush's instrumental virtuosity, complex compositions and raw energy that their fans have come to expect.
  • Rush in Rio was more about crowd's response to the band -- the DVD is all about the band -- a real close up look at what Rush does on stage
  • Encompasses both 2007 & 2008 Snakes & Arrows tour content
  • Successful tour breaking attendance records and making Billboards top grossing tour list
  • Since their debut in 1974, Rush has been universally regarded as one of the most inventive and exciting groups in rock.
  • DVD includes their Grammy Award nominated track Malignant Narcissism
  • Includes an explosive performance of Workin' Them Angels
  • Rush -- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart added another round of dates to this successful tour
  • DVD will include bonus material and outtakes
  • Extraordinary body of work includes the following: 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving Pictures, 1996's Test for Echo and 2002's Vapor Trails.
  • Last 2 DVD released by Rounder Records R30 and Rush in Rio have both scanned around 250,000 units
  • Available on DVD and BLURAY!  This is the first time you can see Rush in BluRay.


Set 1

Digital Man
Entre Nous
The Main Monkey Business
The Larger Bowl
Secret Touch
Between The Wheels

Set 2

Far Cry
Workin' Them Angels
Armor And Sword
The Way The Wind Blows
Natural Science
Witch Hunt
Malignant Narcissism/De Slagwerker                                       
Distant Early Warning
The Spirit of Radio
Tom Sawyer

One Little Victory
A Passage to Bangkok

Different Versions

  • Far Cry (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)
  • The Way the Wind Blows (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)

Atlanta Tapes

  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Red Barchetta
  • The Trees
  • 2112

S&A DVD Extras

  • "What's That Smell?" vignette
  • 2007 outtakes
  • "What's That Smell?" outtakes
  • "Red Sector A" from R30 tour
  • "What's That Smell?" trailer

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Monday, September 08, 2008

New MotoStars page and book

I added a page about the MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio. On the page, you'll find some great hi-res pictures from reader Paul Nuzzo. (Thanks, Paul!)

Lastly, you can now buy a companion book about the MotoStars exhibit. Order your copy online.

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