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Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy 21.12 day!

It's been quite a year for Rush fans, so please take a moment to celebrate the all-important 21.12 day (aka International Rush day!). This is a special one, thanks to this being the 2112 pre-centennial (in one hundred years my children or grandchildren will, hopefully, be celebrating that one).

What are you going to do to celebrate? Of course, you'll be playing Rush's 2112 -- preferably the entire album (in glorious 5.1 surround sound) But listening to the isolated drums for "Overture" isn't a bad idea either. Reading the handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart is probably required -- especially if you've never seen these.

Original "2112" artwork by Neil Peart

Or you could listen to Rush talk about making 2112.

Other celebrations and info

Eddie Trunk: Friday Night Rocks: 3 hours of Rush!

Join Eddie This Friday As His Q104.3 Show Is Dedicated To 3 Hours Of Rush
Friday Night Rocks, on Q104.3 in New York City, is proud to announce it's first ever The Holiday Rush with Eddie Trunk airing live this coming Friday, December 21st.

Eddie as he will be dedicating his entire three hour radio show to nothing but the music of Rush. Making this show even more special will be an all new interview with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, who will be checking in during the broadcast. So Rush fans alike, please join Eddie as he celebrates the holidays and Rush FINALLY getting into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame LIVE this Friday night on Q104.3 New York City starting at 11PM ET. Those outside the NYC listening area can hear the show live on the stations stream at or by using the free iheartradio app and dialing up Q104.3 under New York, Classic Rock. This show airs on all broadcast and online affiliates at it's usual day and time the following weekend. That list can be found here.

From Twitter:

Tomorrow nights all @rushtheband special just got even bigger! Happy to announce my friend @MikePortnoy will sit in as guest co-host!

USA Today story on Rush Day

In the Studio with Redbeard: 2112 Deluxe Edition Giveaway

Rushisaband 21.12 Day coverage

Today is the 21st day of the 12th month of the year 2012; 21/12/12 or 12/21/12 depending on what part of the world you live in. It's the Winter Solstice and the occasion has also become a sort of unofficial Rush holiday in recent years. The fact that 2012 also happens to be the 2112 pre-centennial along with Rush's recent Rock Hall induction announcement makes the occasion extra special this year.

Power Windows 21.12 coverage
Happy Rush Day!

Today is Rush Day, and to celebrate Geddy Lee will be appearing live on the UK's Planet Rock from 9-10am EST.  In addition, Alex Lifeson will be appearing on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" show which starts at 11pm EST on Q104.3 in New York City; Friday's entire show has been dubbed The Holiday Rush and will be dedicated entirely to Rush.


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