Rush’s Geddy Lee And Alex Lifeson Watched Primus Perform “A Farewell To Kings” In Full In Toronto, ON

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were among the attendees at Primus’ May 13 show in Toronto, ON. The concert was part of the band’s “A Tribute To Kings” tour in which they have been performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full. Lee said the following about the show:

“On Friday night we had the joyful experience of reuniting with our grand pals from Primus… Les, Ler, Herb and their gang… We sat side stage as they immaculately worked through a cool selection of classic Primus tunes which brought back fond memories of our touring together back in the early 90’s and then we were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music: ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in it’s entirety. Totally nailed it! They did us proud and we thank them deeply for the tribute and the lasting friendship.”

Magna Carta To Release “An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Compilation In June

Magna Carta will be releasing a new Rush covers compilation, titled “An All-Star Tribute To Rush,” on June 24. The effort will feature members of Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Sepultura, Testament, and more.

“An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Working Man” – Sebastian Bach & Jake E. Lee
02. “By-Tor And The Snow Dog” – James LaBrie & John Petrucci
03. “Analog Kid” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
04. “The Trees” – Mike Baker & Brendt Allman
05. “La Villa Strangiato” – Steve Morse
06. “Mission” – Eric Martin
07. “Anthem” – Mark Slaughter & George Lynch
08. “Jacob’s Ladder” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
09. “Closer To The Heart” – Fates Warning
10. “Natural Science” – Devin Townsend
11. “YYZ” – James Murphy
12. “Red Barchetta” – James LaBrie
13. “Freewill” – Gregoor van der Loo
14. “Tom Sawyer” – Alex Skolnick Trio

Disc 2:

01. “Distant Early Warning” – Randy Jackson
02. “Lakeside Park” – Sebastian Bach
03. “Limelight” – Kip Winger
04. “Subdivisions” – Randy Jackson
05. “Different Strings” – Robert Berry
06. “Tom Sawyer” – Sebastian Bach
07. “Bastille Day” – Jani Lane & Alex Skolnick
08. “A Farewell To Kings” – Randy Jackson
09. “Spirit Of The Radio” – Kip Winger
10. “2112 Overture” / “Temples Of Syrinx” – Jani Lane & Vinnie Moore
11. “New World Man” – Robert Berry
12. “Fly By Night” – Sal Marrano
13. “Force Ten” – Robert Berry

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante To Release Rush Tribute EP “Moving Pitchers” On Record Store Day

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has announced that he will be releasing a new Rush tribute EP, titled “Moving Pitchers,” as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 23). The effort features past quarantine covers that were recorded with Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz, Crobot vocalist Brandon Yeagley, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra keyboardist Mee Eun Kim. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Subdivisions” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, Yeagly, and Kim)
02. “Red Barchetta” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, and Yeagly)
03. “Freewill” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, and Yeagly)
04. “La Villa Strangiato” (feat. Diaz and Skolnick)
05. “YYZ” (feat. Diaz and Skolnick)

Rush Stream “Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)” From 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “Moving Pictures”

Rush are streaming “Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)” from the upcoming expanded 40th anniversary edition of “Moving Pictures.” That release will be available on April 15 and more details on it can be found HERE.

Primus Announce European/UK Leg Of “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have added a European/UK leg to their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Like the previous dates, these shows will find the band performing Rush‘s “A Farewell To Kings” in full.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
09/10 Oslo, NOR – Oslo Spektrum
09/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
09/14 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
09/16 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
09/17 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
09/18 Munich, GER – TonHalle Munchen
09/20 Zurich, SWI – Kaufleuten
09/21 Padova, ITA – Gran Teatro Geox
09/23 Bogerhout, BEL – De Roma
09/24 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
09/25 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
09/27 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
09/29 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
09/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
10/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre

Rush Stream “Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)” From 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “Moving Pictures”

Rush are streaming “Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)” from the upcoming expanded 40th anniversary edition of “Moving Pictures.” That release will be available on April 15 and more details on it can be found HERE.

Rush’s Geddy Lee To Appear In New Episode Of “Murdoch Mysteries”

Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is set to appear on the March 21 episode of the CBC mystery drama “Murdoch Mysteries.” A teaser for the episode, which is titled “Devil Music,” can be found below:

Alex Lifeson On The Possibility Of Making New Music With His Rush Bandmate Geddy Lee: “If It Happens, It Happens”

During a recent interview with Guitar World, Rush’s Alex Lifeson was asked about the possibility of making new music with Geddy Lee. He responded with the following:

“We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything. We had a lot of good years together and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day — we’re best friends. There’s more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it’ll happen when it happens.”

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Rush Stream “Vital Signs (Live In YYZ 1981)” From 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “Moving Pictures”

Rush are streaming “Vital Signs (Live In YYZ 1981)” from the upcoming expanded 40th anniversary edition of “Moving Pictures.” That release will be available on April 15 and more details on it can be found HERE.