Fu Manchu Release Cover Of Rush’s “Working Man”

Fu Manchu have released a cover of Rush’s “Working Man.” Proceeds from the track will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in honor of the late Neil Peart.

Fu Manchu commented:

“In Tribute to The Professor, Neil Peart, we are releasing our version of Rush’s ‘Working Man” that we recorded January 2020. All Proceeds will benefit Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory.

Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy and Alex. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories.

Thanks to Carl Saff for donating his mastering services and to David Medel for donating his art services. Thanks to Jim Monroe for the studio time, engineering & mixing hook up. Thanks to Meg and everyone in the Rush family. Thanks to John Raso for going the extra mile to help us get this out.

This is a digital release only… for now.”

Neil Peart (Rush) To Be Honored At Modern Drummer Festival

LiveXLive have partnered with Modern Drummer to stream a virtual tribute concert for the late Neil Peart (Rush) as part of the Modern Drummer Festival. The event will take place on September 12 and it will feature: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Ray Luzier (Korn), Eric Singer (KISS), Mike Portnoy (ex Dream Theater), Jason Bittner (Overkill), and more. Tickets can be found HERE with proceeds set to benefit brain tumor research.

The Sword Share Quarantine Cover Of Rush’s “Working Man”

The Sword have shared a quarantine cover of Rush’s “Working Man.” This performance serves as the third and final installment of the band’s “Conquest Of Quarantine” series. Bryan Richie commented:

“In the early 2000s we were given a CD by one of Kyle’s record store buddies with SLUSH scrawled across it and little did we know what a wild ride awaited us. This dude had taken his favorite Rush songs and dropped the pitch control on his record player as low as it would go – taking these classic Rush tracks and turning them into a C standard sludge fest with the most air drumable drums!! Does it doom? Heck yes it does. Enjoy our cover of the classic Rush track ‘Working Man‘ with a Slush’y spin.”

Primus Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have announced the rescheduled dates for their “A Tribute To Kings” North American tour. The band will be performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full on the trek, which will also feature Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles on select dates.

2021 Tour Dates:

With Wolfmother & The Sword:

06/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
06/11 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/12 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
06/13 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
06/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
06/18-19 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/20 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/22 Asheville, NC – Exploreacheville.com Arena
06/23 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
06/26 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
06/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/29 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Law at Champlain Valley Expo
07/01 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
07/02 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
07/03 Scranton, PA – TBA
07/05 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards (no The Sword)
07/06 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07/08 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
07/09 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
07/13 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
07/15 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor
07/16 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/17 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion

With Wolfmother & Battles:

07/20 Chicago, IL- Chicago Theatre
07/21 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River Stage Park (no Battles)
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
07/24 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
07/25 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
07/27 Kansas City, MO – Grinders SKC
07/29 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/30 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/31 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoors
08/02 Phoenix, AZ – Commerica Theatre
08/04 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/06 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park

With Battles:

08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schab Amphitheater
08/20 Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theater

Primus frontman Les Claypool commented:

“Third time is the charm…we’ve postponed this ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour twice now. Once, because we opted to help send Slayer on their way into retirement, and once because mother nature decided to slap us all into isolation with a nasty virus. This time, I will get to go out there and get my ‘Geddy on’. I’ve got my Ricky shined up and have been practicing my Moog licks. 2020 has proven to be one nasty kick to the crotch on many levels.

This nation is divided beyond anything I’ve ever seen; from who’s wearing masks or not to who’s treating folks with common dignity…or not. Let’s hope 2021 will resolve us all into some form of unity. As far as touring, it will be nice to be back in the saddle again, see y’all next summer…’Geddy up!’”

Watch “Growth Rings” Short Film Narrated By Late Rush Drummer Neil Peart

Edge Factor have released a short film called “Growth Rings.” The clip, which was co-written and narrated by the late Neil Peart (Rush), can be seen below. Here’s a description of the film:

“‘Growth Rings’ Co-written by Jeremy Bout and recorded by Neil Peart of RUSH, one of the greatest drummers of all time, this short film honors the way in which music marks moments in our lives. Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rush’s Neil Peart Honored With Pavilion In Port Dalhousie

According to The St. Catharines Standard, a pavilion in Port Dalhousie has been named after late Rush drummer Neil Peart. After receiving more than 80% of online votes, the St. Catharines city council unanimously voted to name the venue Neil Peart Pavilion at Lakeside Park yesterday (June 3). Port Dalhousie Coun. Bruce Williamson commented:

“The public voting on naming is obviously fairly conclusive. Neil Peart’s been one of our most famous local individuals and a lot of his songs have local roots, including the namesake park.”

Rush Share Unboxing Video For Super Deluxe Edition Of “Permanent Waves” 40th Anniversary Expanded Reissue

Rush have shared an unboxing video for the super deluxe edition of their 40th anniversary expanded reissue of “Permanent Waves.” That effort will be released on May 29 and more details on it can be found HERE.

Rush Share Live Versions Of “The Spirit Of Radio” And “Freewill” From 40th Anniversary Expanded Reissue Of “Permanent Waves”

Rush have shared a live version of “The Spirit Of Radio” from a 1980 show in Manchester and a live version of “Freewill” from a 1980 show in London. You can stream those below. Both tracks will come with the 40th anniversary expanded reissue of “Permanent Waves,” which is set to be released on May 29. More details on that can be found HERE.

Watch Anthrax, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, & Crobot Members Cover Rush’s “Red Barchetta” While In Quarantine

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), and Brandon Yeagley (Crobot) have shared footage of themselves performing Rush’s “Red Barchetta” while quarantining in their individual homes. You can watch that below:

Benante commented:

“Once again, we’ve been completely knocked out by the responses to our video tribute to the one & only RUSH, thank you. This time, we’ve decided to follow up our most recent track (and our first vocal song, ‘Freewill‘) with another one of our favorites, ‘Red Barchetta’.

Sadly, our completion of this video coincides with breaking news of the loss of one of rock’n’roll’s greatest pioneers, Little Richard. On the one hand, it’s difficult to find a more sonically different pair of acts than RUSH and Little Richard. On the other, it’s safe to say (and we’re sure the boys from Toronto would agree) that Little Richard blazed a trail for all of us with a force that perfectly fits the subject of ‘Red Barchetta’ – a high powered sports car from the same time period in which Little Richard was first emerging as an artist. This song is dedicated to him and we hope it brightens up your day.”