Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rush donating concert money to Alberta flood relief

Rush donated all ticket sales and their performance fee from the Red Deer concert to help the victims of the Alberta floods. I want you to  pay special attention to a passing reference towards the end of the article--Rush made a point of paying their own expenses, to ensure as much of the money  as possible goes to where it's needed.  This is not the self-serving gesture of so many artists who make themselves looks good in the press by handing over other people's money--they made sure they dug deep themselves.

They've never made a super-huge deal of it, but Rush has a long history of generosity--and not the big flashy charity work that many artists deploy as self-marketing.  Kudos to them for this and all they've done over the decades.

CANOE - JAM! Music: Rush donating concert money to Alberta flood relief

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Retrospace: The 'Stache #1: Neil Peart

Retrospace: The 'Stache #1: Neil Peart: Think you can handle this moustache? I don't think so. I think it is my duty as Grand Purveyor of All Things Seventies to establish...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Show Announced

I guess Lizzy Borden was originally announced as performing but they have since announced that they will not participate.  That's too bad--if ever a band was associated with Metal Blade through thick and thin, it has been Lizzy Borden.

KNAC.COM - News - Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Show Announced

Death Metal Hates Your Politics - The Atlantic Wire

Just in case anyone was wondering.  I know I wasn't...

Death Metal Hates Your Politics - Politics - The Atlantic Wire

Friday, July 20, 2012

Steve Harris solo album announced!

Looks like Steve Harris of Iron Maiden now as a solo/side project in the works, with an album called "British Lion" slated for a September release.

Track listing as follows:

1. This Is My God
2. Lost Worlds
3. Karma Killer
4. Us Against The World
5. The Chosen Ones
6. A World Without Heaven
7. Judas
8. Eyes Of The Young
9. These Are The Hands
10. The Lesson

The officiate website can be found here, although it's pretty sparse at the moment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Queensryche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate

Sad news, but hardly unexpected after events of the last couple of weeks.

Possibly for the best.  Geoff hasn't been into the music for a long time.  Now he can make the music that appeals to him and the band can try and resurrection some interest in Queensryche.

Exclusive: Queensryche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate |

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Inner Rush

A short documentary from the might National Film Board of Canada:

Rush receives Governor General Performing Arts Awards

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will present the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 6 p.m. Their Excellencies will also attend the National Arts Centre gala in Ottawa, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, which will feature outstanding performances, evocative film portraits and personal tributes made by special guests.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Created in 1992, under the auspices of the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, the GGPAA are presented each year to Canadian performers whose extraordinary lifetime achievements have contributed significantly to the enrichment of Canada’s cultural life.

There's a nice photo of the boys with their shiny news medals here

Congratulations to Rush for yet another honour--now if only the cretins at the Rock And Rock Hall of Fame would pull their heads out of their asses and catch up with the rest of the world....