Far and Wide

Bring That Horizon to Me!

Author: Peart, Neil

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770908935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 1099

35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime. In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, R40. For the band and their fans, R40 was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, itÍs an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off. This third volume in PeartÍs illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in QuebecÍs Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers. Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, Far and Wide is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road „ and a remarkable life.

Far and Away

A Prize Every Time

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770900217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 5052

Presents a serialized autobiography describing the author's life, including his career in the band Rush and his motorcycling adventures throughout North America and Euorpe.

Ghost Rider

Travels on the Healing Road

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554907063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3408

In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. That lack of direction lead him on a 5

Rhythm & Light

Author: Carrie Nuttall

Publisher: Rounder Records

ISBN: 1579400930

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 7986

Neil Peart, drummer for the legendary rock band Rush, is often recognized as one of the world's greatest drummers. This photo book features intimate portraits of Peart as captured by professional photographer, Carrie Nuttal (who is also Peart's wife.)

Far and Near

On Days Like These

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781770412576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 6888

In accounts taken from his website, the lyricist and drummer for the rock band Rush describes three years of his life, in which whenever possible he traveled from one appearance to the next by motorcycle, and the places he saw.

Contents Under Pressure

30 Years of Rush at Home and Away

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770901418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 8995

Celebrating Rush’s 30th anniversary, this retrospective of Canada’s most successful music group examines each of the band's approximately 20 lauded records and sold-out tours, eliciting fresh insights into the marriage of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee’s clas

Roadshow

Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour By Motorcycle

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770901396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3727

An account of the band Rush's thirtieth world tour, told from the perspective of its drummer and lyricist, traces their journey through nine countries, during which the band performed fifty-seven shows, and the author traveled by motorcycle.

Rush and Philosophy

Heart and Mind United

Author: Jim Berti,Durrell Bowman

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812697162

Category: Music

Page: 321

View: 5896

The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band,Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movieI Love You Man. Their seven-part song "2112" was included in a version of "Guitar Hero" released in 2010. The group even appeared onThe Colbert Report. And now this, a book about Rush written for a general audience and geared towards issues concerning popular culture and philosophy. There has been a recent explosion of Rush onto the popular culture front, and how ironic for a band that has spent the early days of their career on the outside of mainstream popularity. Even legendary trios such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Police don''t enjoy the commitment and devotion that Rush''s fans lavish on Alex, Geddy, and Neil. In part,this is because Rush is equally devoted to its fans. Since their first album in 1974, they have released 18 additional albums and toured the world following nearly every release. Today, when other 70s-bands have either broken up or become nostalgia acts, Rush continues to sell out arenas and amphitheatres and sell albums--to date Rush has sold over 40 million albums. They are ranked fourth after The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush''s success is also due to its intellectual approach to music and sound. The concept album2112 made Rush a world-class band and cemented its reputation as the thinking-person''s progressive rock trio. Rush''s interest in political philosophy, mind-control, the nature of free-will, of individuality, and our relationship to machines makes Rush a band that matters and which speaks to its fans directly and honestly like no other. Lyricist Niel Peart has even built a following by writing books, both about his motorcycle travels and about the tragic death of his daughter, which have only furthered the respect Rush''s fans have for (arguably) rock''s greatest drummer and lyricist. Fiercely independent of trends, Rush has maintained a clear mission and purpose throughout their career. With a unique sound, best described as the "Rush sound," the band has been able to blend thought-provoking lyrics and music for almost four decades. The Rush style of music can trigger the unusual combination of air-drumming, air-guitar, singing along, and fist-pumping, just as much as it can thoughtful reflection and deep thinking, making Rush "The Thinking Man''s Band." Rush and Philosophy does not set out to sway the public''s opinion, nor is it an awkward gushing of how much the authors love Rush.Rush and Philosophy is a fascinating look at the music and lyrics of the band, setting out to address thought-provoking questions. For example, elements of philosophical thinking from the likes of Jean Paul-Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Plato can be found in Peart''s lyrics; does this make Peart a disciple of philosophy? In what ways has technology influenced the band through the decades? Can there be too much technology for a power-trio? Can listening to Rush''s music and lyrics lead listeners to think moreclearly, responsibly, and happily? Is the band''s music a "pleasant distraction" from the singing of Geddy Lee? In what ways is Rush Canadian? How can a band that has been referred to as "right-wing" also criticize big government, religion, and imperialism? Rush and Philosophy is written by an assortment of philosophers and scholars with eclectic and diverse backgrounds who love Rush''s music and who "get" the meaning and importance of it. They discuss Rush with the enthusiasm of fans and the seriousness of college professors. The book will be a must-read for the many fans who have long known that Rush deserves as much respect as the ideas, concepts, and puzzles about human existence they write and compose music about.

Traveling Music

The Soundtrack to My Life and Times

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554907950

Category: Music

Page: 440

View: 6931

The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and

The Masked Rider

Cycling in West Africa

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554907136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 1618

Neil Peart's travel memoir of thoughts, observations, and experiences as he cycles through West Africa, reveals the subtle, yet powerful writing style that has made him one of rock's greatest lyricists. As he describes his extraordinary journey and his experiences ' from the pains of dysentery, to a confrontation with an armed soldier, to navigating dirt roads off the beaten path ' he reveals his own emotional landscape, and along the way, the different "masks" that he discovers he wears. "Cycling is a good way to travel anywhere, but especially in Africa. You are independent and mobile, and yet travel at people speed ' fast enough to travel on to another town in the cooler morning hours, but slow enough to meet people: the old farmer at the roadside who raises his hand and says, 'You are welcome,' the tireless women who offer a smile to a passing cyclist, the children whose laughter transcends the humblest home."

Rush FAQ

All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio

Author: Max Mobley

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617136042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3240

(FAQ). Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rock's most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rush's three virtuoso bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart. Rush's focus has always been about its muse and its music. As such, Rush FAQ studies the evolution of the band's sound, from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex, synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed Clockwork Angels . With wit, humor, and authority, music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music, gear, personalities, and trials and tribulations of one of rock and roll's truly legendary acts. It is a story Rush fans will treasure and rock and roll fans will admire.

Rush

The Illustrated History

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 161058726X

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 4688

DIVFormed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and this year’s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour./divDIV /divDIVNow, for the first time, Rush is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band’s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and Rush authority Martin Popoff spans the band’s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete Rush discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to 2112, Moving Pictures, and Signals to Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more./div

Rush

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Robert Freedman

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628940840

Category: Music

Page: 178

View: 9155

Rush is often referred to as a libertarian rock band, but really what the band is channeling is an Aristotelian individualism, a philosophy that strongly resonates with today's 40-somethings. This helps explain the band's resurgence in popularity, culminating in its 2013 induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Grunge Is Dead

The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music

Author: Greg Prato

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903475

Category: Music

Page: 478

View: 7758

Grunge Is Dead weaves together the definitive story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there. Taking the form of an "oral" history, this books contains over 130 interviews, along with essential background information from acclaimed music writer Greg Prato. The early '90s grunge movement may have last only a few years, but it spawned some of the greatest rock music of all time: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. This book contains the first-ever interview in which Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was willing to discuss the group's history in great detail; Alice in Chains' band members and Layne Staley's mom on Staley's drug addiction and death; insights into the Riot Grrrl movement and oft-overlooked but highly influential Seattle bands like Mother Love Bone/Andy Wood, the Melvins, Screaming Trees, and Mudhoney; and much more. Grunge Is Dead digs deeper than the average grunge history, starting in the early '60s, and explaining the chain of events that gave way to the grunge movement. The end result is a book that includes a wealth of previously untold stories and insight for the longtime fan, as well as its renowned story for the newcomer. Grunge Is Dead collects the whole truth of grunge music in one comprehensive volume.

Rush

Album by Album

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760352208

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 6410

Find out what 20 rock journalists and writers have to say about Rush's 20 studio albums. Formed in Toronto in 1968, the rock trio Rush has gone on to multiplatinum success behind the distinctive high register and virtuosic bass-playing of frontman Geddy Lee, the legendary drumming and lyric-writing of Neil Peart, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson. Despite having just four chart-topping singles since the release of their debut LP in 1974, Rush has nonetheless sold more than 25 million albums in the U.S. and more than 40 million worldwide. Indeed, the Canadian trio may be the definition of an "album band," and this new book from prolific rock journalist and acknowledged Rush authority Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band's discography by moderating in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all 20 of Rush's studio albums. Inside, the author gathers 20 rock journalists and authors who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique historical overview of the band, as well as a handsome discography. Popoff also includes loads of sidebars that provide complete track listings, details on album personnel, information on where and when the albums were recorded, and sidebar facts about the albums, their songs, and the band.

2113

Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

Author: Kevin J. Anderson,John McFetridge

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770908617

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 4416

The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in music history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. From stark dystopian struggles to uplifting triumphs of the human spirit, the characters populating 2113 find strength while searching for hope in a world that is repressive, dangerous, or just debilitatingly bland. Most of these tales are science fiction, but some are fantasies, thrillers, even edgy mainstream. Many of Rush's big hits are represented, as well as deeper cuts . . . with wonderful results. This anthology also includes the seminal stories that inspired the Rush classics "Red Barchetta" and "Roll the Bones," as well as Kevin J. Anderson's novella sequel to the groundbreaking Rush album 2112. 2113 contains stories by New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Alan Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, and Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, John McFetridge, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, and Brian Hodge, as well as many other authors with their imaginations on fire.

Clockwork Angels

The Novel

Author: Kevin J. Anderson,Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770411216

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 6055

Created in collaboration with the legendary rock band, Rush, best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson offers a novelization of group's new album.

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9781416948346

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 9208

Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, thirteen-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on and a hatchet to help him live in the wilderness.