The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the UK and the US and was chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly. Performing alongside The Foo Fighters, the first guest artists for Los Angeles announced are Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Joan Jett, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Jon Theodore, Wolfgang Van Halen, Brad Wilk, Pat Wilson, and a special appearance by Chevy Metal. More artists and guests will be announced. The Los Angeles concert takes place on Tuesday, Sept 27th, 2022 at The Kia Forum. You can sign up for a pre-sale code at the Foo Fighters website.The LA public on sale will begin Friday, 16th of June at 9am local time. The first guests for the London show were announced earlier today and details can be found here.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the UK and the US and was chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly. Performing alongside The Foo Fighters, the first guest artists announced for the London show are Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chevy Metal, plus a special appearance by Dave Chappelle. More artists and guests will be announced. The London concert takes place on Saturday, Sept 3rd, 2022 at Wembley Stadium. You can sign up for a pre-0sale code at the Foo Fighters website. The London public on-sale will begin Friday, 17th of June at 9 am local time. The California lineup first announcement will be later today.
Envy of None is the new band featuring Alex Lifeson (Rush), Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne have revealed “Look Inside”, their next single and video featuring Envy Of None singer Maiah Wynne and directed by Jaden D. (www.jaden-d.com). Following the debut single “Liar” the new track and video and follows the announcement of their debut, self-titled album due out on April 8th via Kscope. Pre-orders are live at the link below. Watch the video now!
Progressive Music legend Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater) has teamed up with bassist Stu Hamm, guitarist Paulie Z and keyboardist Walter Ino to record a cover version of the RUSH classic “YYZ”, filmed while they were in quarantine. The clip was premiered this past Tuesday (July 14) as part of the David Z Foundation’s third annual fundraising campaign livestream. This past January, Portnoy shot down rumors that he will tour with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as the replacement for late RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Peart died on January 10th. Watch the clip here.Continue reading
As new spreads around the globe of the passing of drumming and Progressive Music Giant Neil Peart, reactions have been swift and the outpouring deep. Beginning with a statement from Rush band members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, many icons of the music world themselves, including many great Canadians, commented on the profound impact Peart had on us all. Fans have joined in the world over with their tributes as well. We’ll have more information about this tragic and terrible loss for the music world as it develops. Continue reading
In a new interview with the Guardian, Geddy Lee affirmed that Rush is not coming back in any form in the future. Lee went on to say that he does miss playing in the band, now retired that performed their final performance on August 1, 2015, at the Forum in Los Angeles. Neil Peart is officially retired from music, although Geddy and Alex Lifeson both have indicated they may regroup at a later date to make music again. Continue reading
In December of 2015, Rush drummer Neil Peart suggested that he had retired from the band, which Geddy Lee said was untrue. Geddy admitted that their 2015 shows would “probably” be their last, but that “probably” left hope for the future in fans eyes. Now Alex Lifeson has confirmed that the band is done. Continue reading
Long-running stoner rock legends Fu Manchu have released the title track to their upcoming album, Clone of The Universe. The album is due out on February 9th from At The Dojo Records. Continue reading
Rush‘s new documentary, Time Stand Still, gives fans a raw, intimate and vivid look at the R40 tour, and fans will get to view this film on the big screen next month. Continue reading
“Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad — He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say — funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game.”
This news comes on the heels of Geddy’s Lee’s recent admission that the touring future of Rush was in doubt since the members couldn’t agree about future bookings. Both Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson have recurring health problems (tendonitis) that have put the future of the band, and the future career of one of the most iconic drummers ever in doubt.
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