Something for Nothing: A RUSH Fancast

Two lifelong friends discuss the albums of and topics related to their favorite band, RUSH

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We interrupt our scheduled Hold Your Fire Redux for one week to bring you Morgan Woolsey, the specialist at Julien's Auctions who researched and catalogued the upcoming Alex Lifeson sale! Morgan tells...
May 16, 2022
This week, it's the first in a series of episodes re-examining 1987's Hold Your Fire--with special guests! Helping us handle Force Ten is friend of the podcast and frequent guest Nathan Santos. And ta...
May 9, 2022
The Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Box Set was recently released, so we thought, why not unbox the super-deluxe version on the podcast? (Follow us on Instagram and Twitter--@therushcast and @RushFan...
May 2, 2022
In 2008, Rush released Snakes & Arrows Live, with songs pulled from two concerts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 27-song set contains an unprecedented amount of new material: nine songs are from th...
April 25, 2022
Singer/songwriter Maiah Wynne returns to guide us through the back half of Envy of None's self-titled debut, including the official favorite song of ours, "Old Strings." If you haven't already, dive i...
April 18, 2022
This week, singer/songwriter Maiah Wynne returns to give us track-by-track insights into the Envy Of None debut album! She is absolutely one of our--and our listeners'--favorite guests, and we go thro...
April 11, 2022
Tim Durling is the author of a great new book on 8-track cassettes, the much-maligned but incredibly collectible short-lived music format. We talk to Tim about his book be also how the limitations of ...
April 4, 2022
Way back in episode 114, we talked to listeners about their Rush origin stories: how they first heard about Rush and how they became fans. And this week, we're doing it again! More tales of Rush fando...
March 28, 2022
This week, we continue our discussion of Alex Lifeson's 1996 solo album, Victor. The eclectic nature of the disk continues, with an appearance by Primus' Les Claypool and an excellent reading of a W.H...
March 21, 2022
In 1996, Alex Lifeson released his first and only solo album, the eclectic Victor. Filled with great riffs, programming, and spoken word pieces, Victor is definitely as unique as Alex himself. Join us...
March 14, 2022
Toronto's Massey Hall looms large in the world of Rush. Not only is playing the legendary theater an unmistakable sign that a band has made it, it's also where Rush recorded their first live release, ...
March 7, 2022
The Rush-fan community first became aware of Patty PerShayla's talent when she posted a ukulele cover of Closer to the Heart to her YouTube channel. Since then, we've all loved her material, both solo...
February 28, 2022
Last week, we had such a great time discussing Rush in Rio that we asked the DVD director and producer Daniel Catullo to give us all the background on this amazing show. Let me tell you, we're so glad...
February 21, 2022
Recorded on final stop of the Vapor Trail Tour at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rush in Rio is a live concert like no other. Raw, loud, and raucous--thanks to the 40,000 rabid Brazilian ...
February 14, 2022
Our friend Curtis Lanclos of the RetroZest podcast joins us to discuss our favorite examples of Rush in pop culture. From a 1977 Marvel comic to TV and movies, we examine how the band slowly bubbled u...
February 7, 2022
In early January, drummer, educator, and author Brandon Toews released a twenty-four minute video on Drumeo's YouTube channel in which he played parts of all 175 Rush ever recorded. Called, appropriat...
January 31, 2022
This week, we're continuing our tradition of making impossible choices for your entertainment by creating our ultimate Rush setlists! Joining us in our endeavor is Ted Asregadoo of the great Planet LP...
January 24, 2022
Is there such a thing as a Rush deep cut? To the diehards, no. But we're making lists anyway! And to help us out we have Brian Colburn of the great Playlist Wars podcast! Together, we wrack our brains...
January 17, 2022
The Grace Under Pressure Live album is a bit like the forgotten live Rush album. Initially released in the 2006 box set Rush Replay X 3 and then given a stand-alone release in 2009, the CD is the audi...
January 10, 2022
Following the death of Neil Peart, branding expert Andris Pone wrote a short piece on his LinkedIn page called "He Lived The Lives of 10 Men: Lessons I've Learned From Neil Peart." In it, Andris lays ...
January 3, 2022
Rush FAQ author Max Mobley returns to discuss the iconic guitar work of Alex Lifeson. We limit ourselves to only our favorite five Alex guitar solos--which turned out to be a difficult task! Do you re...
December 27, 2021
Multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer Ben Mink has won two Grammys, three Juno Awards, a Genie Award, a Gemini Award, and a Leo Award--but Rush fans know him best for playing electric violin o...
December 20, 2021
The gift-giving season is upon us, and that means one thing: Rush stuff! This week we're talking to Something for Nothing alums Ray Wawrzyniak and Mark Irwin, the main contributors to Rush Gigs: Found...
December 13, 2021
We're back this week to discuss the remaining songs on Geddy Lee's 2000 album, My Favorite Headache. This batch of songs sees Geddy weighing in on some heavy topics with aplomb and, as has been par fo...
December 6, 2021
In 2000, Geddy Lee released his first and only solo record, My Favorite Headache. Geddy wrote the music with Ben Mink, best known in Rush circles for playing the electric violin on Losing It, but hand...
November 29, 2021
It's something that we've touched on in many previous episodes: what are our favorite Rush albums? And when we a list like this, we like to bring on a guest to share our pain with. This time, it's Mic...
November 22, 2021
Way back in episode 93, we talked about the amazing live set Different Stages. Soon after, the emails and comments came in: what about a breakdown of the February 20, 1978, Hammersmith Odeon concert t...
November 15, 2021
In August of this year, Henderson Brewing Company in Toronto released Rush Canadian Golden Ale. This week we speak with Henderson Brewing Company co-founder and GM Steve Himel about the first phone ca...
November 8, 2021
We hear it all the time from listeners: we love it when you ask your guests their Rush origin stories. It seems that every Rush fan has a story, so this week, we hear from listeners about when they fi...
November 1, 2021
Earlier this month, the Ohio State University marching band performed a halftime show featuring the music of Rush. Rush fans everywhere were delighted with the show. So we invited Dr. Christopher Hoch...
October 25, 2021

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