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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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
A year ago, we spoke with RushFest Scotland founder Steve Brown about the album of Rush cover songs he put together to raise money for charity. Steve's back again to tell us about The Stars Look Down:...
October 18, 2021
This week, we're talking with Hugh Syme, the man behind Rush's indelible album covers and art work! From Caress of Steel to Clockwork Angels and everything in between, Hugh's contributions to the Rush...
October 11, 2021
The Neil Peart Memorial Task Force has recently released its short list of finalists for the memorial at Lakeside Park. This week we talk with David DeRocco, the chair of the Task Force, about the pro...
October 4, 2021
In our most recent episode of Rush Covers series (ep. 104), we played a version of Mystic Rhythms by singer/guitarist Mike Massé. This week we go in depth with Mike about his life, his Rush fandom, an...
September 27, 2021
This is it folks. The finale episode about Clockwork Angels, wherein we discuss Headlong Flight, BU2B2, Wish Them Well, and The Garden. This episode is also the last one about a Rush studio album--whi...
September 20, 2021
We're barreling toward the end of Clockwork Angels! Up this week: Halo Effect, Seven Cities of Gold, and The Wreckers. This is where our hero Owen Hardy comes face to face with the differences between...
September 13, 2021
In this week's episode, we keep on keeping on with Clockwork Angels. On the block are the title song, The Anarchist, and Carnies--three utterly fantastic songs! Join us as we wade farther and farther ...
September 6, 2021
We've read your emails and tweets, so we're just gonna do it: this week we're talking Clockwork Angels! CA is an absolute masterpiece. It's as if every lesson Rush learned over their career was distil...
August 30, 2021
It's time again for another round of Rush cover songs! Ten more artists playing their favorite Rush tunes! If you loved our previous episodes highlighting Rush cover songs--episodes 71 and 90--then we...
August 23, 2021
Maiah Wynne is an award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, OR, whose beautifully crafted songs have garnered her dedicated fans from around the world. After winning a m...
August 16, 2021
Brandon Dyke has made a name for himself with mix of original progressive rock music and cover songs, most notably his acoustic takes on Rush tunes. We talk with Brandon about how Rush shaped his musi...
August 9, 2021
Our guest this week is bassist Andy Curran, a lifelong Rush fan who found his life inextricably entwined with the band since his group Coney Hatch was discovered by lyricist Pye Dubois and later signe...
August 2, 2021
It's our 100th episode, and we're celebrating with most requested guest, the bassist who gives our podcast a touch of class, Lex Lehman! Lex joins us to talk his Rush fandom, and then we discuss five ...
July 26, 2021
We hadn't been doing the podcast for long before we received an incredulous email: you guys have never heard Battle Scar by Max Webster featuring Rush? No, we hadn't, but now we have. That's right, in...
July 19, 2021
Our guest this week is prolific science fiction and fantasy author Kevin J. Anderson, co-author, with Neil Peart, of the New York Times bestseller Clockwork Angels and its followup, Clockwork Lives. K...
July 12, 2021
Our guest this week is Max Mobley, a former columnist for Crawdaddy magazine and author of Rush FAQ. The book is a compendium of valuable Rush information with a focus on Rush as a live entity and is ...
July 5, 2021
Well, we've done it! Reached the end of our Power Windows revisit! If you've been following along so far, you know that there's only 2 songs left to the album: Emotion Detector and Mystic Rhythms. But...
June 28, 2021
We're still heading down those tracks toward finishing up our revisit of Power Windows, this time with the help of one of our first guests and one of our most recent ones. On the block this time: Terr...
June 21, 2021
Once more unto the breach, dear friends! It's part 2 of Power Windows Redux, and this time we and our special guests discuss Manhattan Project and Marathon, 2 great songs that go great together. So jo...
June 14, 2021
In 2019, we recorded our first 2 episodes with the unearned confidence of younger men. Almost 2 years on, we are older, we are wiser, and we have read your emails asking us to revisit Power Windows an...
June 7, 2021
Different Stages is Rush's fourth live album and the last in their 4-studio-albums-to-1-live-album release schedule. Most of the songs on the release's first 2 disks were recorded on the Test for Echo...
May 31, 2021
Beginning in March, Jarard Schofer set out  from Los Angeles, CA, on foot to cross the United States to raise money for cancer research. Inspired in equal parts by a friend who passed away from cancer...
May 24, 2021
Ever since we found some great covers of Rush songs and played them on episode 71, listeners have been asking when we were going to do it again. And now I have the answer: right now! This episode was ...
May 17, 2021
Way back on episode 26, we welcomed @RushFans on Instagram on the podcast. Sixty-three episodes later and @RushFans admins Ryan and Jim join us to list our top 10 favorite Rush songs, and believe me, ...
May 10, 2021

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