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2006 Rush dates unlikely

Post by Middle Kingdom » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:53 am

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A new year beginning, and, I?m glad to report, plenty of new things to ? well, plenty of new things to be glad to report!

First, on the Rush front, just this past week Alex and Geddy and I have started work on some new songs. Although we are 3000 miles apart, the two of them at home in Toronto and me in California, last week I received an e-mail from Geddy saying that he and Alex had spent the day in his home studio, and not only did they have fun, but they also thought they?d written something good.

A couple of weeks ago I had written to both of them that I had spent some time at my Quebec place in November, and decided to see if I had any lyrical ?muscles? built up. With the first snows of winter whipping around outside, the lake beginning to freeze over during the cold, still nights, I spent five days sitting on the floor in front of the fireplace. A pile of papers grew in an ever-widening circle around me, and in the end ? after much forehead-wrinkling and gnashing of teeth ? I felt that I had about six half-decent ideas under construction. I wasn?t that confident they were any good, mind you, but I never am until the other guys respond to them. And anyway, those words won?t come alive until after the ?little miracle? of hearing them sung for the first time.

So when Geddy told me that he and Alex were starting to work on some music, he also asked if I could send them some words to work with. I took a deep breath and sent off my ?babies,? and now I?m waiting (somewhat anxiously) to hear their responses.

Speaking of ?babies,? at the end of last year we sent our R30 DVD out into the world, and Hudson Music also released my Anatomy of a Drum Solo. It?s too early to tell yet, but so far they seem to be surviving pretty well in the cold, cruel world. You always hope so, but you never know. My friends seem to enjoy them, anyway, and that?s important.

I am planning to travel up to Canada later this month, to spend some time in Quebec working on the final revision of Roadshow: Landscape With Drums, A Concert Tour by Motorcycle (at the urging of my editor, Paul McCarthy, I am once again using both subtitles) and getting in some cross-country skiing and showshoeing during the brightest (some would say darkest) and snowiest days of winter.

Alex and Geddy and I plan to get together soon in person and make some serious plans for writing and recording this year. Hopefully we?ll also get together soon with guitars and drums. It?s increasingly difficult to work out a timetable that allows us to accomplish everything we want to do as a band, plus everything we want to do in our individual lives. But we?ve always managed to find a way, and surely will again. However we resolve that this time, the actual work is sure to take most of 2006 to accomplish, so although it?s encouraging to know that some new Rush music is in the works, no one should hold their breath waiting to hear it.

Friends and strangers have informed me they have heard there are plans for a Rush tour this year, but I can only say, ?It?s news to me.? In reality, any tour dates in 2006 are unlikely ? maybe next year.

As for the Roadshow story, it looks like the book will have a September publication now, which means I will have to knuckle down and get it finished by the end of February.

When I first began writing the book, this time last year, I spent February and part of March in Quebec, rising early to work on the book all morning, then closing up the computer at noon and heading for the snowy woods on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Home in the early winter twilight for a shower and maybe an hour?s nap, then a glass of The Macallan by the fire while I read over and correct the morning?s work. That schedule proved to be both productive and enjoyable, so I will hope to do the same this year ? if the weather co-operates.
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Post by 3 travelers » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:03 am

Woo-hoo...


Keep that ink flowin' Neil, and let's ged down to some serious business....


I already have the feeling that this album is gonna be special.....
LEMME SHOW YA SUMTHIN....!!!!

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Post by schuette » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:13 am

wooohooo 3T's


you're back :-D
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:35 am

Yay! Neil writes and so does Stevie! :-D
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Post by schuette » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:47 am

Neil writes often.....Stevie doesn't ;)
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:54 am

Yeah, and I can have Neil's words sit on my shelf to be read again and again in book form much easier than I can have Stevie's do that, but still, I like when I see them write on the same day.
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Post by 3 travelers » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:26 pm

awip2062 wrote:Yeah, and I can have Neil's words sit on my shelf to be read again and again in book form much easier than I can have Stevie's do that, but still, I like when I see them write on the same day.
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Congrats t.... good luck in the big game Sunday....
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Post by Soup4Rush » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:06 pm

man it does not suck to be Neil Peart, outside of his tragedy. (so don't bash me) YO Stevie where the FUGG have you been. Going buck fiddy on porn sites?? You need to spend your down time here. :razz:

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Post by Grandpa Grizz » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:42 pm

3 travelers wrote: I already have the feeling that this album is gonna be special.....
Pure speculation on my part, but I expect them to stick with the power trio format. I also think the new album will rock even harder than VT. And there is an outside chance that there will be a long instrumental or epic piece.

That's what I'm hoping.
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:33 pm

3 travelers wrote:
awip2062 wrote:Yeah, and I can have Neil's words sit on my shelf to be read again and again in book form much easier than I can have Stevie's do that, but still, I like when I see them write on the same day.
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Congrats t.... good luck in the big game Sunday....
Glad to have you back, and thanks, man. No duct tape for you....yet :evil:
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:36 pm

Grandpa Grizz wrote:
3 travelers wrote: I already have the feeling that this album is gonna be special.....
Pure speculation on my part, but I expect them to stick with the power trio format. I also think the new album will rock even harder than VT. And there is an outside chance that there will be a long instrumental or epic piece.

That's what I'm hoping.
I would buy a CD like that.
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Post by 3 travelers » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:38 pm

Soup4Rush wrote:man it does not suck to be Neil Peart, outside of his tragedy. (so don't bash me) YO Stevie where the FUGG have you been. Going buck fiddy on porn sites?? You need to spend your down time here. :razz:
Prob is...

I ain't had no down time for two weeks...

I finally have some today, tho!!!!
LEMME SHOW YA SUMTHIN....!!!!

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Post by PerfektWorkingMandrakeoft » Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:27 pm

Please, Neil, give this half of the world just three decent glimpses of what's beyond!

Amarok

Post by Amarok » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:14 am

Nice to hear...
So we can hold a new rush album in our hands in the first months of 2007, eh!?

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