Late Night FDL: Overture

Rush- Overture

Rush will be filming their final overture…

Rush will film their hometown shows later this month for a future live release.

They play Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on June 17 and 19 as part of what’s expected to be their final large-scale tour.

In April guitarist Alex Lifeson ruled out the idea of streaming any of the shows live as a result of their “old school” approach to performance. He said: “We want to keep it ‘that event, that concert, that congregation.’ In that sense we’ll do it a little more old-fashioned.”

But he was more positive towards the idea of releasing board mixes to those who’d attended shows, noting: “it’s a relatively easy thing to develop.”

Earlier this week Lifeson said he hoped Rush would continue to play in a limited format after the tour, and that they might have two more albums in them.

In the current edition of Classic Rock, on sale now, frontman Geddy Lee confirms the band know they’re reaching the end of the road – and he fears Lifeson’s arthritis would be the biggest factor in ending their live career.

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  1. dubinsky
    June 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm
  2. dubinsky
    June 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm
  3. TalkingWarrior
    June 6, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    G’evening, LN pups and DOGS!

    Last night, Pluto brought up remarks Putin had made in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Corrierre della Sera on the eve of Putin’s visit to Italy. For those interested in reading the full interview in English translation, follow the link …

    I found the whole, wide-ranging interview fascinating.

  4. Andy_Lewis
    June 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    They tried to tell us but did we listen?

  5. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:03 am

    what about the interview do you find fascinating?

  6. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:08 am

    why the internet is better than football;;;;;

    Von Miller says Broncos fine players for farting in meetings

  7. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:09 am
  8. Andy_Lewis
    June 7, 2015 at 12:20 am
  9. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:29 am

    dont really know why, but that reminded me of

  10. Andy_Lewis
    June 7, 2015 at 12:39 am
  11. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:45 am

    a woman covers a Dylan song even better than Joan Baez

  12. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 12:47 am

    the lioness

  13. Andy_Lewis
    June 7, 2015 at 12:52 am

    And speaking of first ladies…

  14. Pluto
    June 7, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for the link, TW. It was just coming across the wire, and I never had a chance to track it down.

  15. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 12:54 am

    another one from that album that I prefer.

  16. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 12:56 am

    dang, he better get busy

  17. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:04 am

    thanks dub

  18. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:07 am

    my nightmare is woodstock is elevator music

  19. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 1:14 am

    well, I was there and remember most of it, and don’t see how you can turn this stuff into elevator music without the elevator jumping sideways as well as up and down

  20. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:23 am
  21. Pluto
    June 7, 2015 at 1:27 am

    There is no one in foreign policy circles that does not understand that the US is scared into desperation and self-destructive behavior as a result of its diminished global influence — which is inevitable in a multipolar world. More terrifying, still, to the declining empire is the death of the Petrodollar (triggered by the catastrophic blunder of the US-Ukraine overthrow) which effectively cuts the US Dollar off at the knees as a currency used for international trade. No longer can the US print money to pay for its imports.

    The Eastern Hemisphere and Eurasia is rising as the dominant global economy, representing the vast majority of the population and nations of the world — regardless of how much the US threatens China or Russia or Europe. In April, 2015, fifty-seven nations qualified to became the founding members of China’s powerful development bank, AIIB — from the UK to Israel, from Brazil to Russia, from Italy to Australia, and from South Africa to South Korea.

    It’s over for the US as a global hegemonic bully. The lives of Americans are rapidly changing as their standard of living balances with the rest of the world — and this is a good thing. It is happening fast, and the transformation will be much smoother if the US would simply step back from the edge of chaos, take proper care of its own people, and join the rest of the world.

    The future is unfolding right now.

    [Zoom in on reality]

  22. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I never had an 8track. my uncle was a big-time recording engineer at Columbia Records and all my stuff was discs, mostly free ones from him or reel to reel tapes that he would copy from the studio masters for me.

    he got into a fistfight with the drummer when recording a Moby Grape album because, to his jazz fanatic ear, the snare drum sound that the drummer insisted on reminded my uncle of someone beating on a coffee can plastic lid.

  23. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 1:37 am

    heard much the same stuff about Japan in the late 70s and much of the same was heard in the late thirties.

  24. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:50 am

    never had an eight track. your a young’n. from there the casset was born. thank you for the cd

  25. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 1:53 am

    never had an 8 track not because of my youth, but because of the lousy quality of the sound reproduction, starry.

    I simply played the radio in the car.

  26. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 1:56 am
  27. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:57 am

    uwe, a sound snob

  28. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 1:59 am

    you know i’m kidding

  29. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:01 am

    you don’t gotta be kidding ’cause I gotta admit to it……. I played music and wanted to hear recordings that sounded like what the players were playing,

    I may not have had money for decent food sometimes, but I had good audio equipment …either because I got it second-hand or because I had a job selling audio equipment and records and got whopping discounts.

    I was young and sorta silly then and parenthood changed my priorities.
    (gave me a chance to be sleep-deprived and siller)

  30. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 2:11 am


  31. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks Band cover one of the great rock guitar songs and Trucks does a hellova job with a single guitar trying to live up to the guitar tracks of Clapton and Duane Allman.

    some geezer in a white golf hat is in the audience

  32. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:26 am

    love the song…but your link isnt working …..

    I expect that you left out the “h” in front of the ttps:

    do you want me to post the song or can you edit the link?

  33. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 2:30 am

    teach me dub

  34. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:31 am

    ub actually laughed out loud at that, tarry.

  35. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:40 am
  36. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:41 am


    no biggie …merely copied incorrectly, leaving off the first letter ….an h… and should be

  37. starrynight
    June 7, 2015 at 2:45 am

    thanks for that

  38. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:50 am

    my pleasure, but keep trying. … your other links work.

    when I first started participating at fdl I couldn’t put links in. but a cool and kind person from San Fran ( whose handle, sadly, I’ve forgotten) repeatedly walked me through it.

  39. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 2:55 am
  40. dubinsky
    June 7, 2015 at 3:10 am
  41. TalkingWarrior
    June 7, 2015 at 3:38 am

    That giant sucking sound we hear? It’s US corps hoovering up non-US “temporary guest workers” on H-1B visas to replace laid-off US workers, at considerable savings – for the corps.

    This time it’s 250 IT workers at Disney-Orlando replaced by Indian “guest workers,” whom some of the pink-slipped US workers had to train for three months to do their lost jobs as part of getting promised severance packages.

    The world-wide equalization of workers’ wages is well underway.

  42. splicernyc
    June 7, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I come to praise Rush, not to bury other bands. I continue to be amazed that Geddy Lee is able to play the bass with such complexity and sing at the same time.