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How Memories Promote Transformation After Loss

Dave Roberts | Posted 12.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Roberts

Fall Reflections©David Roberts Neil Peart Retires I recently discovered that Neil Peart, the brilliant drummer for Rush, announced his retirement a...

Rush and Me

Patrick Hicks | Posted 06.06.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hicks

My favorite rock band is celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer and I can't wait to see them on stage again. The tour, known simply as R40, will find Rush digging deep into their musical vault and performing songs both new and old. Fans like me can't wait.

Understanding Ian Mosley: An Interview With Mark Pardy

Phil Simon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

Another batterista is fellow Marillion nut Mark Pardy. I recently had the chance to sit down with him to talk about his new book, Ian Mosley - Marillion's Heartbeat. It looks at the unique playing style of the band's drummer.

Live the Dream. Seriously. Live it.

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I am a homebody. My idea of a kick-ass Saturday night is to sit in our basement with Steph and our boys and watch any Harry Potter flick while eating...

Five on the Floor: Simplicity, Drums & Whiplash

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

There's groove, and drums that range from Bozzio big to DeJohnette diminutive, but let's check out some simple playing. Here are five of my favorite drum fills, elements which fit outside of the song's beat and are not orchestrated with other instruments.

Rush Announces 2015 R40 Tour

Phil Simon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Phil Simon

Canadian legends Rush have announced a 2015 tour. From the band's recently redesigned website: Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed t...

Far and Near: An Interview with Neil Peart

Phil Simon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

From a very early age, I've been a fan of the Canadian trio Rush. I recently had a chance to sit down with Neil Peart, the band's longtime drummer an...

Interview With John Wesley

Phil Simon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Phil Simon

Today I sit down with John Wesley to talk about his excellent new album, Disconnect. We also touch upon Rush and Marillion, among other topics.

Thinking Big: Rush's "Clockwork Angels" Concept Album to Be Graphic Novel

Phil Simon | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

"I can't stop thinking big" is from the opening track of Clockwork Angels, the most recent studio album from Canadian rock legends Rush--Neil Peart (d...

An Interview With Clockwork Angels' Author Kevin J. Anderson

Phil Simon | Posted 10.20.2012 | Books
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Anderson to talk about how Clockwork Angels came about, the publishing industry and how it has changed over the course of his career, and a few other topics. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.

It Is About Time Educators Are Treated Like Business People (SATIRE)

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I am no longer going to fight the fight. From this moment on I only want to be treated as if I were employed in a true blue American business.

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

Tucker Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tucker Hassler

Having just won the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, Beyond The Lighted Stage chronicles Rush's four decades of successful relevance.