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Jim McCarty on working with Alex Lifeson, Terry Brown and Hugh Syme on his album Walking in the Wild Land in new interview

Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty’s latest solo album Walking in the Wild Land has several Rush connections including being co-produced and mixed by former Rush producer Terry Brown, featuring Alex Lifeson on the track Soft In A Hard Place, and Hugh Syme adding keyboards and orchestration to three of the album’s tracks. McCarty was recently interviewed for Metal Express Radio and addressed the album’s many Rush connections (thanks Eric at Power Windows). Here he talks about how Alex Lifeson became involved:


Seniors are dropping up to $1.5M to live on campus again

Purchase College is the latest school to cash in on the increasing demand among seniors–senior citizens, that is–to live on campus again. The college has a nearly $15 million unrated tax-exempt note issuance on the horizon for a development where one-bedrooms will be asking for $595,000 and two-bedrooms for $1.5 million, according to Bloomberg. Monthly maintenance fees will run up to $8,500 and the complex will be situated on 40 acres worth of prime campus […]

Ticket info for Edge Factor’s Masters of Resonance premiere August 8th at the GRAMMY museum in LA

Earlier this year, Edge Factor completed production of their long-awaited documentary Masters of Resonance, featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit. The film had its first pre-release theater screening as part of the Rush Family Reunion event at the Fox Theatre in Toronto last month, and the documentary’s official world premiere will take place at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live on August 8th. The premiere will include a post-screening conversation with storyteller and founder of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout, DW’s John Good, and drummer Paul Wertico, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman. AMEX pre-sales for the event are now open and general tickets will go on sale next Thursday, July 19th. The film will then hit the festival circuit this fall and be released to video-on-demand streaming channels, beginning with iTunes, later this year. Specific screenings and pre-sale information will be posted to as it becomes available. Here’s a synopsis of the film as provided by the filmmakers:

Ultimate Classic Rock ranks all 167 Rush songs from worst to best

Ultimate Classic Rock has done what Rush fans have been doing on message boards and social media for years now, and performed the extremely subjective exercise of ranking every single Rush song from worst to best – in their opinion at least. The list was revealed less than 24 hours ago and has already caused a flurry of debate among Rush fans online. No surprise there – ask a dozen Rush fans to compile their own worst to best rankings and you’ll end up with a dozen wildly different lists. From the article:

Judge tosses 250 Bowery fraud charges against Douglas Elliman

A New York Supreme Court judge tossed fraud and false advertising charges against Douglas Elliman over the sale of allegedly damaged apartments at 250 Bowery. Fraud charges against the developer, VE Equities, its co-defendants were also dismissed last week, but VE still faces charges of negligence. The condominium board at 250 Bowery filed a lawsuit against VE, Douglas Elliman and Morris Adjmi Architects in February 2017 after a water pipe burst and damaged several apartments. […]

Double agent: Vancouver developer spins two different stories about soaring prices

It seems Westbank tried to have its cake and eat it too. According to the South China Morning Post, the Vancouver developer advertised its properties to Chinese buyers with an apparent emphasis on investors, as opposed to buyers intending on residing in the city. Westbank reportedly noted in its advertisements for a series of informational seminars being held in Chinese cities that the Canadian city was a “gathering spot” for high net worth individuals and […]