Rock Icons Rush To Release ‘Rush | Time Stand Still’

Rock Icons Rush To Release Documentary
‘Rush | Time Stand Still’ November 18, 2016

Highly Anticipated Film Chronicles 40th Anniversary Tour;
Narration Provided by Paul Rudd

On November 18, 2016, Zoë Vision, a division of the Concord Music Group, in partnership with ole, will release Rush | Time Stand Still, a feature-length documentary film that provides an intimate look into the legendary rock band’s sold-out 40th anniversary tour – possibly their last — and the unique relationship Rush has with their devoted fans.

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide (with 24 gold, 14 platinum, and three multi-platinum albums to their credit), and countless sold-out tours, Rush – comprising Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – remains one of the most popular, inventive and influential groups in rock history,

During Dave Grohl’s rousing speech at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, he noted,  “Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.”

Writing in Rolling Stone a few years ago, critic Chris Norris summed up the renowned rock trio’s artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more,” and that still holds true today, as evidenced by their fans’ singular devotion to the band.

In 2015, Rush embarked on 35-city tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary. At the time, the R40 tour was rumored to be their last  – an end to Rush’s life on the road together. Rush | Time Stand Still follows this farewell journey. Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the band and crew throughout the tour provide the raw and vivid emotional undertones of this feature-length film, directed by Dale Heslip, and produced by Allan Weinrib,  the team behind the band’s live concert films, Rush: R40 Live (2015) and Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour (2013).

At the film’s core are Rush’s ardent fans, and their undying dedication and loyalty are on full display as the R40 tour comes to its conclusion at the “Fabulous Forum” in Los Angeles. Their personal stories highlight the importance Rush holds in their lives, and the lasting impressions of their extensive catalog.  The members of Rush are quick to acknowledge the substantial role their fans have played in their success. Candid interviews with Lee, Lifeson and Peart bring Rush | Time Stand Still to an emotional conclusion for a band that built their career the old-fashioned way: one show at a time.

Rush: Time Stand Still
Release date: November 18, 2016
Format: Blu-ray and DVD
Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes of documentary footage, with an additional 67 minutes of never-before-released bonus content.

Rush TSSTrack Listing:

  1. When I Was a Kid (3:05)
  2. It’s a Really Hard Life (10:46)
  3. A Huge Accomplishment (8:26)
  4. Building R40 (4:57)
  5. Fan-Tastic (18:57)
  6. Hello Toronto (9:41)
  7. “Ride On” Neil (2:31)
  8. Your Weakest Point (6:43)
  9. Marathon Not a Sprint (11:04)
  10. At Road End’s (17:00)


  1. Subdivisions (5:34)
  2. Superconductor (5:55)
  3. Show Don’t Tell (6:19)
  4. The Pass (5:14)
  5. Closer To The Heart (5:05)
  6. Manhattan Project (5:07)
  7. Scars (4:49)
  8. War Paint (5:50)
  9. Tom Sawyer (5:44)
  10. 2112: Overture / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood (11:48)
  11. In The Professor’s Warmup (5:34)

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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