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Rush documentary set for July release

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Rush will release a new documentary DVD and Blu-ray this summer.

Beyond The Lighted Stage traces the band's 40-year history and is out on 5 July.

Directed by Scot McFayden and Sam Dunn (whose credits include Iron Maiden: Flight 666 and Metal, A Headbanger's Journey), the film features all kinds of musical heavyweights, including Taylor Hawkins, Gene Simmons and Trent Reznor.

There's also a host of bonus goodies, such as live tracks and pre-gig footage.

Beyond The Lighted Stage will receive its UK premiere in London tonight. We'll be there and will post a review of the movie later this week.

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).