MEDIA ADVISORY: NEW TIME!
TRIBUTE BANDS, a four-part documentary series narrated by Toronto native and Rockstar: INXS finalist Suzie McNeil, each one-hour episode follows tribute bands that pose as:
Rush – “For the Love of Rush” airing Oct. 28th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Queen – “Keeping The Spirit of Freddie Alive” airing Nov. 4th, 7:00 p.m. ET
The Tragically Hip – “Keeping Up With The Hip” airing Nov. 11th, 7:00 p.m. ET
The Police – Encore presentation of “The Next Best Sting” on Nov. 18th, 7:00 p.m. ET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 – 7:00 p.m. ET “FOR THE LOVE OF RUSH”
In this week’s episode, TRIBUTE BANDS speaks with Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson about what’s its like to have their own legion of tribute bands. We meet the undeniably obsessive Dave Cornwall (a.k.a. Spageddy Lee) who fronts an Arizona-based Rush tribute band called Freewill. Dave has transformed his home into a Rush museum and his garage into a recording studio with much of the same gear used by his heroes. Mike Deyo of Burlington, Ontario, has spent over $20,000 on gear for his Rush tribute band 2112. As a teen, Mike fled an abusive home and lived on the streets; he credits the music of Rush with seeing him through and helping him keep his dreams alive.
Mike’s ultimate goal: for 2112 to play Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall.