Author and music journalist Martin Popoff will following up his 2004 RUSH biography “Contents Under Pressure” with a new illustrative history of the band titled “Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History”, which is slated for release in May via Voyageur Press.
The book’s official description: “Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, RUSH solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. RUSH is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary ‘Beyond the Lighted Stage’ and [last] year’s new album, ‘Clockwork Angels’, and tour.
“Now, for the first time, RUSH is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band’s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and RUSH authority Martin Popoff spans the band’s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete RUSH discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to ‘2112’, ‘Moving Pictures’, and ‘Signals’ to ‘Grace Under Pressure’, ‘Vapor Trails’, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, tour dates, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more.”