Update (05/23/2013): Amazon has been shipping this item now (in the United States). I received my copy yesterday and I can tell you that it is a beautifully crafted book. A true tribute to Rush.
Update (05/02/2013): According to Amazon, the release date for this book has been pushed back to May 30th. The estimated arrival dates are between June 4th and 6th (within the U.S.) for those who pre-ordered the book.
Martin Popoff, author of the 2004 Rush Biography Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away is following up that critically acclaimed offering with an illustrative history of the band.
His upcoming book, titled Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History, is set for release on May 15th: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 this year’s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour.The book can be ordered via Music Books Plus (a Canadian company that promotes Canadian Artists) at this LINK.
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.
Thanks to reader Thomas Gieloff for the news.