Anthem: Rush in the ’70s - The First Book in a Trilogy by Martin Popoff Coming in May 2020

Anthem: Rush in the ’70s - The First Book in a Trilogy by Martin Popoff Coming in May 2020Long-time music writer and Rush aficionado Martin Popoff will be releasing the first of a trilogy of Rush Across the Decades books next May. As the title suggests, the first book - Anthem: Rush in the '70s - will focus on Rush's initial decade of album releases.

From the book's description:
The definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North

With extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from family, friends, and fellow musicians, Anthem: Rush in the ’70s is a detailed portrait of Canada’s greatest rock ambassadors. The first of three volumes, Anthem puts the band’s catalog, from their self-titled debut to 1978’s Hemispheres (the next volume resumes with the release of Permanent Waves) into both Canadian and general pop culture context, and presents the trio of quintessentially dependable, courteous Canucks as generators of incendiary, groundbreaking rock ’n’ roll.

Fighting complacency, provoking thought, and often enraging critics, Rush has been at war with the music industry since 1974, when they were first dismissed as the Led Zeppelin of the north. Anthem, like each volume in this series, celebrates the perseverance of Geddy, Alex, and Neil: three men who maintained their values while operating from a Canadian base, throughout lean years, personal tragedies, and the band’s eventual worldwide success.
This will mark Popoff's fourth Rush-centric book. His first, Contents Under Pressure was released back in 2004. He followed that release up with RUSH: The Unofficial Illustrated History in 2013 (and updated in 2016). His most recent release was Rush: Album by Album, which was published in 2017.

Tentatively scheduled for a May 12th, 2020 release, the book can be pre-ordered HERE.

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