An official illustrated history of Rush
will be released, documenting their 40 years at the front line of progressive rock music.
"Rush: the Illustrated History"
tells the story of Rush starting in 1968 with their early days in Toronto, Canada, and detailing their rise as they record and tour 18 studio albums.
The book has been written by Martin Popoff
, a music writer and Rush expert. Apparently, no stone is left unturned and there's plenty of insight into each Rush album including "2112," "Moving Pictures,"
and their latest release "Clockwork Angels."
In addition, there's plenty of extra material including photographs, album reviews from around the globe, comments from fellow musicians and a detailed Rush discography.
One thing the book probably won't include is their forthcoming induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
. Rush have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 1998, and many feel they had been snubbed every year since then.
Now they've finally been acknowledged by the Rock Hall, and will be inducted by Dave Grohl
at the official ceremony on April 18 in Los Angeles.
Grohl might even perform with Rush
live at the ceremony, but if they're working on anything at all you can bet they'll try hard to keep it a secret for now.
You can pre-order "Rush: The Illustrated History" at Amazon.
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