Rush - Updated Edition

Rush - Updated Edition by Martin Popoff

The Unofficial Illustrated History

Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9780760349953
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Fully revised and updated, Rush is a richly illustrated history of one of the world's greatest rock bands.

In 1974, a Canadian rock band called Rush took the music scene by storm. Throughout the 1970s and raging into the 1980s, the band grew a tidal wave of followers and produced such hit songs as "Limelight," "Subdivisions," and "Tom Sawyer." Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, this progressive rock, hard rock, and heavy metal band is destined to go down in history as legendary. The band continues to make history today.

Rush: The Illustrated History is a fully updated, richly illustrated history from prolific rock journalist and noted Rush authority Martin Popoff. The book follows the world-conquering exploits of Rush band members Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson from the band's formation in Toronto to their fortieth anniversary celebration and tour. Popoff's stellar history is complemented by LP reviews from a slate of highly regarded music writers, a thorough discography compiled by the author himself, and more than 400 photographs and articles of memorabilia, from candid backstage images and live performance photography to picture sleeves, gig posters, period print ads, ticket stubs, backstage passes, and more. The result is a visually stunning and authoritative review befitting the rock band with one of the most devoted fan bases ever.

At approximately 7,900 (with over 7,000 appearing in his books), Martin Popoff has unofficially written more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned 57 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including 2004’s Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and AwayRush: The Illustrated History, and Rush: Album by Album. He was Editor In Chief of the now retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Canada’s foremost heavy metal publication in print for 14 years, and has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar WorldGoldmineRecordCollector,, and Martin has been a regular contractor to Banger Films, having worked on the award-wining documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, the 11-episode Metal Evolution, and the 10-episode Rock Icons, both for VH1 Classic. Martin currently resides in Toronto and can be reached through or

Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9780760349953
Illustrations: 376 color & 90 b-w photos
Size: 9.25 in x 10.875 in / 234.95 mm x 276.23 mm

1 Subdivisions, 1964–1972
2 Enter the Professor, 1973–1974
3 Something for Nothing, 1975–1976
4 Tide Pools & Hyperspace, 1977–1980
5 Moving Pictures, Shifting Units, 1980–1981
6 Keyboards, Mullets & Fine Haberdashery, 1982–1988
7 Pop Goes Rush, 1989–1992
8 The Alternative to the Alternative, 1993–1997
9 Outsiders No More, 2000–2007
10 Digital Men: Rush in a World without Records, 2008–2011
11 Punching the Clock, 2012–2013

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Contributor Biographies
"Voyageur Press, in association with Quayside Publishing, has done it again. With the release of their latest book, "Rush: The Illustrated History," Voyageur Press continue upon the success of their high-quality products ("The Ultimate Illustrated History of" Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, AC/DC) with some of the most insightful information and eye-catching photos.” - Record-Journal

“Undoubtedly 2013 will go down as a banner for the band, and Rush: The Illustrated History is a well-timed companion piece sure to please.” - Vintage Guitar

“Popoff’s book is a brilliant catch for Rush aficionados, like your reporter, and newbies alike. For those of us who know the band, the worth of Popoff’s work lies in the details.” - Caught In The Carousel blog “The result is a visually stunning and authoritative review befitting the rock band with one of the world’s most devoted fan bases...” - Music Connection