In this beautifully designed, richly illustrated history, prolific rock journalist and noted Rush authority Martin Popoff follows the world-conquering exploits of Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson from the band's formation in Toronto more than four decades ago to their 2012 Clockwork Angels release and subsequent world 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, running the gamut 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 world's most devoted fan bases.
Martin Popoff has been described as "the world's most famous heavy metal journalist." He has penned 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting and has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son. He also has a website www.martinpopoff.com