All that’s Left to Know About
Rock’s Greatest Power Trio
By Max Mobley | foreword by Donna L. Halper
Rush FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Greatest Power Trio by Max Mobley (June 2014, Backbeat Books, $24.99) documents the story of the Canadian prog rock power trio’s amazing journey from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rock’s most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rush’s three virtuosos – bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart.
Rush’s focus has always been its muse and its music. As such, Rush FAQ studies the evolution of the band’s sound, from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex, synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed Clockwork Angels.
With wit, humor, and authority, music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music, gear, personalities, and trials and tribulationsof one of rock and roll’s truly legendary acts and tells a story Rush fans will treasure and rock and roll fans will admire.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
June 17, 2014
6” x 9”
B&W photographs throughout
Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group