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Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know about Rock's Greatest Power Trio

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(FAQ). Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at 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 ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Backbeat Books (first published April 29th 2014)
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Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher from NetGalley.

This book is a comprehensive guide to the music of Rock’s greatest trio, Rush. The author begins with a brief biography of each member of the band and how fate and their love of music brought them together at a young age. I was impressed with the chapter on John Rutsey, the original drummer, which chronicles his influence on the founding of the band and his pivotal decision to leave the band. One of the most interesting parts
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rush FAQ by Max Mobley is a 2014 Backbeat / Hal Leonard Group publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Backbeat books/Hal Leonard has this fantastic series of books that feature authors, musical groups, and movies that appeals mostly to the diehard fans but is an excellent introduction to those that maybe aren't that familiar with the topic.

This book is all about the Canadian Rock band RUSH. It is important to note that these
Joe Richards
Dec 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A fun, insightful and largely detailed read for any casual Rush fan - however, super-fans may be left wanting more. Whilst the book is a love letter to the band and an impassioned and nostalgic read, it occasionally ventures into the realms of the overly defensive and under-investigated.

Frustratingly, the first third of the book jumps around chronologically, and the lion's share of the middle section is dedicated entirely to reviewing every live album and DVD, but without providing much further
Michael Logar
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The author did a good job of bringing together a lot of disparate material about Rush and synthesizing it in this book. As an industry journalist and rabid fan Max Mobley was able to interview Rush, which added some great insight not captured elsewhere in the Rush body of knowledge in print or online. His treatment of the band's gear in this book was especially noteworthy. However, I found myself getting a little tired of the play-by-play descriptions of video segments from Rush's DVDs. I can wa ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great book is for Rush fans and was a fun read. Of course, it made me listen to their entired catalog - again! :-) I liked the reviews of the DVDs the most and want to watch them all too (haven't seen them all... yet).. Mr. Mobley certainly knows his stuff. I was really impressed by his knowledge of the band's instruments (which I skimmed). This book would have been a five for me if he had added more quotes from the band and others (producers, crew, promoters, critics, etc.).

May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lots of great info. Lack of editing and some errors took away from the experience.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very thorough book. Lots of good stories in here.
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of exciting surprises, great information and fun pictures. Mobley's writing style is so easy to swallow. His energy and passion for this band just jumped right off the page! I have loved this band for years so it was great to read this and commune with someone who feels the same way.
Alex Lifeson is the best guitar player in rock and roll and it's outrageous that he doesn't get the credit he so deserves. Yeah, Neil is great and Geddy too, but Alex is so tasteful and full of po
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Acclaimed author Max Mobley writes from his home in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He is a former columnist for the pioneering music magazine "CRAWDADDY! THE MAGAZINE OF ROCK." He has written extensively for the music industry, including magazine features, reviews, interviews, and books on music technology. Max also penned the popular Rush biography, "RUSH FAQ – ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD' ...more

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