As mentioned previously, I’m delighted to announce that Rush-Chemistry is now available in paperback. This book first came out in hardback in 2005, but is only just becoming available as a soft-cover due to the sad death of my friend and mentor Sean Body, who ran the publishing company Helter Skelter. The book has been re-proofed and all of the typos, inaccuracies etc. (as listed in the addendum) have been fixed.
UPDATE: If anyone wants buy directly from me (signed or otherwise), I have ordered a number of copies from the publisher so let me know by comment below or by emailing/Paypal to jon-at-joncollins-dot-net. I will send the books out as soon as they arrive!
Prices including P&P for are as follows:
- UK – £11
- Western Europe – £15
- US/Rest-of-World – £18
Rush – Chemistry is the complete history of the world’s favourite Canadian rock band. The book follows Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart from their schoolboy days right up to the global success of their thirty-year anniversary tour.
Here’s the official text:
Against a background of disinterest from the media and a refusal to compromise their music, Rush’s success was by no means guaranteed. Since the beginning, only the determined efforts and downright stamina of the band members and those around them were sufficient to counter the wall of silence. Sharing a single-minded determination to take on the system and win, Geddy, Alex and Neil have never rested on their laurels. Pushing themselves to achieve technical excellence, never avoiding the challenge of taking on new musical influences, through huge changes of fashion and major personal tragedy, the entity we know as Rush has endured. Thirty years on, the band is still creating new music and packing arenas and stadiums around the globe.
Meticulously researched over three years, Chemistry draws on over 50 new interviews with those closest to the band. As the most detailed biography of Rush ever written, this book pulls together the threads and investigates the reasons that have enabled this band to succeed against the odds.