The tell-all Rush book, ‘Anthem: Rush: in the 1970s.’ promises to deliver as the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North! ‘With extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from family, friends, and fellow musicians, Anthem: Rush in the ’70s is a detailed portrait of Canada’s greatest rock ambassadors.” Neil Peart’s Heartbreaking rumored funeral revealed.
“The first of three volumes, Anthem puts the band’s catalog, from their self-titled debut to 1978’s Hemispheres (the next volume resumes with the release of Permanent Waves) into both Canadian and general pop culture context, and presents the trio of quintessentially dependable, courteous Canucks as generators of incendiary, groundbreaking rock ’n’ roll.’ Rush fan reveals Neil Peart ‘angry’ sickness rant.
Here is a passage from the soon to be released book, which comes out on May 12th, wherever books are sold. This following passage states how Geddy Lee began on the guitar, but bandmate Alex Lifeson missed this part of the Rush stage: ““I was nominated to be the bass player when the first band I was in, the bass player couldn’t be in our band. I think his parent’s prohibited him or something, and we had no bass player so they said, ‘You play bass’ and I said okay, and that was how simple it was. That happens to a lot of bass players. Everyone wants to be a guitar player, but I was happy to be a bass player. The bass player is like being a major league catcher. It’s the quickest way to the majors. Nobody wants to be a bass player. It’s a great instrument, it really is, awesome way to spend your time. I had teachers you know; I’m just carrying on the tradition of Jack Bruce, Jack Cassidy, Chris Squire, a fine tradition of noisy bass players that refuse to stay in the background. So I feel that’s my sacred duty, to carry on what they started.” John Lennon’s son makes Neil Peart ‘teen boy’ claim.