The Life & Legacy of Rush

The Life & Legacy of Rush

Author & critic Martin Popoff on the career of the Canadian prog-rock icons

Show notes

We’ve got a fun chat on this week’s episode! Martin Popoff, the incredibly prolific rock critic and author, joins Mike to talk about the music, business, and legacy of Canadian icons Rush. Martin has written a three-book biography of the band, with the first two installments – Anthem: Rush in the ‘70s and Limelight: Rush in the ‘80s – now out, and the third book expected in the spring of 2021. Martin is obviously a massive fan of Rush and been covering them in his work for many years. With Mike, he discusses the evolution of the band’s style and musical legacy, how they conducted their business and stayed together for so long, why they never fell into the self-destructive pitfalls like so many of their contemporaries, and a bunch more. You know any conversation about Rush is a fun one, so enjoy!


Mike  Raine

Mike Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.


Martin Popoff

Martin Popoff

View episodes

Subscribe now

Get new episodes of Canadian Musician Podcast automatically