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