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Rush

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Few bands have dominated the music industry like RUSH: 20 studio albums, eight live discs, more than 43 million records sold. Creative, prolific and fiercely independent, RUSH ranks third for most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band, behind only The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. On April 18th, they will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Star journalist Vinay Menon has been granted unprecedented access to all three RUSH members, their families, friends and colleagues and has used these interviews to weave a riveting oral history of one of Canada’s most beloved bands. Poignant and perceptive, RUSH: An Oral History is an unforgettable read for fan and newcomer alike.

Vinay Menon was born in Akron, Ohio, not far from WMMS in Cleveland, the first U.S. radio station to play a RUSH song in 1974.
His family soon moved to North York, Ont., not far from where Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were raised. Vinay joined the Toronto Star in 1997 as a city reporter. Two years later, he became the paper’s first pop culture reporter. In 2002, Vinay was appointed the Star’s daily TV critic, a position he held for six years before writing a humour column for Page 2. He currently writes arts and lifestyle features. His award-winning work has been cited in various pop cultural books and news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today. He holds a science degree from the University of Toronto and lives downtown with his wife and 6-year-old twin daughters.
 
 

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