About the Author
Skip Daly has been an expert on the band Rush for over
thirty years. He became a Rush fan in high school, and his first
Rush concert was on May 5, 1990 (the Presto tour) at the Capital
Centre in Largo, MD. He has since attended twenty-five additional
Rush shows-at least one gig per subsequent tour. Skip lives in
Gaithersburg, MD with his wife and four children.
Eric Hansen was first introduced to the band Rush after
receiving a cassette tape of the albums Permanent Waves and
Moving Pictures, and eventually became a true fanatic
following the release of Rush's Hold Your Fire. In 1998, Eric
started the popular Power Windows Rush fansite at 2112.net. He is
also known for his contributions to the documentary Rush: Beyond
The Lighted Stage. Eric lives in Centennial, CO with his wife
and two daughters.
Richard Bienstock is a senior editor with Guitar
World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado
magazine. He is also a musician and journalist whose writing has
appeared in numerous U.S. and international publications. He lives
in New York City.
Les Claypool is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer,
author, director, actor, and fisherman. He is best known as the
founder, lead singer, bassist and primary songwriter of the rock
band Primus, as well as the composer and performer of the theme
songs for Robot Chicken and South Park.
Stewart Copeland has spent three decades in the forefront of
contemporary music as a rock star, acclaimed film score writer, and
composer in the disparate worlds of opera, ballet, world music and
chamber music. In 1977, Stewart formed The Police, a band that
became a defining force in rock music. He spent twenty years as a
successful film and TV composer, working for the likes of Francis
Ford Coppola on Rumblefish and Oliver Stone on Wall
Street. Through it all, a sense of humor and appreciation for
his utterly unique career has shone through as he has enjoyed
working in a remarkable array of genres.
Howard Ungerleider's design techniques are some of the most
unique and unusually progressive throughout the world today. His
eclectic career has seen him work closely with such talents as
Rush, Def Leppard, Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Queensryche as well
as many other esteemed artists and clients alike. His 40 years of
experience in all facets of the entertainment world can be seen
throughout all of the outstanding work done by his company
Production Design International.