Tragically Hip biography 'The Never-Ending Present' due out next year

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, centre, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, Sunday, July 24, 2016. A new biography on the Tragically Hip and band frontman Gord Downie will be published in 2018.
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TORONTO - A new biography on the Tragically Hip and band frontman Gord Downie will be published in 2018.

ECW Press says "The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip" is slated for release next April.

Music journalist Michael Barclay spoke with the homegrown band's peers and friends about the Hip's music and its place in Canadian culture.

The biography also promises to explore Downie's role in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The Hip embarked on a cross-Canada tour last year in support of their "Man Machine Poem" album after Downie announced he had incurable brain cancer.

The tour will be the subject of the upcoming documentary "Long Time Running" which will have a gala opening at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.


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