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Why the Rock Hall says: No Rush for you!
MSNBC ^ | 3/30/2009 | Tony Sclafani

Posted on 03/31/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Edited on 03/31/2009 11:14:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Rush arrive at the Dreamworks' premiere of "I Love You, Man." And while Paul Rudd and Jason Segel may love the band, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sure doesn't.

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony April 4, there once again wonít be any progressive rock artists amongst its five honorees. The Rock Hallís snubbing of the once-popular genre hasnít gone unnoticed by its supporters.


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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: elo; genesis; halloffame; jannwenner; pinkfloyd; progressiverock; rockandroll; rush; yes
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1 posted on 03/31/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

If all the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored was rock-n-roll acts, that would be one thing. But I guess they have to decide to keep SOMEBODY out, lest people figure out it ain’t really about rock-n-roll, anyway.


2 posted on 03/31/2009 11:16:57 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Probably the best band not in the R&R HOF. And certainly more deserving that some of the people/bands currently there.


3 posted on 03/31/2009 11:17:01 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Rush aren't flaming libs, so they'll never receive this honor. Music critics have never liked them because of their libertarian-leaning lyrics.
4 posted on 03/31/2009 11:21:08 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: OCCASparky

Maybe because Rush is just plain LAME!

I know I am going to get a storm of “Well who do you like?” and then no matter who I say I like I will get the “They are more lame than Rush!”


5 posted on 03/31/2009 11:22:07 AM PDT by Holicheese (Gimme Gimme Gimme!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Wow, Genesis isn’t in either? That’s a crock as well.


6 posted on 03/31/2009 11:22:18 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Run DMC, but rejects Rush, Yes, the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, the Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Go figure.


7 posted on 03/31/2009 11:23:29 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: My Favorite Headache
A great band. They are big baseball fans, and also manned spaceflight fans as well. Some typical lyrics:

"The Trees"

There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream 'Oppression!'
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
'The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light'
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw.


8 posted on 03/31/2009 11:24:28 AM PDT by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Check out this drum solo from Rush's 2002 concert tour.
9 posted on 03/31/2009 11:24:58 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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Criminal, that.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 11:25:04 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: My Favorite Headache

I was a huge Rush fan in the 70s, but they lost me after Farewell to Kings.

Their post-Kings output isn’t my cup of tea, but no one can deny that they are excellent musicians and a superb band creating some impressive and original music.

I don’t have any opionion on the R&R HOF, except that it seems kind of silly.


11 posted on 03/31/2009 11:25:31 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I remember buying a Rush album 35 years ago and my friends holding their noses.
12 posted on 03/31/2009 11:26:43 AM PDT by Ciexyz (I heard Joe the Plumber speak 03-30-2009.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Neal Peart: the best drummer in all of music.


13 posted on 03/31/2009 11:27:54 AM PDT by Raster Man
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Incredibly talented trio, always evolving...


14 posted on 03/31/2009 11:29:53 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Geddy Lee should be recognized as the worst singer in the history of pop music.


15 posted on 03/31/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT by Keltik ("The goal should not be diversity -- the goal must be Quality.")
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To: Disambiguator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O24PlnSiiaQ

2008


16 posted on 03/31/2009 11:35:30 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Holicheese
"Maybe because Rush is just plain LAME!"

Blasphemer!!!!!! Get the rocks. Lame?? Really??? Neil Peart is arguably one of the best drummers ever. Geddy Lee is an octopus as well as a fantastic bassist, and Alex Lifeson has always been under appreciated for his guitar work.

When they ask modern rock groups, who were your inspirations, Rush is always on the vast majority of lists. It is a travesty that they've been kept out of the hall of fame this long. Hell Madonna was inducted. Madonna???

17 posted on 03/31/2009 11:35:31 AM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Is King Crimson in?


18 posted on 03/31/2009 11:37:37 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah)
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Genesis isn’t in!?!?! They deserve a wing all to their own just for “Supper’s Ready”!


19 posted on 03/31/2009 11:37:44 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Rush aren't flaming libs, so they'll never receive this honor.

Didn't they dedicate one of their albums to Ayn Rand?

20 posted on 03/31/2009 11:37:47 AM PDT by mnehring
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