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Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2013 4:36 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang

Posted on 04/20/2013 12:44:00 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday’s 28th annual induction ceremony by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. At the beginning of the Nokia Theatre event, the audience was already administering a standing ovation to the group.

“We’ve been saying for a long time that this wasn’t a big deal,” drummer-lyricist Neil Peart told the crowd, most of whom came out to specifically support the band. “It turns out, it kind of is.” …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Poetry
KEYWORDS: canadarockbands; jannwenner; music; rrhof; rush
Well, they are finally in.
1 posted on 04/20/2013 12:44:00 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s honestly about time. They were more deserving to be there over other bands.


2 posted on 04/20/2013 12:51:36 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymNRI66BBk
Rush - tom sawyer


3 posted on 04/20/2013 12:54:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai

Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Good for him.

No wonder he took off work today.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 12:55:52 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Olog-hai; My Favorite Headache

About d-mn time.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 1:07:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

Long overdue. Now if we can just get Jann Weener, er Wenner to do something about getting Deep Purple and Rainbow inducted.

Oh yeah, and Cheap Trick, too. Public Ememy and Run-DMC get in, but not Cheap Trick? Blah!


6 posted on 04/20/2013 1:38:38 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Olog-hai

Neil Peart, maybe.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 2:30:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Olog-hai

How fitting in Cleveland’s Rock museum, after WMMS there broke them with their US airplay

I prefer the first half-dozen albums over the new stuff myself, but truly deserving and LONG overdue


8 posted on 04/20/2013 2:35:48 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Working Man,a big hit there.It is long overdue.

I've always favoured their live albums.Brilliant musicianship with a harder,bigger sound.

9 posted on 04/20/2013 2:39:16 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Reminds me of a comment to the editor of Rolling Stones magazine when they finally did an article on Rush a few(?) years ago; something like:

“Dear Rolling Stones. Thanks for the article on Rush. And F*&% You.”


10 posted on 04/20/2013 2:41:04 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

http://rushisaband.com/

My favorite rush fan site. Lots of good coverage of the Hall of Fame thing, including the other inductees.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 2:47:20 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Olog-hai; Slings and Arrows

Bubbles and I are celebrating!

http://youtu.be/rs4qn_bHQQ0


12 posted on 04/20/2013 3:12:48 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Gene Eric

Didn’t Peart take a whipping on FR recently for something stupid he said about stuff we like?


13 posted on 04/20/2013 3:27:30 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Olog-hai

RRHOF is a joke. Everyone gets in. Madonna is in for God’s sake. She’s rock?


14 posted on 04/20/2013 3:39:40 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Olog-hai

Wrong RUSH


15 posted on 04/20/2013 3:42:06 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Call it what it is: Attempt at People Control: NOT GUN CONTROL. Gun control is holding it steady.)
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To: KingLudd
Neil Peart on introverts, learning to improvise, and why people should be nicer to one another
16 posted on 04/20/2013 4:16:30 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Olog-hai

Good one RUSH they deserve it. I know Deep Purple were nominated this year but I assume - because they were not mentioned in the press release, that they were not inducted. What a joke - Flava Flave gets inducted and Deep Purple don’t!


17 posted on 04/20/2013 4:34:33 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

This is awesome! “Spirit of Radio” and “Closer to the Heart” are two iconic songs that placed these Canadian lads in the upper echelon of true rockers.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 4:35:32 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: DemforBush

“Now if we can just get Jann Weener, er Wenner to do something about getting Deep Purple and Rainbow inducted.”

I’m with you!

Mel


19 posted on 04/20/2013 4:51:13 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: 21twelve

LOL!


20 posted on 04/20/2013 5:45:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

How can the Beastie Boys be in and not Lynrd Skynrd?


21 posted on 04/20/2013 5:45:47 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Olog-hai

By-Tor and the Snow Dog !


22 posted on 04/20/2013 5:51:30 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Kickass Conservative
Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Good for him.

That's good news, indeed. Rush deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because of the great rock and roll tunes he plays for his theme song and his "updates."

23 posted on 04/20/2013 6:14:02 AM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: Olog-hai

Probably my favorite band. I’m glad they are in. I love all three as musicians and find Peart’s lyrics thought provoking (he’s a bi Ayn Rand fan).

La Villa Strangiato
YYZ
Red Barchetta
Tom Sawyer
Spirit of Radio
The Trees
Subdivisions
Red Sector A
Big Money
Bravado

On and on...I don’t like all their songs, but there are few I actively dislike.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 6:21:58 AM PDT by Betis70
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To: Puppage

That ELWHOF. (Extreme Left Wing Liberal Hall of Fame)


25 posted on 04/20/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: DemforBush

and Grand Funk.

I get the impression, it’s how much a band will “donate” to the hall of fame that will get them inducted.


26 posted on 04/20/2013 6:38:39 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: DemforBush

I’m waiting for Dino, Desi and Billy


27 posted on 04/20/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: littleharbour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot70G4wSQi0


28 posted on 04/20/2013 8:10:49 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

I love Bob and Doug. G’day, eh :)


29 posted on 04/20/2013 8:24:25 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour

I wish they’d do stuff together again.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 8:26:23 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: PhiloBedo
I get the impression, it’s how much a band will “donate” to the hall of fame that will get them inducted.

It's a different "Hall of Fame," but it's something that's worth mentioning...

Geddy Lee is a HUGE baseball fan, and over the year, in his travels, he's managed to put together an incredible baseball collectable collection, including baseball cards.

He donated what may be the greatest collection of Negro League baseball cards to the "Negro League Hall of Fame" in Kansas City. It was a very cool thing of him to do.

Mark

31 posted on 04/20/2013 9:34:55 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: yuleeyahoo

Skynyrd made the RR hall of fame back in 2006.


32 posted on 04/20/2013 10:00:38 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Gefn

Pure, unadulterated awesome.


33 posted on 04/20/2013 10:13:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MarkL

Thanks. I’ll check it out the next time in KC.


34 posted on 04/20/2013 5:44:25 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo

It appears that I was mistaken... Geddy didn’t donate baseball cards (though it’s still possible). The really big thing he did was donate a collection of autographed baseballs that he purchased specifically to donate to the museum. Geddy is a really awesome human being.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080606&content_id=2853667&fext=.jsp

Mark


35 posted on 04/20/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

I’d rather listen to Limbo than to Rush.


36 posted on 04/20/2013 7:24:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gone slumming. But not for the first and last time.


37 posted on 04/20/2013 7:25:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad they had to...

1. Demand Rush Limbaugh stop playing their song.

2. Geddy talked glowingly about meeting Fatboy Michael Moore

3. Athiest Neil Peart tried to lecture GOP “it is impossible to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and be a Republican,” as well as saying his Ayn Rand influence is done.

..all in 2012 just to get into the R&R Hall of Fame


38 posted on 04/21/2013 3:52:24 PM PDT by stratman1969
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To: stratman1969

Is that all? Then it was so worth it, wasn’t it. Never mind Peart saying that the HOF “kind of is” a big deal.


39 posted on 04/21/2013 4:03:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: stratman1969

It occurred to me that the song they started out their set with was the Temple of Sirinx. Which from rush 2112 was a very large and well pronounced slap at the music industry that few recognized. I would call that a nod to Ayn Rand from behind the curtain. Let them that have ears to hear is what I said.

And I thought that Alex Lifesons “non speech” at the beginning while somewhat childish, really trivialized the award and the other awardees... and was another jab at the system that demanded these tributes you mentioned before they could be recognized.

I still hold them in respect.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 3:48:32 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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