Skip to comments.Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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 Thursdays 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.
Weve been saying for a long time that this wasnt 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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It’s honestly about time. They were more deserving to be there over other bands.
Rush - tom sawyer
Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Good for him.
No wonder he took off work today.
About d-mn time.
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!
Neil Peart, maybe.
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
I've always favoured their live albums.Brilliant musicianship with a harder,bigger sound.
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.”
My favorite rush fan site. Lots of good coverage of the Hall of Fame thing, including the other inductees.
Bubbles and I are celebrating!
Didn’t Peart take a whipping on FR recently for something stupid he said about stuff we like?
RRHOF is a joke. Everyone gets in. Madonna is in for God’s sake. She’s rock?
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!
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.
“Now if we can just get Jann Weener, er Wenner to do something about getting Deep Purple and Rainbow inducted.”
I’m with you!
How can the Beastie Boys be in and not Lynrd Skynrd?
By-Tor and the Snow Dog !
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."
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
Spirit of Radio
Red Sector A
On and on...I don’t like all their songs, but there are few I actively dislike.
That ELWHOF. (Extreme Left Wing Liberal Hall of Fame)
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.
I’m waiting for Dino, Desi and Billy
I love Bob and Doug. G’day, eh :)
I wish they’d do stuff together again.
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.
Skynyrd made the RR hall of fame back in 2006.
Pure, unadulterated awesome.
Thanks. I’ll check it out the next time in KC.
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.
I’d rather listen to Limbo than to Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gone slumming. But not for the first and last time.
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
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.
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.
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