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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to induct Rush into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

- January 23rd, 2013

One of the busiest guys in music has added another item to his to-do list – he’s inducting Canrock legends Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (as well as bandmate Taylor Hawkins) will do the honours at the ceremony, which takes place on on April 18th at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, according to Rolling Stone. It will be broadcast on HBO on May 18.

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Other presenters include Don Henley, who will induct Randy Newman, John Mayer will fete the late Albert King, and Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will inaugurate Donna Summer. The inductor for Public Enemy has yet to be announced.

Tickets go on sale to the public on February 1st, but members of the Rush and Heart fan clubs can beat the box office in a special pre-sale.

Rush – consisting of singer/bassist Geddy Lee, drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson – had been eligible for a Rock Hall nod since 1998 – their self-titled debut was released in 1974, and they’ve gone on to record 19 studio records in total, including last year’s critically acclaimed “Clockwork Angels.”

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Pearl Jam books Canadian date

- January 23rd, 2013

Pearl Jam have booked two early dates in the 2013 calendar, and it includes one stop north of the border.

The Seattle rockers are playing London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens on July 16, as well as Chicago’s Wrigley Field on July 19. Both gigs are billed as “An Evening With Pearl Jam,” meaning you will probably have full PJ for 3 plus hours, with no opening act.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on February 9.

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The band, via its official website, promises an announcement in the coming months of more North American dates in the fall, which goes in line with a likely summer/fall drop date for their brand new album.

Pearl Jam sent out a few teaser tweets preceding the Chicago date announcement, that included a photo of a stage set up on what appears to be Wrigley Field with the two-word post “Looking good!” and the hashtag #StayTuned. It will mark the first time they’ve played the historic ballpark.

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