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Rush finally gets Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

- October 4th, 2012

Rush may finally be getting the recognition that many of their fans and contemporaries say they deserve.

The legendary Canadian rock trio has landed a nomination to be inducted into the 2013 edition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The group – consisting of singer/bassist Geddy Lee, drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson – has 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 this year’s critically acclaimed “Clockwork Angels.”

In a tweet, the band simply posted “we are honoured to be among the nominees for this year’s Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame…”

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To be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, acts must have released their first songs at least 25 years ago.

Other nominees include Deep Purple, N.W.A., Public Enemy and Heart.

The 28th annual Rock Hall induction ceremony will take place in Los Angeles, on April 18, 2013. HBO will tape the show for broadcast at a later date.

Here are the full nominees list:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Chic
Deep Purple
Heart
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Albert King
Kraftwerk
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
N.W.A
Procol Harum
Public Enemy
Rush
Donna Summer

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12 comments

  1. Chucker | October 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    It’s about time. That comedy house known as the RnR HoF may yet regain some credibility by finally admitted Rush, Deep Purple, and Heart. Or maybe they’ll keep them out to save room for real rock and rollers like Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey. *sigh

  2. Archie Gamble | October 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I am very happy for Rush…they have worked hard and deserve this. I have to say, though-it is a travesty that KISS have not been nominated, even though they have been eligible for several years now. Despite what you think of them personally, their influence on rock and roll and live shows in general is enormous. 3/4 of rock stars today were influenced by them…to the point of picking up a guitar for the first time because of them.

    At any rate-congrats Rush!

  3. Dennis | October 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

    No KISS again??? The Crock & Droll Hall of Shame!!!

  4. Ger Madden | October 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

    utter garbage. Rush deserve it like many other bands so kudos to them, but unfortunately the people running the show over there are musical racists. Do you see Kiss in there? No. Do you see The Sweet in there? No. I don’t even think Gary Glitter is in there either? This proves my point that they discriminate against artists they deem too “all look and no substance”. I think they should look at the artist from the beginning of rock and induct them rather them skimming over big bands like Rush and bringing in people that are hardly known at all or for anything (e.g. Laura Nyro). Pathetic hypocrites. They even induct artists that are non-rock and have not been influenced by other rock artists.

  5. Neil C | October 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

    It is a complete travesty that bands like Rush and Kiss are not already in the HoF. The bodies of work and influence of both bands far exceeds the majority of the acts already inducted. I fail to understand how these bands can be overlooked and causes the entire process to be suspect. Seriously, bands that got the nod before Rush and KISS include Guns and Roses who flashed and dissolved while R&K have been selling out stadiums consistently. REM? A couple of decent records and a hall nod? And these are bands I like, there are a ton of acts that shouldn’t even hit the radar.
    Congrats to Rush, finally, class act all the way and didn’t compromise the music. A no-brainer. KISS next year.

  6. Fred Hinnegan | October 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Congrats to Rush, but…NO Canadian group should be put in the Hall of Fame before The Guess Who are inducted. The Canadian rock scene wouldn’t be where it is if The Guess Who hadn’t opened a lot of doors in the 60′s and 70′s. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are still going strong today.

  7. WickedLester | October 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    What a complete Joke. KISS is not nominated again!!!! Donna F’n Summers gets a nom and not KISS….Give me a break

  8. Cal G (Quinte West) | October 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    This is great … finally getting the nod they deserve! They are just one of many Canadian acts that are deserving of the nomination … cross our fingers they get voted in on their first run!!

  9. clane | October 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    N.W.A??? Public Enemy? Donna Summers?!??!

    how can this crappy organization call themselves the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, when they keep nominating (And admiting) Acts that are not ROCK!!!!

  10. Howie | October 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’m really happy for Geddy, Alex and Neil. They will finally will be able to stop answering questions about not being nomincated to go into the RRHOF.. These are class guys in a great band and should have been nominated 15 years ago.. Their brand of rock is unique and their musicianship is outstanding. I had the luxury to meet Geddy and Alex a couple of years ago and these guys are great human beings who just happen to be in one of the greatest bands ever and the depth of their catalogue is amazing. Rush are proably the only relevant band from the 70′s who still put out music that is fresh.They definitely don’t need some kind of joke like the RRHOF to validate their career. Congrats boys!!!!

  11. Wayne | October 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Rush best rock trio on Earth

  12. 2112 | October 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Finally, Rush gets nominated. It’s embarassing and shameful that the HoF took this long to even nominate them. And, of course, many of the mainstream websites and networks only mention Donna Summers and Public Enemy when naming the 2013 nominees, as if to imply that the masses would not know or want to hear about the likes of Rush, Deep Purple, and Heart — you know, bands that actually play musical instruments.

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