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Rush, Dave Grohl to perform together at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

- March 26th, 2013

Some of rock’s greatest drummers be could be playing together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Rolling Stone reports.

With final planning underway for the 28th Rock Hall ceremony on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, word is that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who is inducting Rush this year, could be teaming up with the legendary Canadian rock trio during their live performance.

It remains to be seen whether Grohl will play drums or add a second guitar to the mix. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is also rumoured to be joining them – it may make for a very loud set.

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Other inductees taking the stage that night will be Randy Newman (playing alongside John Fogerty and Jackson Browne), Heart (the original lineup is still in question, but Ann and Nancy Wilson will be on stage) and Public Enemy.

John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will pay honour late blues great Albert King, likewise with Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson singing for the late Donna Summer, and Usher will perform a tribute to Quincy Jones.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on May 18.

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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John Mayer books first tour in three years

- March 22nd, 2013

John Mayer is ready to hit the road again for the first time in three years after being sidelined following two rounds of surgery to repair a granuloma in his throat.

And he’s certainly about to put his voice through the ultimate test.

The Grammy Award winner has booked a huge summer/early fall tour which will see him go all over North America, including one Canadian stop at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on August 14. He’ll even head down to South America for two gigs.

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The tour is in support of his 2012 studio album, Born and Raised.

Tickets for the T.O. date go on sale March 29 through Ticketmaster.

John Mayer’s tour dates:

7/6 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater
7/7 Maryland Heights/St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/9 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/10 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/12 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/19 Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
7/20 George, WA – The Gorge
7/22 Paso Robles, CA – California Mid State Fair
7/24 Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre at Sacramento
7/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/27 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine
8/6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/7 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/9 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/10 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
8/11 Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair
8/13 Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/16 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
8/17 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
8/20 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/23 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/25 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
8/27 Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair
8/28 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/31 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/1 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center
9/4 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
9/5 Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/7 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds
9/8 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/17 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
9/21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
10/4 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/5 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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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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