Rush fans no longer need to mumble about the injustice of the band not being nominated into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Appearing on the ballot for the first time (yet eligible since 1998), Rush was voted in at the first attempt joining a stellar group that also includes Heart, Albert King, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman and Lou Adler.
The induction ceremonies take place April 18th in Los Angeles.
Successful nominees are selected from performers whose first album were released 25 years before the year of their induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.
Rush fans have been complaining for the past 14 years that their beloved band should be inducted, but now, after finally being nominated, they’ve made it at the first attempt.
“I never really cared if it happened or not to be honest with you, It doesn’t change anybody’s life at
the end of the day,” said a somewhat ambivalent Lifeson to Canadian Press. “Are we going to become
more popular? Are we going to sell more records? Are more people going to come to our shows? I don’t
know. We’re quite happy where we are and with what we’ve accomplished.”
Everyone here at Music Express congratulates Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart on an outstanding achievement.
Photography by: Charles Hope
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