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Picture - Geddy Lee and Rush -... Amsterdam, Sunday 2nd June 2013

Geddy Lee and Rush - Rush performs to a sold-out crowd at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam - Amsterdam - Sunday 2nd June 2013

Picture - Rush - Rush performing live... Glasgow United Kingdom, Thursday 30th May 2013

Rush - Rush performing live at the SECC in Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th May 2013

Picture - Rush performing at the Frank... Austin Texas United States, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Rush performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin - Austin, Texas, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Dave Grohl Introduces Rush To 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

Tags: Rush - Dave Grohl - Randy Newman - Public Enemy

Rush were the undoubted highlight of last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction at the Nokia theatre. Having been waiting for this moment since 1998, the band was finally invited in to the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by way of people power. For the first time, USA Today reports, fans were invited to cast their vote on who should be inducted and Rush won, hands down.

The band was introduced by an incredibly enthusiastic Dave Grohl – frontman of Foo Fighters and former drummer for Nirvana. “From day one, the band built its following the right way,” said Grohl. “No hype, no (baloney), they did it from the ground up without any help from the mainstream press…Their influence is undeniable and their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the Grateful Dead. Look at you people, all of you people, right here! And their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone.” The band’s singer and bass player Geddy Lee thanked their fans for getting them into the Hal of Fame, saying “the most passionate, incredible fan base around the globe …for not only supporting and encouraging our musical progress over the years, but for the insistence of their voices, which has most certainly led us to this evening."

Other highlights from the evening include a performance of I Love LA from Randy Newman and a riotous medley of Bring The Noise, 911 Is A Joke and Fight the Power. 

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First Time Hall Of Fame Success For Canadian Rockers Rush

Tags: Rush - Public Enemy - Heart - Donna Summer - Randy Newman

It’s taken a while but at last, the work of those hard-lobbying Rush fans has paid off and the band have got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the very first year that they’ve found themselves on the ballot.

The Canadian rock band will be joined by fellow first-timers Public Enemy, The Star Tribune reports, as well as Heart, the late Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King. There will also be two non-performing honorees, in the form of producer Quincy Jones and label executive Lou Adler.

It looks as though the fervent effort of Rush’s dedicated fans has finally charmed the Hall of Fame’s voting panel; so much so that they ushered them through on their first time onto the ballot. However, the fact that Rush have been included, whilst other hard rock heroes such as Kiss and Deep Purple are still left out in the cold will not have gone done well in many quarters. Rush also beat a number of artists who did make the ballot, who are considered to be influential artists in their own genre, including Kraftwerk, Chic and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

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Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart and Albert King are All In The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Tags: Public Enemy - Rush - Randy Newman - Donna Summer - Heart - Albert King

The latest Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees look, as ever, like a who's who of cultural icons. Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush make their long awaited entry, while Public Enemy - with their recent renaissance - are rewarded for their incalculable inspiration to rap music, black culture and equality, Entertainment Weekly reports. 

"We are thrilled to announce this year's class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll," Joel Peresman, president and chief executive of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement Tuesday. Elsewhere, Donna Summer, Heart and Albert King were also honoured by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recognition. Acts that made the final ballot but did not make the cut for induction this year were the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, Procol Harum and N.W.A.

Rush fans may have to backtrack somewhat, especially the ones that claimed, "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has no credibility until Rush is inducted". Another act who may want to play nice is Randy Newman who jokingly told The Times in 1995 that his absence from the Rock Hall's roster of inductees made it "a Hall of Shame." Now that he's in, however, Newman said, "It's a great honor. I'm very happy about it," and "I'd like to thank the people who have supported me for all these years." 

Continue reading: Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart and Albert King are All In The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

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TORONTO AIRPORT from Florida!!Join us in congratulating Toronto Airport as this years' winner of our Rush Tribute Band contest! They had some really tough competition, but came out on top as this years' performing tribute band, as decided by a panel of judges.Toronto Airport will be performing at a special event to be held on Saturday night, July 15th at the Marquee Events Theater in Downtown Toronto. This event is included in a full RushCon admission (Friday and Saturday full ticket), or you may purchase tickets at the door of the theater that night.Here's a little information about the band, taken from their website at: www.tatribute.com-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Band Bio"Toronto Airport" is a three piece "Rush" Tribute band with a very long history that prides itself on its quality, accuracy, and professionalism when re-creating the "Rush" experience. The three members of "Toronto Airport"; Sean Ghannam (Alex), Reed Hayes (Neil), and Chad Andrew (Geddy), have all been members of successful and established Rush tribute projects.Originally founded in 1992 as "Rushour", the band, which featured Sean and Reed, began booking tribute shows throughout Florida. The band was highly successful and became known for its painstakingly accurate "Rush" tribute performances. In 1994 the band changed it's name from "Rushour" to "2112" and became a national act, touring throughout America. "2112" continued to tour with various member changes until 1998. After a short hiatus "2112" was reformed with Chad in 2001 as "Toronto Airport".The band has performed over 400 shows at outdoor festivals, showcases, nightclubs, and theaters. Most recently, "Toronto Airport" was selected out of bands from all over the United States and Canada to perform for the second year in a row at Rushcon 4, an officially sponsored convention in Toronto Canada for rush fans. Here the band had the honor of performing for some of the most discerning Rush fans in the world. _________________________________________________Don't forget to stop by their MySpace page and throw 'em an add request or give them a shout out!! http://www.myspace.com/thetorontoairportCongrats once again to Toronto Airport! We're looking forward to a great weekend and a lot of fun!See you there!*******************************************Tickets are still available for RushCon... just visit our website at www.rushcon.org for more details or to order tickets.

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Hello from RushCon, North America's premiere RUSH fan convention!Are You Ready for RushCon 7?We put together a quick and fun online RUSH quiz to see how ready YOUare for RushCon 7! Take the Quiz http://www.rushcon.org/ready4rc7.shtmlRushCon 2112 T-shirts and Baseball Shirts for SaleThe RushCon Online Store is open! We have shirts from previous RushCon, including the sold-out-at-the-convention RushCon 2112 red t-shirts and white/red baseball shirts. The RushCon Store is the only online location to buy RushCon merchandise. Order todayhttp://www.totem-media.com/rushconstore 360 Degrees of RushConRushCon is by and for the fans. When we organizers are busy behindthe scenes, you are out there, making RushCon the fun and excitingevent it is! We've opened the RushCon History Photo Galleryhttp://www.totem-media.com/rchistory and want to seeRushCon from your point-of-view! To register and learn how you canadd your RushCon photos to our expanding gallery, please e-mail mymovingpics@rushcon.orgRushCon mentioned in RoadshowNeil's new book, Roadshow: Landscape with Drums: A Concert Tour byMotorcycle, was released in late September (2006). RushCon, via anencounter with Chris from Sabian http://www.sabian.com (a featuredspeaker at RushCon 4!), is mentioned on page 297.Got an Idea for RushCon 7?Send us your ideas for RushCon 7 using our convenient online formhttp://www.rushcon.org/contact.shtml We appreciate the Feedback!If you'd rather find your RushCon information through other sources,such as the official RushCon website http://www.rushcon.orgRushConversationshttp://www.rushcon.org/conversations, our fun li'l message board, or RushCon on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/rushcon then follow the Unsubscribe info at the bottom of this message.Thanks, RUSH on, and see you at RushCon 7!eddyRushCon Multimedia Coordinator

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