Rush earns its first ever Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination
They've been eligible for more than a decade but Canadian prog rock band Rush has finally been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The rock trio, consisting of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and St. Catharines native Neil Peart have been performing together for decades and recently released their nineteenth full length studio album, Clockwork Angels. For years, the HOF has passed over the band, resulting in numerous petitions and angry letter writing campaigns from its legions of fans across the globe.
Rush joins Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Procol Harum, N.W.A, Randy Newman, the Meters, Kraftwerk, Albert King, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, Heart, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Deep Purple on the nomination list.
Rush has released a short statement about the nomination, saying “We are honored to be among the nominees for this year’s Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated RUSH fans to whom this nomination is so very important.”
The 28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theathre in Los Angeles on April 18.