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FINALLY, Rush to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by AeonicSlumber, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. AeonicSlumber

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    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame means about as much as the GRAMMYs to people who actually listen to the bands it inducts - nothing. But it's still kind of cool to see that finally Rush is getting inducted, I must admit. I never thought it would happen.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/n...-public-enemy-heart-and-randy-newman-20121211

    "It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling," Rush's singer and bassist, Geddy Lee, tells Rolling Stone. "It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." Lee is especially happy for Rush's army of hardcore fans. "It was a cause they championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."
     
  2. FataMorgana75

    FataMorgana75 Houston Metal Fan

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    Best news I heard all day!! :worship:
     
  3. Formerly known as Chris F5

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    10 days before the end of the Mayan Calendar ...

    Thy end just might be near
     
  4. Justin G

    Justin G Member

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    No Deep Purple though.
     
  5. dtfanatic

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    Still no Kiss, Yes, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, etc., etc. either.
     
  6. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Well, RUSH has reached the status of "Icon" in mainstream media in the past 10 years, thanks to South Park, movie appearances, music in TV Commercials, etc, etc....

    It is now socially acceptable to like RUSH, where it wasn't back when we were all in high school.

    The same can't be said for Deep Purple, for example.

    KISS will certainly get there.
     
  7. Pelata

    Pelata FINAL SIGN

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    I don't know WHY any fan, at this point, would WANT bands like Rush, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, etc forced in alongside Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Run DMC. We all know the HOF is bullshit, and that kind of recognition is pointless, but we all want it to happen anyway...I don't understand.
     
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    Me personally I don't care. Just the abundance of great bands vs. crap that is there just still astounds.
     
  9. AeonicSlumber

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    No question, and of course it's well deserved if you ask me.
     
  10. spag

    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Means as much to me as any awards show....nothing. It is well deserved, and obviously long overdue, but I doubt the band or the fans has ever measured their success by the induction.
     
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    The Rock N Rap Hall Of Fame is a joke. Could careless.
     
  12. Justin G

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    Of course not, but the thing exists, so it's natural to want some of "our" bands to be recognized. Same with the Grammys.
     
  13. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Absolutely!!!!!
    Unlike many bands who get inducted, RUSH doesn't need this induction to feel relevant nor important again for the first time in years....
    That's what makes it great.
     
  14. Stingray11214

    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    I get the feeling that Rush got in because Heart got in. There would have been a monster shitstorm if Canadian-based Heart got in before Rush, long considered a "National Treasure" in Canada, that could have hurt Jann Wenner's magazine group in Canada. Even if this was not the case, it is long overdue for Rush.
     
  15. dtfanatic

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    Canadian based Heart? They're from Seattle.
     
  16. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    :loco::loco::loco::loco::loco: OH MY GOD!!!! Their AMERICAN!!!
     
  17. Stingray11214

    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    Yes, but they moved up to Vancouver on the urging of Ann Wilson in the early '70's. So, many consider Heart to be Canadian based as their launching pad was from Vancouver, British Columbia.
     
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    I can confirm this. When I first time listened to Heart on the radio around mid-seventies, they were tagged Canadian. Only years later I learned that the Wilson sisters were born in California and actually were US citizens, but still many people consider Heart Canadian.

    Dunno what it's worth, if anything, but Rush and Heart deserve to have a place at the HOF.
     
  19. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    First of all, how can KISS not be in the HoF, yet their costumes are displayed in their museum???


    Second, I don't want Rush in the HoF, nearly as much as I want even a SLIGHT chance of getting up-close tickets to actually SEE them perform, as opposed to only nose-bleed seats ever being available. Somebody gimme a good hookup for really good seats. I'd appreciate THAT more than their entering the HoF.



    *starts up Rush Greatest Hits*
     
  20. dtfanatic

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    Just because Heart went up to Vancouver to play doesn't make them Canadian. I've never heard anyone ever say this. Does this make Twisted Sister or Jimi Hendrix British because they went there to make it big? No it doesn't.
     

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