Notes from the Los Angeles Music Scene: Rush Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame

 

 

Here's a great clip from the Fresno Bee about last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Click the link at the end to check out the rest of the article. Enjoy!

 

LOS ANGELES — Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday's 28th annual induction ceremony by the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. At the beginning of the Nokia Theatre event, the audience was already administering a standing ovation to the group.

“We've been saying for a long time that this wasn't a big deal,” drummer-lyricist Neil Peart told the crowd, most of whom came out to specifically support the band. “It turns out, it kind of is.”

Rush gained entry following its first appearance on the ballot after repeatedly being left off the list since gaining eligibility in 1998, to the great consternation of the legion of Rush fans who cried bias against progressive rock. The long wait didn't seem to matter at Thursday's star-studded concert event, which ran over five hours. Peart, lead singer Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson made up for lost time by launching into a rambunctious rendition of “Tom Sawyer” in front of the more than 7,000 attendees….More at Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fresno Bee