Rush hope for more Prog in Rock Hall

Rush were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night at a ceremony in Los Angeles – and the band hope it leads to more prog artists being recognised by the establishment.


Foo Fighters men Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins led the ceremony for the Canadian three-piece, on the evening during which also honoured Heart, Randy Newman and the late Albert King.

Grohl joked: “There’s one mystery that eclipses them all – when the fuck did Rush become cool?”

Neil Peart told the crowd: “We’ve been saying for a long time that this wasn’t a big deal. Turns out… it kinda is!”

Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, who performed alongside Rush, said: “They are as advertised – they are as down to earth and easy-going as any band. They deserve to be in the nice guy hall of fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Frontman Geddy Lee said later: “I hope this means other great bands like Yes will follow suit.”

Guitarist Alex Lifeson added: “I hope it opens the doors for bands like the Moody Blues and King Crimson. It’s odd to have a hall of fame where there seems to be guidelines for who’s acceptable and who’s not.”

The ceremony will be broadcast on US TV on May 18.

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One Response to Rush hope for more Prog in Rock Hall

  1. Boe Hanson says:

    As a Canadian I`m a little bias when I say Rush should have been elected sooner but never the less I really hope this will open the doors for more “prog”bands. This genre is so overlooked by not only the general public but by a lot of musicians as well. I have been a musician(bass player 35 + yrs),another reason for my appreciation of Rush,and it frustrates me how a lot of my peers are completely unaware of most prog bands. It amazes me how anyone who plays a musical instrument can not at least appreciate what they are hearing. Yes and King Crimson are instrumental (sorry) in bringing this music forward and should be acknowledged as well as many others.

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