Posted in music | music history on December 11, 2012

Rush at Barclays Center, October 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rush
In a just-held ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. that was hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced after nominees surfaced a short two months ago. Among this year's class are Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Albert King and the long-snubbed Rush, along with receipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.

Reportedly, Rush was the clear beneficiary of the recently instituted popular vote, and the band had the following comment:

"We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 3 of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6000 times!" - Alex, Geddy, & Neil
The induction takes place in April 2013, followed by a telecast of the ceremony on HBO. Congrats guys!

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Comments (32)

Hopefully now Rush fans can shut the fuck up

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:35 PM

It's jarring to hear Fly By Night in a commercial.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:43 PM

Rush is a no-brainer, I don't think there's another rock band with a career as long.

Posted by Steve | December 11, 2012 3:44 PM

I'm not a big fan of their music, but Rush as a band, are solid as fuck geezers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:46 PM

Randy Newman! He will surely have the best speech of the 2013 inductees.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:57 PM

If I heard Rush play, I would Rush to the exit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:00 PM

PE/Rock n Roll
uhm, ok

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:01 PM

It's really sad when a band like Rush had been snubbed for years from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am very happy they got in. I am glad I lived long enough to see it happen. Politics need to stay away from Rock & Roll.

Posted by SGT Sandman | December 11, 2012 4:01 PM

Hmmm... too many blacks this year - not the kind of diversity you see with The ipods!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:03 PM

Much deserved for Rush and as much as I hate to admit it, I laughed shamelessly @ 4:03!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:04 PM

No Kraftwerk = fuck this shit

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:05 PM

Rush are not "long-snubbed." it was their first time on the ballot. The Meters have been around a lot longer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:18 PM

When will KISS get in the hall of Fame!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:20 PM

2020 ballot = James Murphy?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:29 PM

Jann Wenner must be rolling in his grave now that Rush has been inducted into his beloved Hall of Fame.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:46 PM

Bieber's manager is not gonna be happy about this...

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:47 PM

Do you have any idea how truly devastated Ed and his band of G Bears are that they didn't get a nomination for this either?! What a year it's been for those 'burg kids. I'm sure mom and dad will throw them all some extra $ to help with the pain.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 5:16 PM

Hey anonymous you suck. Wanna get tea bagged!

Posted by Jj | December 11, 2012 5:58 PM

how long will Led Zepplin be excluded from the Hall of Fame?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 6:59 PM

It's not like I didn't think the rock n roll hall of fame wasn't embarrassing, but with rush added they're really embarrassing.

C'mon. Rush are terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 10:42 PM

Geddy Lee #2 bassist in the world: Neil Peart ["The Professor"= #1 drummer in the world, and Alex Lifeson Rolling Stone #98 best guitarist of all time.... I think those making negative comments about Rush have a brain freeze and should jump back on their Beiber bandwagon

Posted by MGH | December 11, 2012 11:28 PM

Hall of Fame -

Husker Du

Sonic Youth

Minor Threat

Black Flag

The Minutemen

The Replacements

The Smiths

Cheap Trick

Frank Zappa

The Cars

The New York Dolls

Deep Purple

Buzzcocks

Wire

The Damned

NONE OF THESE ARE IN That stupid museum.

Randy Newman and Donna Summer.....ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 12:31 AM

"Rush is a no-brainer, I don't think there's another rock band with a career as long."

so i guess that the little known bar band that goes by the name of the rolling stones hasn't crossed your path in the last FIFTY years?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 3:10 AM

^Why try to school an idiot Rush fan. They are just stupid fuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 3:28 AM

KISS needs to be there. Even if their music sucks. There is no denying their influence and their place in rock history.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:54 AM

4:18, yes they were long-time snubbed. Bands are eligible after 25 years from their first recording. They've been eligible for over 10 years and not nominated until now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:57 AM

I'm suprised that the Replacements have never been nominated. Jann Wenner had a big hard-on for them in the 80's.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:01 AM

10:42, yes Rush are awful. Rock musicians should never actually know how to play their instruments. What a travesty.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:05 AM

As long as Bon Jovi never gets in....

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:09 AM

how long will Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd be excluded from the Hall of Fame? Rush should refuse to be inducted until Frank Zappa and Steely Dan and Black Sabbath get in.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:38 AM

12:31 = most intelligent person on this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 10:24 AM

It most be amazing to be in the rock and roll hall of fame.

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