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Old December 13 2012, 12:00 AM   #16
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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http://www.cleveland.com/popmusic/in...me_recogn.html

Finally, the Greatest Band on Earth gets their due. I never thought I would see it.
There is no mention of DEVO anywhere in that article
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Old December 13 2012, 12:40 AM   #17
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He meant, the other greatest band on Earth.
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Old December 13 2012, 01:13 AM   #18
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

That would be The Fall, wouldn't it?

Seriously, I've only vaguely even heard of Rush. I don't think I've ever heard any of their records. Well done to them anyway.
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Old December 13 2012, 03:57 AM   #19
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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That would be The Fall, wouldn't it?

Seriously, I've only vaguely even heard of Rush. I don't think I've ever heard any of their records. Well done to them anyway.
You must have heard this...

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Old December 13 2012, 04:12 AM   #20
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That would be The Fall, wouldn't it?

Seriously, I've only vaguely even heard of Rush. I don't think I've ever heard any of their records. Well done to them anyway.
While Rush is no DEVO, they are a great band and deserve this honor. You should check out the youtubes and expose yourself to the fine music of these three Canadians.
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Old December 13 2012, 04:38 AM   #21
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I read an article in the paper today written by a music critic who has historically been highly critical of Rush. He has written nasty reviews of their older albums for Rolling Stone, which he stands by to this day.

However, the article explains that he believes that they have earned and deserve their place due to the fact that they are a better band now than they were 20 years ago. He said something to the effect of at a point in their career when most bands are just hanging on, this band writes and plays better than they ever have. They also change with the times and try new things.

So, congratulations to Rush for earning respect from a very critical critic!
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Old December 13 2012, 04:42 AM   #22
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This may be the article that you are referring to!
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Old December 13 2012, 05:05 AM   #23
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That would be the one! Thank you for providing the link!
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Old December 13 2012, 05:11 AM   #24
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Anytime. It's a good article!
And I'm happy for Rush, and other Rush fans. Rush fans aren't crazy for liking this band that is consistent, yet every changing, and dedicated to their music!
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Old December 13 2012, 05:29 PM   #25
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Here is an interesting "opposing" article, which came out before the HOF decision. A reviewer who doesn't like Rush goes to see Rush live:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...0,423523.story
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Old December 13 2012, 05:50 PM   #26
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Re: Rush to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I heard a clip from an interview with Ann & Nancy Wilson, who seemed genuinely tickled that Rush made it in.

It's a pretty nice lineup of artists this year.
Ann: I was especially happy for Rush, and also for Randy Newman. Definitely those two in particular.

It's hard to picture that jam session at the end of the night.
Nancy: I don't think anyone does Rush songs except for Rush. That would require weeks of rehearsal.

Plus, I think it was Nancy that referred to Rush a "the thinking man's rock band. made for men. And girls like us." or something like that
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Old December 13 2012, 05:58 PM   #27
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It is hard to imagine the ending jam.

I don't see Geddy singing Short People, or Alex rocking out to What About Love?

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Old December 13 2012, 06:07 PM   #28
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Well played Mayans, well played.
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Old December 13 2012, 09:08 PM   #29
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It is hard to imagine the ending jam.

I don't see Geddy singing Short People, or Alex rocking out to What About Love?

Maybe not, but you know what? Alex would dig playing with Nancy, I bet, and would have fun with it... That is the beauty of Alex Lifeson!

I've been a busy man this past week and completely missed the announcement... One friend on Facebook posted on my wall that she was concerned that I hadn't posted anything about the "announcement," to which I had no idea what she was referring... She later got back to me and told me.. I was filled with mixed emotions...

I've long held that if any band deserved to be in there, it was Rush, but they have been denied for so long, that their exclusion was more of a badge of honor than anything else, at this point...

I'm over the moon that the fans' voices have finally been heard, but I think had it been left to the powers that be and especially the critics, like the LA Times writer, Rush would never get in...
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Old December 13 2012, 09:40 PM   #30
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I've long held that if any band deserved to be in there, it was Rush, but they have been denied for so long, that their exclusion was more of a badge of honor than anything else, at this point...
Yes indeed. In the early days everyone could pretty much agree, yes, Roy Orbison and the Beatles and Dylan... pretty obvious who should go in. But "rock and roll" splintered and sprawled so much in the '70s and '80s that the number of eligible artists who have been passed over now is fairly staggering. The further along we go with more becoming eligible, the more arbitrary, capricious and irrelevant the HoF will seem.

I'm not a Rush fan to say the least, but come on; the work was there, the impact was there, the influence was there, the fanbase was there. The HoF is a joke.

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