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It's official: Rush is in

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sloppy_phil, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. sloppy_phil


    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
  2. Well it's about damn time.

    I'm glad they don't care, but it's also nice to see them in.

    Next order of business: Yes.

  3. I agree, I think even Neil will be there.

    They've buried the hatchet with the rock press, and they are enjoying the fruits and revenge of the proverbial "life well-lived."

    In Columbus, Ohio, as a high school freshman in 1974, my friends and I used to tune into WMMS Cleveland and were among the first this side of the border to hear these amazing strains from The Great White North. I was literally the first kid in my neighborhood to buy the first Rush self-titled release, which, a couple of years later I was lucky enough to have signed by Neil, Alex, and Geddy.

    This is truly a momentous occasion. I'll actually be tuning in for the ceremony this time around.
  4. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yeah I agree, they are too nice to not show up!
  5. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    This is one of those rare occasions when I can say "It couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys" and, rather than being completely sarcastic, I actually mean it sincerely.

    Congrats to some of the most UN-rock star rock stars ever! :hyper:
  6. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Big congrats to Rush, well deserved.

    Who do you think inducts them?
  7. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    It would be fitting to give that honor to Donna Halper.
  8. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    My only hope is for a particularly well worded quote that sounds appreciative yet tells everyone they couldn't care less.
  9. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast.

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    They should have been one of the first bands in...The RNRHOF is a joke. I stand with Eddie Trunk.
  10. Did The Meters get in too?
    I'm not 100% up to snuff on how this works but I remember last time I saw an induction ceremony, a lot of bands / people got in.
  11. Leave that to Neil.
  12. I'd love to see Eddie Trunk induct them. Or maybe Jann Wenner, just to see him eat crow!
  13. Auguste


    Apr 5, 2012
    Excellent news!
  14. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    It's official!! Hell has frozen over!! The Mayans were right!!! Congrats to the boys. No more deserving band ever existed.
  15. Heck yeah! I told my wife I was going to have a party once they made it in. Guess I better start planning!
  16. +1 Absolutely about damn time!
  17. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It won't be Trunk or Halper. It's usually another rock star, generally someone from the younger generation that was influenced by the inductee. My money's on Dave Grohl or Les Claypool, both pretty big names who have made their love of Rush well known.
  18. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    WHAT?! Are they to re-start letting actual rock & roll bands into the Rock & Roll HOF?
  19. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I think fellow Canadian rocker and their good friend Kim Mitchell would be a great choice to present their induction speech.

    By the way, I happen to have very odd Rush item. I own a vinyl copy of Fly By Night that actually has the same songs pressed on both sides even though the labels have the Side A and Side B song lists.
  20. Barca_bass


    May 22, 2011
    My money would be on Claypool as well.