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Rush, Heart, Randy Newman Lead 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

At long last, Rush has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers -- who along with Kiss were the two most debated qualifiers of recent years -- join five other acts to be honored at the April 18, 2013 ceremony in Cleveland. Fan vote overwhelmingly favored Geddy Lee and company, although it appears that didn't weigh too heavily into the Hall of Fame's selections.

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ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd + Rush Win Big at 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honor

British amp manufacturer Orange Amplification isn't just known for its distinctive-looking speakers and cabinets -- they're also responsible for the annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony held annually in the UK, and this year's awards show saw ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Rush going home with high honors.

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Rush Triumphs Like ‘Clockwork’ In Ohio – Concert Review

Three songs into Rush's show on Sunday night--directly after a hard-charging, disorienting version of 'Force 10'--bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Geddy Lee greeted a nearly-full arena in his typically droll fashion.

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Heart, Rush, Deep Purple + More Nominated for 2013 Induction in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Grousing about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's nominees for induction has become an annual tradition, but this year, several groups of long-suffering fans may be surprised to find themselves without an axe to grind: At long last, perennial "why aren't they in the Hall?" favorites Rush are on the ballot.

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Rush’s Geddy Lee Says Touring Is More Stressful Than Ever

You might think that after four-plus decades in the music industry that touring would be old hat for a band like Rush, but singer Geddy Lee says that hitting the road these days is more stressful than ever.

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Rush Kick Off 2012 North American Tour: Videos + Setlist Available

Rush performed the first show of their 2012 tour in support of their new album 'Clockwork Angels' in Manchester, N.H. last night (Sept. 7). The group went deep into the night with two sets of music and an encore for those in attendance.

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Rush Ask Judge to Help Stamp Out Bootleg Merchandise

The members of Rush may choose free will, but they expect to get paid fair market value for their concert souvenirs. The Canadian progressive rockers have asked a judge in Pittsburgh to direct federal marshals to help crack down on unlicensed merchandise at their upcoming concerts.

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Rush’s Lifeson On Power Trio Format: ‘It Keeps Us On Our Toes’

Operating in the power trio format has left Rush with a lot of sound to fill onstage and on record over the years, a task they’ve more than capably covered without missing a single beat.

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson Credits Longevity for Band’s Recent Pop-Culture Surge

When it comes to Rush‘s recent wave of TV and movie exposure — most notably the 2009 big-screen comedy ‘I Love You, Man’ — Alex Lifeson admits he and band mates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart “still scratch their heads over this whole thing.”

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Rush’s Geddy Lee Recalls Starstruck Meeting With Pete Townshend

Who gets Geddy Lee giddy?! Exactly! The Rush vocalist may be a legend in the music industry but even he has his moments of being a fan boy, and his most recent instance came when meeting a member of the Who.

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Rush’s New Producer Talks About Having to Critique His Heroes in the Studio

Rush, everyone’s favorite Canadian prog-rock power-trio, are set to release their 19th studio album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ on June 12, and the record’s producer recently shared what it was like to have to tell members of his favorite band they’d have to re-do a take.

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Rush Lyrics Quoted In Canadian Parliament In Front Of Band

Perhaps being the recipient of the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Gods Awards last month wasn’t enough, but Rush have had another honor bestowed upon them. The group was in Ottawa on Thursday (May 3) where they were given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest recognition for achievement in the arts.

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