Rush, the Canadian trio who has been rocking out stages for more than four decades, is finally getting the recognition they deserve and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They join bands like Heart and Public Enemy on the 2013 inductee list.
“The three 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 6,000 times!” said the statement signed by Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart (as reported by CBC News). "First of all, it's all water under the bridge and it was a very tiny bridge," Lifeson said in a phone interview from his home in Toronto. "I think our fans are more upset than we were because they feel a real bond to this band and it's been an important part of their lives in some form, and to be snubbed was snubbing them at the same time."
Rush has won countless awards over the years, including several Junos, and they have been members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame since 1994. They're a band who has sold the third most albums behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and like their Stones' counterparts, they have shown no signs of slowing down, embarking on their Time Machine Tour in 2011 before releasing their 19th studio album, "Clockwork Angels" in June of this year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in LA in April of next year.
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