Rush Tops List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

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Rush Tops List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

Canadian rock trio to be inducted along with Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King and others

 

By Alex Baker

 

Today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced its list of inductees for 2013.

 

Topping the list is Canadian prog-rock power trio Rush, who’ve long been regarded as one of the more notable acts to be bypassed by the Cleveland-based institution over the decades. However it seems as if the band themselves aren’t harboring any sour grapes over the many years they’ve been bypassed by the Hall (They’ve been eligible since 1998 eh?)

 

Speaking to Rollingstone.com, singer/bassist Geddy Lee said, “I think it’s a terrific honor and we’ll show up smiling.”

 

In addition to Rush, which apart from Lee, consists of drummer Neal Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson, the class of 2013 also includes bluesman Albert King, groundbreaking rap group Public Enemy, deceased disco diva Donna Summer, Heart, and Randy Newman.

 

The ceremony is set to take place on April 18, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

 

In the meantime you can enjoy this vintage clip of Geddy and the boys, tearing it up on their rock classic “Tom Sawyer.”

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