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Rush and Heart To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In 2013

Rush and Heart will represent rock in this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. They will join Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Albert King, and Donna Summer. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The ceremony will be held on April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone, "It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling...It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." He added, "It was a cause [Rush fans] championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."

The band also issued an official statement: "We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 3 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 6000 times!"

Rush's latest record, "Clockwork Angels," is 20% off from the Roadrunner store for a limited time. Metal Underground.com took an in-depth look at Rush earlier this year in our Sunday Old School column.

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1. TRAVO writes:

It's about time

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

WORD, Congrats to the Canadian trio.

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WOLF7 writes:

Wow... I thought Rush already was in the Hall of Fame.

So Madonna was inducted in 2008 and Rush now in 2012? Better late than never but... jesus christ, no justice in the world.

Anyway, CONGRATS RUSH!

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I was kinda of hoping they'd wait another hundred years. Just seems more fitting that they'd be inducted in 2112.

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

@Wolf: It's why I don't put a lot of stock into these awards.

@Oz: Ba-dump, dum crash!

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

Its all so politically arbitrary...pretty meaningless artistically, as everyone here knows

But if it done made ol mums proud, well, nuff said

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Shwizzy writes:

long over due! even though this "hall of fame" has become a joke.

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. STH5563 writes:

Congratulations to both of them. They definitely deserve it. @OZ - absolutely!

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

Ahh another year, another post where I complain about the RnR HoF and how they still haven't inducted... oh, wait they're inducting Rush?

Well, this is awkward.

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

LOFL @ Cynic... Awkward...

# Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WOLF7 writes:

Yep BG1, like Maynard Keenan said of the Grammies, "It's the music business celebrating itself" kind of a deal.

# Dec 13, 2012 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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