Oct 24, 2012
Rush Gets Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nod
By Ben York
Posted: Oct. 24, 2012
“We are honored to be among the nominees for this year’s Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated RUSH fans to whom this nomination is so very important.” – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart
After being eligible since 1998, nearly 25 years after the release of their first album, Rush has been officially nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This is obviously a huge show of respect for the legendary rockers, and should make their trip to US Airways Center in November even more exciting.
Many say the recognition is long overdue.
As a group, Rush has accumulated 24 gold records and 14 platinum records (with three going multi-platinum). Perhaps even more poignant, they rank third only behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band. It is estimated that Rush's total worldwide album sales top out at over 40 million units.
To get you ready for their electrifying show in November, check out the band's official lyric video for "The Wreckers" above, the new single from their recent album Clockwork Angels.
For more information on Rush's Hall of Fame nomination, browse through the links below.
- Rolling Stone: "Rush, Public Enemy, Deep Purple Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
- L.A. Times: "Rush Vindicated: A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame berth for Canadian rock band"
- Entertainment Weekly: "N.W.A, Rush, Donna Summer among new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees"