Rocklegendarerna Rush är ett av banden som blir indukterade in i Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2013, övriga band är Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman, Donna Summer och Albert King.
Bandets sångare/basist Geedy Lee kommenterar, ”It’s a terrific honor and we’ll show up smiling. It made my mom happy, so that’s worth it
Bandets gitarrist Alex Lifeson kommenterar, ”I never really cared if it happened or not, to be honest with you. It doesn’t change anybody’s life at the end of the day. Are we going to become more popular? Are we going to sell more records? Are more people going to come to the shows? I don’t know. We’re quite happy where we are and with what we’ve accomplished.
So we continue to do the kind of work we want to do and we will continue regardless of our induction or not,” he added. ”I think at the end of the day, really, what this is about is making our fans feel like their support has been worthy.
The progressive movement is not something the founders of the Hall Of Fame are too keen on. But it seems to be changing. If you look at this year’s nominees, it’s really quite an eclectic group…. I kind of like the idea that it is becoming broader and more areas of popular music are being included. And so therefore at some point in the near future, progressive music will start being included.”