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Rush To Finally Be Inducted!


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Posted on Jun 16, 2015, 2:30:06 PM PDT
IMBRI says:
about f***ng time.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015, 2:21:10 PM PDT
Severin says:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616

Posted on Jun 15, 2015, 8:56:22 AM PDT
Severin says:
Rush is finally on the cover of Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rush-finally-make-rolling-stones-cover-20150615

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 12:18:53 PM PST
Laust Cawz says:
RUSH---

F***in' Finally!!!!

...but Yes & The Monkees (who weren't even nominated)
& Deep Purple still get snubbed??!!
Also, Heart is certainly a respectable & long overdue choice,
but The Runaways should take precedence (even over Joan Jett & the Blackhearts).

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 8:30:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 8:35:40 PM PST
Frankeesteen says:
Yes and Deep Purple deserved it more, I'm just happy Public Enemy got in.

I'm really surprised that the HOF doesn't induct more Alternative bands, considering that Rolling Stone Magazine will dickride anything that remotely sounds like Alternative/Punk music. I guess the HOF has decided to get out of RS shadow, which is a good thing.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 7:10:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 7:11:07 PM PST
tmoore says:
WRT Canadiens in the R&R HOF - Is Joni Mitchell in yet?

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 7:07:10 PM PST
maiden pa. says:
Yes!Yes!Yes! A Neil Peart drum roll.An Alex Lifeson solo.And of course a bass lead song by Geddy Lee.Long overdue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 11:18:34 PM PST
Right on Phil. Cool story ! That kind of comes across in his persona. A fatherly figure who loved people and music as well as all he did businesswise.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 4:22:44 PM PST
onsenkuma says:
Philip,
What a great story!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 4:01:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2015, 2:36:26 PM PDT
onsenkuma ~

We used to get in line outside at the side of Winterland in the afternoon and at near or about's 6:30 PM they would open the front doors and in we went. Near the rear of the floor there was a volleyball court set up and people could play. We would find a spot down front and hold our ground.

At one show it was just as I explain above and we were doing stupid stuff in our spot right in front of the stage about an hour prior to showtime and I hear this shout from the stage: "Hey you dummies over there, calm down or I'm tossing you outta here!"
I look up an it's Uncle Bobo himself yelling at us and I wondered what mystery rule we broke to piss off Bill. Well, we are standing there like dolts with our mouths open and he breaks into a big smile and says: "Have a good show kids" and it was typical Bill as he was messing with us. I have seen Bill at shows before and after that but, that is exactly the way I like to remember him as he cared for the acts and he really liked us knuckleheads out in the crowd as well. When you were inside Winterland you were in Bill's house and it was a very cool place.

I read his book and I thought it was really great.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 3:11:38 PM PST
Severin says:
I read that book a while ago, lots of good stories. The one I remember most concerned Hendrix. Jimi had played a great set but Bill told him the audience may not know the difference but we both know you can play better without the stunts, playing the guitar behind his back and with his teeth. For the second set he didn't do any of those theatrics and did play better.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 3:07:01 PM PST
ravager814 says:
Heart is from Seattle. Ann and Nancy Wilson were U.S. Marine brats.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 2:23:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 2:24:25 PM PST
onsenkuma says:
Philip,
If you ever have the time, pick up Graham's biography 'Bill Graham Presents'. Whatever people may have thought of his abrasive personality he was THE most innovative promoter of his time and, as you've pointed out loved to mix it up. Basically, he loved latin music (one reason why he championed Santana) and jazz. His concert line-ups featuring Miles Davis' late '60s line ups and various San Francisco bands probably did a lot to 'prepare' rock audiences for the jazz-rock fusion movement of the '70s.

BTW when I first saw this thread I thought for a split second that it said 'Rush Finally INDICTED'. I always thought that Geddy Lee's munchkin-on-helium wail detracted from Rush's sound, but surely it's not CRIMINALLY bad, is it? Cheers...

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 9:43:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 9:44:14 AM PST
In 1969 The Woody Herman Band opened for The Who at the Fillmore West and it couldn't get stranger than that as the 1940's and the 1960's are glooped together into a musicial gumbo...
Bill Graham, liked mixing it up!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 1:22:54 AM PST
Freakin' cool bill man!!! Love those generation jumping bills. And the crowds dug it. Cool stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012, 9:54:04 PM PST
Hinch says:
I'm not sure, but I keep thinking Freddie King was the opener when I saw Albert.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 5:37:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012, 5:53:49 PM PST
Ian Hunter recalled a run of gigs held in San Francisco when his band Mott The Hoople was second billed to Albert King (and Freddie King opened) as a very strange bill. In Ian's words: "Mott The Hoople had a couple albums already out in the US but were still not well known outside of England at that time and you could imagine our horror to be billed between Albert and Freddie King - two blues greats in San Francisco. It was fun to meet the two blues legends but the audience was there to see Albert and Freddie and didn't know just what to make of us as Mott doesn't have a blues-bone in it's entire body!"

Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Ca. June 3-6, 1971

Posted on Dec 13, 2012, 1:37:04 AM PST
Hinch says:
Anthony

It's a good memory. Albert was a great guitar player.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012, 12:55:57 AM PST
Wow, Hinch. You are a lucky dude. Albert did it all with bending. He'd bend the string passed the note to the next one without moving positions. Just a real emotional way to play. When you hear him you know it's him, no doubt about it. And it's cool he got that second life in the late 60's with the hippy crowd and just flew with it. Some of the greatest live albums ever are from that time. Albert rocks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012, 12:43:51 AM PST
Hinch says:
I saw Albert King in 70s in a small auditorium at Vanderbilt University. I still remember it as one of the best blues performances I've ever seen.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 1:30:57 PM PST
K. Carter says:
I think most of us around here are in agreement regarding the HOF - I mean, Madonna is in before Heart? Run-DMC before Rush? And such seminal bands as Yes and Deep Purple STILL aren't in? Rush should have been inducted eons ago. To borrow a phrase from MNF - C'mon Man!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 12:13:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012, 12:14:21 PM PST
Stratocaster says:
LOL, funny you should mention that since Heart is ALSO Canadian!

But The Band have been in since 1994, and Neil Young since 1995. So I don't think this as yet qualifies as a conspiracy of some sorts.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 11:47:59 AM PST
How did Rush not beat Public Enemy and Donna Summer to the finish line? Are we at war with Canada?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 10:29:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012, 10:29:41 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
vivazappa says: WTF happened to Deep Purple???

Geddy Lee from Rush:
"...there were other groups like Deep Purple and Procol Harum, who I respect greatly and I assumed would be voted in as well.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 9:22:00 AM PST
Stratocaster says:
"Bruuuuuuce is still on stage and since the guy won't leave someone unfortunately gives him a harmonica"

Still LMFAO!!

You ought to write for Conan.......or better yet, Chris Rock. Right now I'm re-reading your post while sounding out Chris Rock's tone and delivery......and I'm laughing yet again. You just have to add in some "MFs" "N***rs" and "crackers".
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