Hell Just Froze Over

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Yeats, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    "It's official; Rush will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. They will join Public Enemy, Heart, 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 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

    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!"

    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/ne...cember-11-2012_Rush+Hall&utm_source=Rush+Hall

    If I were the lads, I'd tell the RRHoF to take their "honor" and shove it up their {bleep}, but that's just me. :tongue:
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Until they put Gene Vincent in the Hall, I don't even consider it a Hall of Fame. It's a joke and a tourist trap and nothing more.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I remember my older brother playing this one a LOT way too loud. Drove my mom nuts!
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    I'd love to have his drum and cymbal budget (so I could spend it all on camera gear....LOL)
     
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  5. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    He is in...

    It's still a "joke and a tourist trap and nothing more", though. I'm sure Justin Bieber will be in, soon.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Oops......guess I need a new anti Hall of fame rant. I mean they enshrine 5 or 6 every year....have they done the math? Eventually everyone will be in.
     
  7. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    The Hall is still a pantload, though.

    Where's Deep Purple? SRV? Dick Dale? Yes?
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Random thoughts:

    He's got big forarms!

    When I think "rock and roll" then Randy Newman is the first name that springs to mind! (was the easy listening hall of fame all filled up?

    How on earth was Rush being in there ever in doubt?
     
  9. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I like Randy Newman... :happy-084:

    Here's the list:

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Albert King will all join the class of 2013, with Summer, who passed away this May, and King, who died in 1992, earning the honor posthumously. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

    And now, I understand everything:

    The public was allowed to vote for the first time in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Votes were taken online, and the result was a "fan's ballot" that was counted along with roughly 600 other ballots.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart and Randy Newman | Music News | Rolling Stone
     
  10. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    lol!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    My 2 favorite bands have both been inducted, so the RRHoF and I are cool :smile:
    (they're the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sly and the Family Stone, by the way)
     
  12. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I think Canada should have its own Hall of Fame ...
     
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  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    why's that?
     
  14. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I think you are right, Gary.... Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams and Nickelback just to name a few. :biggrin:

    Just kidding my Canadian friends! I love Neil, The Band, Arcade Fire, Japandroids, The Tragically Hip, just to name a few!

    But... think I would be good with our own Minnesota (nearly Canada) Hall of Fame with just The Replacements, Husker Du and Prince!
     
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  15. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I'm not sure I'd class Randy Newman as rock and roll, but I would class him as awesome. I've been to see him a couple of times and he's great value for money. There is a certain genius in writing the same song 40 times, all the same and yet all different. He himself says it's like Mozart, but shittier, and in only two keys.
     
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  16. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Love Rush, Justin Bieber though.. good god when tween girl hormones replace talent
     
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  17. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    There's an entire website devoted to lesbians who look like Justin B .
    Strange but true ...
     
  18. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    These guys are so cool. They just play their music. Neil Peart considers Rush as basically his day job. When not on tour he just chills out in the Canadian winters and snowshoes in the silence. Imagine how many calories he must burn during each show.
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That sounds awesome......where do I sign up for that gig?
     
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  20. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    There is one other guy from Minnesota,what's his name? Oh yea, Bob Dylan.
     
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