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sfalconer
12/20/2012

Rush 5

Great live band, amazing sound for just three guys. They are flawless in their performance and they have been able to evolve with their audience. Seriously Abba gets into the so called Rock and Roll hall of fame and Rush is still not in, somebody tell me what the hell is going on!!!!!!!
Update: (12/2012) Very happy to see they finally made it those hosers at the Hall Fame finally got this right.

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numbah16tdhaha
12/13/2012

Rush 3

I'm sure Hutch played nothing but Rush in his van for a reason, but I'm kinda indifferent, especially if my indifference buys me D votes...

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FranksWildYear s
12/13/2012

Rush 2

Update: When I looked at my profile today I noticed a rash of 'Disagree' votes, something that I hadn't seen in months, maybe even a year or more. I looked at my recent reviews to see what I might have said in the last little while that would qualify as controversial, but there was nothing. Then it dawned on me. Rush had been inducted into the RRHOF. I was sure that I must have written something about them that was less than glowing and certainly not up to the standard of sycophantism to which their fanbase generally ascribes - to wit the review of 4 years ago...

Original - 11/27/2008: No hurry. There will be those arguing their musical chops and persistance at staying the course should put them in consideration. But I think they made the same record every year for 20 years and sold it to the same bunch of guys, and then their little brothers and then their sons.

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louiethe20th
05/27/2012

Rush 5

One of the most unique, both lyrically and phonetically, there has ever been. This band possesses arguably one of, if not the, best drummers of all time in Neil Peart. It is hard for me to fathom how they have been exempted up til' now. There time is long overdue...


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is becoming about as relevant as the Nobel Prize.

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ericjs
05/08/2012

Rush 5


very awesome and talented musician

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djam711
05/07/2012

Rush 5

Complete joke they've never even been nominated and you've got Madonna in the "rock" hall. Somebody in the voting committee has an axe to grind - I just don't get it.

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Loerke
03/15/2012

Rush 2

Only the second worst pseudo-intellectual band (that would be Tool). But they might make the HoF just because they outlive everyone else. Haven't they been playing for like five decades now or something? Not that I care.

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mfcsgdsb256
01/09/2012

Rush 5

Rush "Limelight" >> GNR "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Rush "Spirit of the Radio" >> GNR "Welcome to the Jungle"
Rush "Fly By Night" >> GNR "Night Train"
Rush "Closer to the Heart" >> GNR "Patience"
Rush "Tom Sawyer" >> GNR "November Rain"
Rush "Subdivisions" >> GNR "Paradise City"
Rush "2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx" >> GNR ???
etc ...
Rush >> GNR

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PCPeter774
12/28/2011

Rush 4

Personally I a fan of progressive rock and if there is one band that has done more for the genre than any other it would be rush.

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lgchandler2011
12/22/2011

Rush 5

Absolutely.

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WuzUp
12/14/2011

Rush 1

not my band



after

DEEP PURPLE

YES

GENESIS

TULL

MOODY BLUES

SRV

CHICAGO

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fitman
11/22/2011

Rush 5

Boring enough to deserve a spot with all the other popular turkeys?

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WTFLOL
11/18/2011

Rush 5

pretty good sound for only three dudes. or did one guy die or something?

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Rush 1

Not nearly as deserving as the Guy on a Buffalo.

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poolguy3511
07/28/2011

Rush 4

Awesome band. Love them.

http://www.arthurspools.com/

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WithyGrove
07/15/2011

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DirtyDStudios
07/14/2011

Rush 5

Rush is only behind The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kiss for total Album Sales!
Rush has 22 consecutive gold records, and 14 of those went PLATINUM!!!
Are you Kidding me???
The Pretenders are in the HOF and Rush is not???

COMPLETELY DE-LEGITIMIZES THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!!

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mfcsgdsb3
06/20/2011

Rush 5

Survey the DJ's that work for any classic rock station and ask them what are their top 10 classic rock bands and they will list Rush in that top 10 - along with The Who, Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zeppelin, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Springsteen and maybe the Doors or Eagles.
I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should classic rock bands in there - and Rush deserves it - no doubt.

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Rush 1

Corporate crap rock... Hell no.

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oscargamblesfr o
01/07/2011

Rush 2

Of course the Hall is a load of shit- and corrupt. I was never into them nor did I hate them, but they're about my 3,981st favorite band. They always seemed like a rather contrived combo of Yes and Led Zeppelin to me. Of greater importance is this line below, taken from an actual Rush fan's review:

"All right here FrankWildStars..."

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irishgit
01/07/2011

Rush 1

Run of the mill, corporate rock and roll. Pretty uninteresting.

All of which makes them ideal candidates for the fraudulent Hall of Fame.

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CourtneyLove
01/07/2011

Rush 1

Nope!

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SaynotoRUSH
01/07/2011

Rush 1

NOT ANY TIME SOON!!

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Fella47
01/07/2011

Rush 1

Never. They were not very significant!

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raiaj
08/09/2010

Rush 5

RUSH and CHICAGO: "SUCCESS SPEAKS FOR IT-SELF''

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funkykatt
07/29/2010

Rush 4


Rush were always a musician's band. The HOF caters to the popular crowd....as does Rolling Stone magazine, MTV and reality shows......errrgh, you get the idea.

But even though I couldn't care less what lamo pop star gets in or not, a band like Rush should finally get some credit where credit is due. No they were never exactly adored by critics, the press, nor did they ever have hordes of lovesick 14 year old tween tarts crying over Geddy Lee's picture on the record jacket of 2112. ;)

One thing they did though, and NOBODY can take away from them, is that they have sold more records than any other rock band on the planet, of course right after the Beatles and Led Zeppelin..... Not to mention they have toured the world for a better part of 4 full decades.
Hmmmm, you'd think there's at least a handful of Rush fans out there somewhere.....gotta be a few.

Does that mean the powers that be will have a change of heart and be convinced that these 3 immensely talented individuals are actually pretty worthy now? Not exactly. If the president or big wig of RnRHallofLame truly detests Rush that much, it'll take alot more than even 30 million diehard fans to make him submit. "Rush? Who the hell is Rush anyway? Some freaky acid trip band from the 70's who wrote songs about snow dogs and trees? Not on MY watch!! Blasphemy!! Kesha and The Jonas Brothers, now that's what I'm talking about. They're cute, trendy, and their music will be sustainable for generations to come. I think I'll put them in next year."

But that's just my general perception of the mighty impending doom of the record industry.
The rate it's going, especially in our lovely America, Justin Beiber might perhaps run for governor of California within the next decade.

Or.... by random chance, some freak unexplainable disturbance could occur in our galaxy. A nearby star could explode, causing an intense burst of gamma rays to deflect off saturn and just skim over our earth's atmosphere and somehow mildy disrupting the DNA molecules of only the hippest, coolest, richest and least musically inclined sob's on the planet, rendering them all classical, jazz, and last but not least, prog fans.

Hey maybe it already happened.....Rush did get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. ;) Wait! That's gotta be a fluke................

Hall Of Fame? Only time will tell.

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scafish
05/17/2010

Rush 1

Is this a joke? Granted "Tom Sawyer" is a great tune but all that progressive rock excess makes them very tedious.

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Jester002
05/02/2010

Rush 5

If you ask me, they should have been in several years ago. I assume the committee that oversees nominations and selection for the HOF must be like those golfers in the KGB commercial.

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Jamie McBain
03/15/2010

Rush 5

Gee, what more do they need to do to get in there? Madonna got in there before them? Seriously, WTF?

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gdfbs2
03/13/2010

Rush 4

FM radio rock and roll staple.

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forevermore
02/02/2010

Rush 3

Others more deserving, but eventually

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RushRules
01/09/2010

Rush 5

I am shocked at some of the people included in this Hall of Shame before others. Really? Run DMC?? No Rush? No Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Yes, ELO, Foreigner, Steve Miller, Jim Croce, Boston, but R.E.M? Madonna? (even though I do LOVE HER-not really Rock And Roll!!) I'm guessing we have different opinions on what Rock is, should be, ever was. Fortunately I'm sure Neil, Alex, and Geddy are too intelligent to let this bother them- they know their accomplishments. They still sell out huge venues, and they know their fans are above-average and loyal. I am glad that is enough for them. They have influenced millions- AND STILL DO! even 30+ years later- we are on our 3rd generation of Rush lovers in our family. I am proud that the kids in my life respect and honor Rush for the blessings they have given us. They even took a zero & refused to go on a school trip to the Hall of Shame because they'd rather buy a Rush cd than go to a sham place that is obviously too ignorant to get it. They can learn more about life and music by listening to 1 Rush album than that place would show them. Best way to make a stand? never pay to visit a place that overlooks the obvious and thrives on promoting mediocrity. I also think some of the people who are already in and being considered in the future should grow a pair, give credit where it is due, and stand up against the machine by declining induction and righting the wrongs!!! Since 1974, What drummer could claim that Neil has not had an influence on them? He is the Buddy Rich of our generation!!! Hmmm.. didn't see him on the list, either. At least Rush is in good company. The people who vote there should be ashamed and embarrassed by many of their choices. The Hall of Shame makes me so mad I have to go listen to some RUSH to put my optimism, happiness and hope for humanity back in to perspective!!

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vonr5
08/12/2009

Rush 5

Good grief, what more do you want? five more critically-acclaimed, commercially successfuly albums? Even more influence among rising young bands? C'mon already! Ge them in!

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Lindy3953
08/04/2009

Rush 5

I listen to these guys a say: "How do they do it??" Unbelievable musicians. Just understand that as long as Jann Wenner and his cronies at that "music" magazine have control, groups like Rush, and many others that he has no idea exist, may NEVER get in. It's all politics and being politically correct. Just the opposite of what Rock and Roll stands for. Pathetic.

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LoFidelity
05/31/2009

Rush 5

Best Canadian band

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docbytch
05/22/2009

Rush 5

Rush are awesome. They should have gotten in already!

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Humorbot
04/14/2009

Rush 5

Definitely. They probably ought to have been recognised already...

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BrotherHanson
03/24/2009

Rush 1

Not bad for Canucks

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GuardianAngel
03/22/2009

Rush 1

Not yet.

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take403
03/09/2009

Rush 5

I wrote the Hall of Fame suggesting this be the year they induct Rush. This indeed is a virtuoso trio, who have been playing progressive rock with a metal twist to it. Neil Peart is an incredible percussionist and lyricist and Geddy Lee plays the bass like a 6-string guitar (I personally like the voice, though some don't). And of course, there's Alex Lifeson, a versatile guitarist known for both his electric and acoustic work, melodic leads and unique rhythms. Give one of Canada's most famous rocks a well-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame.

"Listen to my music and hear what it can do...."

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tindallh
12/30/2008

Rush 5

The Best Rock band, ever.

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RUSH4LIFE
12/12/2008

Rush 5

All right here FrankWildStars. Rush did not make the same album for over 20 years. If you were any type of music fan, you would realize that rush changed this world to a certain degree with their music. There so big they are in the top 15 bands in japan, JAPAN. You can't even suggest to me and actual rush fans that they have made the same album. I have every album, they don't sound the same. Before you make a comment like that, listen to there stuff, don't just assume. Their lyrics are different, they talk about different world problems, the future, and even tree's for god sake, I am 16, I am the hugest Rush fan bar none, I have not heard a rush song that i haven't liked, or got tired of. I only have one and on my ipod, in my case i only need one, RUSH, not a band with the "same album over 20 yrs". Your preaching to the wrong choir. Rush is music, Music revolves around rush!

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BEAR89
11/17/2008

Rush 5

If you don't like Rush, you probably like a band that would not be here if it wasn't for Rush. Any rock band thats worth a shit respects the hell out of them, and more than a few started playing because of them.

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rushfan1066
10/31/2008

Rush 5

There is no better 3 man band, OVERALL, ever. Let me say that again....EVER. I don't care who you are or what you know about music... E V E R !!!!!! This band clearly meets all of the critieria that it takes to get in...no one can deny that. Rush's sound is clearly great. It is a very clear precise sound that includes more notes played per song than most 4 man bands put out. The live performances are 5 star. Anyone who has been to a Rush concert know that when they leave they got their $$$ worth and then some. This has nothing to do with being a fan... I believe that if you can look at their achievements and the influence they have had on the R&R; world that in itself is more than enough to get them in. I am a huge fan and have been for over 30 years. How many of you out there can say that about some of the bands in the hall of fame now?

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KBoyd
10/15/2008

Rush 5

Peart is the best drummer. Lee is in the top 5 bassists. Leifson is at LEAST a great guitarist, and Lee has a great voice. If they are not in the Rock and Roll hall fame, then that institution cannot judge rock and roll greatness. Without Rush its a joke.

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jhornberger
10/15/2008

Rush 4

After 35 years in the music industry making influential albums and touring endlessly, it is a true shame that Rush has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There is no true reason for this with the exception that the voters personally don't like Rush and their music. What I would really like to see is a voter coming forward and publicly commenting on why Rush has not been inducted but I do not see this happening in the near future.

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tshybe
09/24/2008

Rush 5

I don't know if I would be the same person if I didn't have Rush in my life. They need to be inducted.

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tim08
09/19/2008

Rush 5

Rush still rules!

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KDE
09/18/2008

Rush 5

Rush deserves to be in the Hall for so many reasons. Their inspiration and influence on musicians, their ability to stay current, and their ability to stay ahead of the times. Neal was mindful and alarmed at global warming 20 years before it was P.C. (listen to Distant Early Warning)!

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fuckwads
09/11/2008

Rush 5

Its a no-brainer. The people that are keeping them out have no brains.

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