Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rush receives Revolver Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award
6:34AM EST | comments |

UPDATE - 4/13@9:56AM: And here's another Neil photo courtesy

UPDATE - 4/12@12:16PM: Here's a Denver Post image of Neil accepting the award.

UPDATE - 4/12@9:39AM: And here's a 1-minute bootleg video! (thanks again hermy)

----- snip -----

UPDATE - 4/12@9:36AM: And here's another image of Neil from Yahoo! (thanks hermy).

UPDATE - 4/12@9:29AM: Here's a photo of Neil receiving the award from Kyle Gass (thanks double-agent).

Golden GodsThe fourth annual hard rock and heavy metal award show the Revolver Golden Gods took place last night at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles, and Rush was presented with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Neil Peart was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the band. From

... Tenacious D presented the band in their typical style, with Kyle Gass and Jack Black trading lines of praise about the band. "For almost 40 years, this band has been blowing our minds and expanding everyone's definition of rock," Gass said.

"Can anyone imagine a world without 'Tom Sawyer?'" Black continued as the duo proceeded to name other Rush classics. "These songs and many others have become part of our collective DNA. They either inspired you enough to pick up an instrument and practice like hell"

To which Gass replied, "Or, let's be honest, discouraged you from even trying to approach their technical prowess."

Drummer Neil Peart was the only member of the band on hand to accept the award. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was in Japan, and guitarist Alex Lifeson, who Peart claimed is "the funniest man in the world," was in Toronto.

Although known for his challenging and wordy lyrics, Peart was uncharacteristically brief and direct in his acceptance speech. He simply wanted to "express our gratitude. Our lifetimes aren't over, our achievements aren't over, so this is like 'So far, so good,' and we'll keep trying to get better. Thank you."

The band filmed a brief video thanking Revolver and their fans for the award. ...

Thanks to robertkincaid96 for the heads up.




Rush is a Band is maintained by Ed Stenger/rushisaband
All Rush-related content is © 2002-2014 Anthem Entertainment unless otherwise noted.
Rush is a Band is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Rush and/or Atlantic Records, Mercury Records, Roadrunner Records and/or Anthem Entertainment; their parents or their affiliates.
Rush et al and any/all related names, marks and/or insignias
are trademarks of Atlantic, Mercury and/or Roadrunner Records.
For promotional & private use only. It is strictly prohibited to republish,
reproduce, redistribute, or profit from the content found herein.

... of Salesmen

COMPLETE Clockwork Angels Graphic Novel

R40 6-disc Blu-ray Box Set

R40 10-disc DVD Box Set

Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

Rush: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Far and Near: Days Like These by Neil Peart

Rush Presto SACD

Rush Rediscovered LP box set

12x12 RUSH 2015 Calendar

Rush: The Rise Of Kings

Rush FAQ

Clockwork Angels: The Novel paperback edition

Receive a FREE
[RUSH IS A BAND bumper sticker]
with any donation
of $3 or more.

Random Sample...

... hold the one you need [go >]