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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rush wins Band of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2012 Classic Rock Awards
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UPDATE - 11/28@4:50PM: As mentioned below, James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers accepted Rush's awards on their behalf. Bradfield was interviewed for a special iPad edition of Classic Rock Magazine covering the 2012 Awards. Reader Boolee sent along some scans of the interview which you can check out by clicking on the thumbnails.

Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012Classic Rock Magazine's 2012 Classic Rock Awards took place this evening at the Roundhouse in London. Rush was nominated in both the Band of the Year and Album of the Year (for Clockwork Angels) categories and won them both. Most of the awards including the 2 that Rush won were voted on by fans in an online poll that launched back in August. Rush obviously could not be there to accept their awards since they are playing the KeyArena in Seattle tonight, but acknowledged the honor via this Twitter post:

Sorry we couldn't be there, playing in Seattle but thanks to @ClassicRockMag readers for the Album of the Year and Band of the Year awards!

Accepting the awards on behalf of the band was James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers. For a complete rundown of the evening's events and a list of the winners, go here.

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#12 - Posted 11/14/12 @5:50PM by The_king_will_Neil [contact]

What, no Best Comeback???? They got robbed! :-)
#11 - Posted 11/14/12 @10:07AM by CraigJ [contact]

#6 1980 was a very good year...
#10 - Posted 11/14/12 @10:04AM by Cajava [contact]

Well said, Mr Crane.
#9 - Posted 11/14/12 @3:18AM by Xaromir [contact]

Woo! Our vote counted! :D
#8 - Posted 11/14/12 @2:39AM by takeafriend [contact]

Tonights show in Seattle was f***ing amazing. Wow. Seriously, Wow.
#7 - Posted 11/14/12 @2:38AM by moving my pictures [contact]

Silly Awards .Best Rock band to be stretched on silly putty from a cartoon.Of course they won this !Who the hell else is even able to fill the hockey arenas of the world?not even the hockey teams.OOoooH they arent filling the top ring .AAaaaH they must start playing all of Moving Pictures again or their world will implode.NOT!
#6 - Posted 11/14/12 @12:34AM by bucklemyshoe [contact]

I somtimes can't believe I tuned into something so real 32 years ago that people are only tuning into now.

"Trust in your instincts"
#5 - Posted 11/13/12 @8:36PM by Rob [contact]

Next, they will prove the Earth is indeed round.
#4 - Posted 11/13/12 @8:24PM by drmike [contact]

Well deserved, Rush, well deserved....but congrats have to go to us fans. We're the ones who voted them the win by voting in droves.
#3 - Posted 11/13/12 @7:00PM by Denny Crane [contact]

Was there any doubt?

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