Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rush to be inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk today
9:45AM EST | comments |

UPDATE - 1/8@7:24PM: Guitar Center posted a new video covering the ceremony including a short, new 2-minute interview with the band conducted by Ladd. You can check out the interview below or on YouTube at this link (thanks rosmakloma):

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UPDATE - 11/21@9:13AM: has posted a video of the induction which includes Jim Ladd's introduction speech, Alex's short acceptance speech and the band sticking their hands in the concrete. You can check out the video below or at this location.

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UPDATE - 11/21@8:50AM: Here are some more photos from

UPDATE - 11/20@8:14PM: Artisan News Service covered the induction and have posted a 1:30-minute video clip to YouTube which includes Alex's very short acceptance speech and video of the band putting their hands in the concrete. You can check out the video below or at this link (thanks hermy):

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UPDATE - 11/20@6:18PM: Getty Images has a bunch of photos of the induction posted at this location (thanks hermy). Eric from Power Windows also posted this photo. He reports that after a brief introduction by Guitar Center, Jim Ladd gave a speech and then the band put their hands in the concrete.

UPDATE - 11/20@12:06PM: Apparently Jim Ladd will be speaking at the ceremony but its not clear whether he'll be the only speaker (thanks Dominic N).

As we'd first learned back in August, Rush will be inducted into Guitar Center's RockWalk in a ceremony to take place today at Noon (3PM EST) in Los Angeles. Here are some details from the press release including some comments from Geddy Lee:

... The exclusive, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. A special guest speaker will open the event by reflecting upon Rush's musical impact and welcoming the band to the stage.

"We are very pleased to have been chosen by our peers and fellow musicians for induction in Guitar Center's Rock Walk," said Rush's Geddy Lee. "It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians."

"Not only is Rush extraordinary as a band, but each member is incredibly talented in their own right," said Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center's RockWalk. "With nearly thirty years together, this group has consistently delivered skilled musicianship, experimental-drive and stylistically diverse rock to music fans worldwide. In short - Rush is long-deserving of being honored by Guitar Center's RockWalk." ...

There's still no word on who the special guest speaker will be or if there will be any kind of online coverage of the event. More details as we learn them.




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