Monday, March 11, 2013
Rush featured on VH1's For What It's Worth
Rush is featured on the most recent episode of VH1's new pop culture memorabilia series For What It's Worth. The show follows hosts Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein as they explore the fascinating world of music and pop culture memorabilia. In last week's episode they visit photographic archivist Michael Ochs who has one of the world's largest collections of rock and pop culture photographs. At one point Jon Hein reveals that he's a huge Rush fan and asks Michael if he has any Rush photographs. Michael admits to not being a fan himself but proceeds to show Jon his collection which consists of an entire file cabinet. Jon then rifles through the cabinet and pulls out a few of the photos to sample. He singles out Rush's glam photo from the mid-'70s and proceeds to make fun of it. He then pulls out a photo of Neil Peart, remarking at how he's one of the best rock drummers of all time. And then finally shows a '70s-era photo of the crowd at a Rush concert. After this Gary breaks in with a public service announcement stating that since they taped this particular show Rush had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and therefore now deserve a second file cabinet. You can watch the episode online at this location. The Rush segment runs from about the 5:20 mark to the 7-minute mark. Thanks to Rubinowits for the heads up.