Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2013 Rock Hall inductees exhibit opens April 16th
1:10PM EST | comments (14) |

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be opening a 2013 inductees exhibit on April 16th, 2 days prior to the induction ceremony in Los Angeles on April 18th. The Rush portion of the exhibit will include a Neil Peart snare drum, Alex Lifeson's double-neck guitar and a Geddy Lee bass along with various other items. The exhibit will also include a three-screen multimedia presentation that tells the stories of the inductees. You can check out a short video tour of the new exhibit along with some photographs at the Cleveland Plain Dealer website. The induction ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18th and then be broadcast on HBO in the US and Canada on May 18th. In addition to Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters inducting Rush, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform for inductee Albert King, with Mayer giving the induction speech; Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, who will perform with Jackson Browne and John Fogerty; and Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in honor of the late Donna Summer. Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains will perform with Heart, and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden will induct them. Also, Usher will perform a tribute to Quincy Jones and Cheech and Chong will induct producer Lou Adler in honor of both artists' Lifetime Achievement Awards. The show is sold out but tickets are still available on a number of broker websites, and VIP ticket packages are also available (see for details). The Rock Hall is running a contest through Facebook where the winner will get a trip for 2 to LA for the ceremony. And Chicago's WLUP is also running a contest of their own where they'll send one lucky winner to LA for the induction. Just listen in to WLUP Friday at 4PM and be the 97th caller. You can get all the details at the WLUP website (thanks Dave S).

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#14 - Posted 4/11/13 @2:47PM by revchris-therushfan [contact]

My guess is that Geddy donated one of his Fender Jazz GL replicas souped up with the CA artwork. His main bass has a new neck with pearlized inlays and neck binding- not the black block inlays of this bass. And as far as what they donated to the display, hey, these guys are working musicians giving stuff to a HOF who dissed them all these years. I think it's a fitting contribution!
#13 - Posted 4/4/13 @12:56PM by tripdad [contact]

This exhibit is actually already open. April 16th must be some official marketing thing. My son and I were there two weeks ago. The only item missing was Geddy's bass, but there was a spot for it and details about it. This is just a mini exhibit for the new inductees. Hopefully they will expand the items in the future.
#12 - Posted 4/4/13 @10:24AM by jaeger [contact]

re: #7 The handwritten lyrics would have been nice, and the multiplication factor for Rush as human vs. dog years for induction would have lent a nice ironic twist.
#11 - Posted 4/3/13 @9:33PM by RUSHnATL [contact]

Rush into on American Idol tonight -- not the best, but all I've found for it so far. Once the show is over better versions will probably hit Youtube.


#10 - Posted 4/3/13 @6:51PM by jiminseattle [contact]

Well this is kind of a fun exercise and of course the four I would pick will never be played in that venue but if I were there and in my dreams.......Farewell to Kings, Test For Echo, The Anarchist (of course) and Spirit.
#9 - Posted 4/3/13 @5:38PM by mark one [contact]

lets say they play 4 songs at r&r hall my 4 would be driven, villa strangiato, i would guess their 4 are much diffrant
#8 - Posted 4/3/13 @5:19PM by Jennifer

#7: Not the best artifacts they COULD lend; the best artifacts they WANT to lend. Big difference. ;-)
#7 - Posted 4/3/13 @5:15PM by OotS [contact]

I hear the RnRHOF were offered and turned down Neil's handwritten lyrics to Dog Years and the pants Alex wore on the album cover of 2112. Seriously, these are the best artifacts Rush could lend? (double neck is cool, but I'm not booking a trip)
#6 - Posted 4/3/13 @4:59PM by Jennifer

Here's the AP report that's appearing on NBC and all the other big media sites:

CLEVELAND (AP) - Rush bassist and frontman Geddy Lee has given one of his guitars to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in advance of the band's induction.

Lee used the hybrid Fender on the recording of "Tom Sawyer," one of the Canadian trio's best-known songs. The instrument was installed Wednesday into the new inductees exhibit at the Cleveland museum, where it will be displayed with mementos from the other members of an eclectic 2013 class that includes Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Donna Summer.

Despite an outcry from fans, Rush wasn't on the ballot for induction until this year. Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart had been eligible for enshrinement since 1998.

The 28th annual induction ceremonies will be held on April 18 in Los Angeles.

Wait, what? "Lee used the hybrid Fender on the recording of 'Tom Sawyer'"? Didn't he use his main Fender on that one, the 1972 pawn shop one? Surely there's no way he's giving that bass to them, even temporarily!
#5 - Posted 4/3/13 @4:17PM by Most Endangered Species [contact]

Okay, so here's what I'd like to see them play at the HOF ceremony:

Lights go down..... anticipation builds.... and........ crowd erupts as the intro to 2112 plays. At the end of the Overture, the last "explosion" morphs into the explosive opening to Tom Sawyer. Then they play Spirit of Radio with Grohl and Hawkins.

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