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Metallica's Kirk Hammett wants Rush in the Rock Hall

Sat, Jan 17, 2009@2:29PM | comments removed/disabled

[Metallica Want to Avoid "Drama of a Van Halen" at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction]

UPDATE - 1/19@7:27AM: Here's the video of Metallica's press conference regarding their induction into the Rock Hall. The band is asked about who else they'd like to see inducted at about the 11-minute mark. Here's what Kirk Hammett had to say:

I'd have to say Rush. I think they're a great band who took rock to a different level altogether in terms of songwriting and technical proficiency. And I believe that they deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

Well said. You can check out the video below. Thanks to bscsmkr for the heads up.

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Back in September the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it's list of nominees for induction in 2009. And - as we've come to expect - Rush was not on the list. Metallica was among the nominees however and we just learned earlier this week that they will be one of the five inductees for 2009. Metallica have cited Rush as one of their influences in the past and even thanked the band in the liner notes to their 1986 album Master of Puppets. In a recent article at discussing the band's induction, all 4 members were asked what band they'd most like to see inducted and guitarist Kirk Hammett's choice was none other than Rush. Here's what each member had to say:

... Each member of Metallica was also asked what band he'd like to see in the Rock Hall. They lobbied for Motorhead (Hetfield), Deep Purple (Ulrich), Rush (Hammett) and UFO (bassist Robert Trujillo.)

Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.

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