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Wired.com: Why Rush should be inducted in the Rock Hall

Wed, Sep 15, 2010@10:38AM | comments

[21 - No, 12 Geeky Reasons Why Rush Should Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]

UPDATE - 9/15@10:57AM: Reader RushFanForever points out in the comments this QTV interview with the Rush documentary filmmakers that was conducted back in June. Scot McFadyen gives some very interesting inside information on Rush's chances for induction this year at about the 21:30 mark in the video.

It's that time of the year when the 35 or so members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee meet to determine the list of nominees for induction to the Hall in 2011. Sometime in the next several weeks they'll then make an official announcement listing their 10 or so nominees. This group will then be put to a vote by a group of around 600 past inductees and other music business folk, and the final list of 5 or so inductees announced early next year. Rush will probably be excluded from this list once again, but you never know. If ever there was a year that Rush was riding high on the popularity wave, it was this past year. Geekdad Dave Banks recently wrote this great article at Wired.com addressing the looming nomination process and making the argument as to why Rush should be inducted:

This month, the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame meets to assemble a slate to vote on for 2011ís induction class. The factors that go into deciding who should be considered for induction arenít well known ó this is a pretty secretive group. What is well known is that when you look at the list of previous nominees and inductees, there is a huge, glaring omission from the artists honored by the committee. Rush, the most successful power trio of all time and a group that has sold more consecutive gold and platinum records than everyone except the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, has never even had their name on the ballot. ...

He then goes on to give his 12 geeky reasons why Rush should be inducted which you can check out here. Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.

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