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Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers love Rush

Wed, May 2, 2012@11:51AM | comments

Red Hot Chili PeppersRecent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Red Hot Chili Peppers played Toronto's Air Canada Centre this past Friday night and drummer Chad Smith showed his Rush love at the end of the show. From the Toronto Sun:

... "We've been coming here for nearly 30 years, we're so grateful to you for coming this evening," said Flea after the band closed their hour-and-40-minute show with Give It Away. But it was Smith who took the final bows alone on stage dressed in sleeveless bright blue overalls while he threw drum sticks into the crowd. "Thank you Toronto, you've been so f---ing cool," he said before adding: "And I love Rush!"

The following day the band appeared on Toronto's 102.1 The Edge to be inducted into the station's Edge Rock of Fame. When asked about the band's choice of Chris Rock to induct them into the Rock Hall, bass player Flea ignored the question and instead said the following:

I just wanted to say - when are they going to put Rush in the Hall of Fame?

You can watch the video below or at this link (thanks entrenous) at about the 1-minute mark.