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Founding Rush drummer John Rutsey excluded from Rock Hall induction as a member of Rush

Thu, Apr 11, 2013@2:27PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 4/11@3:39PM: In light of this news I thought I'd open up a new poll for voting. So what do you think of this decision by the Rock Hall to exclude Rutsey? Take the poll and let us know.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has quietly announced the members of Rush (and of the other 2013 inductees) that will be inducted into the Rock Hall next week. There had been some question among fans as to whether founding Rush drummer John Rutsey (who passed away 5 years ago) would be inducted and - according to Rush's page on the Rock Hall website - he will not be included (thanks Future Rock Legends). The induction ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles next Thursday, April 18th with a truncated, 2-hour version being broadcast on HBO in the US and Canada on May 18th. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters will be inducting the band. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be officially opening a 2013 inductees exhibit this coming Tuesday, April 16th although the exhibit has already been opened up to the public. The Rush portion of the exhibit includes a Neil Peart snare drum, Alex Lifeson's double-neck guitar and a Geddy Lee bass along with various other items. It will also feature 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.

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