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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson talk Rock Hall induction in new Village Voice interview

Wed, Apr 17, 2013@10:04AM | comments

Rush and the Rock HallThe Village Voice published an article today where they speak with both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson about Rush's upcoming Rock Hall induction tomorrow. Geddy echoes many of the same sentiments he has conveyed in other recent interviews:

... "Honestly, I really did not give it much thought," Lee says about being eligible for the Rock Hall for a decade without a nomination. "I felt bad for our fans because it really seems to mean a hell of a lot to them. They championed this because of us, and they felt slighted. As musicians, we did not feel slighted," he says. "I do feel vindication for [our fans] and I'm quite happy that the bubble has burst." ...

The band will be inducted by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters at tomorrow night's ceremony. Geddy had some complimentary words for the Foos:

... "The [Foo Fighters] are probably the greatest American band. Dave's such a fantastic entertainer. He's so funny--witty, charming, quick. They're really, really great live. It's interesting to see how his persona has developed out of the shadows of Nirvana." ...

And Alex ponders the question of what Rush fans will complain about now that the band is in the Rock Hall:

... "Our set list," says Lifeson reflexively. "It's an endless complaint. Everybody wants to hear everything." ...

You can read the entire article/interview online at this location. The induction ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles tomorrow, April 18th with a truncated, 2-hour version being broadcast on HBO in the US and Canada on May 18th. The show is sold out but plenty of tickets are still available on a number of broker websites, and VIP ticket packages are also available (see rockhall.com for details).

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