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Rush appeared on The Colbert Report 5 years ago today

Tue, Jul 16, 2013@9:47AM | comments

5 years ago today on July 16th, 2008, Rush performed on television for the first time in over 30 years when they appeared on The Colbert Report. The whole band sat down with Colbert for a hilarious 5-minute interview and then performed Tom Sawyer. The appearance marked a significant turning point in the band's career and helped to launch them back into pop culture significance. The interview contained several memorable moments including this remark from Stephen regarding the fact that the band (at that time) had not yet been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

You are yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Is there any chance that your next album will be called That's Bullshit?

When the band was finally inducted earlier this year, they even used this clip in the video introducing the band at the induction ceremony. You can watch video of the band's appearance below.