Thursday, December 8, 2011

Canada to Rock and Roll HOF: Ummm... RUSH?!

The Rock and Roll HOF: Still RUSH-less

Another year, another round of inductions into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

This year's inductees include Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces (that group Rod Stewart fronted for awhile back there).

There have so far been 296 inductees into the hall since it's opening in 1986.

Fantastic. Congrats you 296 rock acts and impressarios who are in. Just one problem – there is one, huge, glaring band omission: a small Canadian mega-selling, wildly popular, prog-rock innovative, legendary musical genius trio. You may have heard of them, little band from Toronto by name of R-U-S-H.

Rush's eponymous first album cover
It's RUSH, people. RUSH. Purveyors of such ditties such as "Tom Sawyer", "YYZ", "Spirit of Radio", "Red Barchetta", "Working Man", and an iconic album called 2112.

The band has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, and according to the Recording Industry Association of America, Rush is third after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.

From left: Neil Peart + Geddy Lee + Alex Lifeson = Rush

Hellooooo??! HOF voters (or shadow cabinet, or whoever decides these things)... put them in there already. They've been eligible for the last 10 years.

It's interesting, because three of the biggest bands still looking in from the outside are Rush, Kiss and Bon Jovi. And if you're a conspiracy theorist (and a paranoid Jewish one at that, not that we are here at Heebonics) there is a Jewish link between the bands. Rush has Geddy Lee. Kiss has two: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. And Bon Jovi's co-founder is keyboardist David Bryan. All Jews.

Bon Jovi


Make of that what you will (and really, you shouldn't make anything out of it. Now go watch your X-Files reruns and fume about something real, like the imminent invasion of extra-terrestrials.)

Now it's time for this post to fly by night away from here.

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