Rush inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of FameDave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters inducted Rush at the 28th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which was held last night (Thursday, April 18) at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Grohl said in his induction speech, "From day one, the band built its following the right way. No hype, no (baloney), they did it from the ground up without any help from the mainstream pressâ€¦ Their influence is undeniable and their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the Grateful Dead. Look at you people, all of you people, right here! And their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone."
Rush drummer Neil Peart said, "We've been saying for a long time, years, that this wasn't a big deal. Turns out, it kind of is."
Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee thanked "the most passionate, incredible fan base around the globe â€¦for not only supporting and encouraging our musical progress over the years, but for the insistence of their voices, which has most certainly led us to this evening."
The ceremony will be broadcast on May 18 on Hbo at 9 p.m. Et/Pt.