RUSH Getting Inducted Into The Hall of Fame
Rush is finally going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Toronto power trio behind ``Tom Sawyer'' and ``Y-Y-Z'' have been announced among the next batch of inductees into the Cleveland
Public Enemy, Heart, Albert King, Donna Summer and Randy Newman
will also be admitted into the Hall.
Rush had long been one of the Hall's highest-profile omissions, which angered the group's many fans.
Guitarist Alex Lifeson tells The Canadian Press that he's happy to finally be inducted, but it means more to the fans than it does to the band.
He says the band's longevity and the outcry of fans might have combined to finally change the minds of voters who had excluded Rush before.
Donna Halper is credited with helping to discover the band many years ago when she was working as a music director at a radio station in Cleveland.
She says a Canadian record promoter friend passed her along a disc and "she knew immediately".
She then acted as a big sister to the band, helping with some guidance, pushing their records, and even advice in the early days.
Halper told Jim Richards on Newstalk1010 that the honour means more to the fans, than the band.
But she says she's been working for about 2 decades to get them inducted.