Thursday, March 8, 2012

GET ON WITH THE FASCINATION:  Well, it's not quite the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but our flappy-headed Neighbours to the North have awarded the rock band Rush their highest government honour, the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, which is their equivalent of the Kennedy Center Honors in the states. They join such previous winners as Bryan Adams, William Shatner, Eugene Levy, Donald Sutherland, and The Guess Who. [HT: AV Club.]


  1. Charles Carmicheal9:34 AM

    Take off to The Great White North!


  2. Do they have the awards ceremony a month -- or three days -- before the Kennedy Center honors?

  3. Dan Suitor11:13 AM

    Rush is one of the most egregious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs of all time. Yeah, they could be cheesy and esoteric, but they were wildly influential and their top five to ten songs hold up with any comparable rock band.

  4. Chuck2:51 PM

    Adam, I think this is the first time you've posted about Rush without making a facetious comment about how precise Neil's drumming is.

  5. Watts4:07 PM

    I love that Rush (the band) told Rush (the Limbaugh) where to stick it.
    I'd get SO ANGRY when I was channel surfing, heard a Rush song, and then it turned out to be a commercial bumper for talk radio.