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Rush are one of the most popular, innovative prog bands of all time.

Between jaw-dropping musicianship, imaginative lyrics and complex arrangements, the Toronto trio are the patron saints of brainy, technical, ambitious rock & roll.

Hall of Fame Essay


Rob Bowman

In coming together in 1968 as a power trio in a Toronto suburb, the members of Rush went on to become the godfathers of progressive metal.

As the band evolved, settling on longtime bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, Rush combined the signature traits of progressive rock with a proto typical heavy-metal sound.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2013
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No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up

Dave Grohl



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