Wednesday, March 14, 2012

RUSH to win Lifetime Achievement Award!!

Ever since my older brother played "All The World's A Stage" three record set recorded live by this amazing band I have been hooked.
I was fascinated with the drums from the time I had heard The Beatles, but when I heard what Neil Peart was doing on the drums this was so exciting.
Then as I grew older and could understand time signatures and breaks etc , I was able to drum to most of what I heard, RUSH included.
With their incredible musicianship I am always amazed at the amount of incredible music they are constantly bringing out, I have bought all their albums over their career.

I have always marvelled the first few times that I hear the newest album and wonder how they make all this music together and they perform it with such ease as well.

(RUSH at Rogers Arena June 30, 2011, Vancouver BC, Canada.)
picture by Anthony Nadeau
I have now been fortunate(yes fortunate)enough to see them a mere  3 times as previous as last year on their tour for the 30th Anniversary of Moving Pictures.

I saw their previous tours of "Presto" & "Roll The Bones"

The amazing thing about these three men is their fun they always seem to be having while playing, they REALLY enjoy it and are soo good at it.
If I ever had the  chance to meet them I would just like to shake their hands and thank them for all the years of GREAT music it is an honor to meet them, but that is me and millions of other people.
Just three men growing up that wanted to play music and never apologized for doing their own thing musically and thank god they did.

They have received many awards for their music over the years.

Rush has won the following Juno awards:
  • 1975 Most promising group of the year
  • 1978 Group of the year
  • 1979 Group of the year
  • 1990 Artist of the Decade (80's)
  • 1991 Best Hard Rock/Metal album - Presto
  • 1992 Hard Rock album of the year - Roll the Bones
  • 2004 Music DVD of the year - Rush in Rio
  • 2011 Music DVD of the year - Beyond The Lighted Stage

  • December 1990 - Rush wins Mayor's Award at the Toronto Music Awards.
  • October 1992 - Rush is a recipient of the Harold Moon Award by the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN
  • May 1993 - Rush is inducted into the Harvard Lampoon and named “Musicians Of The Millennium”.
  • October 1993 - Rush is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award.
  • March 1994 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
  • May 1996 - Lee, Lifeson, and Peart are made Officers of the Order of Canada, the first rock musicians so honored.
  • December 1996 - Performance magazine, a publication for the touring industry, nominated Rush as "Rock Act of the Year" for their 1996 Performance Readers Poll Awards.
  • May 1997 - The Foundation Forum and F Musicfest have announced Rush this year's recipient of the "Concrete/Foundations Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Rush joins a distinguished list of receipts including Van HalenKissOzzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper
  • May 1999 - Rush inducted into Canada's Walk Of Fame in Toronto.
  • January 2000 - Rush has topped JAM! Music's online poll, which determines them "Best Canadian Musicians of All Time".
  • 2003 - Inducted into the CMW Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
  • June 2008 - The band was selected by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be presented in 2009.
  • 2009 - The song "Tom Sawyer" ranked number 19 on VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs".
  • March 28, 2010 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
  • June 25, 2010 - Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • December 30, 2011 - Rush received Best Live Act of the Year award, it was awarded to them by the digital radio station Planet Rock (radio station).

I am not sure if you know it or not but American Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh has been in a lot of hot water for a few things. He has been playing music on his show that he is not allowed to play, most notably RUSH.
Their lawyer sent a cease & desist letter to his people.
Here is the article as it appeared in 
The Hollywood Reporter
March 7th, 2012

So let me get to what we are all here for 
The Award
For those of you that do not know Ronnie James Dio was a GOD amongst people that love Heavy Metal music.
The man sang for Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Dio they were all great bands and he lost is battle with stomach cancer May 16, 2010. He was a HUGE loss to the metal community and this award was made in his name.

This April 11, 2012 they will be given this great award for their Lifetime of music and I cannot wait to see this.

Then on May 29, 2012 they will release "Clockwork Angels"
this song is "Caravan"

This is my look at the concert last year:

Thank you for reading this
Written by
Anthony Nadeau

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