Rush Wins Governor General's Performing Arts Award

Rush Wins Governor General's Performing Arts Award
Update (03/07/2012): On news of the award, Neil Peart had this to say:
“We are especially appreciative for the presentation of this lifetime achievement award now — while we are still active (Too active, our families might say!)” said Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart in an emailed statement, noting that the band was putting the finishing touches on its 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels,” with a fall tour planned.

“Since our performance ’lifetimes’ aren’t quite over yet, this high honour is not just a reward; it is an inspiration. We will continue to try to earn it.”
Source: Cape Breton Post.
The CBC has just announced that Rush are among several recipients of the prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Award. From the news story:
Rush may be perennially overlooked by the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the band is getting an award for lifetime achievement at home.

The rock power trio has won a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. The band members are among the laureates announced Tuesday in Calgary.

There’s been an ongoing campaign by Rush fans to have them inducted into the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But each year when the nominees are announced, the Canadian trio known for hits such as Closer to the Heart and Fly by Night, is overlooked. The three have been members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame since 1994.
For more information on the story, click HERE.

Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for passing along the news.

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