Time Stand Still: Rush Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tonight
Update (1:15pm EST): Numerous new photos and videos have been added to the photo gallery.
Update (8:25am EST): See below for a video of Rush's acceptance speech as well as their joint performance of 2112.
Update (3:15am EST): That's a wrap, folks! We'll have more news and pictures tomorrow, er, later today as they become available. Good night!
Update (3:05am EST): The All-Star Jam has begun and as earlier reports indicated, they're playing Eric Clapton's Crossroads with Gary Clark Jr. singing.
Update (3:00am EST): Rush's performance is over - and they killed it according to all reports. Clearing the stage now for the all-star jam.
Update (2:50am EST): The band is now performing The Spirit of Radio! - Short Video CLIP.
Update (2:46am EST): The band is now performing Tom Sawyer! - Short Video CLIP.
Update (2:40am EST): Grohl and Hawkins are on stage dressed in white kimonos playing "2112!" - Short Video Clip.
Update (2:39am EST): Alex just gave a five minute speech using only the word 'blah'!
Update (2:37am EST): Geddy Lee: "On behalf of my 2 partners I have to thank the most passionate, most dedicated fan base in the world."
Update (2:35am EST): Neil Peart: "We've been saying for a long time that this isn't a big deal. Turns out it is."
Update (2:30am EST): 'Rush broke all the rules but isnt that what rock is about?' -Taylor Hawkins
Update (2:20am EST): Time Stand Still Indeed -- It's RUSH'S TURN! Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins inducting Rush at this moment!
Update (2:05am EST): Heart is almost done performing. Rush is up next!
Update (1:45am EST): Heart is now up for their induction and performance. Induction by Chris Cornell. Rush to follow!
Update (1:40am EST): Public Enemy's live performance included samples from every inductee - including, of course, Rush (Tom Sawyer).
Update (1:25am EST): Public Enemy's induction is still going on -- with Flava flav dragging through his speech as shouts of "RUSH! RUSH!" echo throughout the arena.
Update (1:00am EST): Induction of Public Enemy by Spike Lee to take place next, which leaves Heart and some band from Canada to close out the evening...
Update (12:30am EST): Geddy Lee seen clapping while Neil Peart was on his feet during Jennifer Hudson's rendition of Donna Summer's Last Dance. Disco in Rush's future? Afterwards, Oprah Winfrey was inducting Quincy Jones and was talking (and talking, and talking) about what a genius he is.
Update (12:10am EST): New rumor about what Rush will be performing. Word has it that the all-star jam will be to Crossroads while Rush will also play Tom Sawyer and 2112 (with help from Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins).
Update (11:55pm EST): John Mayer is inducting guitar great Albert King. Donna Summer induction to follow.
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/news/live-blogging-the-2013-rock-roll-fall-of-fame-induction-ceremony#ODprKl7cG3ZLMVom.99
Update (11:40pm EST): Hearing more reports that Rush will, indeed, close out the show tonight...so it's going to be a long night. :-)
Update (11:30pm EST): Another GREAT version of Rush's introduction.
Update (11:20pm EST): Cheech and Chong handling the induction of Lou Adler!
Update (11:10pm EST): With the ceremonies now underway, it may be a little while before we have more Rush news to announce. Some reports suggest that Rush may not be performing until the end of the show. Just rumors for now, but we'll keep you posted.
Update (10:51pm EST): Click HERE for a video of the standing ovation Rush received when getting announced.
Update (10:50pm EST): Randy Newman kicks things off with "I Love L.A." w/help from Tom Petty, John Fogerty & Jackson Browne.
Update (10:40pm EST): Jann Wenner announces Rush to a huge outpouring of love and cheers from the audience. The band receives a standing ovation before even being introduced!
Update (10:30pm EST): The ceremony has finally begun...
Update (10:15pm EST): Some 'Red Carpet' delays stalled the beginning of the ceremonies. "YYZ" was played over the PA system as Rush fans in the crowd erupted with cheers. More to come...
Update (10:00pm EST): 15 minutes until showtime!
Update (9:50pm EST): Rush is expected to perform "Tom Sawyer", "Spirit of Radio" and "YYZ" (Not Confirmed).
Update (9:30pm EST): First photos of Rush - during an interview - are now online.
Update (9:05pm EST): The ceremonies are about to get underway. Celebs and others are filing into the theater. Performances will begin around 10:00pm EST.
Update (6:35pm EST): A photo gallery has been created and will be uploaded with pictures throughout the night. Have some pictures to share? Please let me know via Email, Facebook or Twitter. More to come!
After years of eligibility - and exclusion, years of fans crying foul in the shadow of the infamous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rush has persevered with grace. And now, finally, the stage is set for Rush to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Today marks yet another milestone in Rush's long and storied career. The band that needs no introduction or additional recognition by its legion of fans is now in the world spotlight - and deservedly so. The often controversial yet still popular Rock & Roll Hall of Fame does do one thing right - and that is highlight the skills of its inductees.
The Nokia Center in Los Angeles where the ceremonies will take place tonight is sure to rock like never before, and I dare say that this may be the most exciting and closely-followed induction ceremony of the Hall's existence.
Make way, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Rush is about to enter the building! Congratulations to Geddy, Alex and Neil - as well as their management, crew (and John Rutsey) for this very deserving honor. Well done, all!
As part of the day-long ceremonies, we’ll be bringing you up-to-date articles, photos, videos, interviews and more as they happen. Below are the most recent articles that have been published today:
Rush's Geddy Lee: 'Strong Honesty' Links Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2013 Class - Rolling Stone
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013: Rush (And Fans) Fight the Power - Rolling Stone
Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Fox News
Rush Rules Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - USA Today
Rush finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - The Globe and Mail
[VIDEO] Rush Speaks on Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction - Billboard
Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell sing Rush's praises at Hall of Fame gala - Times Colonist
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony: Rush fans -- and a whole host of Clevelanders -- descend on L.A. for a big night at the Nokia Theatre - Cleveland.Com
RUSH Members Hope For More 'Prog Rock' In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Blabbermouth
As Rush finally gets the nod, here are 10 other hall-of-fame contenders - The Globe and Mail
Rush's Rock Hall of Fame induction a victory for nerds - The Reporter
Rush, and some other people, to be inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame tonight - BayouBuzz
Rush on Rock Hall, Retirement and 'Wine Therapy': Video Q&A - Billboard
Rush: 'Ultimate Nerd Band' Feted At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Junos - Huffington Post
Rush inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Their history at the Juno Awards - Yahoo! Music
Rush Inducted to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy
Rush being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - News1130 Radio
Rush makes the Hall of Fame - CBC Radio
It’s Official: Canada’s Rush Are Hall of Famers - The Wall Street Journal
Rush finally heads into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - The Globe and Mail
Rush, Heart set to be inducted in Hall of Fame - Global News
It's not cool to like RUSH. That's OK - CNN.Com
Heart and Rush Among Artists Set to Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tonight - ABC News Radio
Rush reflects on long career ahead of induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Brandon Sun
Rush's Geddy Lee: 'The Music That Made Me' Video Q&A - Billboard
Stage set for Rush’s induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Toronto Star
Why do so many rock critics hate Rush? - Buffalo News
Rush joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - CBC
Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rush - MacLeans
Rush to finally join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - CTV News
Rush to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - City News Toronto
Introduction of Rush (and the crowd goes wild!)
Thanks to everyone who helped supply me with the news stories, photos and more!
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