Billy Corgan, vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter for The Smashing Pumpkins, will pay tribute to Canadian rock legends Rush as they accept their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Billy joins Donna Halper, former radio personality at WMMS-FM in Cleveland where Rush received their first radio airplay with "Working Man", who will participate as well.
The ceremony will take place in front of the Musician's Institute at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. in Los Angeles today, June 25.
Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood is going to have special screenings of the Rush documentary "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" at their theatre this Friday in honor of Rush getting their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just blocks away. They're giving special screenings at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in their biggest auditorium.
Thanks to the efforts of Rush fans, spearheaded by Donna Halper the woman who is credited with discovering Rush while working at WMMS-FM in Cleveland back in 1974 the Canadian band was one of 25 recipients chosen in 2008 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Committee to be enshrined.
The Walk of Fame, which lines both sides of Hollywood Boulevard, honors more than 2,000 entertainers.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.