Rush Get A Star On 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame'

Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Canadian rock legends Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (June 25) in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, on hand to induct the musicians were Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and Donna Halper, a former music director at Cleveland's WMMS-FM who was among the first to champion the enduring band's 1974 self-titled debut album.

"Rush always stayed true to themselves and true to their music, and never lost their integrity," Halper said to cheers from the crowd that ranged from toddlers in Rush T-shirts and baby boomers in tattered vintage "2112" tour jerseys.

Frontman-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson were in attendance to claim the 2,412th star on the Walk of Fame.

Noticeably absent was drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, who was riding a motorcycle to the band's first tour date in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

Video footage from the ceremony can be viewed below.

38 comments sorted by best / new / date

    van_halen_fan
    Rush is finally getting the recognition that they deserve: an amazing documentary, a star in Hollywood . . . now how about an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    B.A.T.
    Why the hell is Pert riding a motorcycle to the first tour date?
    Dynamo11
    pwrmax wrote: JasonbtsJust think, how many other bands can say they've lasted for 40 years, and still have the original line up, still record, still tour, and still have the same (if not more) fire that they had all the way back at the start? (I know Neil isn't technically part of the "original line up", but 18 out of 19 albums... he is in my book.) Metallica would probably still be the original 4 guys if Cliff didn't die. Except they've sold out big time.
    "Ooooh look at me, I'm going to hate bands because it turns out they want to make money." - Seriously dude give me a break
    rickyj
    van_halen_fan wrote: Rush is finally getting the recognition that they deserve: an amazing documentary, a star in Hollywood . . . now how about an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    eddie trunk?
    L2112Lif
    F**k the Rock and Roll HoF, the rest of the world recognizes their achievements as an influential band, not to mention a commercial success.
    guitarsftw
    I am still amazed by their absence from the Hall. I am not a hater of the Hall of Fame (as I know many are) by any means, but this just astounds me.
    zhilo95
    i supose they deserved it though, even though i hate their music with a passion. congrats, anyways
    blkdtr
    van_halen_fan wrote: Rush is finally getting the recognition that they deserve: an amazing documentary, a star in Hollywood . . . now how about an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    as soon as I read this title, I was wondering how many posts until the RnR HoF would be mentioned.....1 lol. good to read this
    sickman411
    Interesting how normal both Geddy Lee's and Billy Corgan's voices actually sound when they're talking.
    SlaveToThePower
    Good to see Rush finally getting their due. Apparently they had to get 14 platinum albums before "they" realized that people do actually like the group. Totally unrelated...what's the deal with Billy Corgan in the background? Is he cold, trying to warm himself up? Is he giving himself a hug or what? Everybody there looks normal except him.
    Jasonbts
    It's so exciting to see, ass Geddy puts it, "the World's biggest cult band" finally breaking into the mainstream and getting the recognition that they've earned, but never really cared about or focused on. I think that's why they've lasted. They've been true to themselves all these years and never cared about the fame, but the music instead. Just think, how many other bands can say they've lasted for 40 years, and still have the original line up, still record, still tour, and still have the same (if not more) fire that they had all the way back at the start? (I know Neil isn't technically part of the "original line up", but 18 out of 19 albums... he is in my book.)
    Cacophonic
    Rush is the best. Unfortunately, Neil has Sturgis-syndrome or this would have been even better.
    VanTheKraut
    Bout damn time. Good for Rush, but why have Billy Corgan present them with the star? He's younger than them and not even relevant anymore, I guess all the people worth a shit were busy that weekend...
    Haustinj
    yay! FUCK the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame! Rush is better than that anyway.
    pwrmax
    How about the bloody Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? They've been eligible for several years!
    pwrmax
    Jasonbts Just think, how many other bands can say they've lasted for 40 years, and still have the original line up, still record, still tour, and still have the same (if not more) fire that they had all the way back at the start? (I know Neil isn't technically part of the "original line up", but 18 out of 19 albums... he is in my book.)
    Metallica would probably still be the original 4 guys if Cliff didn't die. Except they've sold out big time.
    Thrashtastic15
    Great to see them get some recognition for the great music they've been putting out for ages. Rock and Roll hall of fame would be the logical next step, they certainly deserve it. It's great to see musicians stay true to the music and stay so down to earth, they truly are nice people and I'm glad to see them find more mainstream success, maybe their attitude towards music and life will rub off on everyone else.
    MatthewLeisher
    They probably got Billy Corgan because he's in a successful band and he's a genuine fan of Rush.