Rush Win Governor General's Award

Rush are among the winners of a Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

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Rush have been honored once again in their homeland.

CBC reports Rush are among the winners of a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, it was announced Tuesday in Calgary.

Each artist honored receives a cash award of $25,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a commemorative medallion struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Rush are one of rock's most influential bands with remarkable longevity and a track record that includes selling more than 40 million albums since 1974.

Continually overlooked by the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Rush have previously received several honors in their home country, including induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1994), the prestigious Order Of Canada (1996), Canada's Walk of Fame (1999), Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame (2003), and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010).

Rush will issue their new album, "Clockwork Angels", this spring; Japanese music sites list a May 23rd release date in that country.

Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

21 comments sorted by best / new / date

    95thFallout
    One of the best rock bands no doubt. Glad they get some attention for their work. Why their not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is beyond me but that's a whole other topic
    Root Beer
    Tigershark2112 wrote: I got a fever, and the only perscription...is MORE RUSH!!!
    Throw in some cowbell for extra awesomeness.
    Maestro1600
    L2112Lif wrote: Maestro1600 wrote: Clever music and all, but I just can't get behind the 'Genius of Ayn Rand' stuff... You do know that Neil isn't an Objectivist, right? Anthem is probably one of Rand's more tolerable writings (mostly because its so short)
    Yes, I know he's distanced himself from objectivism, but he's never distanced himself from the statement 'genius of Ayn Rand.' I just happen to find the idea of her being a genius offensive, so it colours my appreciation of the band. But, y'know, philosophy is such a subjective area, I appreciate lots of other people feel completely differently, and they'd find my views equally offensive. It's all cool...
    Maestro1600
    L2112Lif wrote: Maestro1600 wrote: Clever music and all, but I just can't get behind the 'Genius of Ayn Rand' stuff... You do know that Neil isn't an Objectivist, right? Anthem is probably one of Rand's more tolerable writings (mostly because its so short)
    Yes, I know he's distanced himself from objectivism, but he's never distanced himself from the statement 'genius of Ayn Rand.' I just happen to find the idea of her being a genius offensive, so it colours my appreciation of the band. But, y'know, philosophy is such a subjective area, I appreciate lots of other people feel completely differently, and they'd find my views equally offensive. It's all cool...
    BigHeadClan
    Nice to see the Calgary actually doing something half decent with their money. The City usually ends up pissing money away for no reason just because it can lol.
    L2112Lif
    afatguitarist wrote: Like 25k is really that much for artists such as them but I digress they deserve it
    Its Canada, what can I say? I can't wait for Clockwork Angels...
    L2112Lif
    Maestro1600 wrote: Clever music and all, but I just can't get behind the 'Genius of Ayn Rand' stuff...
    You do know that Neil isn't an Objectivist, right? Anthem is probably one of Rand's more tolerable writings (mostly because its so short)
    BUTCHY13
    I had to put up with this crap on Band Hero before I could move on to the next bit. After the first 10 minutes I was begging for death to save me from more of this crap. I'm sure Canada must have something, anything, better than this to give awards to. The mating howl of the Polar Bear, the sound of a falling tree with no-one around to hear if it makes a sound, Maple leaves falling to the ground in Autumn. Anything but this bollocks!
    Maestro1600
    Clever music and all, but I just can't get behind the 'Genius of Ayn Rand' stuff...
    rgt42dx
    I like it this way. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will taint their legacy. That hall of fame is a ****ing joke, no disrespect to the great artists inducted but the institution.
    crazysam23_Atax
    95thFallout wrote: Why they're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is beyond me but that's a whole other topic
    I never did get why the more progressive bands didn't tend to make it into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.../shrug
    Cazman
    electric_c0ck wrote: rush is good i doubt any of u posers even listen to any of their songs besides tom sawyer o wait u listen to working man too wow both their singles out of 20 albums ur such fuking posers
    Idiot.