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Rush, Heart And Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

12/11/2012 8:57pm EST
Finally! Canadian progressive rock gods Rush are heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The prolific trio -- bassist/singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart -- formed in 1968 and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. They never broke up, save for a five year hiatus beginning in the late 1990s; and just released their 19th studio album, "Clockwork Angels", earlier this year to rave reviews.

The band made it in on their first try; but one would never know that after the yearly outpouring of disdain for the institution by fans after repeated snu...

Celebrity Birthdays - September 12, 2011

9/12/2011 3:00am EDT
Emmy Rossum
Happy Birthday to:

Shameless star Emmy Rossum (1986)

Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen (1986)

Italian model/actress Elisabetta Canalis (1978)

The O.C. actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978)

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard (1978)

Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles (1974)

Into the Blue actor Paul Walker (1973)

Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968)

Comedian Louis C.K. (1967)

Tough guy actor Jason Statham (1967)

Musician Ben Folds (1966)

Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965)

Actress Amy Yasbeck (1963)

French singer Mylene Farmer (1961)

British actress Rachel Ward (1957)


Rush To Be Honored As Living Legends In London

9/28/2010 11:45pm EDT
Rockers Rush are to be honored with the Living Legend award at Classic Rock magazine's Marshall Roll Of Honour Awards in November.

The Canadian trio will jet to London to pick up the accolade at the event, which will be hosted by Alice Cooper.

Alter Bridge and Cheap Trick will perform at the show.

Past recipients of the Classic Rock Living Legend award include Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Cooper.

Rush star Geddy Lee says, "We are thrilled to receive the Living Legend award from Classic Rock... We are humbled and very appreciative."

Meanwhile, AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine, Slash and K...

Billy Mays Returns, Nas & Nick Cannon PSA, Walk Across China, Wonder Woman & More (Videos)

8/5/2009 2:40pm EDT
Billy Mays Returns, Nas & Nick Cannon PSA, Walk Across China
Billy Mays is back from the dead (too soon?); a guy walks across China; Metallica's Lars & James say 'Napster Bad' in a classic; and Olivia Munn points out the cons of being a female superhero. There's also a complete idiot with video-game-rage; Nas & Nick Cannon on the future of hip-hop; and another great one - a computer animated drummer playing Rush's "YYZ" note for note on the waters of Lake Ontario. Check 'em all out!

Billy Mays returns to hawk his latest product...


Guy walks from one end of China to the other and takes a pic a day...

China Walk:

Rush To Release 'Retrospective III' March 3

1/20/2009 6:00pm EST
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced details of the upcoming third volume in its continuing compilation series. "Retrospective III (1989-2008)" arrives in stores on March 3rd.

The collection - available as both individual CD and two-disc CD/DVD set - features tracks culled from the legendary trio's two decades with Atlantic Records, spanning such acclaimed studio works as 1989's Presto, 1991's Roll The Bones, 1993's Counterparts, 1996's Test For Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails, and 2007's Snakes & Arrows. In addition, Retrospective III features a previously unreleased live ve...

A List of The Most Identifiable And Influential Drummers Of Our Time

7/16/2008 10:33am EDT
Keith Moon
Even though drummers are beat makers of a band, the recognition they often get is nothing compared to that of the lead singer and resident guitarist who both tend to attract the most attention at first. The best thing about drummers is that whatever band that they are in, they are uniquely appropriate for that particular band. For example, Ringo Starr's drumming is perfect for The Beatles, but his style would be considered unimaginable behind any Rolling Stones songs. Here's our thumbs up list to some cool Rock Drummers who we feel are immediately identifiable for their drumming techniqu...

Rush To Perform On National Television For The First Time In Over 30 Years

7/15/2008 7:00pm EDT
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush will make a very rare national television appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

The band will be performing their timeless hit, "Tom Sawyer." Eschewing these types of opportunities for most of their career, the band made an exception for the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated show. It is the renowned rock trio's first television appearance since 1975.

In other news, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – are featured in the current issue of Rolling Stone. The multi-p...

Rush Resumes Touring In April; To Release 2-CD Set, 'Snakes & Arrows Live,' April 8

2/25/2008 7:30pm EST
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush have announced early details of their upcoming new album, Snakes & Arrows Live. The 2-CD live set will arrive in stores on April 8th.

"Snakes & Arrows Live" was recorded last October at the Netherlands' Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned rock trio's lengthy world tour, and mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). The five month trek celebrated Rush's acclaimed 2007 studio release, "Snakes & Arrows," which includes the Grammy Award-nominated track, "Malignant Narcissism."

The new album features an explosi...