Rush And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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It's official, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced 15 artists nominated for induction into in 2013, including RUSH!   Rush has been eligible for induction since 1999, 25 years after the release of their first record in the US, but this is their first nomination.  The band has already issued the following statement on

“We are honored to be among the nominees for this year’s Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated RUSH fans to whom this nomination is so very important.” – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart

Being nominated is just the first step, however. We won't know until December if they will be among the 2013 inductees, but you can help. RollingStone has announced today that "for the first time ever, fans get to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5th, you can vote for the nominees you'd like to see inducted. Pick up to five acts – the top five vote-getters will comprise a 'fan's ballot' that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December." Click here to vote.

With cumulative worldwide sales of over 35 million, Rush were inducted into the Juno Awards Hall of Fame in 1994, received the esteemed Order of Canada in 1997, were given their own star on the Canadian Walk of Fame on May 27th, 1999, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on June 25th, 2010, yet this is their first nomination for the US Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.