Rush Documentary Nabs Music DVD Of The Year At Juno Awards

By Jenny Charlesworth,, March 26, 2010

'Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,' which offers a rare glimpse into the world of the Canadian rock stalwarts, has won Music DVD of the Year at this year's Juno gala dinner and award ceremony held tonight [March 26] in Toronto.

The acclaimed documentary - which features the likes of Dave Grohl, Gene Simmons, and Billy Corgan speaking on the influence of the mighty rockers known as Rush - stands as the second consecutive win in this Juno category for filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen (the duo of Banger Films walked away victorious last year thanks to 'Iron Maiden: Flight 666').

Beating out the Broken Social Scene flick 'This Movie is Broken' - arguably their biggest competitor - Dunn and McFadyen were in high spirits back stage at the press conference following their acceptance speech.

"Everyone kind of came out of the Rush closet," Dunn said of making the doc. "The musicians and fans have wanted something like this for a long time."

The directors then briefly entertained questions about their upcoming projects which apparently includes a "documentary of Satan," and also gave their endorsement for the addition of a heavy metal Juno category, in light of the award show expanding its ranks their year to honour electronic music.