Mention the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame around prog-rock fans and you’ll likely hear a chorus of objections to the ongoing overlooking of Rush. But guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Rolling Stone that it’s not an issue for the band. He says the recognition they’ve received in their home country Canada is more important. As quoted in Guitar World:
We’ve received awards that mean an awful lot more to us than being in the Hall of Fame. We got the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award a couple weeks ago. That’s really the highest accolade you can get in this country for the performing arts, and it’s recognized nationally, and I felt so proud as a Canadian to be in this esteemed group of artists that have been there for the last 20 years.
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