RUSH Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Canadian prog icons Rush have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, maybe appropriately, in front of Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard. (See footage of the induction below.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and former WMMS Cleveland program director Donna Halper—both of whom received significant screen time in the recent award-winning documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage—were on hand to induct the band.

"Rush always stayed true to themselves and true to their music, and never lost their integrity," Halper said to cheers from the crowd that ranged from toddlers in Rush T-shirts and baby boomers in tattered vintage "2112" tour jerseys.

Frontman-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson were in attendance to claim the 2,412th star on the Walk of Fame. Noticeably absent was the notoriously press-shy drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, who was riding a motorcycle to the band's first tour date in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

This honor comes on the heels of the band's 40-city North American Time Machine Tour, during which the band will be playing their landmark album Moving Pictures in its entirety, as well as some new material including the new single "Caravan," from their 20th album, Clockwork Angels, which is due out next year.

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