Watch It Again: Rush’s 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performance Of “The Spirit Of Radio”
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A Blistering Performance
In 2013, Rush was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – they’ve been eligible since 1998. Fans have long campaigned for the group and so during the induction ceremony, it was such a sweet and unforgettable success for everyone.
Following the speech of longtime fan Dave Grohl, the legendary power trio took to the stage to perform “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio”.
Grohl said, “From day one, the band built its following the right way. No hype, no (BS), they did it from the ground up without any help from the mainstream press.”
He also added, “Their influence is undeniable and their devoted fanbase is only rivalled by the Grateful Dead. Look at you people, all of you people, right here! And their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone.”
Bassist and singer Geddy Lee paid his respects to the fans, saying: “We have to thank the most passionate, incredible fanbase around the globe. That’s you guys. For not only supporting and encouraging our musical progress over the years, but for the insistence of their voices, which has most certainly led us to this evening. We share this honour with you. Thank you.”
Check out their performance below.