Rush & Deep Purple Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame -
A much deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame could
finally be on the cards for Rush and Deep
Classic Rock Magazine.
The legendary British outfit have been eligible for nomination
for the past 20 years and the Canadian prog-rock trio eligible for
15. However, both have been constantly overlooked despite calls
from fans and media alike.
Deep Purple and Rush will find
themselves in contention with Heart, Joan
Jett and the Blackhearts, Procol Harum,
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Albert
King, Kraftwerk, Randy
Newman, Donna Summer, Public
Enemy, NWA, Chic
and the Marvelettes and the Meters.
In an official statement Rush said:
"We are honoured to be among the nominees for this year's Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many,
many dedicated fans to whom this nomination is so very
Hall of Fame chief exec Joel Peresman says:
"The definition of 'rock and roll' means different things to
different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they
all share a common love of the music."
Bands become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame 25 years after the initial release of their debut album. In
recent years a public campaign to have Rush inducted attracted over