For the first time EVER, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is letting the fans vote on who deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So far, Rush has hauled in almost a quarter of the votes at 24.3%, followed by Deep Purple at 17.1% and Heart being third with 12.4% of the votes cast.
Head here and cast your vote!
Rush has been eligible for the honor since 1999, 25 years after the release of the band’s self-titled debut album.
“I’m really happy for the Rush fans who feel that it is really important, and I hope we’re inducted for their sake,” guitarist Alex Lifeson told NorthJersey.com . “Personally it never really mattered to me, but at the same time it’s nice to be nominated.”
“The acknowledgement we got from the Canadian government, and by extension Canadians, is very dear to us,” Lifeson said. “The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is more a popularity contest.”
The April 18, 2013 event is set for Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.