Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee
of Canadian rock legends RUSH
was one of more than 600 distinguished Ontario residents who were presented with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
medals at a ceremony on June 18 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The special medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
The commemorative medals are being presented to distinguished Ontario residents who have already been invested with the Order Of Canada and Order Of Ontario. RUSH
's 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels"
, debuted at No. 2 on last week's Billboard
album chart, selling 103,000 copies in its first week of release. The disc marks RUSH
's highest chart debut since 1993's "Counterparts"
, which also entered at No. 2. The Canadian trio has yet to land at No. 1 despite having 28 releases make the Billboard chart in the past four decades. "Clockwork Angels"
also beat out the band's previous effort, 2007's "Snakes & Arrows"
, which sold 93,000 copies to debut at No. 3.