Canadian rockers RUSH were inducted earlier today (Tuesday, November 20) into Guitar Center's historic RockWalk. The exclusive, invite-only induction ceremony took place at noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Legendary DJ Jim Ladd opened the event by reflecting upon RUSH's musical impact and welcoming the band to the stage.
"We are very pleased to have been chosen by our peers and fellow musicians for induction in Guitar Center's RockWalk," said RUSH's Geddy Lee. "It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians."
"Not only is RUSH extraordinary as a band, but each member is incredibly talented in their own right," said Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center's RockWalk. "With nearly thirty years together, this group has consistently delivered skilled musicianship, experimental-drive and stylistically diverse rock to music fans worldwide. In short — RUSH is long deserving of being honored by Guitar Center's RockWalk."
Check out video footage of the event below. Photos can be found at Getty Images.
Guitar Center's RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll, blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, RUSH's handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, IRON MAIDEN, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, AEROSMITH, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, RUN-D.M.C. and QUEEN, among numerous others.