RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays home opener, on April 2nd. The Blue Jays open up their season in Toronto against the Cleveland Indians.
Geddy has been talking baseball in several of his recent interviews and thinks the Blue Jays have a good chance of getting to the World Series this year. Geddy is a big Blue Jays (and baseball in general) fan and can often be spotted in his seats right behind home plate.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum recently announced additional presenters and performers for the 28th Annual Rock And Rock Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Four of this year’s inductees - HEART, RANDY NEWMAN, PUBLIC ENEMY and Rush - are confirmed to perform at the event, which will also honor ALBERT KING and DONNA SUMMER; as well as Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, this year’s recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement. To be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18th, the star-studded event will feature appearances by USHER, who will perform for Quincy Jones; PEARL JAM’s Mike McCready and Jerry Cantrell of ALICE IN CHAINS, who will perform with Heart; Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte, who will pay tribute to Public Enemy; CAROLE KING, who will perform for Lou Adler; CHRIS CORNELL, who will induct Heart; comedy legends Cheech & Chong, who will present Adler with his award; and JACKSON BROWNE and JOHN FOGERTY, who will perform with Randy Newman.
The induction ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. More talent will be announced prior to the show.
As previously announced, JOHN MAYER and GARY CLARK JR. will perform for Albert King, with Mayer giving the induction speech; 1998 inductee DON HENLEY will induct Randy Newman; CHRISTINA AGUILERA and JENNIFER HUDSON will perform in honor of Donna Summer; and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS will present Rush.
All public tickets are sold out. For more information on the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, visit Rockhall.com