RUSH - Geddy Lee's Bass Used On 'Tom Sawyer' Donated To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

April 3, 2013, 4 years ago

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According to The Associated Press, RUSH bassist and frontman Geddy Lee has given one of his guitars to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in advance of the band's induction.

Lee used the hybrid Fender on the recording of 'Tom Sawyer', one of the Canadian trio's best-known songs from 1981's Moving Pictures. The instrument was installed Wednesday into the new inductees exhibit at the Cleveland museum, where it will be displayed with mementos from the other members of an eclectic 2013 class that includes HEART, ALBERT KING, RANDY NEWMAN, PUBLIC ENEMY and DONNA SUMMER.

Scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, the 28th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. This marks the first time since 1993 that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West Coast.

Rush - who will perform at the event - wasn't on the ballot for induction until this year. Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart had been eligible for enshrinement since 1998.

The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18th at 9 PM, ET/PT.

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