YES' Chris Squire On RUSH's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction - "They Deserve To Be There, No Doubt About That"
February 6, 2013, a year ago
In a new interview with RollingStone.com's Andy Greene, YES bassist Chris Squire discusses, among other topics, how he feels about being snubbed by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for another year. An excerpt from the interview follows:
Q: RUSH are getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Are you at all miffed they got it before you?
A: (Laughs) "No, I can't object to that. Logistically, it's probably difficult for whoever the committee is to bring in Yes. Rush is fairly simple. It's the same three guys and always has been. They deserve to be there, no doubt about that. But there still seems to be a certain bias towards early-Seventies prog rock bands like Yes and KING CRIMSON. I still think it's weird that CHICAGO isn't in. That to me is odd. In our case, we're on our 18th member. If we ever do get inducted, it would be only fair to have all the members, old and new. So that may be a problem for the committee. I don't know."
Q: But you're not angry about it?
A: "No, of course not. I've got plenty of other awards."
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According to Cleveland.com, Rush super-fans and FOO FIGHTERS Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Canada's beloved trio into the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
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. The ceremony will again be open to the public, as it was in 2009 and 2012 in Cleveland. The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18th at 9 PM, ET/PT.
Also being inducted into the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Rush are HEART, ALBERT KING, RANDY NEWMAN, PUBLIC ENEMY, and DONNA SUMMER are being inducted into the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Rush also issued an official statement: "We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The three of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our Moms for voting 6,000 times!"
Tickets to the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale to the public on Friday, January 25th. For more ticketing information, visit Rockhall.com.