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(Antimusic)   Industry-approved Dave Grohl to induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Blues legend Albert King to be inducted by noted Blues legend John Mayer   (antimusic.com) divider line 74
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2013-01-27 04:56:08 PM
"Industry approved"?

Really?
 
2013-01-27 05:03:51 PM
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2013-01-27 05:04:12 PM
It's obvious they want to use younger musicians to bring in TV viewership in the same way they always have younger stars involved in the Kennedy Center Honors. That being said John Mayer for all his pop music is a good guitarist and has done some legit blues as the John Mayer Trio. B.B. King has invited him to play with him, that's a pretty high endorsement
 
2013-01-27 05:22:01 PM

LockeOak: [24.media.tumblr.com image 497x750]


I'll see that and raise you the latest

www.rushisaband.com
 
2013-01-27 05:56:38 PM
At first I read that as "indict" and wondered when Dave Grohl acquired legal powers.
 
2013-01-27 07:16:12 PM
Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...
 
2013-01-27 07:22:25 PM
I had a "who's on first" conversation with a cow-orker last year when I mention I was going to see Rush in concert.  She thought I meant the Dominican child molester.
 
2013-01-27 07:30:16 PM
I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.
 
2013-01-27 07:37:01 PM

iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.


Sir Michael Caine does that same thing with movies.
 
2013-01-27 07:39:03 PM

bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...


This. But I wouldn't say "decades ago," but still a travesty its taken this long. Probably because they're from Canada, where my girlfriend currently lives.
 
2013-01-27 07:46:16 PM

bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...


Being technically proficient =/= true music ability

/Rush has maybe 4-5 great songs
//the rest is just boring guitar-god masturbatory wank material
 
2013-01-27 07:51:13 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...

Being technically proficient =/= true music ability

/Rush has maybe 4-5 great songs
//the rest is just boring guitar-god masturbatory wank material


This more your speed?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-27 07:51:21 PM

iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.


Crapping on woman? Scat the new "I love you" according to John Mayer.

The guy may be a total douche bag but he is pretty farking amazing at playing the blues. I can see why they got him. Subby must not have looked John up on youtube.

John Mayer & BB King
Messing around on the guitar at a concert.
 
2013-01-27 07:54:10 PM
Rush's last decent album was released in 1991.

Coincidental, Metallica's last decent album was released in 1991 as well.

/as well as Metal Church's last good album as well.
 
2013-01-27 07:55:07 PM

iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.


That is no excuse for "Your body is a wonderland"

Did it better.
i29.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-27 07:59:15 PM
goatleggedfellow: That is no excuse for "Your body is a wonderland"


I dunno. This almost makes up for it (skip to 1:23).
 
2013-01-27 08:01:15 PM
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2013-01-27 08:04:37 PM

Close2TheEdge: the_vegetarian_cannibal: bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...

Being technically proficient =/= true music ability

/Rush has maybe 4-5 great songs
//the rest is just boring guitar-god masturbatory wank material

This more your speed?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x818]


Sorry to disappoint you, but I was born well after the time that:

1. Wham was still popular
2. "You don't like the same music as me so you're GAY!!!" jokes were still used by people older than 12
 
2013-01-27 08:10:05 PM

Gunderson: Rush's last decent album was released in 1991.

Coincidental, Metallica's last decent album was released in 1991 as well.

/as well as Metal Church's last good album as well.


Yeah, no and no.

4 out of the last 5 Rush albums that have been released since 1991 are better than Roll the Bones.

Load and Reload are decent albums.
 
2013-01-27 08:12:35 PM
Cheap Trick is The Tim Raines of the RRHOF.
 
2013-01-27 08:15:28 PM
Sometimes I honestly wonder if when Pat Smear wakes up in the morning, he looks in the mirror, waits a beat, and screams "GOD DAAAAAAMMMMMIIIIT", wondering how the fark he ultimately ended up in such a farking weaksauce band. Grohl himself SHOULD have the same reaction, if not for the fact that said band is his own damn fault...
 
2013-01-27 08:17:21 PM

mat catastrophe: [farm5.static.flickr.com image 520x609]


Bah. The Sex Pistols were a boy band.
 
2013-01-27 08:17:23 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: goatleggedfellow: That is no excuse for "Your body is a wonderland"


I dunno. This almost makes up for it (skip to 1:23).


Okay. Between that and the Chappelle appearance, he gets the benefit if the doubt.
 
2013-01-27 08:20:57 PM
Really? Debating about the merits of Rush and John Mayer?
I can't believe Albert King is'nt already in all the hall of fames!
 
2013-01-27 08:27:41 PM

iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.


Banging Hollywood actresses?
 
2013-01-27 08:30:28 PM
Albert King died 20 years ago and it's damn time he made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If there is an album of his I don't have I'd like to know what it is.
 
2013-01-27 08:31:58 PM
iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.

Sir Michael Caine does that same thing with movies.

Someone once asked him if he saw jaws 3d, he replied no but i've seen the house it bought me
 
2013-01-27 08:34:29 PM

StrikitRich: iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.

Banging Hollywood actresses?


No no, giving Taylor Swift new material
 
2013-01-27 08:37:43 PM
Subby must have been watching old norm McDonald SNL episodes
 
2013-01-27 08:38:20 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Close2TheEdge: the_vegetarian_cannibal: bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...

Being technically proficient =/= true music ability

/Rush has maybe 4-5 great songs
//the rest is just boring guitar-god masturbatory wank material

This more your speed?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x818]

Sorry to disappoint you, but I was born well after the time that:

1. Wham was still popular
2. "You don't like the same music as me so you're GAY!!!" jokes were still used by people older than 12


Huh. That's funny. I don't think I ever said you were gay. I suspect you have terrible taste in music judging by your expert analysis, but that's just my opinon.

//Yes, I am older than you
 
2013-01-27 08:43:50 PM
Rumor has it that Rush's performance will consist of special guest Scott Ian performing the Roll The Bones rap.
 
2013-01-27 09:01:16 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...

Being technically proficient =/= true music ability

/Rush has maybe 4-5 great songs
//the rest is just boring guitar-god masturbatory wank material


I totally agree. I love expert muscianship and progressive music, and so I respect Rush as musicians very much, but with the exception of a handful of songs, their work is basically instrumental masturbation that just doesn't sound great.

By contrast, there are musicians who exercise any technical skill in the world, but who can still arrange a pleasing composition that's not all over the place with no pleasing overall theme. Rush is nearly incapable of this, IMO.
 
2013-01-27 09:06:55 PM

LockeOak: [24.media.tumblr.com image 497x750]


The funny thing about them is, on the way to my sister's house there's a Subaru wagon with the Starchild logo and license plate "MMCXII."  Real life before it was fake life.
 
2013-01-27 09:21:16 PM
I think the fact that Madonna got inducted into it, not even taking into account that it was well before Albert King or Rush, should tell you all you need to know about this so-called "Hall of Fame".
 
2013-01-27 09:41:25 PM
thumb.egloos.net

Burke Shelley should induct Rush
 
2013-01-27 09:46:13 PM
John Mayer shouldn't be allowed in the same state as Albert King.
 
Skr
2013-01-27 09:50:56 PM
Well Dave Grohl has his caffeinated fingers in every cookie jar in the music industry, so this doesn't really surprise me.
 
2013-01-27 10:00:17 PM
I like every band Grohl's been in except the shiatty butt rock Foo Fighters. Stick to the drums Dave.
 
2013-01-27 10:17:36 PM
I have no problem with this year's inductees.

I have a problem with some rock and roll performers who have never been inducted, like the Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio, Big Mama Thornton, Billy Ward & His Dominoes, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Link Wray, Gram Parsons, Dick Dale, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Love, Esther Phillips aka Little Esther, Johnny Ace, Sonny Boy Williamson (Alec Ford Miller), Son House, MC5, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Willis, Mary Wells, Captain Beefheart... among others.

Perhaps the Rock Hall needs a veterans' committee.
 
2013-01-27 10:28:43 PM

VibroCount: I have a problem with some rock and roll performers who have never been inducted, like the Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio, Big Mama Thornton, Billy Ward & His Dominoes, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Link Wray, Gram Parsons, Dick Dale, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Love, Esther Phillips aka Little Esther, Johnny Ace, Sonny Boy Williamson (Alec Ford Miller), Son House, MC5, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Willis, Mary Wells, Captain Beefheart... among others.

Perhaps the Rock Hall needs a veterans' committee.


What you're looking for is a Rock Hall of the Very Good.
 
2013-01-27 10:35:32 PM
Who's inducting Public Enemy?

Hopefully no one who came after them, timewise, as PE effectively killed hip-hop & left it full of lame-arse wannabes unfit to lick the boots of the S1Ws.

Armageddon has been in effect
 
2013-01-27 10:42:32 PM
Seriously, Rush should be done. They have fans? I thought once everyone of the losers who liked them turned 18 they'd realize the horrible error of their ways. If you rock out to "Tom Sawyer" or "Red Barchetta" you need to be euthanized.

/Rush belongs in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame because both suck enough to deserve each other
//Albert King shouldn't even have to suffer the indignity of being in the same sentence as Rush.
///Albert also isn't a rock n' roll act so why the hell is he in the hall?
 
2013-01-27 11:49:16 PM
The ironic thing to me is that the word "Rush" doesn't describe any of their songs, it seems to be as, was pointed out earlier in the thread they traffic in...

Blame Hofmann: basically instrumental masturbation


...the endless scales, counter scales, riffs, and solos, etc go on, and on, and on.

To quote shakespeare: "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
 
2013-01-28 12:23:44 AM

nimawai: iron_city_ap: I see Subby's knowledge of John Mayer's catalog is limited to what is played on pop radio.

He uses the pop crap to keep the bank account full so he can spend time doing what he really enjoys. We should all be so fortunate.

Crapping on woman? Scat the new "I love you" according to John Mayer.

The guy may be a total douche bag but he is pretty farking amazing at playing the blues. I can see why they got him. Subby must not have looked John up on youtube.

John Mayer & BB King
Messing around on the guitar at a concert.


I completely agree. While not a blues legend by any means, he has some solid chops plus name recognition. They could get a better guitarist that nobody has ever heard of, but that doesn't put butts in seats.
 
2013-01-28 12:32:17 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sometimes I honestly wonder if when Pat Smear wakes up in the morning, he looks in the mirror, waits a beat, and screams "GOD DAAAAAAMMMMMIIIIT", wondering how the fark he ultimately ended up in such a farking weaksauce band. Grohl himself SHOULD have the same reaction, if not for the fact that said band is his own damn fault...


Dave Grohl is all about the hits.
 
2013-01-28 12:45:28 AM

fusillade762: At first I read that as "indict" and wondered when Dave Grohl acquired legal powers.


OK, so I wasn't the only one.

/also somehow read it that way several times in the article.
 
2013-01-28 12:55:41 AM
So, we're crapping on Dave Grohl now?
 
2013-01-28 12:58:10 AM
Subby, that's "future double-inductee Dave Grohl" to you.

/Pat Smear as well if they remember he was in Nirvana towards the end
 
2013-01-28 01:01:05 AM

bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...


There's the answer to the question of "If we let Rush into the HOF, will Rush fans finally stop biatching about it?"
 
2013-01-28 01:05:13 AM

stoli n coke: bump: Proof that this sanctimonious bs award is a shell game with true music ability. If it'd been otherwise, RUSH would've been inducted decades ago...

There's the answer to the question of "If we let Rush into the HOF, will Rush fans finally stop biatching about it?"


I think it's dumb.
 
2013-01-28 01:33:15 AM

dalbuc: Seriously, Rush should be done. They have fans? I thought once everyone of the losers who liked them turned 18 they'd realize the horrible error of their ways.


I'm 57 and I still enjoy listening to Rush. Of course I'm a drummer so the musicianship and instrumentals are a big draw for me.
 
2013-01-28 02:49:34 AM
Speaking of Dave Grohl his documentary on Sound City actually looks pretty entertaining.
Link to the official site
 
2013-01-28 02:50:23 AM
Meh. I love Rush even though I think Peart is ridiculously overrated.

/Lifeson's rhythm guitar work is vastly underrated
 
2013-01-28 03:24:45 AM
John Mayer, that untalented jerkoff, is going to induct Albert King? Good thing Albert's dead. He'd be embarrassed as hell
 
2013-01-28 03:32:51 AM
Sit back and enjoy "The Garden" from the Clockwork Angels tour while you peruse fark.
Link
 
2013-01-28 06:45:14 AM

DangerGentleman: John Mayer, that untalented jerkoff, is going to induct Albert King? Good thing Albert's dead. He'd be embarrassed as hell


Yeah, what does that pretty pop boy know about blues, or guitar for that matter?

Link

Link

Link

Don't worry, I'm sure Rebecca Black will get in soon enough, ya bunch of haters . . .
 
2013-01-28 07:48:20 AM

Gunderson: Rush's last decent album was released in 1991..


www.supermanofsteel.com

Both Snakes and Arrows AND Clockwork Angels have been said by the press to be two of the best things they've released since Moving Pictures, and probably ever. And they're right.
 
2013-01-28 08:12:19 AM

RyansPrivates: The ironic thing to me is that the word "Rush" doesn't describe any of their songs, it seems to be as, was pointed out earlier in the thread they traffic in...

Blame Hofmann: basically instrumental masturbation

...the endless scales, counter scales, riffs, and solos, etc go on, and on, and on.

To quote shakespeare: "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."


Clearly you haven't listened to any of their music written after 1978.

The vast majority of Rush songs are common pop/rock form with a *few* vestigial prog tropes inserted for good measure, but they are not - nor have really ever been - an ultra-fast, pretentious art rock / shred band.

It's okay not to like Rush; it's even okay to say so in a Rush thread (though why you'd make the effort does baffle me), but it is not okay to base an opinion on assumption and not fact. It's dishonest and an intellectually very unhealthy habit.
 
2013-01-28 08:36:19 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: mat catastrophe: [farm5.static.flickr.com image 520x609]

Bah. The Sex Pistols were a boy band.


Nice try.

It's all pop music.
 
2013-01-28 09:20:41 AM
They should have Les Claypool do it again:

Link
 
2013-01-28 09:25:34 AM
This is classic Music Tab fodder, both the article and thread: a contest of who can claim the most people suck EXCEPT...

Now the Rush fans have lost their great argument pillar, and that is just. Thank god no one from the, ahem, "Army" has arrived.

Plus any of the guitarists with a fark handle could stand to up their game to John Mayer level. Don't confuse the tabloid icon with someone that can't play the hell out of guitar. You'd be an ego-maniac after bagging all those A-listers, too.
 
2013-01-28 10:04:15 AM

Keywork99: Gunderson: Rush's last decent album was released in 1991..



Both Snakes and Arrows AND Clockwork Angels have been said by the press to be two of the best things they've released since Moving Pictures, and probably ever. And they're right.


Except that Snakes and Arrows aged like fine milk left out in the sun.
 
2013-01-28 10:38:54 AM

sotua: Except that Snakes and Arrows aged like fine milk left out in the sun.


How do you figure? Snakes & Arrows is still a great record.
 
2013-01-28 11:23:18 AM
Couple of points:

John Mayer is a fantastic guitarist, even if his output isnt for most FARKers (heartbreak warfare is a good album)

Rush does not do 'guitar god' wankery, but there's plenty of wankery involved nontheless. I didnt like em till I saw them live, and I stand by that.

Dave Grohl (and the FF) are not a 'weaksauce' band, even though they are over exposed. They have good, solid songs. Also people who say 'weaksauce' are weaksauce.
 
2013-01-28 12:18:18 PM
I haven't really listened to Rush since 8th grade when 2112 came out.  Passage to Bangkok was a laugh.  Not my thing, but I certainly respect their talent, their fan base, and mostly their longevity.  I give a lot of credit to any band that keeps it going for 40 years and maintains a passionate fan base.  So congratulations, Rush.  Long overdue.

/Cheap Trick next year?
 
2013-01-28 12:26:58 PM
Rush should have been a band without a vocalist. Geddy Lee prevented me from ever getting into that band he sounds like a high pitched woman.
 
2013-01-28 12:48:07 PM
If anyone is taking notes, put me down on the "John Mayer sucks" list.

all those links sucked. FFS.

now post a sh*tty band you think I like because I offended you.
 
2013-01-28 12:59:46 PM
I can see it.

If a drummer is needed for an industry whatever, they get Grohl. If there is a Big Name appearing on TV somewhere and they need a drummer, they get Grohl.

He's like, the Sheryl Crow of drums.

Especially funny considering Grohl's sorta hardcore beginnings and then with Nirvana. Who were so supposedly anti-everything, while taking the money anyway.
 
2013-01-28 01:55:52 PM

keepitcherry: Rush should have been a band without a vocalist. Geddy Lee prevented me from ever getting into that band he sounds like a high pitched woman.


The real irony is that Lee's voice is now much *better* than it was in the 2112 and Moving Pictures days. He's had to lower his range and it fits the music better.

Took my 11-year-old son with me to see them last October. They're all about 60 and have more stage energy than most modern bands.
 
2013-01-29 03:17:19 AM

keepitcherry: Rush should have been a band without a vocalist.


No, you're thinking of Dream Theater.
 
2013-01-29 03:52:22 AM
Albert King pisses all over Rush, John Mayer and Dave Grohl at the same time.

Hendrix, Clapton and Stevie Ray worshipped at this man's feet. No one is worthy of inducting him not named B.B. or Buddy.
 
2013-01-29 05:51:21 AM

Keywork99: sotua: Except that Snakes and Arrows aged like fine milk left out in the sun.

How do you figure? Snakes & Arrows is still a great record.


It's closer to the bottom of my pile. Listened to it a lot, but it quickly went sour, and now it gets little to no play. For me, it's easily the worst of the last 5 albums. TWTWB was one of the lowest points in the time machine set list.
 
2013-01-29 05:53:02 AM

keepitcherry: Rush should have been a band without a vocalist. Geddy Lee prevented me from ever getting into that band he sounds like a high pitched woman.


Blame Robert Plant. It's what you get when you start out as a Zep clone.

/voice mellowed out surprisingly good. Though live now it's... Ouch
 
2013-01-29 04:26:45 PM

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: VibroCount: I have a problem with some rock and roll performers who have never been inducted, like the Johnny Burnette Rock 'N' Roll Trio, Big Mama Thornton, Billy Ward & His Dominoes, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Link Wray, Gram Parsons, Dick Dale, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Love, Esther Phillips aka Little Esther, Johnny Ace, Sonny Boy Williamson (Alec Ford Miller), Son House, MC5, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Willis, Mary Wells, Captain Beefheart... among others.

Perhaps the Rock Hall needs a veterans' committee.

What you're looking for is a Rock Hall of the Very Good.


Blasphemer!
 
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