JUNO Spotlight: Rush [VIDEO]

Posted on the 13 February 2015 by Jennifervillamere
Toronto band Rush formed in Toronto in the late '60s and has been the dork touchstone of rock since. A 2008 Rolling Stone article called Rush fans "the Trekkies of rock."

JUNO spotlight: Rush [VIDEO]

This is the original lineup. I love this photo because doesn't it look like Geddy Lee (on the right) is grabbing the middle guy's crotch? For the record, the middle guy is John Rutsey and the guy on the right is Alex Lifeson.

They've sold 40 million albums worldwide, they have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seven Grammy nominations, they're members of the Order of Canada, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
What really matters is their JUNO Award track record. Let's have a looksee:
  • Total nominations: 40
  • Total wins: 9
Here's what they won:
1975: Most Promising Group of the Year
1978: Group of the Year
1979: Group of the Year
1991: Best Hard Rock / Metal Album for Presto
1994: Canadian Music Hall of Fame
2004: Music DVD of the Year for Rush In Rio
2011: Music DVD of the Year for Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
2013: Rock Album of the Year for Clockwork Angels
And here are some of their most shocking loses:
1980: Loses Group of the Year to Trooper
1980: Loses Album of the Year to Anne Murray's New Kind of Feeling
1981: Loses Group of the Year to Prism
1981: Loses Album of the Year to Anne Murray's Greatest Hits
1982: Loses Group of the Year to Loverboy
1982: Nominated for both Moving Pictures and Exit …Stage Left for Album of the Year, loses to Loverboy’s Loverly. (Bob & Doug McKenzie’s The Great White North was also nominated in this category.)
1983: Loses Group of the Year to Loverboy again
1983: Loses Album of the Year to Loverboy’s Get Lucky
1984: Loses Group of the Year to Loverboy a-fucking-gain
1984: Loses Group of the Year to Honeymoon Suite. In case you forgot what Honeymoon Suite, it's this:

1992: Loses Group of the Year to Crash Test Dummies
1994: Loses Group of the Year to The Rankin Family
This year, Rush is totally winning the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, which recognizes "outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada."
JUNO spotlight: Rush [VIDEO]

So put that in your pipe and smoke it, Loverboy, where ever you are.

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