(hennemusic) Rush were one of the first-time nominees announced Wednesday for possible induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame's Class of 2013.
Rush have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 1998; artists are considered for inclusion 25 years after the release of their first recording.
The Canadian rockers issued a statement on Thursday: "We are honored to be among the nominees for this year's Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated RUSH fans to whom this nomination is so very important." – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart more on this story