List of awards received by Rush

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Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Rush in concert 2004

The Canadian rock band Rush has received many awards throughout its career. Individually, the members of Rush have been recognized for their instrumental abilities through various magazine publications and polls. In recognition of the band as a whole, awards include various Junos, Grammy nominations, topping miscellaneous Canadian music polls, and Canadian hall of fame inductions.

Juno Awards[edit]

Grammy nominations[edit]

  • 1981 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
    • "YYZ" — lost to The Police's "Behind My Camel"
  • 1992 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
    • "Where's My Thing?" — lost to Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover"
  • 1995 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
    • "Leave That Thing Alone" — lost to Pink Floyd's "Marooned"
  • 2004 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
    • "O Baterista" from Rush In Rio — lost to Brian Wilson's "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow"
  • 2008 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
    • "Malignant Narcissism" from Snakes & Arrows — lost to Bruce Springsteen's "Once Upon a Time in the West"
  • 2009 nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
  • 2011 nomination for Best Music Video Long Form

Miscellaneous awards[edit]

Rush's star on Canada's Walk of Fame
  • December 1990 - Rush wins Mayor's Award at the Toronto Music Awards.[1]
  • October 1992 - Rush is a recipient of the Harold Moon Award by the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).[1]
  • May 1993 - Rush is inducted into the Harvard Lampoon and named “Musicians Of The Millennium”.[2]
  • October 1993 - Rush is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award.
  • March 1994 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.[3]
  • May 1996 - Lee, Lifeson, and Peart are made Officers of the Order of Canada, the first rock musicians so honored.
  • December 1996 - Performance magazine, a publication for the touring industry, nominated Rush as "Rock Act of the Year" for their 1996 Performance Readers Poll Awards.
  • May 1997 - The Foundation Forum and F Musicfest have announced Rush this year's recipient of the "Concrete/Foundations Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Rush joins a distinguished list of receipts including Van Halen, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper.
  • May 1999 - Rush inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.[4]
  • January 2000 - Rush has topped JAM! Music's online poll, which determines them "Best Canadian Musicians of All Time".
  • 2003 - Inducted into the CMW Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.[5]
  • 2009 - The song "Tom Sawyer" ranked number 19 on VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs".[6]
  • March 28, 2010 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.[7]
  • June 25, 2010 - Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard.[8]
  • December 30, 2011 - Rush received Best Live Act of the Year award, Planet Rock (radio station).
  • March 6, 2012 - Rush is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement.[9]
  • April 18, 2013 - Rush joins the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame [10]

Magazine awards[edit]

Geddy Lee[edit]

  • Bass Hall of Fame - Guitar Player Magazine
  • 6 time winner: "Best Rock Bass" - Guitar Player Magazine
  • 1993 - "Best Rock Bass Player" Bass Player readers' poll
  • Best Album for Bass (Snakes & Arrows) - Bass Player Magazine
  • "Coolest Bass Line In A Song" (for "Malignant Narcissism") - Bass Player Magazine
  • "Best 2007 Cover Feature" for "Northern Warrior" - Bass Player Magazine

Alex Lifeson[edit]

  • "Best Rock Talent" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician in 1983
  • "Best Rock Guitarist" by Guitar Player in 1984 and 2008
  • Runner-up for "Best Rock Guitarist" in Guitar Player in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986
  • Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame, 1991
  • Most Ferociously Brilliant Guitar Album (Snakes & Arrows) - Guitar Player 2007
  • "Best Article" for "Different Strings" - Guitar Player September 2007

Neil Peart[edit]

Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader's poll:

  • Rolling Stone Magazine's greatest drummer of all time
  • Hall of Fame: 1983
  • Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2008
  • Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
  • Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
  • Best All Around: 1986
  • 1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
(As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, he is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.)

Peart has received the following awards from DRUM! magazine for 2007:[11]

  • Drummer of the Year
  • Best Progressive Rock Drummer
  • Best Live Performer
  • Best DVD (Anatomy of A Drum Solo)
  • Best Drumming Album (Snakes & Arrows)

Peart received the following awards from DRUM! magazine for 2008:[12]

  • Drummer of the Year
  • Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)
  • Best Mainstream Pop Drummer (Runner-Up)
  • Best Live Drumming Performer

Peart received the following awards from DRUM! magazine for 2009:[13]

  • Drummer Of The Year
  • Best Progressive Rock Drummer

Peart received the following awards from DRUM! magazine for 2010:[14]

  • Drummer of the Year
  • Best Live Performer (Runner-Up)
  • Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Berti, Jim; Bowman, Durrell, eds. (2011-05-10). Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United. Open Court Publishing Company. p. 290. ISBN 9780812697162. 
  2. ^ Tessitore, John (1993-05-10). "Rush Roasted". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Rush". Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Canada's Walk of Fame Celebrating Inductee Rush". Canada's Walk of Fame. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Rush". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  6. ^ VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2010-02-01. ISBN 9781423473992. 
  7. ^ Rush inducted into Songwriters Hall JAM!Music Accessed 29 March 2010
  8. ^ Ciminelli, Dave (2010-06-25). "Rush receives star on the Walk of Fame". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Rush wins Governor General's Award". CBC News. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  10. ^ "Rush joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". CBC News. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  11. ^ DRUM! Magazine Awards Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  12. ^ DRUM! Magazine Awards Big Drum Thump. Retrieved July 2, 2008.
  13. ^ DRUM! Magazine Awards Drummies. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
  14. ^ DRUM! Magazine Awards Drummies. Retrieved July 16, 2010.