Rush Play "Tom Sawyer" & "Spirit Of Radio" at Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony [YouTube Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published May 19, 2013

During the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, Rush proved why they are among the elite rock groups of all time. They are simply a great band with great songs. Incredible musicians with a unique style that's rocked countless fans all around the world for decades. Neil Peart may be remembered as the rock drummer who was greatest at playing intricate, complicated patterns with incredible ease and precision, and using the widest palette of different toms and cymbals - in often subtle ways.


They treated the crowd with two of their trademark songs, "Tom Sawyer" and "Spirit Of Radio". That "Tom Sawyer" opening sounds as mind blowing and fresh as ever. As the camera pans out to the crowd, you can feel the power of the music as the space is transformed from an industry gathering to a good old fashioned space rock show. You can feel the adrenaline rush in the crowd, living up to the band's name.

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters bandmates Taylor Hawkins and Nate Mendel did a nice spaced out prog rock intro before the guys from Rush came on stage to turn the place out.

Rush: Neil Peart on drums. Geddy Lee on bass and vocals. Alex Lifeson on guitar. Immortalized. Congratulations, guys!


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