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#41 sir clinksalot

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Video I got of the Foo's playing 2112. Sadly my phone ran out of space prior to the end of Overture. I should have gone through and deleted stuff once they took away my camera at the door. LOL

 


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:02 PM


I guess technically Alex "could have".

The Rush fans LOVED Alex's speech, vintage Alex. Even some Heart fans around me thought it was great. The rest of the room, not sure what they thought.

 

It was an epic night. The only WTF moment for me was Flava Flave. I'm a fan of PE, and of Flav, but he probably went on for 20 minutes of nonsense which probably caused me to miss the last train of the night and have to burn $40 on a Taxi to get back to my car. I already tweeted hm that he owes me $40. ;)

 

I'm uploading pics and vids from my phone now. I'll try and share some later. Didn't get home until 2am and I have 4 hours of conference calls coming up. This should be fun.

 

Thanks for sharing your experience!

 

So, who from Heart got in besides the Wilsons?


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

Looked like the whole band got in. But only one of them really spoke other than Anne and Nancy. I'm sure others may know more.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Alex's speach was perfect.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

Looked like the whole band got in. But only one of them really spoke other than Anne and Nancy. I'm sure others may know more.

 

Found it - looks like the original lineup. From Rockhall.com

 

Inductees:  Ann Wilson (vocals, guitar, flute; born June 19, 1950), Nancy Wilson (vocals, guitar, mandolin; born March 16, 1954), Roger Fisher (guitar; born February 14, 1950), Steve Fossen (bass; born November 15, 1949), Howard Leese (keyboards, synthesizer, guitar; born June 13, 1951), Michael DeRosier (drums; born August 24, 1951)


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

Alex is my hero. LMAO.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

It's on YouTube:

when did WC Fields join the band??

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

Good article here on some behind the scenes comments.

 

 

Dave Grohl stood outside his dressing room, still wearing the vintage white kimono he sported as the Foo Fighters nailed "Overture." "It's terrifying to play your favorite song in front of your favorite band," he said. "It's one thing to sit in the basement to sit in the basement and woodshed 2112, and it's another to stand in front of Rush in a fucking kimono and a wig. Tonight was one of the most special nights of my life."
 
Grohl's biggest moment? "I met Neil Peart for the first time at rehearsal. This man was as influential to me as any religion. And he said, 'So nice to meet you, can I make you a coffee?' And he made me a coffee. Later on that night, I went to dinner and had a couple glasses of wine and I started fucking crying, because my hero made me a coffee."
 
[Sounds like he might have had more than just a couple!]
 
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As Mayer stepped into his Escalade, he was still blown away by Rush's fans, who cheered the band for several minutes when Hall of Fame Chairman Jann S. Wenner's mentioned the a "band from Toronto." "Man, I want Rush fans to come to my shows now, that is some fandom," Mayer told Rolling Stone. "If you're a Rush fan, you should get in any show free."
 
Even Rush were surprised by their fan turnout. "They went nuts," said Geddy Lee backstage. "We were totally surprised. I had no idea our fans would dominate the crowd tonight."

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

Simply awesome!! :D :D :D



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

Did the crowd do the 1812 cannon "HEY", during the Foo's Overture?


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Did the crowd do the 1812 cannon "HEY", during the Foo's Overture?

 

 

Yes they did (saw it on YouTube donchaknow but it was probably recorded from the Rush section). 

 

Alex's "speech" was funny for a sec, would have been funnier if it was shorter.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

My thoughts on last night. 

 

In addition to Rush there were long overdo inductions for Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, Producer Lou Adler, Donna Summer and a head-scratching induction for Quincy Jones who should have easily been in decades ago. Rounding out the list was the great Public Enemy who is absolutely deserving (IMO) but their induction wasn't as long coming as the others honored last night.

Sadly the no camera policy was strictly in play last night and I had to check my camera. So all of these pictures are from my iPhone.

Some thoughts on the overall night. Epic. Plain and simple. As not just a fan of Rush but a fan of music in general seeing so many artists (not just the inductees) that I've grown up with was really awesome. If you ever get a chance to go to one of these induction concerts I highly recommend it. From what I understand it's going to continue to rotate between NY, LA and Cleveland where the Rock Hall is.

I wasn't going to go until the day before I found a $50 ticket. Good thing about Nokia in LA is there isn't a bad seat. I was in the last row. The VERY last row. But as you'll see below, the seats were actually not bad still.

Welcome to the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hello from the party row, otherwise known as the back row
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I mean THE BACK ROW. That's a wall behind me.
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Jann Wenner doing his opening speech. He received a less than favorable ovation from the crowd which was largely Rush fans.
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The show opened with Randy Newman's induction and him singing "I Love LA". Joining Randy on stage were Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty.
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Next up was Lou Adlers induction by Cheech and Chong. Lou Adler is a fantastic producer. As he put it during his speech he's better known as "The guy with the white hat and beard that sits next to Jack Nicholson" (at Lakers games)

Carole King sang "So Far Away" as part of Lou's induction. I remember growing up with Carole King thanks to my Mom. I hated it at the time but I've grown to appreciate the music she introduced me to. It was truly a great moment.
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Next John Mayer inducted Albert King who was LONG overdo for this honor
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After Albert King's induction Donna Summer got her induction. This was another artist introduced to me by my Mom. I was never a fan per-se but I certainly appreciated her talent. Jennifer Hudson sang as part of her induction.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Up next was Quincy Jones induction. I honestly thought he was getting some kind of lifetime achievement award or something and not his initial induction into the HoF. This is obviously an induction that was LONG overdo.

Oprah inducting Quincy. "You get an induction, You get an induction!!!" Sadly there was nothing under our seats. :(
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Usher singing "Rock with You" as part of Quincy's induction
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Spike Lee inducting Public Enemy
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FLAVA FLAVE ... who actually owes me $40 now. As he can, his speech just rambled on with no point for probably 20 minutes. This in-turn caused me to miss the last train of the night and had to spend $40 on a cab back to my car.  :lmao:
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Public Enemy performing. Sadly, Anthrax didn't come out and play Bring The Noise with them
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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden inducting Heart
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Heart performing with Chris Cornell and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Last but not least, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters inducting Rush
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Geddy Lee from Rush
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I wish I had gotten video of it, but Alex Lifeson of Rush gave what was probably the greatest speech ever. Rush fans will know Alex's sense of humor and they "got it". I don't think the rest of the room did.

Rush performed Tom Sawyer and Spirit of Radio
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The Final Jam. Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Gary Clark Jr, Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) playing Crossroads
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Truly an epic night. So glad I got the chance to go. Hope you all enjoyed reading about it.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

^^ Very cool. Thanks for the run down.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

Thank you. THose are great pictures. :)


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

Well played, Alex, well played...



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:16 PM

Awesome blow by blow coverage from last night.  Thanks for posting your pictures and thoughts.  If I still lived in SoCal I think I would have gone. This was definatly a once in a life time type of thing.

 

I loved Alex's speach.  Yes it did run a little long but I got the gist of what he was trying to say. 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

During tonights Red  Sox vs. Indians game Joe Castigliano mentioned RUSH going in the Hall of Fame today and Rush music was playing  on and off thru the game..   ALTHO he said he was not a FAN but people he grew up with are.

  He did however say he thought they deserved it. Mentioning also what a huge baseball fan Geddy lee was and how much memorabilia he has donated to the Negro  Leagues baseball museum.

 

:D

 

 

dayum!! i had the game on but the volume down as i was on the phone almost the whole time! grrr...now i have to find the rebroadcast and tape it. what inning was it abouts?

 

ok brainfart, can't get a rebroadcast of radio!! damn.......

 

too much on my plate these days! i only listen to baseball on radio if i'm not home- if i'm home it's on the tv so i missed it alltogether. boo.

I was over my dads...he thinks im crazy.  haha He's 83..doesnt care for RUSH. It was close to the 7th inning maybe. 


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

so was it really 5 full minutes of blah,blah,blah??? Heh...tested everyones patience, eh??? heh...


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