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[[accordion title=Fun Facts About Rush]]

• Jack Black's character in the movie 'School Of Rock" mispronounces drummer Neil Peart's last name as "pert."

• Known for its extremely long songs, Rush's performance on an episode of "The Colbert Report" was interrupted by a commercial break, and the band was still playing the same song when the show came back on after the ads.

• Rush was inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013, 15 years after they first became eligible in 1998. As critics say, 'it takes a long time to 'get' Rush."

• Rush asked South Park to make a special clip for them to use at a concert.

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[[accordion title=a Brief History of Rush]]

          The Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 from Toronto, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, history, and philosophy. Their music style has changed over the years, along with their fan base.

According to the RIAA Rush ranks 80th with sales of 25 million units in the United States.

Musical Accomplishments:

·Received 7 Grammy award nominations,

·Won several Juno Awards

·Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994,

·Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013

On top of their band accomplishments, they had individual accomplishments as well, with each member winning numerous awards in magazine readers' polls.

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