Diamond and Cooper Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; But Who's Getting Snubbed? - Page 2
They rank third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones with the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums sold. Besides being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, Rush has also achieved many Juno awards. These awards are given out annually in Canada to Canadian musical artists and bands.
Each band member has been perceived as one of the best musical talents on their respective instruments. Drummer Neil Peart not only has the reputation as being one of the masters on the drums, but his lyrics are written in a profound manner unlike most. Rolling Stone Magazine once said that Rush’s fans are similar to Star Trek’s “Trekkis”. They have developed a cult following for thirty seven years, selling out venues around the world. All three members have been voted the most proficient players on their respective instruments on many occasions.
Rush has defied the odds since their early years by plowing through negative criticism during their first three albums. Writers often compared vocalist, bassist and keyboardist Geddy Lee as sounding like Mickey Mouse on helium. Whether you love them or hate them, their success has not slowed down and they continue to tour and record today.
These are only two examples of many deserving bands that get snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the problems I see is that the nominating committee is controlled by a few individuals and no musicians. My opinion is that there needs to be a little more versatility within the committee to choose which bands and individuals deserve to get nominated. Too many talented musicians with many years of success are getting snubbed by the fame. Obviously not every band or musician can get nominated every single year, but the amount of successful years that some bands achieved should be recognized.