Friday, June 25, 2010

RUSH on the Walk of Fame!

I was brought up to believe the Universe has a plan.
We are only human; it's not ours to understand.

Thus runs the first words of Rush's newest B-Side "BU2B" released earlier this month. But it's news like this that helps me make some sense of the universe: this morning, Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The ceremony took place at 11:30am on Hollywood Blvd. Due to work, I was sadly unable to attend, but notable speakers included Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Donna Halper, the Cleveland DJ who helped make Rush famous with her daily samplings of Working Man off their first (self-titled) album.

I'm glad about the recognition, but I'm equally psyched to see how this new publicity - coupled with the new award-winning documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage - will impact the energy surrounding the band's upcoming world tour. Don't worry, you'll hear all about it after I attend the show in Los Angeles on 8/13/10.