Eddie Trunk — co-host of the VH1 Classic television program “That Metal Show” who has a long-running radio show, “Friday Night Rocks”, on New York’s Q104.3 FM — recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson of Canadian rock legends RUSH. You can now watch the entire 38-minute chat below.
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Lee told Rolling Stone that he’s happy that the fans that have wanted the honor for RUSH have finally achieved their goal. “It’s a terrific honor and we’ll show up smiling,” he said. “It made my mom happy, so that’s worth it. . . It was a cause they championed. I’m very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure.”
Lee told The Pulse Of Radio that having a legion of fans following you is still a pretty heady experience. “It’s a tremendous compliment to be told that you’ve inspired someone or influenced someone musically, or in any aspect of life — and beyond that, y’know, you really don’t know what to say,” he said. “Y’know, it’s a nice thing, and it makes you feel like whatever you’re doing has a little more validity, I guess.”