Rush win ninth Juno Award
Rush have won their ninth Juno Award in their home nation of Canada, after 2012 record Clockwork Angels was named Rock Album of the Year.
It follows their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, at which drummer Neil Peart admitted: “We’ve been saying for a long time that this wasn’t a big deal. Turns out… it kinda is!”
The annual Juno Awards ceremony is regarded as the “Canadian Grammys.” The nominating panel, made up of members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, first recognised Geddy Lee and co in 1975.
Rush were also up for Group of the Year, but lost out to Marianas Trench.
Woods of Ypres won Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year for their final album Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, which was released in 2012 following the death of frontman David Gold in a car accident. Accepting the gong in his memory, gold’s mother said: “Everything that we think, say, feel and do runs parallel with our sorrow. He was a beautiful man – I miss him dearly.”
Rising-star outfit Monster Truck won Breakthrough Artist Of The Year – the modern equivalent of Rush’s first-ever Juno.
Meanwhile, national sport TV show Hockey Night In Canada also honoured the prog rock giants at the weekend by using their music and video clips for their introduction sequence. View it below. Lee said: “After a truly amazing and overwhelming week of accolades, the cherry on top of the sundae has to be the nod from our own national institution. Way to go, eh?”
Rush’s Juno Awards to date
1975: Most Promising Group Of The Year
1978: Group Of The Year
1979: Group Of The Year
1990: Artist Of The Decade
1991: Best HardRock/Metal album – Presto
1992: Hard Rock Album Of The Year – Roll the Bones
2004: Music DVD Of The Year – Rush in Rio
2011: Music DVD Of The Yearr – Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
2012: Rock Album Of The Year – Clockwork Angels