Rush are hoping the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on Thursday will open the floodgates for the progressive-rockers who inspired them.
"I hope this means other great bands like Yes will follow suit," bassist Geddy Lee tells USA Today "Deep Purple was on the ballot this year, and I was hoping they'd get in with us. We wouldn't be the band we are without Deep Purple's existence."
Guitarist Alex Lifeson says he hopes Rush's inclusion "opens the doors for bands like the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who had a huge influence.."
Rush are being honored along with Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King.
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