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Accolades
Awards / Polls / Nominations


Order of Canada
1996 

Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame
2010  

Hollywood Walk of Fame
2010

 


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2013
 



GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

• 1981 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: YYZ  (Winner: The Police - Behind My Camel)
• 1992 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Where's My Thing?   (Winner: Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover)
• 1995 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Leave That Thing Alone   (Winner: Pink Floyd - Marooned)
• 2004 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: O Baterista   (Winner: Brian Wilson: Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
• 2008 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Malignant Narcissism  (Winner: Bruce Springsteen: Once Upon a Time in the West)
• 2009 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)" from Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace  (Winner: Zappa Plays Zappa - Peaches en Regalia)
• 2011 - Best Long Form Music Video: Beyond The Lighted Stage  (Winner: The Doors - When You're Strange)
 



JUNO AWARDS

• 1975 Most promising group of the year
• 1978 Group of the year
• 1979 Group of the year
• 1990 Artist of the Decade (80's)
• 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 year - Beyond The Lighted Stage
• 2012 Rock Album of the year - Clockwork Angels
 



MAGAZINE AWARDS

Geddy Lee

• Bass Hall of Fame (Guitar Player Magazine)
• Best Rock Bass x 6 (Guitar Player Magazine)
• Best Rock Bass Player: 1993 (Bass Player readers' poll)
• Best Album for Bass: Snakes & Arrows (Bass Player Magazine)
• Coolest Bass Line In A Song: Malignant Narcissism (Bass Player Magazine)
• Best 2007 Cover Feature: Northern Warrior (Bass Player Magazine)

Alex Lifeson

• Best Rock Talent: Guitar for the Practicing Musician 1983
• Best Rock Guitarist: 1984 and 2008 (Guitar Player)
• Best Rock Guitarist Runner-Up: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 (Guitar Player)
• Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame, 1991
• Most Ferociously Brilliant Guitar Album, 2007: Snakes & Arrows (Guitar Player)
• Best Article: Different Strings, September 2007 (Guitar Player)

Neil Peart

Modern Drummer Magazine

 Reader's Poll:
• Rolling Stone Magazine's greatest drummer of all time
• Hall of Fame: 1983
• Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2008
• Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
• Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
• Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
• Best All Around: 1986
• 1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
• Best Instructional Video: 2006: for Anatomy of A Drum Solo
• Best Drum Recording of the 1980s/2007 for YYZ from Exit Stage Left

Best Recorded Performance:
• 1980: Permanent Waves
• 1981: Moving Pictures
• 1982: Exit...Stage Left
• 1983: Signals
• 1985: Grace Under Pressure
• 1986: Power Windows
• 1988: Hold Your Fire
• 1989: A Show of Hands
• 1990: Presto
• 1992: Roll the Bones
• 1993: Counterparts
• 1997: Test for Echo
• 1999: Different Stages
• 2002: Vapor Trails
• 2004: R30
• 2007: Snakes and Arrows

DRUM! Magazine
2007 Awards
• Drummer of the Year
• Best Progressive Rock Drummer
• Best Live Performer
• Best DVD (Anatomy of A Drum Solo)
• Best Drumming Album (Snakes & Arrows)

2008 Awards
• Drummer of the Year
• Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)
• Best Mainstream Pop Drummer (Runner-Up)
• Best Live Drumming Performer

2009 Awards
• Drummer Of The Year
• Best Progressive Rock Drummer

2010 Awards
• Drummer of the Year
• Best Live Performer (Runner-Up)
• Best Progressive Rock Drummer (Runner-Up)
 



MISCELLANEOUS AWARDS

• December 1990 - Rush wins Mayor's Award at the Toronto Music Awards.
• October 1992 - Rush is a recipient of the Harold Moon Award by the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).
• May 1993 - Rush is inducted into the Harvard Lampoon and named “Musicians Of The Millennium”.
• October 1993 - Rush is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award.
• March 1994 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
• May 1996 - Lee, Lifeson, and Peart are made Officers of the Order of Canada, the first rock musicians so honored.
• December 1996 - Performance magazine, a publication for the touring industry, nominated Rush as "Rock Act of the Year" for their 1996 Performance Readers Poll Awards.
• May 1997 - The Foundation Forum and F Musicfest have announced Rush this year's recipient of the "Concrete/Foundations Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
   Rush joins a distinguished list of receipts including Van Halen, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper.
• May 1999 - Rush inducted into Canada's Walk Of Fame in Toronto.
• January 2000 - Rush has topped JAM! Music's online poll, which determines them "Best Canadian Musicians of All Time".
• 2003 - Inducted into the CMW Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
• June 2008 - The band was selected by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be presented in 2009.
• 2009 - The song "Tom Sawyer" ranked number 19 on VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs".
• March 28, 2010 - Rush inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
• June 25, 2010 - Rush received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
• December 30, 2011 - Rush received Best Live Act of the Year award, it was awarded to them by the digital radio station Planet Rock.
• May 4, 2012 - Rush received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.



 
HUGH SYME JUNO AWARDS (with RUSH)
• 1982 - Won Best Album Graphics - Moving Pictures by Rush, with Deborah Samuel
• 1986 - Won Best Album Graphics - Power Windows by Rush, with Dimo Safari
• 1990 - Won Best Album Design - Presto by Rush
• 1992 - Won Best Album Design - Roll the Bones by Rush

• 1978: Best Album Graphics nomination - A Farewell to Kings by Rush
• 1982: Best Album Graphics nomination - Exit...Stage Left by Rush, with Deborah Samuel
• 1999: Best Album Design nomination - Different Stages by Rush, with Geddy Lee and Andrew MacNaughtan
 


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