That was the feeling you might've picked up from Thursday night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A star-studded list of performers, speech-givers, and fellow inductees all came off as mere opening acts to the glory of Rush, at least when it came to the affections of the rowdy paying audience, at least 80 percent of whom appeared to have come strictly to see the Canadian prog-rock trio get their due.
Oprah Winfrey? She's no "Tom Sawyer." Winfrey was among those giving introductory speeches for the inductees, along with Spike Lee, Kelly Rowland, Dave Grohl, John Mayer, Harry Belafonte, and Don Henley. The evening's salutary performers included Usher and Jennifer Hudson. The list of inductees themselves was hardly short on star power, with Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, and the late Donna Summer also being honored.
But as far as the singularly mindedRead More »from Rush Dominates Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony; Heart, Public Enemy Mere Opening Acts?