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Rush joins Hollywood Walk of Fame

2010-06-29 06:42:55 GMT2010-06-29 14:42:55 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Canadian rock band Rush lands their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Canadian classic rock band Rush is the latest group to be celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The honour comes as the trio prepares for a new North American tour and the release of their 20th studio album, next year.

There to the support the band, was Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

SOUNDBITE: Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins frontman, saying (English):

"I've been in the rock and roll business for about 20 years now, and let me tell you, these guys are best of the best, because they represent the value that the fan will listen, and will care, that you're not just a bunch of sheep out there, that you actually give a fuck about what's going on."

Shortly after he spoke, a stunned Geddy Lee took to the podium, to reflect on how far Rush has come.

"Wow. You know, there's sometimes in life where you have what I would call a beautiful, surreal moment -- this is what I would call one of those moments.'

Since their formation as a high school band in Toronto in the late 1960s, and their self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide.

Gemma Haines, Reuters.

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