Not Limbaugh -- the real Rush, our friends from Canada, the band least loved by the women we know. Why this is we do not understand, but the bigger tragedy is Rush not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The nominees for the Class of 2006 include J. Geils Band, John Mellencamp, the Patti Smith Group, Chic, Joe Tex, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, Blondie, the Paul Butterfield Band, the Dave Clark Five and the Sir Douglas Quintet.
Holdovers from previous years include Black Sabbath, Lynyd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and the Stooges.
Missing entirely: Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Yes, Genesis, Cheap Trick, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Joan Jett, ELO, Heart -- and Rush.
No offense, but J. Geils? The Dave Clark Five? Cat Stevens? They get nods and Rush gets snubbed? Is this what rock and roll has been reduced to -- pussy pop grabs history while guitars and the best drums in the world are ignored?
Don't even get us started on Chicago, The Carpenters, Blondie and Dire Straits being invisible to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder Cleveland has such a loser rep.