Rush, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, will be commended once again for their contributions to music – this time at Canadian post offices.
The legendary power trio is among four rock bands, including the Guess Who, the Tragically Hip and Beau Dommage, who will be featured on postage stamps as part of Canada Post’s Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. The stamps are due to be released Friday.
Depicted on the Rush stamp is the starman logo, which has been associated with the band going back to the classic 1976 record 2112.
Like Rush, the Guess Who and the Tragically Hip are also members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Guess Who scored several Billboard Top 40 hits, including “These Eyes” and “American Woman.” The Tragically Hip have won 14 Juno Awards and last year released their latest studio album, Now for Plan A. Quebec’s Beau Dommage had hit records with their debut and Où est passée la noce? in the mid-Seventies; they later split in 1978, but have periodically reunited.
Recording artists who have appeared on Canadian stamps in the last several years include Joni Mitchell, Paul Anka, Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Robbie Robertson and Bruce Cockburn.
In other Rush news, the band will perform a benefit concert at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta on July 24th, with proceeds going to help those affected by the recent floods in the province. Rush’s concert, part of the band’s Clockwork Angels tour, was supposed to be held that day at the Scotiabank Saddledome, which sustained damage from the floods, thus prompting the cancelation and change in venue.