Rush will be adding yet another award to its trophy case next year.
The trio will receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award on April 20 at the 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto. The Slaight Award is given annually to Canadian artists for social activism and supporting humanitarian causes.
In a statement, Rush says that it's "so incredibly honored," adding that "The depth of (Canadian music pioneers) Allan and Gary Slaight's generosity, consideration and benevolence has no measure. We will strive to carry forward their spirit of charity and goodwill."
Canadian Music Week President and CEO Neill Dixon said that the award will honor Rush's "spirit and determination in philanthropic and humanitarian causes, as their dedication to multiple charities and organizations is very inspirational. They have shown extraordinary support in social involvement and charitable causes, and we are excited to celebrate them at this year's awards."
Rush was cited particularly for its work with the Kidney Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, food banks, Casey House, AIDS research and more.
...Meanwhile, Rush is screening Rush: Time Stand Still, a documentary about its 2015 R40 Tour, tonight (November 3) in theaters around North America. Check out FathomEvents.com for locations and ticket information. It comes out November 18 on DVD ad Blu-ray.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.