Legendary Canadian rockers RUSH were among those who received prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, given out by Governor General David Johnston, on Saturday, May 5 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. All
three members of the band were in attendance. Each laureate received a
cash award of $25,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a
commemorative medallion struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.
RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said it was a privilege to be at the gala.
"I'm so proud of Canada for doing such a thing," said Lee. "To value artists and to celebrate art is a real pat on the back for artists."
"We're going to take a run on a really fun take on a RUSH song," show producer Kari Cullen told CTV.ca. "We're going to experiment a little bit with their music, with their permission, and see how much they enjoy it."