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Billy Corgan Praises Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Rush & Heart

"[Rush] are one of the most influential bands," the Smashing Pumpkins leader says
 / December 12, 2012

When Billy Corgan was in town for his band Smashing Pumpkins' benefit concert in Brooklyn, the alt-rock icon stopped by to talk about the recent announcement of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, especially his two faves: Prog masters Rush and girl rockers Heart.

"Rush deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for these reasons," explains Corgan. "They're one of the most influential bands to get musicians to pick up their instruments and play at a high level. They have some of the best lyrics in rock history. They stand alone in terms of sound and style. Their commercial value has been under appreciated; they've packed arenas for 30-something years."

For Corgan's complete thoughts on Rush and Heart, watch the video above.

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