RUSH: Fog Prevents Getting Degrees
Rush were given honorary Doctorates of Music from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario Thursday — but two members couldn’t make it there due to weather.
Neil Peart wasn’t due to attend the ceremony, but Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson planned on attending and got on a plane in Toronto on Thursday to head to the university. But there was a heavy fog and despite circling for a hour their plane was sent back to Toronto. Lee and Lifeson ended up recording videos of their remarks to be played at the event.
Lee dedicated his degree to his holocaust survivor mother, Mary Weinrib, while Lifeson cracked a few jokes and told the graduates, “You don’t always win when you try, but you always fail when you don’t.”