Rush, Devin Townsend Get Juno Nods
Rush have been nominated for two Juno awards in their native Canada, alongside Devin Townsend, who’s been shortlisted for one gong.
This year’s edition of the Canadian Grammys equivalent takes place on April 21 – the same week Rush will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Geddy Lee and co are nominated for Group Of The Year alongside Billy Talent, Marianas Trench, Metric and The Sheepdogs. In the Rock Album Of The Year category they’re head-to-head with Big Wreck, Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs and The Tragically Hip.
Meanwhile Devin Townsend Project’s acclaimed Epicloud stands against Cancer Bats, Castle, Ex Deo and Woods of Ypres for Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year.
Rush – who last year won Album Of The Year at Prog Magazine’s inaugural Progressive Music Awards – already possess eight Junos. Their first was 1975′s Most Promising Group Of The Year and the latest was Music DVD Of The Year for Beyond The Lighted Stage in 2011. It’s only the second year of the Metal/Hard Music gong, but Townsend was nominated in 2012 for Deconstruction, ultimately losing out to KEN mode.
The Junos ceremony takes place at the Brandt Centre in Regina, and will be broadcast live on TV. It’s to be hosted by pop singer Michael Buble.