Alex Lifeson Geddy Lee Even the weather couldn’t deter Rush from speaking to graduating students of Nipissing. Earlier Thursday the rock bands plane couldn’t land on the runway in North Bay, so they flew back to Toronto and filmed their message which was shared over the internet. City Reporter Matthew Sookram then had the chance to speak with the Canadian Icons about receiving an honorary degree.

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Canadian Icons Rush were scheduled to receive an honorary degree from Nipissing University Thursday. But, their plane couldn’t land and they missed speaking to the graduating students. However, City Reporter Matthew Sookram caught up with lead singer Geddy Lee, and guitarist Alex Lifeson, who filmed their message for the students.

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Here is the full interview with Geddy Lee

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Here is the full interview with Alex Lifeson

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Here are the video messages to the students