Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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First-Timers on Rock Hall of Fame Ballot: Pearl Jam, Tupac

Journey, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode also get the nod

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts that were nominated Tuesday are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and... More »

Rock Hall Picks Its Latest Class

NWA, Cheap Trick among the honorees

(Newser) - The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act NWA will join a quartet of 1970s-era FM radio rockers—Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, and Steve Miller—as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. NWA, led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful nominations in... More »

Rock Hall Disses Beloved '60s Singer Again

Janet Jackson, Cheap Trick named as nominees

(Newser) - Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, NWA, and Cheap Trick are among the 15 hopefuls vying for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. With The Cars, Chaka Khan, Steve Miller, Chicago, and Yes among them, the nominees are "representative of different people's definitions... More »

Green Day Enters Hall of Fame in 1st Possible Year

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the artists to be inducted next year at the April 18 ceremony in Cleveland, and Rolling Stone has reactions from most of them:
  • Green Day: "I had to go for a walk when I heard the news," says frontman
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Green Day, Smiths Score Hall of Fame Nominations

Nine Inch Nails, Sting also get first-time nominations

(Newser) - People who came of age in the '90s may be startled to learn that Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are now venerable enough to earn nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which requires a 25-year recording history. The other first-time nominees to the Class of... More »

Rock Hall Boots DJ's Ashes, Adds Beyonce Costumes

Rock 'n roll pioneer being evicted, son complains

(Newser) - Rock pioneer Alan Freed's final resting place at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't so final after all. The DJ's son, Lance, says the museum has told him to come and pick up his father's ashes, which have been on display since 2002.... More »

April 10 Is Nirvana Day

At least in Hoquiam, Washington

(Newser) - Nirvana fans now have two choices of pilgrimage for April 10: They can trek to Cleveland to see surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as the band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or they can head to little Hoquiam, Washington, which has declared the... More »

Hall & Oates Actually 'Pop Geniuses'

So enough with the hate, says Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - Hall & Oates get a lot of hate, but the duo— new entrants into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame —are actually "pop geniuses," writes Mary Elizabeth Williams on Salon . They're the kind of band that make "your friends groan in disgust" ... assuming you... More »

In 1st Year of Eligibility, Nirvana Nabs Rock Hall Nod

Iconic band released 'Love Buzz' 25 years ago

(Newser) - Nirvana is among the 16 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today, and is the only act this year to be nominated in its first year of eligibility, Rolling Stone reports. In order to be eligible, musicians or bands need to have released their first record... More »

2013 Rock Hall Nominees a Crazy Diverse Bunch

From Rush to Donna Summer to Public Enemy

(Newser) - Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, and NWA are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Heart, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry. Even in the iPod age, the... More »

Axl Rose to Cleveland: Sorry, You Rock

He says decision to snub Hall of Fame has received a lot of support

(Newser) - Axl Rose wants the people of Cleveland to know his decision to shun Guns N' Roses' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction over the weekend was nothing personal. "I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio, for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in... More »

Axl Rose to Rock Hall: I Reject My Induction

He won't be there Saturday for Guns N' Roses honor

(Newser) - Green Day will make the induction speech this weekend when Guns N' Roses enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, notes Rolling Stone , but Axl Rose has just ensured that the speech might be a little ... tricky. GNR's co-founder and lead singer says he won't attend. "... More »

Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Headed to Hall of Fame

Beastie Boys also among 2012 inductees

(Newser) - Guns N' Roses' new paradise city is Cleveland: The Axl Rose-fronted rockers are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, and late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, who wrote such classics as "Wedding Bell Blues." Also... More »

Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress' Goes to Rock Hall of Fame

Except nearly a year later, it looks like 'beef jerky'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga made history at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when she turned butcher's cuts into high fashion. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the singer's infamous raw-meat dress to the public today. The dress—made of layers of Argentinean beef—was kept... More »

Alice Cooper Rocks Into Hall of Fame

Neil Diamond, Tom Waits among others who join him

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is about to get decidedly more rocking: Alice Cooper is among the latest to join its ranks. Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr. John, and Darlene Love will also be inducted, reports the New York Times , citing an announcement expected today. Other than Love,... More »

Soul Pioneer Solomon Burke Dead at 70

Wrote hit 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love'

(Newser) - The so-called king of rock and soul, Solomon Burke, has died at the age of 70 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, apparently soon after his LA flight arrived. The cause of death is unknown. Burke rose to prominence in the '60s when he penned "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,... More »

ABBA, Stooges, Genesis Enter Rock Hall of Fame

Star-studded NYC bash also honors Jimmy Cliff, Stooges

(Newser) - ABBA, the Stooges, the Hollies, Genesis, and Jimmy Cliff made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. "I'm very angry that Madonna got in before us," joked ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad; she and ex-husband Benny Andersson attended the New York ceremony while their... More »

40 Most Glaring Rock Hall of Fame Omissions

But the Beastie Boys should get in soon; Alice Cooper not so much

(Newser) - Five artists enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight—the Hollies, the Stooges, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, and, no kidding, ABBA—but as always "it seems like whoever gets anointed, or shunned, generates more controversy than the abortion debate and the death penalty combined," writes Jim Farber... More »

Rock Hall to Induct Stooges, ABBA

Genesis, Hollies, Jimmy Cliff also gets the call

(Newser) - The Stooges, Genesis, and ABBA will head next year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, along with the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff. The ceremony will be March 15, with all the inductees invited to perform, though some, particularly ABBA, may be tough to bring together, notes... More »

Hit 'Pause' on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Clueless cabal turns landmark into a joke

(Newser) - If you’re a music critic trying to fill out your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, like Patrick Goldstein , you’re facing some pretty slim pickings this year. The nominees: ABBA, the Chantels, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, the Hollies, KISS, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, the Red... More »

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