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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 »

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 »

Ten Pre-Kanye Stage Rushes

West even makes the list with a pre-Taylor Swift intrusion

(Newser) - Kanye West is only the latest celebrity to invade the stage and rain on someone else’s parade. The Daily Mirror runs down 10 other notable moments, from funny to tragic:
  1. Keith Richards: Famously guitar-chopped a fan who rushed the stage.
  2. Noel Gallagher: On-stage shove left him with three broken
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The Best Rock Frontmen

(Newser) - Frontmen are at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll—no matter how amazing the musicians in the band are, they still needs someone with the right mix of talent and charisma to reach the crowd. The Independent compiles the best:
  1. Johnny Rotten, Sex Pistols. Like so many other rockers,
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Foo Fighters' Rider: Diva Demands, Snarky Delivery

Band doesn't skimp on asking for what it wants on tour—nor on humor in its request

(Newser) - The rider from the Foo Fighter's 2008 tour is packed with wit, the Smoking Gun observes, including requests for "big ass kielbasas that make men self-conscious." The document is "every bit as amusing as the Iggy rider," the site says of the copy accompanying an '06... More »

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