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Bon Jovi In, Radiohead Out in Rock Hall Final Cut

The Cars, Moody Blues, Nina Simone will also be inducted

(Newser) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi led the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class... More »

Songwriters Hall of Fame Has Inducted Its First Rapper

Jay Z has most No. 1 albums by a solo artist

(Newser) - The man who famously said "H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A; that's the anthem, get your damn hands up" is now the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard reports. Jay Z was included on the list of 2017 inductees announced... More »

First Time's the Charm for 2016 Rock Hall

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam among inductees

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that also includes folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes, and Electric Light Orchestra. While Shakur, Baez, Pearl Jam, and ELO were elected this year in their first... More »

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 »

Randy Travis Amazes Crowd at His Hall of Fame Induction

He has recovered from stroke enough to sing

(Newser) - Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back from the 2013 stroke to sing again during the medallion ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.... 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 »

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 »

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