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Alanis Morissette Clears Up 'Misinformed Rumblings'

She was a no-show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

(Newser) - Alanis Morissette was a no-show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday night, where she had been slated to join Olivia Rodrigo in singing inductee Carly Simon's "You’re So Vain." She was present in Los Angeles on Friday for rehearsals, and Variety ...

'80s Hits, Dolly Parton Rule Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony
Dolly Parton, '80s Bands
Reign Over Rock Ceremony
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Dolly Parton, '80s Bands Reign Over Rock Ceremony

Hesitant inductee embraces her inner rocker

(Newser) - Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem. The four acts found very different ways to celebrate on Saturday night, during a celebration filled with 1980s hits, but all can now forever say they're Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. So are...

Dolly Parton's Resistance Was Futile

Country legend has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees—voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry professionals—"...

Dolly Parton Has Change of Heart on Rock Hall

'I'll accept gracefully' if inducted, country music legend says

(Newser) - Dolly Parton may not have initially wanted her name on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she won't put up a stink if she wins a spot. The country music legend tells NPR that she will "accept gracefully" if chosen by some 1,...

Dolly's Decision to Bow Out of Rock Hall Vote Hits a Snag

Ballots are already out, meaning voters will make the decision, not Parton

(Newser) - Update: Dolly Parton might not want to be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she's still on the ballot, reports the AP . The hall said Thursday that ballots already have been sent to the approximately 1,200 voters (most of them artists themselves). Essentially, it'...

Rock Hall Nominations Include 7 First-Timers

Dolly Parton, Eminem among them

(Newser) - Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine (the band'...

Here Is Your 2021 Rock Hall of Fame Class

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's headed to Cleveland on first try

(Newser) - Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, reports the AP , leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland...

More Ladies Get the Nod for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's 'the most gender-inclusive ballot' yet: Billboard

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters and Jay-Z could be destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The acts are two of 16 nominated Wednesday for entrance into the rock hall in 2021. Seven of the acts feature women, making this "the most gender-inclusive...

A Most Unusual Rock Hall Induction
A Most Unusual
Rock Hall Induction

A Most Unusual Rock Hall Induction

The pandemic forces the show to be a taped HBO special, continues to ruin basically everything

(Newser) - In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and performed the songs that got them into the vaunted institution. Not 2020. Because of the pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special...

Rock Hall of Fame Picks Its New Class

Whitney, Notorious B.I.G. make the cut

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is out with its 2020 inductees, with six groups or individual artists making the cut, reports Billboard :
  • Who's in: Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, and T. Rex.
  • Who didn't make it:
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Rock Hall Gives Noms to 2 Late Stars

Whitney Houston, Notorious BIG among 16 possibles for the 2020 inductee class

(Newser) - The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious BIG are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy join Houston...

A First for Women in 2019 Rock Hall
'We Can Stop Holding
Our Breath' on Rock Hall
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'We Can Stop Holding Our Breath' on Rock Hall

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson to be inducted

(Newser) - Congratulations to Stevie Nicks. The rocker was announced Thursday as a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame following her first appearance as an individual nominee. She'll become the only woman to be entered twice, following Fleetwood Mac's 1998 induction. "I have been in...

Here Are Your 15 Nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard among them

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll of Fame is out with 15 new nominees, and a potential milestone for Stevie Nicks is within reach. Nicks is nominated as a solo artist, and she's already is in the hall as a member of Fleetwood Mac. She would be the first female artist...

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...

First-Time Rock Hall Nominees Are an Eclectic Group

Radiohead, Nina Simone, Moody Blues, Rage Against the Machine

(Newser) - British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone, and the Moody Blues 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 nominated Thursday are on the ballot for the first time, with Radiohead and Rage Against...

Pearl Jam, Tupac Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame

Journey and Joan Baez are also in the 2017 class

(Newser) - Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and 1970s hitmakers Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes were also part of the 2017 class inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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