Tag Archives: Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

The Today Show reports: Neil Diamond has announced he will stop touring due to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The legendary singer and songwriter announced on his website Monday that the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform. He cancelled upcoming dates in Australia and New Zealand from his 50th anniversary tour. “It is with great reluctance and ...

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Tom Petty’s Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

Rolling Stone reports: After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician had taken several pain medications, including Fentanyl (including acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl), oxycodone and generic Xanax. Other medications included generic Restoril (a ...

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Rock Legend Fats Domino Dies At Age 89

The Washington Post reports: Antoine “Fats” Domino, the jovial New Orleans entertainer whose bluesy singing and boogie-woogie piano style helped launch rock-and-roll in the 1950s with such rollicking songs as “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walkin’,” died Oct. 24. He was 89. Among the early rockers, Mr. Domino was rivaled only by Elvis Presley in record sales. ...

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2018 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Kate Bush, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Nina Simone, Eurythmics, Depeche

Rolling Stone reports: The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 are in, and the list includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta ...

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David Crosby To Ted Nugent: You’re Not In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Because You Totally Suck

The Associated Press reports: David Crosby says fellow rocker Ted Nugent has been kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because he’s not good enough, not because of his politics. Crosby responded to a fan’s question about whether political correctness kept Nugent out of the Hall by saying that Nugent “just isn’t good enough.” He also used ...

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Ted Nugent: I’m A Gay Pirate

We interrupt our weekend of Trump/Nazi news for a bit of fun had at the expense of Ted Nugent, who is apparently furious that he’s never been inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. From the music site Metal Injection: Proud statutory rapist Ted Nugent has had a long, and inarguably, successful rock and roll career, but one ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Rapper Charged With Murdering Homeless Man He Claims Was “Hitting On Him” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was walking in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday near where he worked security and ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Nominations: Depeche Mode, Chic, Journey, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, MC5, ELO, Others

Cleveland.com reports: Recent changes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems to have benefitted longtime snubs and older fan favorites. Last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which handles its annual nominations, dismissed more than a dozen of its members. The changes have led to the committee focusing part of its attention on ...

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At The 2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Inductions

Among this year’s inductees were Joan Jett, Green Day, and Ringo Starr, who had previously been inducted with the Beatles.

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2015 Rock Hall Inductees: Joan Jett, Green Day, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has unveiled its list of inductees for the 2015 class. Via Rolling Stone: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of 2015. Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence ...

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BROOKLYN: Joan Jett Fronts Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Last night the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2014 class at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where Joan Jett was among the women who stepped in to front inductees Nirvana in the place of Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide 20 years ago last week. Nirvana’s emotional induction included speeches from Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, as well as his mother, ...

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2014 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Chic, Kiss, Nirvana, Ronstadt, Hall & Oates

The list of 2014 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was announced today. On the list for the eighth time are disco legends Chic, who remain fronted by mega-producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran.) I took the photo above at Chic’s free show at Lincoln Center last summer. “Teen Spirit” and “Good Times” may be ...

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Donna Summer To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Word accidentally leaked out today that Donna Summer will be announced tomorrow as one of the 2013 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer died of lung cancer earlier this year at the age of 63. Via Contact Music: Due to an administrative error, the I Feel Love singer’s induction notice has been released hours before Hall ...

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Donna Summer Nominated To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For Fifth Time

For the fifth time, Donna Summer is among the fourteen acts nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer, who died of lung cancer* in May, was also nominated four of the last five years, but has been overlooked despite numerous Grammy wins, including one for Best Rock Vocal Performance. Artists become eligible 25 years after the domestic ...

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Elton John On Donna Summer

“I’m so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me ...

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Lesbian Singer/Songwriter Lauro Nyro Named To 2012 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 inductees. For the fourth time, multiple Grammy winner Donna Summer had been nominated, but was not selected. Of slight solace (to me), late lesbian singer/songwriter Laura Nyro made the cut on her first nomination. More than a quarter century after they brought hard rock back to the top of ...

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Donna Summer Nominated To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For Fourth Time

For the fourth time, Donna Summer is among the fifteen acts nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer was also nominated three of the last four years, but has been overlooked despite numerous Grammy wins, including one for Best Rock Vocal Performance. Artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first commercial full-length record. Here’s ...

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Donna Summer Lands Third Nomination To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Donna Summer has been nominated to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the third time, after having been passed over for the 2008 and 2010 classes of inductees. Classic disco group Chic has been nominated for the sixth time. Here’s the full list of this year’s nominees: Neil Diamond, Donovan, Alice Cooper, and Dr. John have all been ...

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ABBA Makes Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame

ABBA made the list of 2010 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Joining them will be Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, and Jimmy Cliff. And once again: NO DONNA SUMMER. Outrage! Eligibility begins 25 years after an artist’s first release, making Donna now ten years overdue. So much for those 12 Grammy nominations and five wins, including ...

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But Still No Donna Summer

The latest round of inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been announced. Run-DMC, the rap group consisting of Jason Mizell, Jason Simmons and Darryl McDaniels, will be among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rappers (Mr. Mizell died in 2002), along with the group Metallica, will be inducted at a ...

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