September 23, 2008 |
Metallica and Run-DMC top the list of nominees for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The others on the short list for induction include Jeff Beck, the Stooges, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Wanda Jackson, Chic, Bobby Womack and War. The Rock Hall is dealing with the relative dearth of worthy acts newly eligible for membership by leaning heavily on acts previously passed over for membership. Metallica and Run-DMC are the only '80s-vintage nominees being drafted to the institution, which requires 25 years to have passed since performers released their first recordings.
October 30, 1990 |
The Byrds, the Los Angeles band whose 1965 recording of "Mr. Tambourine Man" ignited the folk-rock movement, and Ike & Tina Turner, whose soul revue was among the most dynamic live acts ever in pop, are among the seven new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
March 8, 2000 |
Near the end of Monday's 15th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Paul McCartney introduced James Taylor by announcing, "I'm very honored to induct him into the Rhythm & Blues-Rock and Roll-Ballad-Jazz-Slow Fox Trot Awards. "We all know you can't really call it one thing, what's going on here tonight," McCartney explained. " 'Rock 'n' roll' is too slim."
October 25, 1989 |
British rock veterans the Who and the Kinks plus the folk-pop duo Simon & Garfunkel are among the eight new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday in Cleveland, the proposed site of the Hall of Fame building. Vocal groups the Platters, Four Seasons and Four Tops along with singer-songwriters Bobby Darin and Hank Ballard round out the 1990 inductees, who will be formally admitted to the Hall of Fame in a gala Jan. 17 ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
January 9, 2007 |
Do you prefer your rock dramas sentimental or surly? Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March with his music hero, Patti Smith, the singer sometimes called the poet laureate of punk; David Lee Roth, meanwhile, will get to share the stage at the New York induction ceremony with his estranged bandmates from Van Halen as well as Sammy Hagar, his replacement in the iconic rock outfit.
February 25, 2006 |
Just in case you forgot, the Sex Pistols are still anti-establishment -- even if the establishment is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Next to the SEX PISTOLS, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain ... were [sic] not coming. Were [sic] not your monkey and So what?" That was the tamest portion of a statement posted Friday on the group's official website (www.thefilthandthefury.co.
January 7, 1993 |
Call it a birthday to remember. Veteran singer Ruth Brown will turn 65 on Tuesday, the day she's due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. To make the honor even more gratifying, Brown--who'll be honored along with such other acts as Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doors and Sly & the Family Stone--is still a productive artist.
January 14, 1998 |
Unlike last year, when two key artists, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, stayed home, all the living honorees showed up here for the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner. Yes, all seven of the sometimes feuding past and present members of the Eagles stood side by side at the podium Monday night and then joined--all smiles--for a pair of songs, including the landmark "Hotel California."
January 17, 1990 |
Bobby Darin may be the first member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who purposely distanced himself from rock 'n' roll. As early as 1958, when his first hit, the rock novelty "Splish Splash," was on the charts, the Bronx-born vocalist warned that he intended to expand his musical borders. "It's the only way to build a future in this business," he told Billboard magazine.
January 17, 1992 |
How's this for a rock 'n' roll memory? Start with the Isley Brothers leading an all-star cast of Keith Richards, Neil Young, Little Richard, John Fogerty, Jimmy Page, Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana, Booker T. & the MGs and U2's the Edge through a heart-stirring treatment of the Isleys' "Shout," one of the most joyous songs of the modern pop era.