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Read Ringo Starr's Jovial Rock Hall Acceptance Speech

Ever one to get by "With a Little Help From My Friends,"Ringo Starr was applauded by a stellar array of friends, colleagues and admirers Saturday night when he took the stage at Cleveland's Public Hall to accept the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence from his former...

Read Laurie Anderson's Moving Rock Hall Speech for Lou Reed

Erudite and articulate as he unquestionably was, Lou Reed could also be a man of few words, depending on his mood. In 1996, when Reed was first inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Velvet Underground, he kept his acceptance speech as short and modest...

'Ringo Nailed It': Paul McCartney Inducts Starr Into Rock Hall of Fame

When it came to handing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence out to Ringo Starr, there was certainly no one more appropriate for the task than Paul McCartney. Not only are the two men the sole surviving members of the Beatles — for whom they comprised...

Green Day Pummel Rock Hall With Ecstatic Induction Ceremony Set

In 2002, Green Day attended their first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivities as musical fill-ins for the Ramones, performing three of their songs in honor of the seminal New York punk band's induction. On Saturday night, the multi-platinum East Bay pop-punks played three songs from their own catalog,...

Read Patti Smith's Poignant Lou Reed Rock Hall Induction

Friends, colleagues, poets, sometime label mates and full-time figureheads (and survivors) of one of New York City's most vibrant and violent eras, Patti Smith and Lou Reed occupied a similar stratum of rock history. But Smith — who first met Reed during the Velvet Underground's legendary 1970 stand at Max's Kansas City...

Joan Jett Delivers Blistering Rock Hall Set With Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened up this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a punk-inflected set, bolstered by some high-profile guests. The singer, who wore a black leather jacket, began her set with the anthem "Bad Reputation," set against black & white pics of her flipping the bird. Once...

10 Greatest Induction-Ceremony Moments of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its 30th annual induction ceremony. To mark the momentous occasion, the Rock Hall went into its archives to find rare gems as well as pull fan favorites from nearly three decades of once-in-a-lifetime performances. Show More Summary

Rock Hall of Fame cure? Let the layoffs begin

Ignoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual foolishness can be a great time-saver for fans of pop music and its history. So why do I let each new induction announcement and ceremony lure me into the same old trap of grumping the same old useless gripes?

Rock Hall receives $5M endowment gift from NYC foundation

In yesterday's Plain Dealer, John Soeder reported on the five million dollar gift from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation based in New York City. The funds, raised through concerts by hall of fame musicians given in New York City...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Inside the Rock Hall’s twisted and archaic nominating process

A new Billboard piece offers some behind-the-scenes insight into the creaky, Jann Wenner-centric method behind the selection of potential inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. With inductions coming next week, just who gets into...Show More Summary

Beck and Karen O to Honor Lou Reed, Miley Cyrus to Induct Joan Jett at Rock Hall Ceremony

Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band are the newest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, Beck, Karen O, Rage Against the Machine's TomShow More Summary

Miley Cyrus to induct Joan Jett & Blackhearts into Rock Hall

The final missing piece has dropped — like a wrecking ball — on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony next week with news that Miley Cyrus will do the honors of welcoming in Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Newswire: Paul McCartney to induct some guy named Ringo Starr into the Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony got a little more exciting with the recent announcement that Paul McCartney would be attending, and possibly performing. The man beloved the world over for creating legendary rock group Wings will not just be there for himself, however. Show More Summary

Beck, Dave Grohl, Patti Smith, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & more appearing at Rock Hall induction ceremony

Patti Smith & Lou Reed The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony happens April 18 in Cleveland this year, and performers have now been announced. Beck, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, John Legend and more are set to perform,...

Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into Rock Hall on April 18

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will find one Beatle inducting another when Paul McCartney ushers Ringo Starr into the hall as a solo act. Punk poet Patti Smith will handle the duties of posthumously welcoming Lou Reed into the institution for his solo career.

Beck, Dave Grohl and John Legend to Perform at Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

They will join other musicians to honor this year's inductees, who include Bill Withers, Lou Reed and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Herb Alpert: In the Mood for Excellence

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

While he has been bestowed endless awards--nine Grammys, a presidential Medal of the Arts, enshrined in the Rock Hall of Fame--and has sold over 72 million records, m: Herb Alpert is a trumpet player at heart and an artist in his soul. What emanates from that trumpet and its player's mind...

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung laments Rock Hall of Fame picks

Dennis DeYoung is one of the good guys in rock 'n' roll. Maybe one of the last ones too, since these days the only bands getting attention don't play instruments and rely on autotune. In any case, the former Styx frontman (who still puts on a HELL of a show now with a new band) …

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

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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. Show More Summary

2015 Rock Hall Inductees Include, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

After sharing the list of nominees for its 2015 class in October, on Tuesday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the eight acts it will induct at next year’s ceremony. Green Day, as we predicted, have made the final cut. Going into...Show More Summary

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