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Tom Morello Wins Humanitarian Award, Addresses N.W.A Rock Hall Controversy

Tom Morello's fervor for a just planet is the hallmark of his music, earning him a place as one of popular culture’s loudest social consciences. Monday night, the Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, and the Nightwatchman guitarist received the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award from WhyHunger?, an organization dedicated to eliminating famine...

Lions Club Under Fire for Hosting Animal-Exploiting Circus

PETA has sent an urgent letter calling on the Rock Hall Lions Club to cancel plans to host the Zerbini Family Circus on Friday. In the letter, PETA points... The post Lions Club Under Fire for Hosting Animal-Exploiting Circus appeared first on PETA.

Cheap Trick Respond to Steve Miller's Rock Hall Comments

Members of Cheap Trick have responded to their fellow class of 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Steve Miller, whose controversial statements about the Rock Hall angered other artists like the Black Keys. Cheap Trick said they wished Miller had "waited" before airing his opinions.  "He was perfectly nice to us," guitarist Rick Nielsen said on...

Watch Pearl Jam Perform With Sting, Cheap Trick in New York

A night after covering the Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam were back at New York's Madison Square Garden with two more surprises: First, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson joined the band onstage to perform the Rock Hall inductees' "Surrender." Later, Sting made an unannounced onstage appearance to sing the Police's Zenyatta...

Rock Hall of Fame Induction Set for HBO With N.W.A, Cheap Trick, More

The 31st Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony featuring N.W.A, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and Deep Purple will air April 30th at 8 p.m. ET on HBO. The show featured performances from all the inductees except N.W.A., as well as tributes to David Bowie and Glenn Frey and a closing all-star jam...

Tom Petty Reminisces About Prince’s Newly Viral Rock Hall Guitar Solo

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In the hours after we learned of Prince’s death last week, one video seemed to go more viral than any others: Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Steve Winwood paying tribute to George Harrison at the 2004 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. During their performance together, Prince ended what was otherwise a […]

See Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen's Raucous '88 Rock Hall Superjam

Little Richard described 1988's third annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony as a "beautiful reunion," something he heard echoed by other attendees of the gala, which honored the Beatles, Supremes, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and others. "Bruce said the same thing," Richard told Rolling Stone. "Mick said...

Monday Morning Video – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

last monthMusic / Country : Twangville

So much has already been said about Prince and his impact that we thought it best to simply honor his legacy with this vintage performance from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Prince stands on the side of the stage, oft in the shadows, until it’s time for him to take a guitar […]

‘Defying description': ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons on Prince the ‘sensational’ guitarist

Prince’s guitar-slinging skills were no secret. Whether at the Super Bowl, stealing a Rock Hall all-star jam or on his records, he could play it all. But to hear ZZ Top’s legendary frontman Billy Gibbons tell it, Prince wasn’t just a great guitar player. He was downright otherworldly. Gibbons spoke to The Post Friday about […]

Watch Prince's Incredible 'My Guitar Gently Weeps' Solo

Prince's breathtaking guitar solo at the end of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" could be the single greatest musical moment at any Rock Hall induction ceremony in its history. It almost didn't happen: George Harrison's widow, Olivia, wanted the performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to be limited to...

Readers' Poll: 10 Acts We'd Like to See Enter Rock Hall of Fame in 2017

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is now behind us, even if Steve Miller continues to keep it in the news cycle. But we're already looking ahead to next year. The organization is finally coming up on acts that began in the early 1990s, meaning that everyone from...

Steve Miller Says He Wishes Elton John Had Inducted Him Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Regrets Nothing About His Rock Hall Rant

Steve Miller has had one heck of a week. The classic rock legend not only blasted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after his induction ceremony, but he trashed the entire recording industry. In a new interview with Billboard, Miller says he wouldn’t take back anything he has said about the Rock Hall or... Show More Summary

Weekend Rock Question: Who Should Enter Rock Hall of Fame in 2017?

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony happened just a week ago, but we're already thinking about next year. Artists that began their career in 1991 will become newly eligible, including Pearl Jam, P.J. Harvey and Tupac Shakur. There's also artists that began their career long before 1991 and...

Steve Miller on Black Keys' Rock Hall Induction: 'I Was Gonna Ask Elton'

In his first interview since his tumultuous entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Steve Miller explained exactly why he was so angry after his induction. "I think you should have a say in who’s going to induct you," Miller told the San Diego Tribune. "The guys who...

Between N.W.A's Rock Hall induction and his Coachella set, Ice Cube doesn't mince words

Despite being one of the most recognizable figures in music, the hip-hop pioneer and multifaceted entertainer Ice Cube didn't raise as much as an eyebrow among fellow customers when he settled into a booth at a bustling Jerry's Famous Deli near his San Fernando Valley home. It's a stark contrast...

15 Women Who Could Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will likely be best remembered for Steve Miller ripping into the Rock Hall in the press room and getting into a spat with the Black Keys, but the "Jungle Love" singer did make one indisputable point: The Rock Hall needs...

Steve Miller At The R&RHOF

“Black Keys: We Regret Inducting Steve Miller After Rock Hall Insults” He didn’t remember who I was either. That’s right, I came up to him backstage, at the Hollywood Bowl, he was opening for Journey. I’d raved about his recent performance at the Greek, we’d exchanged e-mail, which was not brief. Show More Summary

Newswire: Guy who ripped Rock Hall at his own induction ceremony reportedly kind of unpleasant

While recently minted Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and recently outed Rock Hall hater Steve Miller is drawing praise for calling out the Cleveland-based institution for—well, for being dysfunctional as fuck—at least two of his fellow musicians don’t agree. Show More Summary

The Black Keys Really Hated Inducting Steve Miller Into the Rock Hall of Fame, and Would Like You to Know All About Their Own ‘Unpleasant’ Experience

You haven't made it in rock and roll until you've ticked off The Black Keys, so congratulations, Steve Miller; this, and not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction you so despised, will be your legacy. Last Friday, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney graciously took time out of their... More »

Garbage Pail Kids Take on Rock Hall of Fame

Any kid from the Eighties remembers how Garbage Pail Kids pushed the envelope with caricatures of pop culture notables from music, movies, and television – especially if they were confiscated or got detention for sticking them to a school locker. But the gross-out collectibles continue to skewer, recently taking on the...

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