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Rock Hall Ousts Father Of Rock ‘N Roll’s Ashes, Installs Beyoncé’s Wardrobe

In what’s sure to be another talking point for those who lament the rise of poptimism, DJ Alan Freed’s ashes were removed from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame today, only a few days after the opening of an exhibit featuring some of Beyoncé’s most iconic outfits, including the black leotard worn in the [...]

Rock And Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The ashes of disc jockey Alan Freed, who is widely credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," have been removed from display at the Rock Hall in Cleveland.

Rock Hall Boots DJ's Ashes, Adds Beyonce Costumes

Rock pioneer Alan Freed's final resting place at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't so final after all. The DJ's son, Lance, says the museum has told him to come and pick up his father's ashes, which have been on display since 2002. The museum's director said, "Look...

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#8: Rihanna)

Twenty-six-year-old Barbados native Rihanna -- born Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- was already well on her way to pop stardom by the time she was 16, when she signed with the Def Jam label. Reflecting her Caribbean roots, her early work wasShow More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#6: Lady Gaga)

The year 1986 was a big one for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as it marked the inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when such rock patriarchs as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley were inducted. That same year, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City. Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#6: Grace Potter)

"I got my kicks with my parents' old record collection and fell hard for the whole British Invasion," says Grace Potter. "Led Zeppelin was a big one for sure. Then Robert Plant asked us to tour with him, which we did. It's so great when...Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#5: Katy Perry)

After moving from gospel to pop-rock, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson -- better known as Katy Perry -- quickly found a place in the pop-culture spotlight with the release of her 2008 hit single "I Kissed a Girl." Two years later, in 2010,Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#4: Fall Out Boy)

In roughly a decade, Fall Out Boy has grown from an unknown band rehearsing in their hometown of Wilmette, Illinois, to one of the most popular rock bands touring today. With drummer Andy Hurley, vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist...Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#3: Bruno Mars)

Back in 1993, the NFL was looking for a way to better keep viewers tuned into the Super Bowl during halftime and into the game's second half. The solution? Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and King of Pop Michael Jackson. "I don't know what kid didn't listen to [Michael Jackson] at my age," says Bruno Mars. Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall of Fame (#2: The Black Keys)

Since the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 1986 -- when the likes of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley were inducted -- more than 300 people have been honored with a place in the Hall of Fame. If you're keeping count, that's nearly 730 Inductees who've had a hand in making rock and roll history. Show More Summary

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall of Fame (#1: Alabama Shakes)

In their earliest days as a group, the members of Alabama Shakes honed their chops playing classics by James Brown and Otis Redding, but also by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. "We had to find music we could all agree on and figure out how to...Show More Summary

Sammy Hagar, rock hall of famer, future LaFerrari owner

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Those of us who were kids in the '80s will likely never forget the summer when this blonde surfer dude put out a killer music video telling off the cops in his sweet black Ferrari. Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" was not just classic...Show More Summary

Checker to Rock Hall: Honor me while I can still make money

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Chubby Checker wants the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to know it's time to induct him into its exclusive club before it's too late.

Watch Official Performances And Speeches From Nirvana’s Rock Hall Induction

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This past weekend, HBO aired the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony, including the induction of Nirvana and subsequent performances, and a video of the entire Nirvana segment has surfaced online. The ceremony contains performances from the surviving members of Nirvana with guest vocalists including Joan Jett, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon, and [...]

Popcast: The Rock Hall’s New Class and the Revenge of Kiss

4 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss this year’s inductees and the challenges of creating a rock canon.

Watch St. Vincent Play ‘Lithium’ With Nirvana At Their Rock Hall Induction

The2014RockandRollHallofFameInductionCeremonywasnearlytwomonthsago,buttheconcertwillfinallyaironHBOthisSaturdayat8p.m.EST.We’vealreadyseenfootageofLorde fillinginforKurtCobainon“AllApologies,”andnowcomesanofficialsnippetofSt.Vincentdoingthesame,buton“Lithium.”Shelookspossessed,andaddsanextradoseofmenacetoanalreadymenacingsong.

watch a clip of St. Vincent playing "Lithium" with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock Hall ceremony (video)

photo by Kevin Mazur As you probably heard by now, the surviving members of Nirvana performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and then at Saint Vitus after with a number of guests including St. Vincent,...

The Kurt Cobain Wallet Letter Is Just Another Opportunity for the Internet to Lazily Vilify Courtney Love

Kurt Cobain’s suicide will not die. This week, as we’re still coming off Cobain’s 20th deathiversary and Nirvana’s Rock Hall Induction, the Seattle Police Department released their detective’s full … Read More

SFH through the ages

Came across this one in Punk Rock Hall of Fame vault, and put it on Twitter to irritate Steve Deceive. As you read this, millions of mohawked youngsters are printing this off, clipping it, and stitching it onto their sleeveless Circle Jerks jean jackets. Of such photos are punque rawk dreams made.

What KISS really should have done at the Rock Hall of Fame induction

Admit it. A part of you is a KISS fan. And you were probably conflicted as hell when Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter were inducted in the Rock Hall of Fame recently. Tampa Bay Times sports reporter Joey Knight, who was reared on '80s rock but abhors the term "hair metal," says KISS missed an obvious opportunity to do right by fans at the induction …

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