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Here’s how we reunite the Smiths: Why Morrissey and Johnny Marr must make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The public's yearning to see Morrissey and Marr together again might only be sated with rightful place in rock hall

Trent Reznor Discusses Failed Hesitation Marks Sessions With Arcade Fire Producer, Skepticism About Rock Hall Nomination, U2?s Devaluing Music

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Trent Reznor recently sat down with Billboard for a great interview which touched on a wide range of topics, including his Gone Girl score, failed Hesitation Marks recording sessions with Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, his Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nomination, and his new role at apple as chief creative officer for Beats [...]

A Realistic Assessment of the 2015 Rock Hall Nominees

Every fall, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the nominees for the following year’s induction ceremony, and every fall, music fans find new reasons to fault the organization. Sure, I’m perpetually disappointed by the lack of female...Show More Summary

Newswire: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and The Smiths lead 2015 Rock Hall nominees

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, and Kraftwerk are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2015 class of inductees. Other nominees include Bill Withers, N.W.A., Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band,...Show More Summary

Lou Reed, Sting among 2015 Rock Hall nominees

Just before the one year anniversary of his death, Lou Reed has been nominated to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lou Reed, The Smiths, NIN, Green Day Among 2015 Rock Hall Nominees

The list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

Lou Reed, NIN, Green Day top 2015 nominees for Rock Hall

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed, punk-pop band Green Day, industrial dance-rock group Nine Inch Nails and ‘80s Brit-pop group the Smiths are among the 15 pop music acts that appear on the final nominees ballot for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

Green Day and Nine Inch Nails Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

2 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

Others on the ballot include Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, the Smiths, Sting, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes and the Spinners.

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

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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

4 months agoNews : 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

4 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

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