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Let us now praise Billy Joel

Twenty-one years after releasing his last pop album, 15 years removed from his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nearly a decade since his last stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, four years after undergoing double-hip-replacement surgery, Billy Joel, at age 65, is enjoying an exceedingly rare moment of critical adulation and respect. Show More Summary

Yusuf Islam – “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Procol Harum Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham)

Yusuf Islam has had a big pop cultural presence this year between being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, replacing The Simpsons’ theme music, battling scalpers, performing with the Roots, covering Edgar Winter and being covered by Father John Misty. And he still hasn’t even released his new album, the Rick Rubin-produced [...]

Five Bands That Must Go Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and as always there is just as much noise about who made the list as there is about who didn't. (Hey, cantankerous prog-rock fans: in the words of Regina George, stop trying to make Jethro Tull happen. Show More Summary

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

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Who Should Be Inducted?

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced on Thursday morning, with Green Day and Nine Inch Nails receiving nominations in their first year of eligibility. This is also the first time that The Smiths, Sting, Bill Withers, and Stevie Ray Vaughan will be featured on the ballot, though they've been eligible previously. Show More Summary

Green Day heads Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2015 nominees

2 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Green Day heads the official list of nominees for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for the first time, since the Hall only inducts artists 25 years after their first record came [...]

Lost Interview Of Michael Jackson Talking About His 'Destiny' Resurfaces

In January 1980, Michael Jackson was 21. He had not yet released "Thriller," nor had he been crowned King of Pop or inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But even then, he seemed to have a sense of the legacy he was buildingShow More Summary

RIP Cosimo Matassa

Cosimo Matassa, the legendary recording engineer and studio owner who helped introduce and shape New Orleans’ early rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll sound and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recognized with a Grammy for his efforts, died Thursday. Show More Summary

Newswire: St. Vincent to fill in for Fred Armisen on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Earlier this year, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark proved her ability to be a pretty good substitute bandleader by filling in for Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction. Now Clark will be stepping up for the slightly...Show More Summary

President Obama Confesses A Long Standing Crush On Linda Ronstadt

Back in April, Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, her battle with Parkinson’s disease proved to great of an obstacle to attend the ceremony. However, Parkinson’s did not hold her back from attending a White House ceremony where she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, as well

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

Beyoncé To Get Her Own Exhibit In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! Find Out Which Iconic Bey Items Will Be On Display!

Museums just got even better — trust us. As a musician, it's basically a huge honor to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who wouldn't want their picture next to all the other legendary rock stars?! For Beyoncé, that honor is a reality although it won't be happening anytime soon. Eight years to [...]

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

Photos: Daryl Hall And John Oates At Ravinia

  When Daryl Hall and John Oates came through town recently thew were riding high from a recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. [ more › ]

Courtney Love Says 'It's Time to Make Amends' With Dave Grohl...

One of the biggest rock n’ roll feuds in recent memory is finally coming to an end. Via Rolling Stone: Following a drama-free reunion with Dave Grohl at Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Courtney Love wants to resolve her differences with her late husband’s bandmate. Show More Summary

Courtney Love On Dave Grohl: 'It's Time To Make Amends'

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. BY KORY GROW Following a drama-free reunion with Dave Grohl at Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Courtney Love wants to resolve her differences with her late husband's bandmate. Show More Summary

Chubby Checker Tells Hall Of Fame: ‘Induct Me While I’m Still Smiling’

Chubby Checker is making no bones in the press about the fact that he wants to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before it’s “too late.” On Thursday Checker, who wrote and performed the famous song “Let’s Twist Again,” which was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll song that received a Grammy

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

5 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.

Chubby Checker Demands Induction Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chubby Checker recorded the definitive versions of “The Twist” and “Let’s Twist Again,” two of the most iconic singles in the history of rock. “Let’s Twist Again” was also the first rock song to win a Grammy. Is that enough to get him into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame? Apparently not. Checker (born [...]

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