All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’

Lou Reed Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sister Sets the Record Straight

Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend and the singer’s younger sister, Merrill Reed Weiner, set the record straight about the famous rocker and their family. In an essay published in Medium magazine, Reed Weiner shared a plethora of family secrets with the hopes of providing “clarity and context” about her …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Original Drummer Bob Burns Dies in Car Crash

Lynyrd Skynyrd is mourning one of their own. The band’s original drummer, Bob Burns, died Friday in a car crash in Cartersville, Georgia. He was 64. Robert Lewis Burns Jr.always loved music. He formed a band with his teenage friends in the 1960s in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally called My Backyard, then The Noble Five, and then One Percent, the band …

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Joan Jett Talks Rock Hall Induction

Joan Jett and her band The Black Hearts will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This past April, she and her band played on stage during Nirvana’s induction at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. “Maybe it reminded people I’m out there,” Jett said on Tuesday about the fact that she received her nomination shortly thereafter. “It’s a roiling …

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Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders: New Album

Chrissie Hynde, best known for her years as the front woman of The Pretenders, is back on tour and has a new album to boot. Recently appearing in Akron, Ohio–the city that she says ‘spit her out,’ Hynde performed a 22-song set that featured many of The Pretenders’ classics. Fans loved hearing “Don’t Lose Faith in Me,” “Biker,” “Talk of …

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Vince Gill to Bring Phil Everly to Life at Concert

Vince Gill wants to bring the late Phil Everly to life at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s tribute concert for the 2014 Music Masters recipients. This year’s recipients are the Everly Brothers. In a collaboration with music director Rodney Crowell and country singer Emmylou Harris, Gill plans to take the stage to sing as Phil Everly sang. Phil …

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Lands List Of Nominees For 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan is among the list of artists up for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On October 9, Thursday, the list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 was released, which included Vaughan and artists such as Lou Reed, Sting, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and …

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Linda Ronstadt Awarded National Medal Of Arts

Female rock and roll legend Linda Ronstadt was unable to make her induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April due to Parkinson’s disease. However, with the assistance of a military aide who brought Ronstadt into the East Room of the White House by wheelchair, she was able to personally receive the highest US arts prize, …

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Chubby Checker Has Fighting Words For RRHOF

Think about it like this. Who hasn’t done The Twist? The legendary dance move defies age and social status. If you’ve been to a wedding, bar mitzvah, or sweet-16 party in the past 50 years, let’s face it, you’ve most likely done The Twist. So then why isn’t Chubby Checker, singer of The Twist, which is the only single to …

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Courtney Love, Nirvana Members Reunited

Courtney Love and the remaining members of Nirvana reunited this week to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it looks like they’ve put their differences aside after several years of hard feelings. Love and Dave Grohl have had a hard time of it over the years, even getting into it over Twitter at …

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Paul Stanley, KISS Frontman, Rips Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Legendary hard rock band KISS has been stirring controversy over the drama that surrounds their recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Outspoken guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley has been candid about his sentiments toward the long-standing induction. After being passed over for 14 years, the iconic glam rockers are finally being inducted by the Rock Hall. …

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Dave Grohl Talks Nirvana’s Hall of Fame Induction

Although Courtney Love, wife of the now-deceased singer Kurt Cobain, is sick of hearing about former Nirvana drummer (now Foo Fighters front-man) Dave Grohl, it’s undeniable that the 45-year old is all over the rock and roll world nowadays. Grohl and Krist Novoselic, both of Nirvana fame, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to share stories …

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Cat Stevens AKA Yusuf Islam Performs On “The Tonight Show” [Video]

Fans got a special treat while watching The Tonight Show on Tuesday when Cat Stevens showed up to perform a couple of his classic songs. Following his conversion to Islam, Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam, and has released albums under that name since. The singer is set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame …

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