Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Earlier today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced a new round of presenters and performers who will take the stage at the 2013 induction ceremony on Thursday, April 18. Legendary rockers Jackson Browne and John Fogerty have been added to the evening's star-studded performance roster.
It's been an up-and-down year between Deep Purple fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- the band was finally nominated for induction into the Hall, but didn't make it in. Keyboard player Don Airey seems to be taking it all in stride, though; as he put it during a recent interview, "I don't think the band really care, actually."
Foo Fighters bandmates Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April, during a ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. A press release at RockHall.com also revealed who will induct Albert King, Randy Newman and Donna Summer, but didn't mention what artist will do the honors for Heart or Public Enemy.
At long last, Rush has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers -- who along with Kiss were the two most debated qualifiers of recent years -- join five other acts to be honored at the April 18, 2013 ceremony in Cleveland. Fan vote overwhelmingly favored Geddy Lee and company, although it appears that didn't weigh too heavily into the Hall of Fame's selections.
We've all been glued to our television sets with great concern as we watch the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The massive size of the "superstorm" has caused its effects to be felt beyond the East Coast and as far west as Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has suffered damage as a result.
The induction of Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April gave us plenty to write about at the time. It was so controversial that, a month later, news is still coming out. Today we learned that Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, who gave their induction speech, nearly sang lead vocals in place of Axl Rose, who declined to participate on the eve of the ceremony.
The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio, will be making its way to the masses via HBO this Saturday, May 5 (9:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The special will feature highlights from the evening including inductions, speeches, performances, tributes and so on.