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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Kiss' Other Members Speak Out

    May 31, 2014 10:00 AM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    Rolling Stone's first-ever Kiss cover story mostly focused on the original lineup of the band: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The Rock and Hall of Fame also chose to induct only those members – a decision Simmons and Stanley made quite clear that they opposed. They invited current Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer, current drummer Eric Singer and former guitarist Bruce Kulick (who played in the band from 1984 to 1995) to join them at their table for the April 10...  | More »

  • Novoselic: Singers Conjured 'Spirit of Nirvana'

    April 15, 2014 11:35 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead." The group's surviving members felt that having women sing the songs would be a good tribute to Kurt Cobain and what the group stood for and, ultimately, Novoselic said, "I feel we conjured the spirit of the band." No Apologies: all 102 Nirvana songs ranked No...  | More »

  • Peter Gabriel on Genesis Reunion: 'I Never Say Never'

    April 14, 2014 12:55 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    "Hey, great job with Kiss up there man! " Peter Gabriel told Tom Morello backstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday shortly after Gabriel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gabriel sat down for a quick five-minute interview about the honor, his next album and the remote possibility of a Genesis reunion. 20 best moments from the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction How does it feel now that you're inducted?I’m very relieved. I was very happy ...  | More »

  • Questlove on Kiss' Influence: 'I Was Obsessed'

    April 11, 2014 2:20 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    When Questlove enters Rolling Stone's interview suite to talk about inducting Hall & Oates into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, he has other immediate concerns. "Who else has spoken?" he asks, looking at the room's television, which is displaying Kiss' acceptance speeches. "What did Gene say?" Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury Like everyone, the Roots drummer and bandleader was expecting a different scene than the original Kiss members' peaceful...  | More »

  • Read Nirvana's Rock Hall Acceptance Speech

    April 11, 2014 1:45 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. With Courtney Love and Dave Grohl sharing a stage for the first (and probably last) time in years after a decades-long feud, speculation ran high on what would transpire. But like Kiss, all parties agreed to put aside their differences—for one night, at least—to honor the legacy of the music. Below, read Michael Stipe's induction spe...  | More »

  • Former E Street Band Members: 'We're Blood Brothers'

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    "Bruce is the main noise," former Bruce Springsteen drummer Vini Lopez tells Rolling Stone backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame following the E Street Band's performance. "You don't watch the main noise, you're not going to get far." The 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time Lopez – who was wearing a Steel Mill lapel pin, a reference to an early band he played in with Bruce – played in the E Street Band from 1972 to 1974, and said the group'...  | More »

  • 10 Amazing Backstage Moments From the Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 12:55 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle and Kory Grow

    The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was packed with surprising reconciliations and all-star turns on the mic. So what went down backstage, when the night's honorees and speakers got a chance to unwind? Rolling Stone captured the behind-the-scenes vibe from our prime perch: 20 best moments from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony When Stevie Met BruceAfter we talked with Stevie Nicks, she ran into Bruce Springsteen in the crowded hallway. "Yo...  | More »

  • Hall & Oates Get Interrupted by Surprise Guest at Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 12:15 PM ET
     |  Jason Newman

    Philly Blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates have been eligible for Hall of Fame induction for more than 15 years, but on Thursday night at Barclays Center, the group that blended pop, Philly soul, jazz and New Wave for seven platinum albums finally got their due. Inducted by fellow Philly native Questlove, who let it be known that "Hall and Oates will cure any known illness," the group performed funky renditions of "She's Gone," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" and "You Ma...  | More »

  • Photos: 20 Best Moments at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction

    April 11, 2014 11:45 AM ET

    The funniest speeches, loudest performances and most touching reconciliations  | More »

  • Ace Frehley on Kiss' Rock Hall Induction: 'We're Brothers in Rock'

    April 11, 2014 9:40 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Almost as soon as Kiss were named as inductees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the drama began. Although original guitarist Ace Frehley told Rolling Stone he didn't see any bad blood between his ex-bandmates, the group's current original members – Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons – decided that no lineup of Kiss would perform. In the end, the four original members reunited peacefully onstage and were humbled by the award. After their acceptance speeches, Rolli...  | More »

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