Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Bruce Springsteen Artifacts Hit the Rock Hall: Video Tour of New Exhibit

    April 1, 2009 2:20 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Starting today, April 1st, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is launching "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen" — and Rolling Stone has your behind-the-scenes look at some of the best artifacts in the exhibit. Described as the Museum's most elaborate showcase dedicated to a single artist, for Bruce fans the new exhibit is Mecca, as the relics on display from Springsteen's career range from his early band the Castiles to ar...  | More »

  • Bruce Springsteen Artifacts Heading to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    March 9, 2009 2:35 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Starting April 1st, Bruce Springsteen fans will be heading to Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen," a new exhibit featuring artifacts from the New Jersey legend's four-decade career. The exhibit opens just three days before Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials are inducted into the Rock Hall at a star-studded April 4th ceremony in Ohio. (See all Ro...  | More »

  • Bobby Womack Reacts to Hall of Fame News: "I Wish I Could Call Sam Cooke"

    January 14, 2009 3:32 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Bobby Womack says he is extremely happy to learn he'll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the 2009 class (Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run-DMC and Little Anthony and the Imperials). "My very first thought was — I wish I could call Sam Cooke and share this moment with him," Womack said in a statement. "This is just about as exciting to me as being able to see Barack Obama become the first black President of the United States of America! It proves that, if you&...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Elvis Costello

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM ET
     |  Bill Crandall

    Elvis Costello debuted in 1977 as rock & roll's greatest amalgam. He sported the King's name, looked and dressed like Buddy Holly, and his music combined the Beatles' Mersey Beat with punk rock's indignation and Dylan's eloquence. Over his ensuing twenty-five-year recording career, with and without his backing band the Attractions, he has dabbled in country, reggae, big band, lounge, opera and chamber music, and collaborated with everyone from pop maestros Burt B...  | More »

  • Ramones, Petty Get in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Bill Crandall

    The Ramones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Chet Atkins and Jim Stewart will be next year's entrants into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Seventeenth Annual induction ceremony will take place March 18th in New York and air on VH1 on the 20th. For the Ramones, Petty and the Talking Heads, the induction will come in their first year of eligibility -- twenty-five years after the release of their debut album -- an honor in itsel...  | More »

  • Rock Hall to Honor Masters

    January 25, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Jaan Uhelszki

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has chosen Bessie Smith and Hank Williams to be the first and second recipients of the museum's new American Masters Series. The series will first spotlight the legendary Smith, the "Empress of the Blues," in September. The American Masters Series, which kicks off this year, will be comprised of a series of events designed to educate the public about the contributions of some of popular music's most important pioneers. "Smith's contrib...  | More »

  • Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Selected for Hall of Fame

    October 28, 1997 12:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Expect hell to freeze over again this winter: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of '98 will consist of the Eagles, as well as Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas and the Papas, Santana, Gene Vincent and Lloyd Price. "Jelly Roll" Morton will be inducted as an early influence and Allen Touissant will enter as a non-performer. Though acts are not eligible for induction until 25 years after the release of their first album, Santana is still recording and touring and the Eagles reunited sev...  | More »

  • Stooges, Eagles Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    September 15, 1997 12:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Nearly a quarter-century after Iggy Pop proclaimed himself a "street-walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm," he and the proto-punk Stooges may soon find themselves strutting into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Stooges are apparently on the list of 15 potential Hall of Fame inductees, which also includes the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Santana, among others. Although the nominees have not yet been officially announced, news of possible members of the Hall...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Bob Dylan on Stevie Wonder

    February 9, 1989 1:30 PM ET
     |  Bob Dylan

    If anybody can be called a genius, Stevie Wonder can be. I think it has something to do with his ear, not being able to see or whatever. I go back with him to about the early Sixties, when he was playing at the Apollo with all that Motown stuff. If nothing else, he played the harmonica incredible, I mean truly incredible. Never knew what to think of him really until he cut "Blowin' in the Wind." That really blew my mind, and I figured I'd better pay attention. I was glad when he did...  | More »

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