Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • 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 »

  • Nirvana Reunite, Kiss Are Civil at Hall of Fame

    April 11, 2014 3:40 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    It was exactly midnight when Joan Jett walked onstage with the surviving members of Nirvana and tore into the opening chords of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." By that point, the capacity crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center had witnessed a long evening full of miraculous moments only possible at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: A beaming Peter Criss threw his arms around his supposed sworn enemy Paul Stanley during Kiss' peaceful reunion, Cat Stevens led an arena...  | More »

  • Questlove Celebrates Hall And Oates At Rock Hall Induction

    April 11, 2014 2:15 AM ET
     |  James Montgomery

    Questlove loves Philadelphia almost as much as Mac loves Chase Utley, so when he learned that Philly's favorite duo, Hall & Oates, had earned enshrinment in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Roots drummer let it be known that he was the only man who could induct them properly. And lucky for him, H&O agreed. Hall and Oates' Road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "I mean, I'm a Philadelphian; we're a proud city, so I felt it was only right to quasi-campaign for ...  | More »

  • Stevie Nicks on Kiss: 'They Should Have Played'

    April 11, 2014 1:38 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, along with an all-star lineup of women Ronstadt influenced, as Ronstadt was unable to make an appearance herself. Following performances by Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, Nicks sang Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy," which Ronstadt released as her own single 1977 album Simple Dreams, and the Everly Brothers' "When ...  | More »

  • Nirvana's Rock Hall Set Had St. Vincent Dropping F-Bombs

    April 11, 2014 1:35 AM ET
     |  James Montgomery

    If St. Vincent would have told her 9-year-old self that one day, she'd perform with Nirvana, she wouldn't have believed it. And then she probably would've cursed like a girl twice her age. "Nevermind came out when I was 9, and it meant everything to me. I know I wouldn't be playing music if it wasn't for Nirvana," Annie Clark tells Rolling Stone backstage at the 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "It hit me as a 9-year-old! Fuck yeah, it hit me!...  | More »

  • Nirvana Enlists Female Singers for Hall of Fame

    April 11, 2014 1:05 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Four female rockers – Joan Jett, Lorde, Sonic Youth vocalist-bassist Kim Gordon and St. Vincent – joined the living members of Nirvana to sing four songs by the grunge pioneers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight. Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Gordon took on "Aneurysm," St. Vincent performed "Lithium" and Lorde covered "All Apologies" with bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear after the band was inducted by R.E.M.'s Michael...  | More »

  • Is the Battle Between Courtney And Grohl History?

    April 11, 2014 12:40 AM ET
     |  James Montgomery

    For two decades, the rocky relationship between Courtney Love and Nirvana's two surviving members – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic – has essentially been limited to legal action, with the occasional tersely worded statement or public accusation thrown in for additional acrimony. No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked But on Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the warring factions set aside their differences and came together as Nirvana were inducted into ...  | More »

  • Michael Stipe Inducts Nirvana Into Hall of Fame

    April 11, 2014 12:30 AM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    Kurt Cobain always spoke highly of R.E.M. – " I don't know how that band does what they do," he once told Rolling Stone – and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, Michael Stipe returned the favor with a deferential speech in praise of the singer and his former band. No Apologies: all 102 Nirvana songs ranked "Nirvana were artists in every sense of the word," Stipe said. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard. Nir...  | More »

  • Read Kiss' Rock Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

    April 10, 2014 11:21 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Kiss entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, inducted by former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and obsessive Kiss fan Tom Morello. Below, read Morello's induction speech, or go straight to speeches from the band members themselves.  Watch the full speech: Tom Morello: Good evening, I'm Tom Morello. They are four of the most recognizable faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic and badass bands of all time—tonight is the night that Kiss en...  | More »

  • Springsteen Inducts E Street Band into Rock Hall

    April 10, 2014 10:15 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    "In the beginning, there was Mad Dog Vini Lopez." So began Bruce Springsteen's rousing, moving speech inducting his longtime backing group exactly 15 years after his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 100 greatest Bruce Springsteen songs of all time The current incarnation of the E Street Band was on hand to accept the honor, alongside original drummer Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez and keyboardist David Sancious. Danny Federici's widow Maya accepted on his behalf, and Vict...  | More »

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