Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Axl Rose Apologizes to Cleveland for Hall of Fame Snub

    April 17, 2012 6:21 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Axl Rose has written another letter to fans explaining his decision to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and apologizing to the city of Cleveland for the snub. Last week, Axl wrote a long letter in which he said he declined his induction into the Hall of Fame. The group performed with Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, and the Cleveland crowd booed every time Axl's name was mentioned during the ceremony.  This new letter ends with a request for the media ...  | More »

  • Video: Questlove Toasts to the Beastie Boys

    April 16, 2012 6:30 PM ET

    Questlove, the go-to drummer and DJ in hip-hop, has lots of love for the Beastie Boys, as he explained to Rolling Stone at the trio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland this weekend. "I'll say that the Beastie Boys are probably one of the biggest influences on the Roots," he raved. "Back when me and my cousin would listen to Power 99 [FM] and they’d come to Philadelphia, we thought they were Puerto Rican…they had to be Puerto Rican, 'cause there were...  | More »

  • Video: Motown's Berry Gordy on Siring LMFAO

    April 16, 2012 6:00 PM ET

    Motown founder Berry Gordy was on hand at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony to celebrate the induction of the Miracles, the band that backed "his best friend for over 50 years," Smokey Robinson. The group established the young label's reputation, said Gordy. "Once Smokey got a hit, everybody started running to Motown." Gordy, who said he is writing the book for a Broadway play about Motown, is the sire of "Party Rock"'s LMFAO – Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) is his son, a...  | More »

  • Video: Chuck D: Beastie Boys Were Revolutionaries

    April 16, 2012 5:20 PM ET

    Backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D reminisced about playing early Beastie Boys records on the radio in Long Island in the early Eighties. "People talk about Jay-Z and Eminem, but it's impossible to talk about those dudes without the magnitude of LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, who made it possible for them," he says. "That's evolution, but the revolution is LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys." Interview by Patrick Doyle, video by...  | More »

  • Video: The Faces on Replacing Rod Stewart

    April 16, 2012 3:45 PM ET

    "I turned on my phone at 7:30 in the morning and I get this message – Friday morning – saying, 'Please can you come over and do it? Rod's sick,'" Mick Hucknall says of why he was pulled in at the last minute to substitute for Rod Stewart at the Faces' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "He genuinely is ill," Ron Wood says of Stewart's condition. "That strep throat is a curse to the vocalist." Related• Rod Stewart Too Sick to Attend Rock ...  | More »

  • Video: Sara Bareilles Pays Tribute to Laura Nyro

    April 16, 2012 3:15 PM ET

    "All I really wanted to do with the performance was to just get out of the way and really pay tribute to Laura's legacy," Sara Bareilles says of her performance in honor of the late Laura Nyro at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "I do feel like Laura has been under-recognized over the years, but I have to say, she's a tough nut to crack musically. She's not an artist that you can throw on and everyone is going to necessarily take to it immediately, but there&#...  | More »

  • Video: Donovan on Playing at the Hall of Fame

    April 16, 2012 11:10 AM ET

    Donovan closed out his performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special version of his hit "Season of the Witch" with John Mellencamp, which he said afterward was "a great joy." "I feel like something has been fulfilled on stage tonight which sums up my contribution to this extraordinary world of music," the singer told Rolling Stone. Related• Complete Coverage of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony• Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Bring M...  | More »

  • Video: Derek Trucks on Hall of Famer Freddie King

    April 16, 2012 10:45 AM ET

    Guitarist Derek Trucks says he would have jumped at the chance just to guitar-tech for the late blues legend Freddie King's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Instead, he got to join Joe Bonamassa and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons onstage for two King songs, "Hideaway" and "Going Down." Said Trucks, "Freddie is truly one of the all-time greats. He's just one of those guys who seemed to be able to summon this limitless energy. When it was time to go, he just had another gea...  | More »

  • Photos: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 11:47 AM ET

    Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more celebrate their legacies  | More »

  • Video: Guns N' Roses Talk Axl Rose, Rock Heroes

    April 15, 2012 11:10 AM ET

    Former Guns N' Roses members Steven Adler and Matt Sorum are thrilled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they also expressed remorse over the fact that some of their musical heroes have yet to be honored. "It's such an honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but then I found out that KISS isn't in here, and then I found out the other day that Rush isn't in there," says Adler. "They've got to be inducted. If it wasn't for those bands and a...  | More »

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