Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Cleveland Revs Up for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Festivities

    April 6, 2012 12:00 PM ET
     |  Elizabeth Weinstein

    Steve Schimoler, owner and chef at Cleveland, Ohio's Crop Bistro & Bar, has been working hard to create the perfect rock-themed menu for his restaurant, with the hopes of attracting some of the rock stars, record industry executives, and music fans who will flood into town for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony later this month. He is particularly proud of a cocktail he calls the "Sugaree" (shaken not stirred) – in honor of the Rock Hall's new Gr...  | More »

  • Slash: 'Axl Rose Hates My Guts'

    April 2, 2012 11:10 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    When Guns N' Roses get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th, nobody knows exactly what else will happen – including Slash. "This is a subject I'm dead sick of talking about," the guitarist says. "Everyone has been asking me what's going to happen, and they know as much as I do. I feel you're totally obligated to be present and I would love to fucking play, but it's just something that's not gonna happen for whatever reason." Slash, ba...  | More »

  • KISS Still Sore Over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Exclusion

    March 22, 2012 3:30 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14th, and this year class includes Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. One band that won't be there, however, is KISS, who haven't been voted in since they first became eligible for induction in 1999 – a fact that still rankles the group's lead singer, Gene Simmons. "It's become a joke," Simmons told Rolling Stone at Wednesday's...  | More »

  • Chris Rock to Induct Red Hot Chili Peppers Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    March 20, 2012 12:05 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for this year's induction ceremony: Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp will induct Donovan, Steve Van Zandt will induct the Small Faces/Faces, Chris Rock will induct the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler will induct Laura Nyro, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill from ZZ Top will induct Freddie King and Carole King will induct Don Kirshner. They have yet to announce who will induct Guns N' Roses.  For on...  | More »

  • Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan on Hall of Fame: 'With Bells On'

    March 9, 2012 3:55 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    There's a lot that Duff McKagan is unsure about at the moment. He doesn't know what's going to happen when Guns N' Roses get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. He doesn't know when (or if) Velvet Revolver will reform, and he certainly doesn't know who will front the band if that does happen. "I find in my career that I never know what's going to happen in two months," says McKagan.  "I don't know what I'm going to be doin...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Adds Six Backing Groups to 2012 Class

    February 9, 2012 12:05 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will make up for past oversights at this year's induction ceremony by admitting the backing groups of six first-generation rock stars. The honored groups include the Blue Caps (Gene Vincent), The Comets (Bill Haley), the Crickets (Buddy Holly), the Famous Flames (James Brown), the Midnighters (Hank Ballard) and the Miracles (Smokey Robinson). In each of these cases, the backing group failed to get into the Hall of Fame at the same time as their frontman - ...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Opens Archives to the Public

    January 18, 2012 8:40 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio has opened its library and archives to the public, granting scholars and fans alike access to items including personal letters penned by Madonna and Aretha Franklin and rare concert footage of the Rolling Stones on tour in the early Eighties. The museum's collection, which includes over 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings and 270 videos, is housed in a new four-story, $12 million building located on the Cuyahoga Community ...  | More »

  • Donovan 'Pleased as Punch' About Rock Hall Induction

    December 7, 2011 12:20 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Donovan fans probably think that the Scottish folk icon should have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame years ago, but we checked in with the Hurdy Gurdy Man himself while he was on vacation in Monaco - and he feels the the timing is just perfect.  Tell me your first reaction to hearing the news. It's a singular honor, and I'm pleased as punch, as they say in England and Scotland. It's even more special because I'm going to be there with some of my favo...  | More »

  • Anthony Kiedis on Rock Hall of Fame Induction: 'My Dad Cried When I Told Him'

    December 7, 2011 8:55 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't achieve real mainstream success until the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magik in 1991, but by that point they'd been together for nearly a decade. During the 1980s the California group merged funk with hip-hop, punk and psychedelia on classic LPs like Freaky Styley and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, but the death of guitarist Hillel Slovak in June of 1988 nearly destroyed the band. Instead, they soldiered on with guitarist John Frusciante, and in 1991...  | More »

  • Faces/Small Faces' Ian McLagan Warming to Rock Hall Induction

    December 7, 2011 3:30 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Formed in 1965, the Small Faces were the quintessential mod band. They existed for a scant four years, but they evolved very quickly during that time, releasing such classics as "Tin Soldier," "Itchycoo Park" and "Lazy Sunday." When singer Steve Marriott left the band in 1969, the group recruited Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood from the Jeff Beck Group and renamed themselves the Faces. That incarnation took on a hard rock sound and scored hits with "Stay With Me" and "Ooh La La." By the mid-1970...  | More »

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