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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Video: Chuck D: Albert King 'Was Always Terminator X's Main Dude'

    April 19, 2013 12:55 PM ET

    At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night, Public Enemy's Chuck D had high praise for one of his 2013 classmates, the late blues guitarist Albert King. The rap group's chaotic wall of sound was deeply inspired by "the power in those chords on those Stax recordings," he said. "Albert King was always Terminator X's main dude." Public Enemy were once introduced to the imposing bluesman while on tour in Sydney, Australia, Chuck D recalled: "Terminator was tou...  | More »

  • Video: Tom Morello Praises Public Enemy, Rush at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    April 19, 2013 12:45 PM ET

    Tom Morello loves Public Enemy, so much so that he would have set aside eligibility requirements and enshrined them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame much earlier than their induction last night. "Public Enemy is certainly a first-ballot inductee," Morello said backstage at the induction ceremony. "I would say skip all 25 years for them. They go straight in the chute." Morello cites Public Enemy as one of his biggest musical influences. "[Their work] was both revolutionary sounds a...  | More »

  • Video: John Fogerty Calms Randy Newman at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    April 19, 2013 12:20 PM ET

    Before John Fogerty joined Randy Newman onstage last night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader had his work cut out for him trying to keep Newman calm. "I kept trying to be sort of a cheerleader," Fogerty said backstage at the induction ceremony. "You're nervous, you're being inducted in the hall of fame, and suddenly everything gets larger. It seems more important and somehow kind of scary." Rock and ...  | More »

  • Rush, Public Enemy Get Emotional Backstage at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 10:50 AM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    Minutes after inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame late last night at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, Dave Grohl stood outside his dressing room, still wearing the vintage white kimono he sported as the Foo Fighters nailed "Overture." "It's terrifying to play your favorite song in front of your favorite band," he said. "It's one thing to sit in the basement to sit in the basement and woodshed 2112, and it's another to stand in front of Rush in a fucking kimono and...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013: Rush (And Their Fans) Fight the Power

    April 19, 2013 8:15 AM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    Despite the obvious wishes of the impressively vocal and fervent Rush fans who packed the 28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre last night, the show was not entirely about the long-delayed induction of Toronto trio – and for all of Public Enemy sidekick Flavor Flav's constant, oft-amusing attempts at attention-hogging, it definitely wasn't all about him either. But even by the once-in-a-lifetime standards of these annual ceremon...  | More »

  • Rush May Play With Dave Grohl at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

    March 26, 2013 7:00 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Final preparations are underway for the 28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 18th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition to performances by this year's living inductees – Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Heart – Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will sing in honor of the late Donna Summer and Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer will pay tribute to the late blues great Albert King. Usher will perform a tribute to Quincy Jones and Cheech and ...  | More »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum to Stage Rolling Stones Retrospective

    February 27, 2013 6:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Heads up, fans of Mick and Keith: the exhibit Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland on Memorial Day weekend. It will include an extensive collection of Stones memorabilia garnered from every point of the band's half-century career. Officially opening on May 24th, the retrospective will chronicle the Rolling Stones' rise from their 1960s origins up to the present day and will command two and a half floors of the muse...  | More »

  • Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Hall of Fame

    January 23, 2013 6:00 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the majority of the speakers for its 28th annual induction ceremony. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera will team up to honor the late Donna Summer and John Mayer will induct the late Albert King.  They have yet to announce who will induct Public Enemy or Ahmet Ertegun Award For Lifetime Achievement winners Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. A press release note...  | More »

  • 'Finally': Rush Fans React to the Band's Hall of Fame Induction

    December 11, 2012 4:50 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Today, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced Rush as a Class of 2013 inductee, the healing began for the band's most diehard fans. For over a decade, disciples of the Canadian prog-rockers have complained loudly about the band's absence from the Hall; the group has been eligible for induction since 1998, but appeared on the ballot for the first time this year. Geddy Lee on Rush's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'We'll Show Up Smiling' H...  | More »

  • Geddy Lee on Rush's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'We'll Show Up Smiling'

    December 11, 2012 2:10 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been a source of tremendous frustration for years in the Rush fan community. The group didn't appear on a ballot until this year, even though they've been eligible since 1998. It's caused some fans (most notably VH1 Classic's Eddie Trunk) to sour on the whole institution, but Rush themselves always claimed that this didn't bother them, and the patience paid off. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee chatted with Rolling Stone a few days after he ...  | More »

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