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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Video: Chili Peppers Talk Hall of Fame Induction

    April 15, 2012 9:30 AM ET

    "The Hall of Fame is something I never paid much attention to, but I came a couple years ago to it and it felt like a really beautiful thing, a celebration of our culture and something that's a really integral part of growing up in the world today," Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea told Rolling Stone backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the night of his band's induction. "It means a lot to me to be a part of it." Adds Anthony Kiedis, "We're not really done creating....  | More »

  • Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Bring Magic to Hall of Fame Induction

    April 15, 2012 8:30 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Walking into Cleveland, Ohio's Public Auditorium for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night, it was hard to not think of the Titanic striking an iceberg on the very same day 100 years ago. In recent days Axl Rose and Rod Stewart, two of the biggest stars entering the Hall of Fame this year, pulled out of the show, making complete reunion performances by the Faces and Guns N' Roses impossible. Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante opted not...  | More »

  • Rod Stewart Too Sick to Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    April 13, 2012 4:40 PM ET
     |  Stacey Anderson

    Axl Rose won't be the only no-show at tomorrow's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland: Rod Stewart has also declined to attend due to sudden illness. The singer was originally scheduled to reunite on stage with the classic lineup of the Faces, but he announced today that he will have to miss the ceremony. This afternoon, Stewart and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released a joint statement via the singer's publicist: Unfortunately Rod is battling the f...  | More »

  • Guns N' Roses Izzy Stradlin Says 'Gracias' For Hall of Fame Induction

    April 13, 2012 4:20 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Axl Rose may have taken the unusual step of declining his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, but original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin has finally broken his silence and revealed that he is happy to receive the honor. "I have waited up to this point to see what would become of the GNR induction into RRHOF," he said in a statement. "I would like to say THANK YOU and GRACIAS to RRHOF for the acknowledgement of our works over the years as a band. BIG THANKS to all my bandma...  | More »

  • Video: The Faces Talk About Their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    April 13, 2012 12:15 PM ET

    To many rock fans, The Faces are more famous for what what they did shortly after the band split in 1975. Guitarist Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones, drummer Kenney Jones joined The Who and singer Rod Stewart became, well, Rod Stewart. They have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for many years, and some members had given up on the idea they'd ever make it. "I thought we'd been bypassed and forgotten about," says Jones. "But obviously not." The band is bein...  | More »

  • A History of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame No-Shows

    April 12, 2012 1:50 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Axl Rose caused a media firestorm yesterday when he announced that he won't be attending this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Guns N' Roses. "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia," Rose said in a very long statement. "Please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf." Despite that request, it looks as though the Hall of Fame will induct Rose anyway and put his na...  | More »

  • Axl Rose Will Not Attend Guns N' Roses' Hall of Fame Induction

    April 11, 2012 5:10 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    It's official: Axl Rose will be not be attending this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Rose wrote in a long letter obtained by the L.A. Times. "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label represe...  | More »

  • Chuck D on Public Enemy's Two New Albums: "fraternal twins."

    April 6, 2012 2:30 PM ET
     |  Greg Prato

    This is shaping up to be an extremely fruitful year for Public Enemy: the veteran hip-hop group will release two albums, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp in June and The Evil Empire of Everything in September. "They're totally separate albums," Chuck D tells Rolling Stone. "But 25 years ago, it probably would have been called a double album. And maybe 25 years ago, it would have been called an extended A-side or extended B-side. But now, in today's digital spac...  | More »

  • 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 »

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