Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments
Two weeks after the rousing entrance of Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Lionel Richie and many others into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air on HBO at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, when it can also be seen streaming on HBO Max. If past telecasts are any indication, the 6 1/2-hour will be cut roughly in half for the television audience. Here are a few memorable moments from the show, that might get short shrift on TV. Many of this year's Hall inductees had more fame than Judas Priest.news.yahoo.com
Rock Hall of Fame to Dolly Parton: Voters will decide if you’re in
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment WriterDolly Parton is still on the list of this year’s nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame despite the country icon asking to be removed because she hasn’t “earned that right.”The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement Thursday that, in effect, it is up to the voters to decide if Parton is elected. Parton was named on the Rock Hall shortlist last month, alongside fellow first-time nominees Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest. Parton is most associated with country music and is in the Country Hall of Fame, but she has performed songs with a rock feel. Artists who have made both the Rock Hall and Country Hall of Fame include Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams and the Everly Brothers. “We are in awe of Dolly’s brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”mlive.com
Dolly Parton is bowing out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame consideration
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In a surprising move, Dolly Parton has stated via social media she wishes to “bow out” of consideration for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” Parton wrote. I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again – if I’m ever worthy.”Parton also announced her plans to record a rock and roll album in the future. Artists have brushed Rock Hall nominations in the past, most recently Todd Rundgren in 2021. If history is any indicator, the Rock Hall will likely move forward with Parton’s nomination and hope for a change of heart should she earn induction.mlive.com
Dave Matthews Band is touring again. Now can the band get in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Nothing can slow Dave Matthews Band down. The timing couldn’t be better for fans still a bit upset the band didn’t make it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Class of 2020. Explaining why the Fan Vote matters (or doesn’t matter) versus the Rock Hall’s actual voting process would take the rest of this page. What’s more interesting is that the Rock Hall will announce its nominees for its Class of 2022 on Wednesday. Will Dave Matthews Band make the cut?mlive.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 offers something for everyone
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The list of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees in an impressive one that includes Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Tina Turner. The Rock Hall is also expanding its specialty categories. Rap icon LL Cool J has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame six times, including this year, and finally earns induction in a specialty category. However, the Rock Hall has broadened the category to include acts that not only helped “inspire” rock and roll, but helped it “evolve” as well. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum’s annual Inductee Exhibit is set to open on July 1.mlive.com
On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. During that time, she recorded the new single Show Them the Way" and edited her new concert film Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road. “This song really is a prayer.
Here's who is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (Photo: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)CLEVELAND - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 nominations include nine first-timers. Five of the 16 nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year. Depeche ModeDepeche Mode has been nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2018. Judas PriestJudas Priest has been nominated for a second time; it was also nominated for the 2018 class. Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren was previously nominated for induction into the Class of 2019.