rock and roll hall of fame
One famously cranky rock critic “Ripped us to pieces in the press, and I found out that he had these parties at his house on weekends, where he always played at least two Foreigner songs.”
Signs are pointing to “yes.”
Phil and his brother Don made up the Everly Brothers, one of the most important groups of the early rock and roll era; they were a huge influence on, among others, the Beatles and the Beach Boys.
Paul Stanley called into our friends at Los Angeles’ K-EARTH this morning, originally to discuss L.A. KISS, the Arena Football League team that he and bandmate Gene Simmons co-own, but naturally the conversation was dominated by the news of the Rock Hall induction.
The induction ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10 and will be open to the public. An on-sale date has yet to be announced.
This year, more than 1.3 million votes were cast in the online poll on rockhall.com. A single fan ballot will contain the top five artists and be counted among the roughly 600 other ballots from music industry voters.
The KISS Army is making itself heard, loud and clear.
Just in time for the holidays, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced an exclusive inductee t-shirt collection, which features numerous inductees, including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, John Lennon and more.
On November 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit dedicated to Elvis, with more than forty artifacts on loan from Graceland.
We talked to the concert’s musical director Steve Jordan, who is the drummer in Keith Richards’ other band, the X-Pensive Winos.