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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2005, 08:14:39 PM »
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Rock Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

the Sex Pistols

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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2005, 08:17:10 PM »
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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2005, 08:24:53 PM »
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Rock Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

the Sex Pistols

BOO!

especially since The Stooges have not been inducted yet

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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2006, 04:05:21 PM »
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Sex Pistols turn down Hall of Fame honor

The Sex Pistols have opted out on appearing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The groundbreaking English punk rock group officially declined the honor -- to be handed out March 13 at a dinner and performance at the Waldorf Astoria in New York -- in a crudely scrawled, mispunctuated handwritten message posted on the band's Web site Friday.
 
"Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain," the statement read. "Your museum. Urine in wine. Were (sic) not coming. Were (sic) not your monkey and so what?"

The statement slammed Hall of Fame voters as "music industry people," and excoriated the high price of attending the exclusive event -- $25,000 for a table, "or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery."

It concluded, "Your (sic) not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL."

Other 2006 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and industry executives Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.

Susan Evans, executive director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said of the band's announcement, "They're being the outrageous punksters that they are, and that's rock 'n' roll."

The complete statement is posted at www.thefilthandthefury.co.uk
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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 01:56:38 AM »
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Van Halen Hot for Rock Hall, R.E.M. Also Tapped

Van Halen is preparing for a reunion. Whether they like it or not.

The notoriously splintered rock band was tapped Monday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joining alternative rockers R.E.M., hit-making girl group the Ronettes, punk poet Patti Smith and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the first rap act to ever make the cut, in the class of 2007.

Now, we just have to wait and see which members of Van Halen put the animus aside and show up to collect their plaques and play a set.

Virtuoso guitarist and band cofounder Eddie Van Halen is sure to be there, as is his drumming brother, Alex. But original flamboyant frontman David Lee Roth was bounced from the band. His replacement, Sammy Hagar, departed under bad terms. Bassist Michael Anthony became persona non grata with the brothers Van Halen since taking up with Hagar.

And we haven't even mentioned ex-Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone, who piloted VH to one disastrous album that the band never fully recovered from.

While Van Halen has been sidelined by turmoil and turnover since 2000, all those years running with the devil have certainly paid off. The band is only one of seven Hall of Fame acts to have at least two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S., ranking alongside the immortal likes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles.

Van Halen scored their biggest sustained success with "Diamond" Dave at the helm, issuing one rock hit after another, including "Everybody Wants Some," "Panama," "Hot for Teacher," the chart-topping "Jump" and covers of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" and Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman."

Under Hagar's stewardship, the boys kept the party going, though many of their songs tended to veer toward the poppy. While diehards grumbled, Van Halen pulled in new fans with such radio-friendly tracks as "Why Can't This Be Love?" off 5150, the first Van Halen album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, and "When It's Love" and "Black and Blue" off follow-up OU812. Van Halen won its first Grammy in 1991 for Best Hard Rock Performance.

While Van Halen rode the airwaves to the top of the rock world, Athens, Georgia–based R.E.M. began its ascent from college rock radio darlings to the vanguard of the 1990s alternative radio revolution on the strength of cerebral tunes addressing social and political issues.

The lineup of singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry made its mark with the release of 1983's now classic Murmur, which spawned the popular singles "Radio Free Europe" and "Talk About the Passion." By the end of the decade, R.E.M. hit the mainstream with "The One I Love" and "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" off 1987's Documen,t and "Stand" off the band's 1989 major-label debut, Green.

R.E.M. scored superstar status with 1992's multiplatinum, multiple Grammy-winning Out of Time, which spawned the ubiquitous single/video "Losing My Religion," followed by Automatic for the People with the hits "Drive," "Man on the Moon" and "Everybody Hurts."

At the time, the band landed the largest recording contract advance in history from Warner Bros. Records, but R.E.M.'s mid-'90s output suffered from lackluster critical and commercial reaction. This coincided with Bill Berry's exit from the band in 1997 following a near-fatal brain aneurysm. R.E.M. has since forged ahead as a trio using various studio drummers, but Berry is expected to rejoin his former bandmates when they play at the induction ceremony.

One of the first to make a congratulatory call to Stipe was fellow inductee Patti Smith.

"I decided that I wanted to make music and be in a band...now she and I are great friends," Stipe told Reuters. "It was great to be able to congratulate her back."

Hailed as punk rock's "poet laureate," Smith never reached the commercial heights of others in the class of '07. But her volatile mix of spoken-word poetry and hard-driving rock on her 1975 debut, Horses, firmly cemented her place among rock's elite. She is best known for her one commercial hit, "Because the Night," cowritten by Bruce Springsteen, off 1978's Easter LP.

Famed for their beehive hairdos and such mid-'60s ditties as "Be My Baby," "Baby I Love You," and "Walking in the Rain," the Ronettes were one of the top acts from Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" factory. The trio of lead vocalist Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett, sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley disbanded in 1966. Two years later, Veronica Bennett married Spector and launched a solo career (they divorced in 1973).

It's doubtful Phil Spector will make the trip to New York for the ceremony—he's the defendant in a murder case in L.A. Spector, who was enshrined in the Rock Hall in 1989, goes on trial for the slaying of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson Mar. 5, exactly one week before the inductions.

Grandmaster Flash will have the honor of becoming the first rapper to join an elite club that has up until now paid little attention to a genre that eschews musical instruments.

As a deejay, the Grandmaster is credited with laying the foundation of hip-hop in the '70s by having the Furious Five (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim) rapping ghetto over music emanating from his turntable.

Other eligible veteran acts on this year's ballot, who, like Van Halen and R.E.M., debuted in 1981 or earlier—but who won't be saying "Hello, Cleveland!"—included Chic, the Dave Clark Five and Joe Tex.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are scheduled to be held Mar. 12 at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
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