Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announce who will induct this year’s honoree’s + performers

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announce who will induct this year’s honoree’s + performers

Mar 20, 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have announced who will induct this year’s honorees at the upcoming ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland on April 18.

Paul McCartney will speak on behalf of fellow Beatles Ringo Starr, just as he did for the late John Lennon in 1994.
Patti Smith will be inducting the late Lou Reed. Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band will speak on behalf of The Butterfield Blues Band.
John Mayer gets the honor to induct the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, with Fall Out Boy will inducting Green Day.
The great Steve Cropper will be there for the “5” Royales and the inductor for Joan Jett is still to be named.

Performers for the night include: Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend and Jimmie Vaughan.


Bush to release new album ‘Man on the Run’ on October 21

Bush to release new album ‘Man on the Run’ on October 21

Aug 29, 2014

Bush will release their sixth album, 'Man on the Run,' on Zuma Rock Records on Oct. 21. The lead single "The Only Way Out," will hit radio, iTunes, Amazon and all major retailers on September 9th. The new album was produced by Grammy-winner Nick Raskulinecz, who has work with Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Deftones and more. The record was recorded at Studio 606, which is owned by Dave Grohl.

Fans will get their first taste of the new record when the rock act drops the album’s lead single 'The Only Way Out' at digital retailers on Sept. 9. Bush have also teamed with PledgeMusic for a special campaign that offers fans a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the new album, along with a number of Pledge exclusives including limited-edition vinyl, hand-written lyrics, pre-order opportunities and more. To view the campaign, click here:

‘Man on the Run’ is the follow-up to Bush’s 2011 release 'The Sea of Memories,' which was their first new album in more than 10 years. It spawned the hit ‘The Sound of Winter.’ making rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks).

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Bush’s debut album Sixteen Stone, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and included the No. 1 hits 'Comedown,' 'Glycerine' and 'Machinehead,' as well as 'Everything Zen' and 'Little Things.'

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Foo Fighters release new trailer for ‘Sonic Highways’, condolences and congratulations to Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters release new trailer for ‘Sonic Highways’, condolences and congratulations to Dave Grohl

Aug 22, 2014

The Foo Fighters have released an extended trailer for their new HBO show, ‘Foo Fighters Sonic Highways,’ which is set to premiere on October 17 at 11 p.m. on HBO.

The band's new album, also titled 'Sonic Highways,' will be released on November 10

In both sad and joyous news in the Grohl family it was announced that Dave Grohl's wife Jordyn, gave birth to the couple’s third daughter on Aug. 1. They named their third daughter Ophelia. She joins older sisters Violet, 8, and Harper, 5. Tragic news hit the family on Aug. 6 however, as Dave's Dad James passed away at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer. He was a respected journalist whose career spanned many years.

From his obituary: "Jim treasured his long and rewarding career in Journalism. He was an Award Winning Journalist that worked for various newspapers, including the Youngstown Vindicator and Columbus Citizens Journal. He then served as Capitol Reporter in Washington DC for the Scripps-Howard News Network. This tenure was interrupted by his service in the United States Army in 1961-1964, where he edited the Stars and Stripes Army newspaper in Stuttgart, Germany during the sixties.

Jim served as the Special Assistant to Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. He finished his career as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Savings and Loan League and as a Political Consultant in Washington, DC.

Jim enjoyed his retirement each day by reading every major newspaper and critiquing the writers and content. He was a talented political observer who possessed the ability to call every major election with uncanny accuracy. An avid fly fisherman, a good trout stream provided his favorite recreation."

Condolences to Dave Grohl and his family for their loss, but fortunate Jim got to know that he had another Granddaughter before his passing. RIP Jim

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Foo Fighters new album to coincide with Dave Grohl HBO series about other iconic recording studios

Foo Fighters new album to coincide with Dave Grohl HBO series about other iconic recording studios

May 15, 2014

Big plans for the Foo Fighters next album have been revealed, with the as-yet-untitled record arriving this fall through Roswell/RCA Records. The bonus is that is will be chronicled in an upcoming HBO series directed by Dave Grohl.

Grohl will expand on his Sound City film and look at iconic recording studios across North America where the Foos recorded for the new album. Studios featured in the series will include Nirvana/Page & Plant producer Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, Don Zientara’s Inner Ear studios in Washington DC – where Fugazi, Henry Rollins' first band S.O.A. and Grohl's pre-Nirvana punk rock band Scream recorded - and Rancho De La Luna studios in California, a site at which Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Mark Lanegan, among others, have recorded. Other studios in Austin, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Nashville will be featured as well.

Grohl will also conduct interviews for the series, speaking with some of the artists who have recorded at each facility, including Kiss frontman Paul Stanley, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Joe Walsh from The Eagles and Dischord Records head honcho Ian MacKaye.

A press release for the series explains: “One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.

“Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city-how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns-ultimately celebrating their common bond: Every artist that appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with the universal dreams of making music and making it big.”

The as-yet-untitled series be a part of HBO's winter schedule, with the first episode of the series premiering on the eve of the band’s 20th anniversary.

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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies recap (video)

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies recap (video)

Apr 12, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place Thursday night (Apr. 10) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. An edited for broadcast showing of the ceremonies, will be airing on HBO this May 31, but in the meantime, check out the best of the video highlights we found on youtube, in sequence of show order.

Peter Gabriel Induction speech and performance

Cat Stevens Induction speech and performance

KISS Tom Morello induction speech and acceptance speeches with original members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley

Linda Ronstadt tribute with Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and Carrie Underwood

Bruce Springsteen inducts The E Street Band and performance

Nirvana inducted by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

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Nirvana induction speeches by Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's relatives

Joan Jett, Kim Gordan, St. Vincent & Lorde with Grohl, Novoselic, and Pat Smear

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2014 poster