News & Notes: An Eagle’s tale gets grounded, plus eight acts get nominated for the Rock Hall

Madonna, John Mellencamp, the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, Chic, Afrika Bambaataa, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures are the nine nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The five leading vote-getters will be inducted in the annual ceremony March 10, 2008, at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Mellencamp, Chic and the Dave Clark FIve have been nominated before without getting into the hall.

Some 500 musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote on the inductions.

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The autobiography “Heaven and Hell: My Life as an Eagle” by Don Felder has been canceled due to legal issues, according to officials with the publishing house Hyperion.

The book, which was scheduled to be released this month, had promised to provide the first no-holds-barred, first-person account of the norotiriously turbulent band.

Felder was fired by the band in 2001. He was the guitar genius behind the band’s huge hit, “Hotel California.”

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono are the subject of an exhibit at the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. “John & Yoko: A New York Love Story” was slated to open Oct. 5 and run through Nov. 10.

It features photographs by artist and musician Allen Tannenbaum. The exhibit features more than 50 photos taken from 1973 to 1983.

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