Plus, the Rock Hall will finally let fans get a say with online polls that will generate a “fans ballot” that will count with all of the other induction votes.
Whether you liked them better Mod or with Rod, both incarnations of The Small Faces/The Faces have gotten their Rock Hall due as British Invasion visionaries.
With an ‘Appetite For Destruction’ both in the studio and outside of it, the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses burned bright and fast … and then it was all over.
From his folk-song beginnings to his role as an international hippie cultural leader whose 1966 album “Sunshine Superman” opened the psychedelic doors forever, Donovan Philips Leitch has charmed audiences and his peers as a distinctive voice amid the noise.
Just because the original Guns N’ Roses lineup vanished didn’t mean the music did. Here are some of the best side projects/efforts.
Her voice is considered an “acquired” taste, but Laura Nyro’s compositions gained universal appeal at the hands of Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
We don’t have a museum or awards ceremony, but Goldmine does have a desire to honor deserving musicians and an alternative to the Rock Hall.
Heralded as “The Texas Cannonball,” Freddie King’s skills as a blues guitarist led to him being dubbed one of the “Three Kings,” along with Albert King and B.B. King. And in 2012, his accomplishments prompted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to honor him as an early influence.
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame made six last-minute (and, in fans’ opinions, long-overdue) additions to its ranks in 2012 with The Miracles, The Comets, The Famous Flames, The Crickets, Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps and The Midnighters.
Over the course of nearly three decades, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have successfully expanded the parameters of funk, punk and hip-hop while fusing those forms into a wholly new amalgam. Yet, The Chilis’ journey has been a volatile one, plagued by death and drugs but driven by sheer tenacity.