Goldmine Magazine announces its 23rd set of 10 inductees into the Goldmine Hall of Fame, and this group defies categorization, with The Ramones and Mitch Miller landing side by side
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s own fan poll shows there are no big favorites on this year’s list of nominees
It’s that time of year again: Goldmine gets to cast its official vote with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the next year’s inductees. So who should get Goldmine’s endorsement this year? That, dear voters, is all up to you.
Heart & Donovan top list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2012
From the Beastie Boys, Guns & Roses to War, the 2012 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame embody the broad scope of what ‘rock and roll’ means.
Touring and recording keep the band busy as several prior releases are made available for digital download for the first time
Roger Waters’ staging of Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall hit New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the first of two shows on Tuesday night, October 5th. The show was just stunning—an audio-visual masterpiece—and it is, without question, the must-see tour of the year.
Rock-themed Broadway musicals also will be featured during annual fundraiser airing next month
After three albums all carved in a similar rocking vein, the band members knew that they were in danger of falling into a simple parody routine, becoming fatally stereotyped as a band that could do nothing more than churn out an endless stream of strident guitar rockers. Just as Brian Eno had swerved away from the preconceptions of his “rock” audience, U2 believed themselves capable of making music that would display them in a completely new light. Eno obviously agreed with them.
While their fans lapped up the “old” U2, the band members themselves were preparing to inaugurate the “new” band. After three albums recorded with producer Steve Lilywhite, they had already decided they needed a change, even before they realized that their musical ambitions, too, were shifting. Their choice of a new producer — and their persistence in recruiting him — astonished everybody.