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At the Heart of the Matter

Wednesday, March 17: 10:49 a.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer
Billie Joe Armstrong and Iggy Pop perform at the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Admittedly, working at the museum provides a unique perspective on the induction ceremony. We sometimes will know far in advance who is or isn’t appearing and who may or may not perform. You look at it on paper and ...

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California Music Month: Celebrating Brian Wilson

Thursday, April 8: 12:17 p.m.
Posted by Cory Frye

In commemoration of California Music Month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and K·Swiss pay tribute to the artists, groups, and movements that helped shape its sounds.

It’s hard to imagine California without Brian Wilson. He may ...

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Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, has passed away at age 64

Thursday, April 8: 4:49 p.m.
Posted by Jim Henke
The Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2006.

As the guiding force behind the British punk pioneers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren played a key role in changing the course of rock and roll music. McLaren was an expert at ...

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Little Steven’s Induction of the Hollies

Friday, April 9: 2:57 p.m.
Posted by Little Steven
Little Steven inducted the Hollies into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010.

The only way to accurately explain how important the Hollies are is to provide a little historical perspective. So I beg your indulgence for a moment for what will seem like a digression but actually isn't.

Don't worry ...

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Happy Birthday, Roy

Friday, April 23: 3:24 p.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer

Every weekend I try to pull out some music to take in the car. (Full disclosure  --  I do not have my collection on an iPod nor do I own one. I don’t object to them, I just haven’t ...

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Congratulations to Rock Hall inductee Bonnie Raitt, recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame

Friday, May 7: 3:45 p.m.
Posted by Jim Henke

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum would like to congratulate 2000 inductee Bonnie Raitt on her induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Though Bonnie may be best-known for her more mainstream, commercially successful albums like Nick ...

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Going to the River

Wednesday, June 30: 3:24 p.m.
Posted by Terry Stewart

Last week, Dr. Lauren Onkey, Vice President of Education here at the Museum, and I traveled to New Orleans to meet with the mythical “Dr. Ike” to discuss this year’s Ponderosa Stomp.  This outrageous series of shows will take ...

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Nominations for 2011 Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announced Today

Tuesday, September 28: 10:08 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 were announced today.  The nominees are:

·    Alice Cooper
·    Beastie Boys
·    Bon Jovi
·    Chic
·    Neil Diamond
·    Donovan
·    Dr. John
·    J. Geils Band
·    LL Cool J
·    Darlene Love ...

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