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Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political

Thursday, May 19: 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Tom Morello

Tom Morello Rage Against the Machine Interview at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio

I'd say that 100 percent of music is political, that music either supports the status quo or challenges the status quo, so every artist is political. Now, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez probably don't self-identify as political artists ...

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Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"

Thursday, May 19: 3:25 p.m.
Posted by Bono

U2 lead singer Bono interview Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

I always want to go and see things for myself. That's why I ended up during the famine in Ethiopia. That's why I ended up in central America during the problems there in El Salvador and even in ...

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Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba

Thursday, May 19: 11:55 a.m.
Posted by Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan interview Obama and Cuba Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

You know what, 57 years is a long time. And if anything is gonna make life in whatever way better for the Cuban people, then it needs to happen. I happen to think that as long as that government is ...

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David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify

Thursday, May 19: 11:50 a.m.
Posted by David Byrne

Talking Heads David Byrne interview politics Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

I don't know if music has the power to change people's minds as far as about political ideas, about issues, things like that. I do think it has the power to unify people who are maybe slightly undecided ...

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Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll

Thursday, April 28: 2:30 p.m.

Mr Rogers makes devil horns on children's TV Show

The Who continue to perform “My Generation” in their 2016 tour dates, even with that line about hoping to die before they get old. And with Mick Jagger becoming a great-grandfather in 2014, rock culture really is thumbing its nose ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Education, Event
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Essential Listening from the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Friday, April 8: 1:30 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, NWA, Bert Berns Cleveland

The Rock Hall's award-winning education department debated, arm-wrestled and ultimately high-fived their way into answering one impossible question: what song is each 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's definitive track? A tall order, to be sure, but here ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Event, Hall of Fame
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30 Years Later: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Still Badass

Thursday, March 3: 4:20 p.m.
Posted by Ivan Sheehan

Metallica in 1986 photo by Ross Halfin 30th anniversary of Master of Puppets

Metallica looking very metal in 1986 / photo by Ross Halfin / via metallica.com

As a child of the 80s, my first intro to Metallica came via MTV's Headbangers Ball, specifically the video for ...And Justice for All's epic ...

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808: How a Hugely Flawed Piece of 80s Tech Forever Changed Music

Thursday, February 25: 4:20 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley

Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force 808 the Movie Interview

When Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" dropped in 1982, it was nothing short of a revelation. In its cool grooves, the Bronx and Manhattan collided with a message for the citizens of One World. The lyrics were ...

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