Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel Among Artists to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Cat Stevens are among the six artists/bands that will be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10th, 2014.

Also to be inducted are Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Cat Stevens.

The Beatles manager Brian Epstein (who died of an overdose in August 1967) and Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked with the Rolling Stones, will each be given the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence.

Nominees who didn’t make it in this year: Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, the Meters, N.W.A., the Replacements, Link Wray, Yes and the Zombies.

For what it’s worth, I would have liked to see these artists inducted: Nirvana, the Replacements, the Meters, N.W.A., Link Wray, Peter Gabriel and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Oh well.

Cat Stevens, “Wild World”:

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About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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