Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In advance of the show’s television premiere, Nate Ruess told us about his experience performing with Beck in tribute to post-humous inductee Lou Reed.
When I heard Warning, I was converted. I realize that that’s like deciding you’re a Clash fan at ‘Sandinista,’ or falling for the Replacements because of ‘All Shook Down.’
The induction ceremony will take place Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18, 2015; tickets go on sale this Thursday.
Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Marvelettes are also on the ballot.
On one hand, it must be the coolest job in the world. On the other, you can never satisfy everyone. That’s the rub for Joel Peresman, the CEO and President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Minds were blown last week when surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic got together to perform songs by their former band for the first time since Kurt Cobain walked the earth, about two decades ago.
“This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on,” he wrote.