Michael Stipe To Induct Nirvana Into Rock Hall
April 1, 2014

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled the specifics for the 2014 induction ceremony, which will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, April 10. Michael Stipe will be on hand to induct Nirvana, although there's no word yet as to whether the surviving members of the band will perform. Coldplay's Chris Martin will induct Peter Gabriel, and Gabriel also will perform at the ceremony. Inductees Hall and Oates are playing at the show, while Roots drummer Questlove is inducting the duo. KISS will be inducted by Tom Morello, and 1999 inductee Bruce Springsteen will welcome the E Street Band into the Hall of Fame. Linda Ronstadt will be inducted by Glenn Frey, and while Ronstadt will not perform, there will be a musical tribute to her from Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow.


KISS also is not performing at the ceremony because Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons feel it is unfair that only the founding members are being inducted, excluding later members of the band. However, current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer will sit at the band's table during the ceremony, along with guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played in the band from 1984 to 1996. Founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss also will be in attendance.

"Tommy has been in the band 10 years," Stanley told Rolling Stone in interviews for the current cover story. "Eric's been in the band 20 years. The idea of no one being even a candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame other than the four original guys is hogwash."

An edited version of the ceremony will air on HBO on May 31 at 9 p.m.




 
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Pop Genre, 1989 & More
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: The Grammys, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, The Grateful Dead
Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
One Direction Goes "On The Road Again"
Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake, New Now Next Awards, Foo Fighters, Jake Miller, ShipRocked
Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids
Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance
U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, U2, Snoop Dogg / Pharrell, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
Breaking News
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Beasley Broadcast Group Issues Third Quarter Results
Pandora Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results
Deezer Acquires Stitcher
In Brief - October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
Nielsen Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results, Announces $1B Share Repurchase Authorization
iHeartRadio Now Available For Use In Apple's CarPlay
In Brief - October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014
Pandora AMP Allows For "Large Scale" Artist Analytics
Spanish Broadcasting System Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM, New York Market
The Conclave To Honor Ginny Morris With The Rockwell Award
In Brief - October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
Report: Ron Fair Departs Virgin Records
Adobe, Nielsen To Create Comprehensive Measurement Platform For Digital Content
DMR/Interactive Names Doug Smith VP/Marketing Strategy
Triton Digital's August 2014 Ranker: Major News Events Show Impact On Top 20 Streaming Audio Markets
October 20, 2014
iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Mark Adams PD of KYLD & KIOI
Premiere Networks Promotes Claudine Cazian To VP/Programming & Branded Entertainment
Entercom Names Carlos Lamadrid VP/National Sales, Strategic Partnerships
Pandora Hires Steve Bené As General Counsel
In Brief - October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
In Brief - October 17, 2014
The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
October 16, 2014
FMQB NOW

Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!