Tag Archives: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Report: Dave Mustaine to induct Metallica in the Hall of Fame? It’s looking very likely, band invites Mustaine to the Hall of Fame pre-ceremony party…

Oh my!!! It looks like Metallica and Dave Mustaine are burying the hatchet. Dave and Metallica are showing that they have no negative grudges against each other at all. Check this out!

James, Lars, Kirk and Rob invited Dave to attend the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, pre-ceremony party. Dave himself wrote on the Megadeth official website, thanking them and wishing them a congratulations on Metallica’s induction.

How fucking cool is this? Isn’t this awesome? 🙂 Nobody ever thought they would be nice to each other, but it looks like their long feud would come to an end. Finally. Life is too short to hold grudges.

Lets cross our fingers if Dave will be the one to induct Metallica into the Hall of Fame. Yeah!!!!!! Maybe even Metallica and Megadeth will one day go on tour together!! Metallica to Gigantour?

More on it here:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=115274

Kev

RANT: In defense of Run DMC being inducted to the Hall of Fame…

I just wanted to take a few minutes to defend why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has chosen to induct Run DMC, an 80’s iconic rap/hip hop group. I realize that Run DMC and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are getting a lot of hate and bashing for this because simply you think they are not rock, they are a rap/hip hop group.

You may not think Run DMC songs are rock, but if you actually listen to their music, you would hear the rock influence in their music. They are strictly hip hop, yes, but a lot of their music are rock and roll influenced. They are the ones that started this whole rap and rock thing. It’s no secret, that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been inducting acts in all genres of rock music… everything from regular rock, blues rock, country rock, southern rock, metal, disco, pop/rock, and now they are starting to induct rap/rock artists. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not have to be “pure rock” only, because you must know that rock and roll is the roots to all genres of music. That’s why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been inducting artists/bands in every genre that’s rock influenced. If you can’t understand how this stuff works and why they do this, then I believe you have no business being a music fan in the first place. I think it’s idiotic, silly and lame…that people bash the Hall of Fame because they induct artists that aren’t strictly rock and roll only. The Hall of Fame have been inducting artists in various genres ever since the Hall of Fame started in 1986, starting off with inducting such artists as Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Everly Brothers, etc.

The Hall of Fame will not induct rap artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 2pac, Notorious BIG, etc. Simply because they are strictly gangster rap with no rock influence. Run DMC got the induction ’cause their songs are rock influenced. See the deal here?  Run DMC is the first rap group to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, so I can understand why people would think it’s weird. Will the Hall of Fame, induct another rap group? Yes, absolutely. As long as a rap artist has rock influences in their music, they will be eligible. Lets take the Beastie Boys as an example, they are strictly a mix of both rap and rock. I can definitely see the Beastie Boys being inducted in the next couple of years ’cause their first single “Fight For Your Right to Party” was released in 1986, and they are getting close to 25 years. So the Beastie’s will probably end up being the next rap group to be inducted in the future.

You must understand the roots of rock music, how it influences other genres. This is how the Hall of Fame works and how to decide their artists. They don’t base it on their popularity and record sales or fanbase, it’s all about the artists legacy, love ’em or hate ’em. As far as Run DMC goes, I enjoyed their music, I wasn’t that big of a fan and never bought their records, but I understood their legacy and understood why these guys are part of rock n’ roll.

Kev

Dave Mustaine needs to induct Metallica into Hall of Fame!!!

While Dave Mustaine was in Metallica very briefly when the band first started in the early days, Dave won’t be part of the Metallica inductee since he never played on a Metallica album. Dave still should be part of the Metallica legacy by having Dave induct the band into the hall of fame. It really seems appropriate that Dave should be the one inducting Metallica.

Come on James and Lars, bury the hatchet and call a truce with Dave. Life is too short to hold long grudges and it would be cool to see Dave, James, and Lars become brothers again.

I doubt it would be Dave inducting Metallica but it would be a surprise if Metallica got him.

If not Dave Mustaine, then I can see Dave Grohl, Axl Rose, or Ozzy inducting the band.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run DMC and a few others to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 inductees has finally been announced! It is official that the Hall of Fame will induct Metallica this year. The Hall of Fame will also induct the rap group Run DMC and legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. Bobby Womack, and Little Anthony and the Imperials will also be inducted.

More on it here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25451685/metallica_rundmc_jeff_beck_lead_rock_and_roll_hall_of_fames_class_of_2009

I know what you all are thinking, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Fuck Run DMC and fuck the Hall of fame, Run DMC is NOT rock”. Of course, Run DMC is rock, if they weren’t, then they wouldn’t have collaborated with Aerosmith for “Walk This Way”. This is the rap group that pioneered this new rap genre titled “Rap/Metal”, so they deserve this induction every step of the way!!!

If it wasn’t for them, then there would be no Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, no Limp Bizkit, and all them rap/metal bands that has been inspired by Run DMC!!! Think about it!!!

Kev

Report: Metallica wants Jason Newsted to share Rock Hall of Fame honor if band is inducted…

If the band Metallica is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, James Hetfield reveals that he wants to share the induction with Jason Newsted. Jason Newsted is a former bass player for the band who has played bass on the Metallica albums “And Justic For All”, “The Black Album” and “Load/Reload”. Jason Newsted joined the band after Cliff Burton’s death and Newsted became a prominent member of the band.

As the band were making plans to go back into the studio to record “St. Anger”, Newsted announced he quit the band due to private and personal reasons. Later in the movie “Some Kind of Monster”, Jason admits the real reason he left the band was for creative differences, Jason complained that he wanted to write his own material in Metallica but James and Lars were doing most of the writing, leaving Jason out of the songwriting process. So Jason left Metallica and formed his own band called Echobrain.

James Hetfield speaks out to Rollingstone saying that he will not have Dave Mustaine share the Metallica Hall of Fame induction because Dave didn’t play on any Metallica records but Jason Newsted did.

More on it here:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=108083

What a load of crock. The band Metallica should share the honor with Dave. Metallica and Dave Mustaine have been feuding for over 20 years to this very day.

They should just act like adults, bury the hatchet and get along, but of course, I don’t see that happening any time soon.

Kev

Thought: If Metallica is inducted in the Hall of Fame, who should induct them?

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters is my pick to induct Metallica into the Hall of Fame. It is probably the most likely pick.

I had others in mind like Pat Boone, Ozzy Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, etc. Yep, I had Mustaine in mind but then I figure Metallica wouldn’t want Dave to induct them. I’m sure Mustaine would go for it if he was asked but since the two have been feuding for over 20 years, I don’t think that’s what Metallica would want.

I’m betting my money that Dave Grohl would probably be the most likely choice.

Anyone else out there have any other choices?

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Metallica named one of the 9 nominees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!

YES! YES! YES! YES!

IT IS HAPPENING! Metallica finally making their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this year’s show!

They are named one of the 9 nominations of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with other nominees such as Run-Dmc, Iggy and the Stooges, Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, and Bobby Womack.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003853273

Metallica will make it in and they will be inducted! I’m feeling it! Congrats once again boys! It’s been a long time coming for them.

I can see an all star superjam with Jeff Beck, the Stooges, War and Metallica jamming on stage all at once at this year’s Hall of Fame show if they all get inducted this year. Jeff Beck and Kirk Hammett jamming on stage together would be badass!

Kev

Thought: 5 Legendary bands/artists who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

So we’re talking legendary bands and artists of who haven’t yet been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that I think who deserves it.

Here are 5 that I think deserves to be inducted by now:

Metallica

(Like Metallica or not, they are one of the biggest bands in America, they’ve been around long enough that they qualify to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They had quite a career ride, made many successful albums, they are the biggest touring bands of all time. I think it’s about time that these boys deserve it)

Nirvana

(I’m not saying this because of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, it’s a fact that Nirvana is Hall of Fame worthy. I think it would be awesome as hell seeing Dave Grohl and Krist Novaselic on stage honoring the music of Nirvana at a Hall of Fame show, these guys were one of the biggest bands in the 90’s and they changed history in the 90’s, this is why Nirvana deserves it)

Ozzy

(Black Sabbath was once inducted into the Hall of Fame, but Ozzy’s solo music wasn’t. It’s about time for the Prince of Darkness to get in, dontcha think?)

“Weird” Al Yankovic

(Call me crazy, but yes, Weird Al is hall of fame worthy. A lot of the artists that Al Yankovic parodied songs from never knew they were big and famous until Weird Al parodied their music. This man, hands down, deserves an induction. This man had quite a career ride. He’s been around since the 80’s, he does it all and he’s one of the most extremely hard working musicians out there. He’s goes on extensive long tours all year round every album he does, he has a real live band, he even writes original songs. He produces his own albums. There are so many reasons why this man deserves it. He is a legend and an icon)

Pantera

(I’m a 100% sure this band is gonna get an induction down the road, it wouldn’t surprise me if this happened at the next Hall of Fame show)

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame expands to New York City!!!!

This is big shocking news to the music industry. Yes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be having a musuem in New York City announced by Mayor Bloomberg, Billy Joel and Clive Davis yesterday on a blocked off street in Soho. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which originally started in Cleveland, Ohio as you see in the picture above plans on branching out. The New York annex will open sometime this November.

More on it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/arts/music/14hall.html?ref=nyregion

Pretty sweet news, I’d love to travel to NYC and check it out when it opens.

Speaking of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I will soon post a topic of 5 legendary bands who haven’t been inducted yet that I think should be inducted by now.

Post is coming soon.

Kev