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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Inductees for the class of 2022 span a century of music and a lifetime of influence

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Jimmy Iovine Opens Up About Working With John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Dr. Dre, the State of the Music Biz, and Being Inducted Into the Rock Hall of Fame

The music business is filled with polymaths, but it’s safe to say that none have had as many separate successful careers as Jimmy Iovine.…

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Dolly Parton’s Generosity Always Shines Through — and Her Belief That Others Should Get in the Rock Hall Before Her Was Just One Example

Flashback to 1980: Ten-year-old Storme was sponging any and all music he could get his ears on. He was the perfect sucker for the…

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As He Enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lionel Richie Still Gets Teens and Grandmas Dancing

Lionel Richie is that rare artist who, when his music comes on at a family cookout, he’ll have your mama, your grandma and your…

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A View to a Thrill: Duran Duran Fans Finally Have Their Day as Band Is Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

“We were perfect,” Duran Duran’s John Taylor told me in 2013, “and very few bands come out of the bag perfectly formed. A lot…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: How Eminem’s Music Took Hip-Hop to New Places, Spaces and Faces

The first I heard of Eminem’s music was “The Slim Shady LP.” My boy Rod was excited about it and said, “You gotta hear…

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Harry Belafonte, the King of Calypso Before Conquering Hollywood, ‘Jumps in the Line’ for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Recognition

After arriving late to the launch party for actress Sheryl Lee Ralph’s 2001 Jamaican Film and Music Festival, I nervously stepped out of the…

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Judas Priest Proves Metal Mettle at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Let’s get this out of the way — Judas Priest being only the third proper heavy metal band to be inducted into the Rock…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Sweet Dream for Eurythmics

Eurythmics are a duo who exceeded everyone’s expectations — perhaps even their own. Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox took their first shot at musical…

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Where They Belong

It was BACK in high school when I first heard Pat Benatar’s music. I was a young metalhead only interested in the hard rock…

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Elizabeth Cotten, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influencer Inductee, Left Deep and Lasting Mark on Folk and Roots Music

When I heard Elizabeth Cotten (1895-1987) was going into the Rock Hall, I nearly fell out of my chair! As host of “The Village…

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Carly Simon Enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame With a Golden Touch

The first time I saw Carly Simon perform onstage was at Madison Square Garden at the 1979 No Nukes concerts. Featuring artist-activists Bonnie Raitt,…

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, on How Songwriting Is Like Tailoring a Suit

“Terry [Lewis] and I started writing together when we were teenagers,” Jimmy Jam told me in 2020. “He grew up loving the funk; [me],…

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Sylvia Robinson, Incoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Was a Hit Artist Before Becoming an Influential Hip-Hop Mogul

Sylvia Robinson (1935-2011) has deservedly been called “the mother of hip-hop” for her efforts in co-founding and running Sugar Hill Records. But even as…

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Allen Grubman Is Music’s Big Voice – And a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Allen Grubman is one of music’s renowned dealmakers. On Nov. 5, the chief partner in the entertainment law firm of Grubman Shire Meiselas &…

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