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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock Hall of Fame Bypasses Hip Hop Artists for Second Year in a Row

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be without hip hop artists for the second year in a row, even though the mid-1980s into the 1990s spawned some of the greatest rap and hip hop artists in the genre’s history. Indeed, many music critics call that time period the Golden Age of hip hop. So far, four hip-hop groups have been inducted beginning with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five in 2007. They were followed by Run–D.M.C. in 2009, white rap group The Beastie Boys in 2012 and Public Enemy in 2013....

KISS Guitar Smashing Pyrotechnics Fire Up Tonight Show (Watch!)

Kiss, the kings of ’70s and ’80s glam rock, tore it up on “The Tonight: Show last night (Apr. 11), offering a taste of their upcoming summer tour following their controversial induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall only wanted original members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehely and Peter Kriss on the dais. But Simmons and Stanley insisted on including Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer from the current lineup....