Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Daryl Hall & John Oates Issue Live Dublin Show Encore on DVD, Blu-Ray

Daryl Hall and John Oates, the No. 1 selling duo in history, are giving fans another shot at their music with a new live set recorded in Dublin, Ireland last July and set to debut later this month on DVD and Blu-Ray. It’s their first release in six years. Better known simply as Hall & Oates, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, a fitting coda to a remarkable career. ...

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Voting Process Needs Extreme Makeover

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is becoming known as much for its snubs as it is for it’s latest inductees, raising questions again about its decades-long string of baffling decisions by its quasi-secret voting members. The long list of snubs is infamous. How does Joan Jett get chosen over artists like The Pixies, The Cars, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth — to name but a few. Let’s face it, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has about as much credibility at the moment as Kim Jong Un. If it were a person, The Rock Hall’s credit score would probably be in the low 600s (ng!). At this point, it might be a good idea to include a $100 Walmart gift card with each induction. At least then it would be worth something....

Scott Shannon, Pioneering Radio Figure, Abruptly Departs WPLJ

Scott Shannon, one of the founding fathers of New York pop music radio, abruptly announced his retirement last week in New York City. Is this another case of commercialism triumphing over independent programming? Could be. Shannon has been a pillar of New York radio since 1984 when he took New York’s Z100 radio station from “worst to first,” in a mere 73 days....

Graham Nash Writes the Book on 60’s Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll

Graham Nash founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies delivers a no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and his music that helped defined a generation in his new autobiography. “Entitled Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life,” the legendary singer-songwriter, now 71, goes behind the scenes on a career that spans nearly 50 years of rock and roll....

John Fogarty Hints at CCR Reunion With New Album Release

John Fogarty‘s distinctive voice powered Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) to an amazing, uninterrupted string of top ten singles during the ’70s, before he fell out with the band and brought it all to a crashing halt. When CCR made The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, he refused to even appear with the band....

Rock Hall of Fame New York Annex Axed by Promoters

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame swept into New York City with much fanfare a year ago, rekindling a debate over why the main museum was built in Cleveland in the first place. But better than it was. The Rock hall annex as it’s known is abruptly closing. ...