The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2021” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 Are: Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. Continue reading The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 Nominees Are:→
In what has amounted to be a wave of postponements and even full cancellations comes the news that the Rage Against The Machine “Public Service Announcement” tour has been postponed. The graphic below lines out the bands statement.
Rage Against the Machine have announced a worldwide headline tour. The seven month run, which kicks off on March 26th, 2020 in El Paso, TX and goes through Saturday, September 12th 2020 in Vienna, Austria, marks the first time the iconic LA band has toured together since 2011. Incendiary rap duo Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) will join RATM for all headline dates (excl. Chicago) in support of their highly-anticipated new album, RTJ4, out this spring. Through ticketing, volunteering and band donations, Rage Against the Machine will be working with multiple charities and activist organizations throughout the tour. In addition, 100% of all proceeds from El Paso, Las Cruces and Phoenix will go to immigrant rights organizations.
The Tour Dates:
Mar. 26 – El Paso, Tx – Don Haskins Center
Mar. 28 – Las Cruces, Nm – Pan American Center
Mar. 30 – Glendale, Az – Gila River Arena
Apr. 10 – Indio, Ca – Coachella
Apr. 17 – Indio, Ca – Coachella
Apr. 21 – Oakland, Ca – Oakland Arena
Apr. 25 – Portland, Or – Moda Center
Apr. 28 – Tacoma, Wa – Tacoma Dome
May 01 – Vancouver, Bc – Pacific Coliseum At The Pne
May 03 – Edmonton, Ab – Rogers Place
May 05 – Calgary, Ab – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 07 – Winnipeg, Mb – Bell Mts Place
May 09 – Sioux Falls, Sd – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 11 – Minneapolis, Mn – Target Center
May 14 – Kansas City, Mo – Sprint Center
May 16 – St. Louis, Mo – Enterprise Center
May 19 – Chicago, Il – United Center
May 23 – Boston, Ma – Boston Calling
Jun. 19 – Dover, De – Firefly
Jul. 10 – East Troy, Wi – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 13 – Detroit, Mi – Little Caesars Arena
Jul. 17 – Ottawa, On – Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul. 18 – Quebec City, Qc – Festival D’été De Québec
Jul. 21 – Hamilton, On – Firstontario Centre
Jul. 23 – Toronto, On – Scotiabank Arena
Jul. 27 – Buffalo, Ny – Keybank Center
Jul. 29 – Cleveland, Oh – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Jul. 31 – Pittsburgh, Pa – Ppg Paints Arena
Aug. 02 – Raleigh, Nc – Pnc Arena
Aug. 04 – Washington Dc – Capital One Arena
Aug. 07 – Camden, Nj – Bb&T Pavilion
Aug. 10 – New York, Ny – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 11 – New York, Ny – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 28 – Leeds, Uk – Leeds Festival
Aug. 30 – Reading, Uk – Reading Festival
Sep. 01 – Paris, France – Rock En Seine Festival
Sep. 04 – Stradbally Laois, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
Sep. 06 – Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
Sep. 08 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Sep. 10 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you readers think? Are you in? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.
Based on the recent announcements, it looks like Boston is going to be the place to be a few times this year with stuff like the announcement we shared yesterday about Aerosmith doing a 50th Anniversary performance at Fenway Park (discussed HERE). Now comes the latest Music Festival details. Check it out down below.
Friday, May 22nd: Foo Fighters, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, Noname, The Struts, Sharon Van Etten, Pup, Andrew WK, Iann Dior, The Districts, Brutus, Pony Bradshaw, The Sheila Divine, Liz Ladoux, DJ Knife and DJ Joshua Carl, Bearly yung, DJ Ryan Brown, Alingon Mitra, Will Smalley, Sam Ike, Emily Ruskowski, Shawn Carter, Drew Dunn, Katie Que. Continue reading Boston Calling Music Festival Announces 2020 Lineup→
So it was only yesterday where revealed how the band My Chemical Romance was reuniting for a single show in California (seen HERE in case you were too busy trick or treating). That must have put the Powers That Be in reunion land on notice because now it appears that Rage Against The Machine is also reuniting and will play a handful of shows that include two appearaces at Coachella in 2020. With every single web outlet seeming to post the news, how could I stay away from tossing my hat into the mix.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I never really followed RATM or bothered to try to catch a live performance back when they were in their heyday. I liked a few songs and enjoyed some of the videos that I saw but that was enough for me. They were more of the kind of thing my friends were following and that is what keeps musical discourse between friends an interesting thing. I do love reunions and special event performances so this is pretty much a big deal in terms of happenings and should the group decide on a NYC appearance, I would want to be there as a scribe doing the reporting thing. That’s all I have to add to the mix and I wonder if you readers were big fans or managed to catch them live ever in your life. You can chime in down below and let me know how excited or not that you are about this news. See you next time.