You’ve been waiting with baited breath on the decision of the voting party for the next round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and now my friends the votes have been tallied and here they are. Behold your “Class of 2019”: The Cure, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: There aren’t a whole lot of surprises to me with the inductees as I was pretty much expecting groups like Def Leppard and The Cure and Radiohead to win out. Nice to see Stevie Nicks getting the honor outside of her work with Fleetwood Mac for sure and since I never followed Roxy Music I’ll have to defer to the experts on their offerings. Though I feel Janet is a world of talent, she doesn’t do much with “Rock” so I’m surprised the committee opted for her as opposed to the likes of Devo or Todd Rundgren. I’d say “maybe next year” to those groups but after seeing what happened with Judas Priest and their one and done nomination, I don’t have a whole lot of faith in the process. Of course, I never really did. Should you wish to remind yourself of the nominees that this new class was pooled from just click HERE to see our summary from some months ago. Please chime in down below with what you think about these inductees and who’d you like to see receive the honor next year but be realistic. Remember we aren’t going to see Slayer and Motorhead on this list any time soon no matter how important they are to our Legions.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just released their “Class Of 2019” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you. 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). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the hall.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 Are: Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, Todd Rundgren and The Zombies. Continue reading The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees Are:→
It was only a few short days ago that I shared the trailer for the new season of AHS with their “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and if you didn’t see that please click HERE to check that out. It looks creepy and that series begins tonight so get your DVR programmed or be home on time to see it as it broadcasts. Here is the dramatic poster which I’ve followed with the casting and brief premise.
Premise: After the nuclear apocalypse, the world’s chosen elite survive in secure outposts created by the mysterious Cooperative in “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” On the American West Coast, Ms. Wilhemina Venable and Ms. Miriam Mead run Outpost Three with an iron fist. The unexpected arrival of Michael Langdon, a Cooperative representative determined to save society with a secret paradise, throws their order into chaos. However, underneath the surface of humanity’s salvation lies a battlefield for the final conflict between good and evil. (quoting YouTube). Continue reading Tonight: “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” on FX (9/12/2018)→
If you’ve been following the FX Original Series “American Horror Story” for any length of time, you will be happy to know that not only will it be returning in the coming days but that this brand new epic will bring us to the end of the world as we know it (feel free to hum along to REM’s classic song). With that being said, here now is the trailer for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”. Dim the lights and let’s take a look
The tour announcements keep on coming and here is the one regarding the lengthy plans by the legendary Fleetwood Mac. Check out the full press release and gamut of dates. I’ll close out with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in 10/and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.
Tickets for the tour will go on-sale to the general public starting on Friday, May 4 at 10am local time. A complete Fleetwood Mac itinerary listing all tour dates follows this release. For further information, please visit www.fleetwoodmac.com (linked at the close).
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 30 at 10am through Thursday, May 3 at 10pm. In Louisville, KY, American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, May 7 at 10am through Thursday, May 10 at 10pm. A limited number of LaneOne VIP Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more. Continue reading Fleetwood Mac Announce North American Tour→