Category: Honors

The Cars make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — but Kate Bush and Depeche Mode snubbed

The Cars make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — but Kate Bush and Depeche Mode snubbed

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today announced its class of 2018, a list that includes third-time nominees The Cars alongside Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone. Additionally, Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive the Award for Early Influence. Not making the cut this year? Kate Bush, Depeche Mode and Eurythmics.

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, The Cars nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, The Cars nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics and The Cars are among the acts scoring nominations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, joining a roster of potential inductees that also includes Radiohead, MC5, Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and Rage Against the Machine. See the full list of nominations here.

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The prospects of The Smiths all gathering in the same room — forget about a live performance, just getting the four together behind a podium would have been a miracle — were dashed early Tuesday when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced next year’s inductees, a list that did not include the first-time nominees.

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

After six years of eligibility, The Smiths were nominated today for induction as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, joining a list of nominees that includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the late Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Sting and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

‘This is not just pop music’: Michael Stipe inducts Nirvana into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘This is not just pop music’: Michael Stipe inducts Nirvana into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night at a massive ceremony at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, declaring of the genre-shaping alt rock act that, “This is not just pop music. This is something much greater than that.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs The Replacements — but Nirvana, Peter Gabriel get in

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs The Replacements — but Nirvana, Peter Gabriel get in

The Replacements may be back, but they’re still getting no respect: The Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 was revealed by Rolling Stone tonight, and the ‘Mats, while nominated back in October, didn’t make the cut. Instead, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will be inducted come April.

The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana earn Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations

The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana earn Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations

Less than two months after reuniting onstage for the first time in more than two decades, The Replacements tonight landed a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, joining a list of nominees that includes Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS and more, Rolling Stone reports.

Ramones’ 1976 debut added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

Ramones’ 1976 debut added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

The Ramones’ 1976 self-titled debut album was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry today alongside 25 other songs and records — including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack — as examples of the “richness and variety of our audio heritage

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys make Rock Hall of Fame — The Cure snubbed

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys make Rock Hall of Fame — The Cure snubbed

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced its Class of 2012, a list that does not include first-time nominees The Cure, but does feature ’80s college-rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and a combination of The Faces and The Small Faces.

The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot

The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced the nominees for its Class of 2012, a list that includes goth-pop legends The Cure as well as fellow first-time nominees Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim, plus past nominees Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and more.

Video: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Video: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Last night in Los Angeles, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan played an eight-song set that included covers of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ David Bowie’s ‘Cracked Actor’ and the Damned’s ‘New Rose,’ plus Depeche Mode hits ‘I Feel You’ and ‘Personal Jesus,’ the latter with guest Martin Gore.

Video: The Church play ‘Under a Milky Way,’ ‘Tantalized’ at ARIA Hall of Fame

Back in October, The Church was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame; at the ceremony in Sydney, the band performed its 1988 crossover hit ‘Under the Milky Way’ plus its 1986 single ‘Tantalized.’

Pixies’ ‘Minotaur’ box set earns Grammy nomination for best packaging design

Pixies’ ‘Minotaur’ box set earns Grammy nomination for best packaging design

The Pixies’ hefty box set ‘Minotaur’ scored a Grammy nomination tonight for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

R.E.M.’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ added to Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

R.E.M.’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ added to Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress today added R.E.M.’s debut single ‘Radio Free Europe’ — one of the cornerstones of ’80s college rock — to its National Recording Registry, honoring the landmark song as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.’