Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of Simon’s career.
Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day Lead 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Marvelettes are also on the ballot.
During our conversation, he discussed his knack for choosing great covers — including “New York Groove” — his new album, his fiancée, his sobriety and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
While taking shots at Jann Wenner, Patti Smith and others, Stanley reaffirmed his speech at the Rock Hall induction ceremony and clarifies that it was Gene Simmons, not him, who said those ‘borderline racist’ comments.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night, today it is an arena rock spectacle stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“We are humbled.” – Gene Simmons (really!)
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” isn’t the same without Tom Petty, though.
She’s jammed with the Foo Fighters, and produced Pat Smear’s ex-band, so it makes sense.
“They don’t belong in the band, and they don’t belong in a position to represent the band.”
Michael Stipe, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin and Tom Morello will be among the inductors and performers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on April 10th.