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I’m Sorry Kurt, We Tried to Be Good Servants of Rock ‘N’ Roll

You're Kurt Cobain and the year is 1993. You're all snug in your bed dreaming of a Christmas morning with Courtney when you're suddenly awakened by a loud thump. It's the Ghost of Rock 'N' Roll Future. He shows you something called the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. He assures you it's real and it's in Cleveland. He shows you a day in 2014 when you're joined on stage by Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Linda Rondstadt. Killing yo...READ MORE
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Nirvana, The Replacements, and N.W.A Lead the List of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its list of nominees for the class of 2014 and there's an artist for everyone in this year's group. You have '90s Rock 'N' Roll saviors, Nirvana and '80s college rock underdogs, The Replacements. Gangsta Rap pioneers, N.W.A. made the initial cut, as did the early garage rock band, The Zombies. And for those with questionable taste in music, soft rock, prog rock and fromage rock are represen...READ MORE
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Hot Fun in the Summer Time: Phosphorescent Live at the Rock Hall

These free summer gigs put on by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are always a good time. There's street eats parked outside the hall, where you can get yourself a curry, and cold, albeit pricey beer on the other side of the temporary fencing set up along the plaza. The crowds are surprisingly attentive and appreciative for a free event. Plus, the planners of these events do a fine job of pulling in quality talent. Even if you've n...READ MORE
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News Jam Clevo: Cleveland Legend Bobby Womack Returns to Rock Hall for Performance, Interview, and Signing as Part of the Museum’s Black History Month Celebration

Cleveland soul legend Bobby Womack, and 2009 Rock Hall inductee, will be making a rare appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on February 22nd as part of the museum's "Cleveland is the City" Black History Month Celebration. The event will include a performance in the hall's Foster Theatre, an interview and a signing. Tickets to the concert go on sale Wednesday, February 13th. VIP packages are also available and those include ac...READ MORE

Thinking Aloud About Think Pieces About the 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Class

The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame voters have spoken and the 2013 inductees will be Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer. And joining those artists in the non-performer category will be Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. I know there's a click-bating think piece in here somewhere. What if I were to write about there not enough women in the Rock Hall? No, Donna Summer and Heart are both included on this year...READ MORE
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News Jam: Rock Hall Happenings, Wilco Tapped to Headline 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival, and Kurt Vile’s New Classic Rock Album

While much of the news surrounding the Rock Hall has focused on the hiring of new CEO, Greg Harris, and to a lesser extent, Greg Harris' days running a record store in Philadelphia, the museum has also just revealed a new exhibit honoring the legacy of the influential British record label, Two-Tone. Then, on December 12th, the museum will be hosting a screening of the Replacements documentary, Color Me Impressed, featuring a Q&A ...READ MORE

Off the Record: Frankenstorm Is Real

Be safe Cleveland and don't do as I have done. You may think it's cool to go out to the lake and experience the full force of Frankenstorm from the shores of Lake Erie; You may think it's cool to stand on the edge of the shore with your arms outstretched and scream, "FRANKENSTORM!!!" You may think this is all a game, but the number of downed trees I saw all over Edgewater Park, not to mention those up and down the streets just so...READ MORE

The Nominees Are In: Will 2013 Be the Year Rush Makes It Into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame?

The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 nominees for induction and if Rush doesn't make it in this year, then it may never happen for the Canadian power trio. Their competition includes two big names from the disco era (Donna Summer and Chic), two pioneers of hip-hop (Public Enemy N.W.A), overlooked rockers Heart and Joan Jett, the influential German electronic band, Kraftwerk, and a general shrug. The full list follows...READ MORE

Torche and Cloud Nothings Set to Appear at the Rock Hall’s Free Summer Concert Series

Well, color me rocked.  Local buzzband Cloud Nothings (July 11th) and Southern heavies, Torche (July 25th) are just two of the headliners announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's free Summer in the City concert series.  The experimental indie-rock band, Bear in Heaven and Cleveland alt-rockers Mr. Gnome will share headline spot on the third night, August 1st, and folk artist, Sharon Van Etten will round out schedule on August...READ MORE

A Better Argument For More Women in The Rock Hall?

Ask you shall receive, right? Last week I lamented how every time someone makes the argument that there's not enough women or not enough people of color in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they fail to do the basic task of researching the demographics of those already inducted into the Rock Hall.  Evelyn McDonnell, I salute you for taking the time to do some research and present these basic figures.  McDonnell places the numb...READ MORE
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