We're just one month away from the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Every living artist entering the institution — a list that includes Green Day, Joan Jett and Bill Withers — is likely to be on hand, and they're going to be joined by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, John Mayer and many others. None of the new inductees are strangers to the stage — Paul and Ringo even played at Cleveland's Public Hall, site of this year's ceremony, back in 1964. So we've assembled 10 fantastic live performances from the new class.
March 26, 2015
March 21, 2015
The lure of free food won out over the inconvenience of rain and mud as TV's Rachael Ray hosted her eighth annual Feedback food and music party at South By Southwest on Saturday (March 21) at Stubb's Barbeque.
Despite intermittent rain throughout the six-hour, free and open to the public event – which has been a high-profile highlight of the annual SXSW schedule since its inception – lines stretched well beyond the entrance for much of the time.
March 19, 2015
Writer-director Frank Whaley, primarily a busy film and TV actor ("Field of Dreams," "Ray Donovan"), has crafted a tender, evocative tale of an unlikely friendship in his fourth outing behind the camera, "Like Sunday, Like Rain."
The title, which evokes some lost Neil Diamond song, refers to a music composition written by 12-year-old Reggie (Julian Shatkin), a cello prodigy and all-around brainiac who lives in hollow luxury on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his tense, dismissive mother, Barbara (Debra Messing).
Then there's Eleanor (Leighton Meester), a 20ish waitress with a man-child
March 18, 2015
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced presenters for this year's ceremony: Paul McCartney will induct Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder will speak on Bill Withers, Patti Smith will intro Lou Reed, Peter Wolf will show praise to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fall Out Boy will discuss Green Day, John Mayer will pay tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Steve Cropper will extol The "5" Royales. Organizers have yet to announce who will induct Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
The Hall of Fame also revealed that Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend and Jimmy Vaughan will
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March 07, 2015
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March 07, 2015
Billie Joe Armstrong, leader of the East Bay pop-punk outfit Green Day, is set to open Broken Guitars in the storefront located at 423 40th St. in Oakland. His business partner, Bill Schneider, a longtime Green Day associate and former bandmate of Armstrong's in Pinhead Gunpowder, said that the grand opening is slated for April 3rd.
Schneider previously ran Univibe, an instrument shop located at the intersection of Alcatraz and Adeline, until it closed in 2001, its stock assimilated by Berkeley's Starving Musician. Schneider and Armstrong have ties to the block. 1-2-3-4 Go!
February 17, 2015
Our favorite 1990s punk rock frontman is all grown up. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong turns 43 today, an age most former punks would start thinking about the next phase of their life. But after more than 20 years leading one of the biggest modern-era punk bands, Billie Joe shows no signs of slowing down. Since turning the big 4-0 in 2012, Armstrong recorded and dropped three albums with Green Day along with a collaboration LP with Norah Jones last October. Hell, even his teenage son Joey is the drummer in Bay Area pop-punk group Emily’s Army. (Yep.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction week to feature fireworks show, live music, Andrae Crouch tribute and morePosted byFebruary 11, 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction week here in Cleveland just got bigger, as if that were possible.
The ceremonies, which will see the Class of 2015 enshrined in the show at Cleveland's Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, will be the capper. But there will be a week of events leading up to that, according to the Rock Hall.
Here is the Rock Hall's schedule of events, according to a release supplied today:
Saturday, April 11
Free admission to the Rock Hall, capped by a 7 p.m.