Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick & NWA Are the Newest Members …

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Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘It’s overwhelming’.

The Compton, California, hip-hop crew – aka N—-z Wit Attitude – will join the 31st class of the Rock Hall on April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.”She called me up in tears, and I thought, Oh my God,” Zander said by phone from Los Angeles, sounding a bit like he might be tearing up himself. “I’m kind of verklempt. N.W.A.’s members – whose breakthrough story was told in this summer’s smash hit Straight Outta Compton – took to Twitter to thank their fans and share their excitement. “Thank you to all the people hitting me up about the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful nominations in a year when a movie about the group’s career, “Straight Outta Compton,” was a box-office hit.

The band has sold more than 20 million records, including its blockbuster live album Cheap Trick at Budokan, and scored radio hits like Dream Police, Surrender, The Flame and I Want You To Want Me. Cheap Trick moved swiftly to capitalize on the honor, announcing Thursday they had signed a new deal with Taylor Swift’s label, Big Machine Records. So if he comes, I’m sure he’ll play.” Within hours of the announcement, Zander had already received congratulatory messages from countless friends in the industry, including famed Beatles producer George Martin. “It’s an acknowledgement that all the stuff that you did, being involved with something that you love so much, it’s just…” he pauses. “It makes you feel like, God, I’ve done something that I’ve loved all these years.

His wife was flooded with congratulations at their daughter’s school drop-off on Thursday, and Zander knows that when he returns home from the West coast next week, he’ll see plenty of well-wishers at Lightning and Rowdies games, as well as hometown haunts like the Whistle Stop Grill and Bar. “I can’t wait to get there and enjoy Christmas with my family, who deserve more credit than I do for this whole thing,” he said. “I love everybody there, and I just want everybody there to know that I appreciate their support. I’m going to go out and thank everybody.” “We didn’t know when we started our band that it would last more than a year or so,” he said. “You just don’t know. While there’s no guarantee that will even make it on the air, its sweaters already are popping up on celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg, who wore a “Star Wars”-themed one on “The View,” according to Brown.

Producers said Thursday that the show will have Buffett’s blend of rock and country tunes and an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley. After over 20 years away from “Full House’s” title home, the gang (well, not the whole gang) is returning when “Fuller House“ premieres Feb. 26, Netflix announced Thursday. The streaming company broke the news with a video revisiting the house’s most memorable spots — the kitchen, the living room — and featuring voices of the series’ stars, including Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos and Dave Coulier. Although the actors aren’t seen in the teaser, a nonhuman family member is: A dog (possibly a Comet descendent) runs to the door to welcome the Tanner clan back home. ■ An auction of artifacts belonging to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — including her wedding dress and signature handbags — has raised $6.8 million, many times its presale estimate.

Chicago: Over five decades, a sprawling roster of performers have made these horn-powered rock ‘n’ soul fusionists one of the best-selling American albums of all time, with hit singles like Saturday in the Park and Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?. Steve Miller Band: It’s hard to spin through the FM dial without coming across a hit from Steve Miller — The Joker, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner, Take the Money and Run, Jungle Love, Rock’n Me.

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