Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I’m stunned by the news and baffled at how it works and had given up thinking about it, so it was a very pleasant surprise,” Miller, a first-time nominee, told Billboard. “It was a surprise, but I’m glad they took their time with it and got it right.” N.W.A., subject of this year’s biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” will be the fifth hip-hop act to enter, following Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy. “When we started N.W.A, I couldn’t have imagined this,” Dr. Longlist nominees Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, the Cars, Chaka Khan, Chic, the JB’s, Los Lobos, the Spinners, and Yes didn’t make the cut this year. I am humbled to be included in such an amazing group of great artists. ” N.W.A. is the only one of the five that is no longer touring, and three of the groups have prominent (living) members no longer in the band — Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore), Cheap Trick (drummer Bun E.

It means that the group’s mark is kind of solidified. “It’s all legitimised in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way… Guitarist Miller came out of the San Francisco rock scene and became a dependable maker of pop hits like Take the Money and Run, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner and Jungle Love. I think the movie helped to get people to remember that.” The fresh Hall of Famers will be honored at the annual induction ceremony on April 8 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and HBO will film the event for future broadcast.

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