Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Kiss headed to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Yes, Philadelphia, Daryl Hall and John Oates are going into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens also to be inducted. The E Street Band will receive a special award.
The list of 2014 entrants into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been announced. As expected, first ballot inductees Nirvana lead the way in the year that marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.
The other five have all finally broken through after being eligible for many years: Philadelphia-bred Temple University-educated pop-R & B duo Hall & Oates; make-up wearing hard rock cartoon characters Kiss; English art-rocker Peter Gabriel (who's already in as a member of Genesis); 1970s Laurel Canyon country-rock singer Linda Ronstadt; and '70s singer-songwriter Cat Stevens.
The E Street Band will also receive an award for musical excellence, and two British Invasion band managers, The Beatles' late Brian Epstein and the Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham, (currently a deejay on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM satellite radio) will be inducted as non-performers.
Here's the other interesting thing: The 2014 induction ceremony will take place on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That's a much bigger venue than the hotel ballrooms the intimate affair is usually held in, and as a result tickets will be on sale to the the general public for the first time, so expect the evening to be a full scale production, with an extensive Nirvana tribute and maybe some singer from New Jersey getting up on stage with the E Street Band.
"Come As You Are" is below.