World begins to usher in 2022
Fireworks light in Dubai, North Korea, Taiwan and Moscow as the clock strikes midnight and the world begins welcoming in 2022 after another tumultuous and pandemic-ridden year capped by new restrictions, soaring case numbers, and a slight glimmer of hope for better times ahead.news.yahoo.com
Colorado Governor Jared Polis shortens truck driver's prison sentence by 100 years
Colorado Governor Jared Polis intervened to commute the sentence of Rogel Aguilera Mederos, a truck driver convicted of killing four people in 2019 after the brakes on his big rig failed. Jamie Yuccas reports.news.yahoo.com
German Chancellor backs Ukraine in New Year’s speech
Olaf Scholz firmly backs Ukraine by underlining the "inviolability of borders" in his first New Year's speech as German chancellor, amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. Tensions have risen sharply in recent weeks over Ukraine, with over 100,000 Russian troops assembled near the border. of Olaf Scholznews.yahoo.com
‘I Can Never Erase Your Accomplishments’: Jay-Z Acknowledges Damon Dash During Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Speech Amid Legal Battle Over ‘Reasonable Doubt’
Jay-Z’s troubled relationship with former friend and business partner Damon Dash took a backseat this weekend after the hip-hop mogul gave praise to the music […]news.yahoo.com
Rock hall plans October induction before live audience
Blige made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Tuesday that it plans to have a live induction of its 36th class on Oct. 30 in Cleveland — before an actual audience! “We are optimistic and hopeful for the ceremony,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. It will be the sixth time the induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. AdHarris said a fall induction ceremony, moved from the spring last year because of COVID, will become permanent.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Turner would be inducted for a second time, having gone to the hall as part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. CBS News"This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates," said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.cbsnews.com
It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall
are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special that told the stories of Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. As she inducted Houston into the Rock Hall, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about one of the best singers in pop history. The Notorious B.I.G.
Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)CLEVELAND – Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. Other guests will include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. The special guests will speak on how this year’s inductees impacted their personal life and careers.
James Taylor, Jackson Browne set to perform in Roanoke this summer
ROAONKE, Va. – Legendary singer/songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne are coming to the Star City. The two will perform at the Berglund Center on June 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.For more than 40 years, Taylor has been performing across the world. A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has sold more than 100 million albums. He’ll be joined by a fellow member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Jackson Browne. In 2015, Browne ranked 37th on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest songwriters of all time.
You won’t believe these 10 artists have been passed over for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
That’s why we decided to round up a list of artists that are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but absolutely deserve to be one day. Tina TurnerThe legendary singer is already inducted in the Rock Hall of Fame, alongside her ex-husband Ike Turner, but Tina Turner hasn’t been inducted as a solo artist yet. The B-52′sIt’s a travesty that The B-52′s have never even been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While the Rock Hall doesn’t have a ton of country artists inducted, legends Johnny Cash and Brenda Lee are in the Hall of Fame, so there really isn’t an excuse for Parton’s absence. OutKastRap artists have slowly but surely been getting recognized by the Rock Hall, so it’s only a matter of time before OutKast gets its due.
On this day: June 27
2014: R&B singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Womack dies at the age of 70 in Tarzana, California. He had been battling a variety of health issues in his latter years, including prostate cancer, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Womack started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, and went on to write songs such as "It's All Over Now," which became The Rolling Stones' first UK No. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love," "That's The Way I Feel About Cha," "Woman's Gotta Have It," "Harry Hippie," "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now." Hide Caption