At a press conference today at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Flea announced the list of performer inductees and Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients for induction. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2013 are:
· Albert King
· Randy Newman
· Public Enemy
· Donna Summer
Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) Award:
· Lou Adler
· Quincy Jones
Scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013, the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. This marks the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West Coast. The ceremony will again be open to the public, as it was in 2009 and 2012 in Cleveland.
Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll.”
The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9pm ET/PT. Said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, “We are excited to team up once again with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for what is sure to be an incredible evening of one-of-a-kind performances.”
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson will be honored with the 2,481st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The rockers will unveil the pavement plaque on September 25 following tributes from guest speakers Rita Wilson and Alice in Chains stars Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez.
The star will be located on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The Musician’s Institute, by plaques honoring the likes of Journey and Motley Crue.
decades. Around the globe “Aphrodite” debuted in the top 10 in 13 different countries. Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists, with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide and 50 hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” “Love at First Sight,” “Slow” and the Grammy Award-winning “Come Into My World.” She has received countless awards and accolades, including an OBE from the Queen and eight sold-out world tours, including the KylieX2008 tour, which traveled to 21 countries worldwide. Minogue has released ten studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. She also has her own successful bed linen line, Kylie at Home, and has released seven fragrances.
Red Velvet Car, the first new studio album in six years from the groundbreaking Seattle-based band Heart, is entering the Billboard 200 best-selling album charts at #10, becoming the seventh Top 10 album of the group’s career. Heart’s first album for Legacy Recordings, the critically-acclaimed Red Velvet Car marks the return of the group to the Sony Music Entertainment family. The album reached #1 in sales on Amazon.com on Sunday, September 5.
The Sisters Wilson are back at it, and this week, they’re releasing to record stores a special heart-shaped vinyl single featuring their new song “WTF” and a live version of their undeniably classic “Magic Man.”