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(Above) Bobby Vee entertained at the 2009 Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake.-reporter file photo. Bobby Vee, who at the age of 15 was recruited with his band, The Shadows, to fill in for Buddy Holly on the Winter Dance Party tour the night after Buddy ...
Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face?/ Do you realize we're floating in space?/ Do you realize that happiness makes you cry?

Jon Bon Jovi says his band was once again snubbed for Rock And Roll Hall of Fame honors because a bigwig on the board has a personal vendetta against him.
If all goes well, Lincoln park's MC5 may be kicking out the jams at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next April in Brooklyn.
The powers that be at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame simply don't know nearly as much about their subject as someone running an organization with that mighty a title should.
This past Friday, Country music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys paid tribute to their friend and collaborator, Johnny Cash, at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's 21st annual "Music Masters" at Playhouse Square's State Theatre in Cleveland.

Former PEARL JAM drummer Dave Abbruzzese has clarified his comments about his exclusion from the band's nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Should the group get in, only original drummer Dave Krusen and current stickman Matt Cameron ...
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - The world has lost a rock legend; Bobby Vee has passed away at the age of 73. The Fargo native retired from performing in 2011 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
It's Come Undone, Unrooted, and Irrelevant, Rock And Roll is Dead. The icons can still perform, but they have nothing new to say, and nothing to offer as a message for the movement we need today.
Well, for one, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame got predictably roasted this year for not inducting a single woman in its 2016 class.
This is also the second year that she is eligible for the coveted Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. She was snubbed last year as the Hall of Fame opted not to induct a single woman into the illustrious club.
But whether the Boston band is inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame or not, keyboardist Seth Justman says it's gratifying to be recognized.
Later in the interview, Morrissey was asked about his legacy and immediately brought up the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, for which he's never been nominated.
If we base our definition of Rock And Roll on what instruments are used and limit Rock And Roll to organic drums and electric guitars, then some of this year's nominees and past inductees are clearly ineligible.
Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie had resigned himself a bit to the thought that the band would never be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. So his reaction to the group's first-ever nomination this week is understandably cautious. "It's taken a ...
"You got be freaking kidding me!" That was the reaction of many of my New Jersey musician friends when the news came out this week that the pinheads at The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame snubbed Bon Jovi in not nominating them for induction into the ...

Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to bring the birth of Rock And Roll to the big screen. The Revenant Oscar winner is on board to star in and produce a biopic about Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records in Memphis and the man who discovered Elvis Presley ...
The "Johnny B. Goode" singer was part of the inaugural class of Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees in 1986, and has remained dedicated to his passion over the years.
There are those who might question why Depeche Mode should be in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, having emerged from a period of throwaway '80s dance product that resembled - save for the neon colors - nothing so much as the superfluous '50s.
Has Gaga gone straight? She appears without makeup on the cover of an album where blues, country and rock influences come to the fore.
For Yes, the third time could be the charm for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The prog rock group is among the 19 acts on the ballot for the Rock Hall's class of 2017, following previous nominations in 2013 and 2015.
19 artists and bands have made the list of nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Topping that list: Pearl Jam, Janet Jackson and Tupac.
What does Tupac have in common with Janet Jackson and Pearl Jam? All three are among the 19 artists nominated to join the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. SEE ALSO: Beloved singer Selena immortalized with MAC makeup collection. Artists and music ...
They're not in already? That's what some Boston music fans must have thought when they woke Tuesday to discover that the J. Geils Band had been nominated again for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The band has been nominated three ...
The nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 have been announced, a list that includes the aforementioned Seattle rockers, Janet Jackson, Depeche Mode, The J. Geils Band (Really?
The quintet, which also included late members Rob Tyler, Fred "Sonic" Smith (who was married to Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith) and Michael Davis, was together until 1972 and released three albums.
If Tupac does get added into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, his inclusion will make him just the sixth hip-hop act inducted in the hall of fame's 33-year history.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Chuck Berry with "Hoochi Coochi Man" recorded live at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in 1967.
They're not in already? That's what some Boston music fans must have thought when they woke Tuesday to discover that the J. Geils Band had been nominated again for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The band has been nominated three ...
The nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 have been announced, a list that includes the aforementioned Seattle rockers, Janet Jackson, Depeche Mode, The J. Geils Band (Really?
Rock hall 2017 VOLUME, SiriusXM's new talk-radio channel devoted to the discussion of music launched this morning. Among the channel's first scores is the live unveiling of the 2017 nominees for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Already in the area as an official KISS expo launched, Gene Simmons joined the legendary group to perform the ageless classic, "Rock And Roll All Nite," which can be viewed in the video above. Also onstage were members of Glay, Luna sea and more, who ...
Could Styles be the one - like a Rock And Roll messiah perhaps? A rock messiah has possibly been foretold long ago, as the phrase seems to have cropped up from time to time throughout rock history, usually from the mouths of more obscure artists.
In 1980, The Ramones released their fifth studio album, End of the Century, which included the love ballad "Danny Says", a departure from their typical sweaty Rock And Roll hits. "Danny Says" went on to become one of the band's more well-known songs ...
The WRFA Rock n' Roll Rundown is presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and brought to you through the support of the Arthur R. Gren Company in Jamestown, NY.
Pete Evick, Bret Michaels' guitarist, is opening a candle store in Manassas. Photo courtesy Official Pete Evick. For Pete Evick, making candles is like writing the perfect guitar riff.
Vic's Place, of Dimock, is one of three ballrooms that have also been chosen to become a part of the South Dakota Rock And Roll music Association (SDRRMA) Hall of Fame. Induction events will be held April 21-22, 2017, at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in ...
While touring the Middle East in Black Hawk helicopters and sleeping in tents in the middle of the desert wasn't what they pictured when they imagined world tours as a Rock And Roll band, Kelley and Isaac said they wouldn't trade the experience for the ...
Tuna fishing trip worth the rock-and-roll. Charter guide service based out of Westport, Wash. Posted: September 28, 2016 - 6:11pm.
Byrd, a 2015 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and a "Recovery Troubadour," Hartmann said, "played and spoke of recovery, his experience, strength and hope of 29 years.
As the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, Pete Evick plays upwards of 200 shows a year to Rock And Roll fans all over the world. But on the rare day when he's not performing onstage, Evick spends his time pursuing a much ...
It used to be that when writing about music, the term "rock" was just too vague. A writer would narrow the scope with tags like "punk" or "garage" or "alternative"; declaring a band to be simply "Rock And Roll" could mean that they sounded like ...
Let's say Rock And Roll bands less, and the more modern the bands get, the more they cheat. It's not right, and, actually, for the fans, it's really cheating.
The musical is a tribute to the triumph of rock-and-roll, love, loud music and good times. Anyone in Burlington interested in any or all of the above would be advised to check it out.
In the words that KISS so famously stole from Argent, God gave Rock And Roll to you. And in the way the Bible helps us to understand the word of God, so therein does these Rock And Roll documentaries help us to understand the lives behind the words and ...
To most readers this would have been an uncontroversial assessment: Throughout his brief and dazzling career, Hendrix's race was a subject of curiosity and controversy, as though the sheer idea of a black man playing Rock And Roll lead guitar presented ...
Bill Graham exhibit in Philadelphia highlights rock-and-roll revolution. By JILL SCHENSUL. STAFF WRITER |. The Record. Bill Graham helped make a lot of people.
veteran music journalist Gary Graff, recipient of the 2016 Birmingham Bloomfield cultural arts Award, promises to share a few Rock And Roll tales during a gala reception being held in his honor at the BBAC Center on Friday, Sept. 30. The longtime ...
Two books about two crucial years in the story of Rock And Roll, taken together, reveal how the genre shrank to become the playground of white men with guitars.


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