Here's Howard Stern making dick jokes, insulting Rock Hall during Bon Jovi induction speech

This weekend, bands like the Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone found themselves inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. None of them, however, received an induction speech like Bon Jovi, who chose shock jock Howard Stern to usher them in, with Jon Bon Jovi saying that “nobody knows not only me but the…

Radiohead would rather play a show than attend the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony

Radiohead just announced its first tour dates of 2018, a handful of stops at South American music festivals. But one gig stands out among the rest: April 14 in Buenos Aires. That also happens to be the date of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, which the band would ostensibly be invited to attend if its first-time…

Tears For Fears cancel remaining tour dates with Hall And Oates after “family emergency”

One of this summer’s many nostalgia tours involved Tears For Fears opening up for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates. In the show some of us saw when the tour hit Chicago, TFF, frankly, wiped the floor with the famous blue-eyed soul duo, as Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal were obviously…

Jeff Ament’s Rock Hall Of Fame shirt called out a bunch of artists that the Hall has ignored

Pearl Jam has never been a band that shied away from speaking its mind, waging open war against Ticketmaster in the 1990s, and putting the Jeremys of the world on blast pretty much forever. So it’s no surprise that when the band’s bassist, Jeff Ament, took the stage at last night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame…

Here’s Dave Letterman paying tribute to Pearl Jam at last night’s Rock Hall ceremony

Dave Letterman made a rare post-retirement public appearance last night, taking the stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in honor of his old friends in Pearl Jam. The ceremony will be broadcast later this month on HBO, but some industrious camera person managed to wade through the crowd of…

Alicia Keys led a massive tribute to Tupac at tonight’s Rock Hall ceremony

Tonight marked the annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony, where the luminaries of the musical world get together to celebrate, toast, and occasionally even play some music. Although the ceremony won’t be broadcast until later this month (on HBO) plenty of highlights are already leaking out onto the…

Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

We’re getting closer to April 7, when the annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony—and the subsequent annual fights about the merits and worth of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame—are slated to take place. But despite its much-argued flaws, the Hall does occasionally nail a match-up of inductor and inductee, with …

Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur lead this year’s class of Rock Hall inductees

The voting body of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has been accused of being composed of out-of-touch baby boomers, old guys with a single earring who can’t sit in beanbag chairs anymore because of their backs but still have blacklight posters on their walls. And that’s probably true—they inducted Yes this year, after…

Let’s sit back, have a beer, and watch Gene Simmons and Ice Cube fight on Twitter

Summer’s on its way, and with it, all the sensory stimuli we associate with that most relaxing of seasons: The taste of a cold beer, the sight of kids playing in the warm, welcome sun, and, of course, the sweet sound of aging musicians passive-aggressively debating semiotics on Twitter. Because even thought it’s…