2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and presenters…plus Women Who Rock exhibit coming soon

2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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Congratulations to the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees!  They will be joining a history of greats including Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and so many more.  I’m looking forward to their exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power running from May 12, 2011 until February 26, 2012. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on Fuse on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 9:00 ET.

Below are all of the inductees with links to brief bios from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website (rockhall.com) and their award presenters:

2011 Inductee

Alice Cooper

Neil Diamond

Dr. John

Darlene Love

Tom Waits

Jac Holzman

Art Rupe

Leon Russell

Presenter

Rob Zombie (White Zombie)

Paul Simon

John Legend

Bette Midler

Neil Young

John Densmore (The Doors)

Lloyd Price

Elton John

I’ve visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio and it’s a must visit at least once in your lifetime.  It’s downtown right on Lake Erie, it’s huge, well laid out, and full of great exhibits.  I remember eating a their cafe and sitting outside to enjoy the lake view.  They also had fantastic live bands and singers performing that just adds to the ambiance and tribute to musical legends of all time.  I distinctly remember looking at an outfit that Christina Aguilera wore and thinking how tiny she must be in real life.

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were chosen by the 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording is released.

In addition to being honored at the ceremony on March 14, 2011, each artist who is inducted is commemorated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio, which serves as a monument to rock and roll’s impact on our culture.  These inductees will be honored – along with previous year’s inductees and hundreds of other artists – with an exhibit and film that serve to tell the story of modern music. (source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Video: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presents All Access: The Story of Rock – Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac

(just uploaded around the time of this blog post)

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