You’ve been waiting with baited breath on the decision of the voting party for the next round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and now my friends the votes have been tallied and here they are. Behold your “Class of 2019”: The Cure, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: There aren’t a whole lot of surprises to me with the inductees as I was pretty much expecting groups like Def Leppard and The Cure and Radiohead to win out. Nice to see Stevie Nicks getting the honor outside of her work with Fleetwood Mac for sure and since I never followed Roxy Music I’ll have to defer to the experts on their offerings. Though I feel Janet is a world of talent, she doesn’t do much with “Rock” so I’m surprised the committee opted for her as opposed to the likes of Devo or Todd Rundgren. I’d say “maybe next year” to those groups but after seeing what happened with Judas Priest and their one and done nomination, I don’t have a whole lot of faith in the process. Of course, I never really did. Should you wish to remind yourself of the nominees that this new class was pooled from just click HERE to see our summary from some months ago. Please chime in down below with what you think about these inductees and who’d you like to see receive the honor next year but be realistic. Remember we aren’t going to see Slayer and Motorhead on this list any time soon no matter how important they are to our Legions.
The Scoop: The organizers of the Sweden Rock have unveiled a crop of amazing bands that will be joining the 2019 Festival, and since you need to know this information I am sharing it with you right here on PiercingMetal.com – Just in case the poster isn’t clear on whatever screen you are reading us on, here are the bands so far: KISS, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Def Leppard, Amon Amarth, Demons and Wizards, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Original Krokus, Skid Row, At The Gates, Annihilator, Magnum, Joe Lynn Turner, Uli Jon Roth, Death Angel, Demon, Beast In Black and “65” more acts are yet to be announced. According to their Facebook Page, they lined out that this years event sold out in a week when it went on sale, so you are going to want to pay attention to that…..check out the poster so far……(queue dramatic music).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now before I say anything on this, I should explain that I’ve never been to ANY of the European Festivals and when I see posters and lineups like this one, it almost makes me cry. I’ve not managed to get across the pond as they say as its just not logistically possible for me to wrangle the necessary finances for it but I digress. What I love about Festivals like this one is how on point they always seem to be. With bands like KISS announcing their “End Of The Road” World Tour (discussed earlier today on THIS LINK), I’m planning on seeing them whenever I can and they are only the tip of the iceberg of bands that I am interested in who are performing at this festival. That’s all I have for now but you readers can tell me what you think about the matter down in the comments section below. Please lets all discuss.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just released their “Class Of 2019” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the hall.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 Are: Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, Todd Rundgren and The Zombies. Continue reading The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees Are:→
If you are one of those vinyl diehards who hunt and forage the bins at garage sales and travel miles just for the chance of snagging an old 45 that you used to own as a youth, then you very likely consider Record Store Day to be your National Holiday. Yesterday, the fine folks at Universal Music unveiled a laundry list of musical coolness that will be exclusives for this year’s event. Though many of these are NOT Rock and Metal, I’ve just shared the entire list and the album artwork so you can share with friends who are planning on joining you on your LP Adventures on April 18th. Let’s take a look.
The Press Release:
Los Angeles – March 7, 2018 – UMe is pleased to announce details for several exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases confirmed for Record Store Day 2018. With special releases from Bobbie Gentry, Chet Faker, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Police, The Who and more, UMe’s slate for April’s hotly-anticipated music shopping bonanza is filled with an eclectic and exciting mix that includes re-pressings of classic albums and singles, as well as several U.S. vinyl release debuts. All the special releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Saturday, April 21. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for more details and to find your local shops.
BOBBIE GENTRY – LIVE AT THE BBC (1 LP)
This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie Gentry has ever been released so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.
Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta” (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You” (3) “I saw An Angle Die” (4) “Ode To Billie Joe” (5) “Mornin Glory” (6) “Ace Insurance Man”
Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin” (2) “Penduli Pendulum” (3) “Recollection” (4) “Sweet Peony” (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere”
CHET FAKER – THINKING IN TEXTURES (1 LP SMOKE SWIRLED CLEAR VINYL)
The award winning 2012 debut release from Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, issued under his stage name Chet Faker. Featuring the ethereal downtempo take of “No Diggity,” this special edition of Thinking in Textures is pressed on smoke swirled clear vinyl housed in an embossed ‘texturized’ jacket.
Side A: (1) “I’m Into You” (2) “Terms And Conditions” (3) “No Diggity”
Side B: (1) “Love And Feeling” (2) “Cigarettes And Chocolate” (3) “Solo Sunrise” (4) “Everything I Wanted”
DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE (2 LP RED & BLUE VINYL)
David Bowie’s debut album available for first time on heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl. This 2 LP set features the Mono version of the album on disc one and the Stereo version on disc two.