The Press Release:
Congratulations to the newest Inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. These new Inductees will be celebrated at the 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ceremony will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd at 8 p.m. ET. Performances and special guests and Induction Week programs will be announced later.
Back in October of 2019, we first discussed the new round of potential inductees to the famed Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame for their 2020 Class. In the rundown, I shared some personal editorial opinion about the nominees and you can peruse that set of thoughts by clicking HERE. In December, I shared the at the moment standings in the Fan Vote and now with one week left to go am returning to the topic so we can all rally behind our favorites in the nomination queue and hopefully help them receive the honor. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first and the standings that were captured just a short time ago.
It was back in October when we first shared the news when the Nominees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. The full overview that I posted can be perused HERE in case you’d like a little more in-depth views about the announcement. I’m returning to the topic with just under a month to go to share the most current standings in the Fan Vote process. As you might recall, the general public has a chance to vote on their favorite artists in the hope that it helps them secure a spot in the vaunted Rock Hall. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2020” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. 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). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Are: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, MC5, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy. Continue reading The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Are:→
I’m continuing to share the scoop about the upcoming Record Store Day coolness as I learn about them because a lot of our readers are avid collectors of them and we aim to please here at the Media Command HQ. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I outlined the exclusives for UMe on THIS POST and now its time to see what our friends at Rhino Records will be offering up. There is a whole variety of stuff here and we’ve shared them all for good measure. Let’s go.
The Press Release:
Rhino, the catalog division of Warner Music Group, is announcing its most ambitious collection of vinyl to date for Record Store Day 2018 with a wide variety of titles from WMG’s labels including Atlantic, Elektra, Parlophone, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, and 679 Recordings. This year’s not-to-miss list includes 30 limited edition 12-inch, 10-inch, and 7-inch vinyl releases from the world’s most respected and celebrated artists. Some highlights include Led Zeppelin’s first-ever Record Store Day release and Cheech And Chong’s marijuana-shaped picture disc, complete with a scratch n’ sniff sticker to name a few! Full details on all titles are listed below. All releases will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on April 21, 2018. For a list of participating stores, please visit the RSD website linked at the close.
AIR – Sexy Boy – 12-inch picture disc; Limited edition of 6,000 copies, $21.98
Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary Edition) – 7-inch, scratch and sniff , marijuana- shaped picture disc, Limited edition, $17.98