The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations were recentrly announced with KISS, Deep Purple, Yes, and Peter Gabriel among the nominees.
Other nominees include Nirvana, the Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, The Zombies, Cat Stevens, influential guitarist Link Wray, the Meters, disco band Chic, and rap stars LL Cool J and N.W.A.
Fans will once again have a small say in who may be inducted next April at a black tie ceremony in New York City by voting in a poll on Rolling Stone magazine's website that will be open until December 10th.
The top five winners of the poll will get one ballot among the reported over 600 ballots that will be cast for next year's nominees. Long snubbed by the Rock Hall, KISS is featured in a photo above the online poll.
Here's the nominees:
•Paul Butterfield Blues Band
•Hall and Oates
•LL Cool J
1. "ENDER'S GAME," $28 MILLION.
2. "JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA," $20.5 MILLION.
3. "LAST VEGAS," $16.5 MILLION.
4. "FREE BIRDS," $16.2 MILLION.
5. "GRAVITY," $13.1 MILLION.
6. "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS," $8.5 MILLION.
7. "12 YEARS A SLAVE," $4.6 MILLION.
8. "CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2," $4.2 MILLION.
9. "CARRIE," $3.4 MILLION.
10. "THE COUNSELOR," $2.3 MILLION.
Pop singer Katy Perry told Australian radio this week that Mick Jagger hit on her when she was 18, but
Jagger denies the claim.
Earlier this week, Perry revealed that when she was 18 she served as a backing singer for one of Jagger’s solo projects. She said that Jagger took her out for dinner and attempted to woo her, but Katy wasn't interested a politely declined his advances.
"I actually went to dinner with [Jagger] one time, and he hit on me when I was like 18!" she said. "Yeah but that was a long time ago, and since then he's been very kind and I got to sing 'Beasts of Burden' on their stage with him on their tour on the Rolling Stone tour."
Mick's reps say he never hit on her. Let's get it straight for the record.
After recently announcing a six-date stand in January at The Forum in Inglewood, California, which will mark the reopening that famous venue, the Eagles have scheduled a series of additional 2014 concerts that are mapped out through a March 5th show in Columbus, Ohio.
Among the major cities the Eagles will visit next year are Sacramento, California; Dallas; Houston; New Orleans; Atlanta; Washington; D.C.; and Cincinnati. The band also will play a February 15-16 engagement at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are about to begin the final 2013 leg of their tour, which begins this Monday, November 4, in Montreal and runs through a November 23 show in Orlando, Florida.
The History of the Eagles tour celebrates the recently released documentary of the same name, as well as the band’s 40th anniversary. The concerts have featured original Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon as a guest performer.
The touring "supergroup" Kings of Chaos are set to perform at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on November 18th.
The band consists of ex Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, as well as Glenn Hughes formerly of Deep Purple, long time Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Slipknot mainman Corey Taylor.
The band will do a two hour set featuring music from Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Deep Purple, and more. Additional guests will include Juliette Lewis, Les Stroud, and Gary Dourdan.
The performance is billed as "Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin," and proceeds from the show go to Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, which is aimed at saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation.