The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has named several community icons as the newest inductees, including Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Carole King, and Kraftwerk.
- Foo Fighters
- The Go-Go’s
- Carole King
- Todd Rundgren
- Tina Turner
Musical Excellence Award
- LL Cool J
- Billy Preston
- Randy Rhoads
Early Influence Award
- Gil Scott-Heron
- Charley Patton
Jane Weidlin told Rolling Stone:
We knew that, for whatever reason, we weren’t one of the popular kids in class when it came to this whole Rock & Roll Hall of Fame thing, for a long time. And so I just didn’t think about it ever. I was like, “For whatever reason, they just don’t like us and they never will.” And then everything shifted and there became this possibility that it might happen. I was pretty afraid to be hopeful. I don’t like to get my hopes dashed. And when we found out it actually happened, I was dumbstruck. I was afraid to hope; I really was. And then it happened. It’s hard to express how exciting it is to be induced in the cool kids. It’s amazing.
If you haven’t seen it, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Schock, Belinda Carlisle were the subject of a wonderful documentary last year:
And as far as Ms. Turner, here she is in 2000 kicking ass at age 60:
Or for 80’s fans, here is the remastered version of one of her biggest hits from that era:
Congrats to all!
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