Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2016

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2016

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established in 1983 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.[1] Originally, there were four categories of induction: performers, non-performers, early influences, and lifetime achievement. In 2000, "sidemen" was introduced as a category while that year also marked the last time for nine years that early influences would be inducted.

The only category that has seen new inductees every single year is the performers category. Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record.[2] In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are then sent to 600 "rock experts" who evaluate the candidates and vote on who should be inducted. The performers that receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote are inducted. In 2010, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees.[2] New inductees are honored at an annual ceremony held either in New York or every three years at the Hall of Fame city in Cleveland.[3]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals,[4] nominating too many artists in too many genres that are not entirely rock,[5] ignoring entire rock genres,[6] and using technicalities to induct groups who may not have been among the top vote getters.[7] The surviving members of the Sex Pistols, who were inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain."[8]

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Bert Berns
American composer
bornNovember 8, 1929
Steve Miller
American guitarist and singer/songwriter
bornOctober 5, 1943
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Lars Ulrich
Musician and drummer
bornDecember 26, 1963
Gentofte, Denmark

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Steve Miller Scolds Hall Of Fame Bosses For Lack Of Respect
You Don't Know Football  –  April 10, 2016
N.W.A was the fourth group to be recognized after an opening by David Byrne and The Roots and most of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. "Dr. Dre! The scientist". Ice Cube, who moved on to a successful solo career, said that NWA would appear at the ...
Steve Miller rips into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for poor etiquette
The Spectrum  –  April 10, 2016
According to its website, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was set up to "recognise the contributions ... but where the optics were all wrong for 2016. "There were people who had problems with us, and I get it: the name of our group alone is shocking.
Steve Miller, after induction, slams Rock Hall of Fame
Seattle Post Intelligencer  –  April 10, 2016
Steve Miller had just performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, but he wasn't finished. In fact, he was just getting started. The new inductee ripped the rock hall in a backstage interview, calling the evening a "lazy" night with "a bunch of ...
Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes Talks Rock Hall Of Fame Induction And Touring At 64
Forbes  –  April 10, 2016
Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2016 honorees: Chicago, N.W.A., Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, and Deep Purple. This year, the ceremony was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, instead of in Cleveland where the actual Hall of Fame ...
2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
CNN  –  April 9, 2016
Inductees and artists take the stage during the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn.
N.W.A Inducted Into 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slams Gene Simmons
The BoomBox  –  April 9, 2016
The World’s Most Dangerous Group is now The World’s Most Celebrated Group. N.W.A was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday (April 8). Fellow Compton rhymer Kendrick Lamar was ...
Ice Cube Thanks Family During 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Speech: 'You Guys Make Everything Normal for Me'
People  –  April 9, 2016
When the members of N.W.A. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday night, they used the opportunity to pay tribute to one of their departed members and strike back at their critics. "I felt like each and everyone of them was black ...
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2016: The 'older set' kicks it with Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and Deep Purple
The Times-Picayune  –  April 9, 2016
BROOKLYN, New York -- With the exception of gangsta rap progenitors N.W.A., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016 may be the class of the Geriatric Set, where the cocktail of choice probably involves Metamucil as the wash. Don't let that fool you.
Class of 2016 enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Examiner  –  April 9, 2016
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently had their induction ceremony Friday night, held at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. As it has been known since December, the inductees were N.W.A., Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago, Deep Purple, and Burt Berns.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Highlights from the inductions
Cleveland Plain Dealer  –  April 8, 2016
Lars Ulrich from Metallica giving the most passionate induction speech for Deep Purple at @rock_hall. #RockHall2016 — Steph Burton (@stephiebee) April 9, 2016 7:55 p.m. Roger Glover: "There are a lot of people we [Deep Purple ...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees: Chicago, NWA, more
Newsday  –  April 8, 2016
N.W.A. members, from left: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren. The revolutionary late '80s rap group are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees. Updated April 8, 2016 7:59 PM By GLENN GAMBOA BEST KNOWN FOR A ...
10 Unforgettable Moments From Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony
Billboard  –  April 7, 2016
On Friday night (April 8) in Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted six new artists into its ranks. The Class of 2016 saw pioneering hard rock band Deep Purple, bluesy-psychedelic hitmaker Steve Miller, jazz-indebted rock ...

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