2014 Rock Hall To Induct Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, And Cat Stevens
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the 2014 class. The six artists selected for the Performer Category are: Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens.
Ahmet Ertegun Awards will go to the Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham. The Award for Musical Excellence -- formally known as the Side-Men category -- will be presented to the E Street Band.
The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2014 Ceremony will again be open to the public, as it has been for the Induction Ceremonies in Cleveland in 2009 and 2012, and Los Angeles in 2013. This will be the first time that the ceremony will be open to the public in New York City.
John Oates told us he's thrilled to be entering the Rock Hall with partner Daryl Hall and says he's already geared up for the trip to Brooklyn: "I will be there with bells on! Y'know, it hasn't really hit me. My wife is really excited about it. Y'know, I'll be honest with you (laughs), she was tracking the (online) contest -- the votes between Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates the whole time. She's really gotten into it. And I kept saying, 'Amy, y'know, if it happens, it happens -- don't talk to me 'til it does.' So, it's gonna be great and, y'know, I think it's a great class, so to speak. I think the artists are really cool and I'm honored to be in this particular class, and, y'know, with all the other prior inductees."
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