Abba's Hall Of Fame Nod

Benny Andersson never expected ABBA to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The four piece Swedish band - who are set to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with The Hollies, the Stooges, the Genesis and Jimmy Cliff - will join the prestigious roll of honour at a ceremony in New York, much to the surprise of the 'Waterloo' hitmakers.

Benny said: "I didn't think this would happen, because we were a pop band, not a rock band. Being a foreigner from the North Pole, this feels really good."

Meanwhile, Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, 62, said he was delighted to finally be recognised.

He said: "We've been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again."

The acts will be inducted at a ceremony on March 15.


Contactmusic

Tags: Abba - Genesis - Iggy Pop - Jimmy Cliff - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - The Hollies - The Stooges


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Usual Suspects: Breaking Bad, True Detective, GoT, Mad Men, to Duke it Out For Emmy Wins

A superb year for television has seen the Emmy nominations...

Usual Suspects: Breaking Bad, True Detective, GoT, Mad Men, to Duke it Out For Emmy Wins

5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely

J.K. Rowling really stirred up the cauldron of excitement when she published a new...

Jk Rowling - 5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely

'Boyhood' Wows Critics & Promises To Change Cinema But Will Audiences Be As Impressed?

Boyhood is a coming-of-age film which literally follows its cast as they...

'Boyhood' Wows Critics & Promises To Change Cinema But Will Audiences Be As Impressed?

Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Hits Back At Death & Health Speculators With F-Bomb

George R.R. Martin is 65. Let's just repeat that - only 65 years old. And, so...

Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Hits Back At Death & Health Speculators With F-Bomb

Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On "The View"?

The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit...

Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On
Advertisement

5 of The Best Animated Matriarchs (Animatriachs?) Now That Marge Simpson is The Face of MAC Make-Up

Marge Simpson has finally got her moment. After years of living as...

5 of The Best Animated Matriarchs (Animatriachs?) Now That Marge Simpson is The Face of MAC Make-Up

Producer William Orbit Attempts To Defend Britney Spears' Pre Auto-Tune 'Alien'

There's a reason why everything Britney Spears has ever done has been...

Producer William Orbit Attempts To Defend Britney Spears' Pre Auto-Tune 'Alien'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Abba Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Abba

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All