What's new in the music world this week?
Kicking off the first in our series of Weekly Music Highlights, we summarise the key events in the music industry this week. Over the last few days we've seen thrilling news in the next Bond theme tune department, drama ahead of the Grammys, and major honours bestowed upon music legends. That's not to mention some incredible new albums and exciting festival updates...
Billie Eilish at Billboard's Women in Music 2019 / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/PA Images
They're among the fifteen nominees for 2019.
Introducing the nominees for induction into the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! This year sees a number of deserving artists in consideration, though none of them have only just become eligible this year. Radiohead is one band we're particularly rooting for - though they've remained apathetic on the subject.
Radiohead at TRNSMT festival
Radiohead lands the Hall of Fame long list for the second year in a row after missing out last year, being beaten to the punch by the likes of Nina Simone, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi. It's just as well that they expressed little enthusiasm at the prospect.
Continue reading: Radiohead Nominated For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For The Second Time
Who will be immortalised in the famous Hall of Fame next year?
It's that time of year again where rock fans have the difficult decision of voting on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ballot for 2018, this year picking from nineteen amazing candidates including Bon Jovi, Radiohead, LL Cool J and Nina Simone. Truly spoilt for choice.
Bon Jovi performing live
Fans can sign up and vote for up to five candidates on the induction ballot, including the newly eligible Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead. Plus, another seven of the nominees are up for induction for the very first time while the likes of J. Geils Band and LL Cool J face their fifth and fourth nominations respectively.
Grunge band Pearl Jam are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by David Letterman.
Nineties grunge legends Pearl Jam were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this week at the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony, more than 25 years after the release of their debut album 'Ten' which means this is their first year of eligibility.
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performing live in 2009
It was talk show veteran David Letterman who inducted the group on Friday night (April 7th 2017), with Neil Young being forced to back out due to an unspecified illness. The band had performed at the Ed Sullivan Theatre seven times while Letterman hosted 'The Late Show', so it's safe to say they know each other well.
Continue reading: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Welcomes Pearl Jam Into The Fold
The rap legend will be posthumously honoured alongside Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, E.L.O. and Joan Baez in April 2017.
The late rap icon Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year as part of the class of 2017, along with the likes of Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Joan Baez.
2016 was the first year that Tupac was eligible for consideration to be inducted into the Cleveland-based institution. An artist is eligible upon the 25th anniversary of the release of their first recordings, meaning that the rapper’s 1991 debut single ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby’, released in October that year, allowed him to be considered.
Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Continue reading: Tupac Shakur To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In 2017
Barry Gibb, Bee Gees, Robin Gibb and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Press Room New York City, USA - at the Waldorf Astoria hotel Monday 15th March 2010
Bruce Springsteen and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Atmosphere - Bruce Springsteen's first car - a '57 Chevy Bel Air to be donated to the annex New York City, USA - press conference held to announce that the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum' will open an annex in the heart of SoHo making it the first location outside the Museum's home in Cleveland Wednesday 13th August 2008
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