Posted in hiphop | metal | music | music history on January 14, 2009

Metal Up Your Ass

January 14, 2009-New York - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its inductees for 2009. The induction ceremony on April 4, 2009 will take place in Cleveland for the first time since 1997, and will be broadcast live on Fuse TV in a new three-year broadcast deal between the Foundation and Fuse. The ceremony will be supported by a weeklong series of events. In addition, for the first time in its 24- year history, tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be accessible to the public.

"This year's class of inductees truly represents what the Hall of Fame is all about. From classic artists that began their careers in the 50's and 60's to those that have defined the modern sound of rock and roll," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President & CEO Joel Peresman. "These artists demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself. We are proud to honor these artists and celebrate their contribution to rock and roll's place in our culture."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently opened an annex of the museum in NYC. This year's full inductee list, and Cleveland ticket info, below...

The performer inductees are:

¢ Jeff Beck
¢ Little Anthony & the Imperials
¢ Metallica
¢ Run-D.M.C.
¢ Bobby Womack
Early Influence Category Inductee:
¢ Wanda Jackson
Sidemen Category:
¢ Bill Black
¢ DJ Fontana
¢ Spooner Oldham
MORE INFO:
The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twenty-five years after their first recording is released.
In addition to being honored at the April ceremony, each inducted artist is commemorated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio, which serves as a monument to rock and roll's impact on our culture. These inductees will be honored - along with previous year's inductees and hundreds of other artists - with an exhibit and film that serve to tell the story of modern music.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets to the Induction Ceremony at Cleveland's historic Public Hall will be available to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum members on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to the public during a one-day walk-up sale on Saturday, January 24 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office. Tickets to the Induction Ceremony will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets beginning Monday, January 26. Fans can contact Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Today's press conference announcing the 2009 inductees will be available in its entirety on www.fuse.tv. Presenters and performers at the induction will be announced at a later date. The induction ceremony will be televised live on Fuse and available on www.fuse.tv April 4th, 2009.

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Comments (22)

What no Stooges????????

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 5:29 PM

Now I'm sure the ballots were due before his tragic death, but I thought "wouldn't that be a great send off to Ron Asheton to finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame even if he didn't live to see it".

But of course we had to make room for Run DMC and Metallica. Sorry Stooges. Try again next year (hopefully some of you will still be around).

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 5:36 PM

What a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 5:58 PM

^ The Hall will always be a joke until Tom Waits is inducted.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 5:59 PM

^ The rock and roll hall of fame will always be a joke until tom waits burns it to the ground.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 6:49 PM

^oh yeah

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 7:31 PM

^and plays Franks Wild Years on the ashes

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 7:32 PM

Now you're talkin'...

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 8:07 PM

...and still no Beefheart.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 8:26 PM

Nor Eddie Money

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 9:46 PM

Metallica, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 10:35 PM

Fuck any hall of fame that refuses to induct Rush!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 8:49 AM

Hall of lame.

Posted by drewo | January 15, 2009 9:06 AM

rush fucking blow

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:44 AM

just because you call something a rock and roll hall of fame, doesn't mean it has anything to do with rock and roll.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:45 AM

can there be anything less rock n roll then a hall of fame?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:06 PM

As douchey as Metallica have been lately, this is completely deserved.

Posted by UptownSound | January 15, 2009 12:37 PM

Rush fucking rule.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:45 PM

Congrads to son of Byford, brother of Al!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:45 PM

The rock and roll hall of fame will always be a joke until tom waits burns it to the ground!!

Posted by Marcelo Bessi | February 16, 2012 8:44 PM

Nice post: I like it.

Posted by Artesanos Plaza Francia | October 8, 2012 2:19 PM

The ceremony will be supported by a weeklong series of events.

Posted by Self Sabotage | October 23, 2012 12:25 PM

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