Wrapping up our two-part series on the nominees for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this time around we’re taking a look at the artists who are probably more recognized as “rock” than those that were featured in Part I. These artists most definitely have the driving guitars, guttural bass and thundering drums that are recognized as being “rock and roll,” but that isn’t necessarily a guarantee for entering the Pantheon of Rock in Cleveland!
Whether it is classic rock, hard rock or even metal, these artists have all paid their dues and are worthy of induction. Who will get in? Could this be the time that a couple of long-overlooked rock veterans in Pat Benatar and Judas Priest earn their entry? Or could relative newcomers like Nine Inch Nails or Soundgarden break through the wall? It will be a hard rockin’ hour-plus of music as we review the final eight nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the Renegades Radio Podcast!
The Renegades Radio Podcast called an audible this time around. Instead of our look at One Hit Wonders (don’t worry, we put that on the back burner for the future), we’ve decided to have a two-part episode on the latest nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
There are 16 nominees this year for the Rock Hall and they are broken down into two distinct categories. In the first segment of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll delve into those artists that were nominated that aren’t your “traditional” rock artists – those who were more pop, soul, R&B or other genres that don’t get recognized as “rock & roll.” In these eight artists, there are definitely two that will get in this year…but who are they? Listen in as we deliberate on the latest nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
It seems that the lawsuit for Led Zeppelin regarding the creation of “Stairway to Heaven” has taken on a life of its own! An appeals court today heard arguments regarding the estate of Randy California, former leader of the band Spirit, and his contention regarding the creation of the legendary song. More details here:
“You can’t ‘magic’ one of these into happening, and that’s what they tried to do with this.” – David Crosby, performer at the original Woodstock and scheduled to perform at Woodstock 50
It was supposed to be a celebration of one of music’s most iconic moments. It turned into one of its biggest fiascos. So what happened? Why did Woodstock 50 completely fall apart? A simple answer would be that it is 2019 and not 1969 and laws have changed since then. For a longer answer, look here: