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!
In Part Two of our look at the birth of Music Television – or MTV – the Renegades Radio Podcast will roll out some of the biggest songs that typified the sound of MTV. From the emergence of women in pop and rock, the breakthrough of rap and hip hop on the scene and the birth of a new hard rock genre – “hair metal” – MTV was instrumental in music…for their first decade, at least.
What took MTV down? Listen in as we give you our views on what eventually killed MTV as we conclude our look at the venerable “music” channel.
In April 1994, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was found in his garage in Seattle, dead from a single shotgun blast to the head. It’s been 25 years since his passing and, over that time, Cobain has gone from just the leader of a band to one of the iconic figures of the 90s and of the grunge genre. In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll look back at Cobain’s life and try to figure out how a bright light burned himself out so quickly.