MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominees and Debbie Harry to Headline John Lennon Tribute Concert



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced nominees for the 2015 induction, including The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed and others. Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Nominees:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


Green Day

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts


The Marvellettes


Nine Inch Nails

Lou Reed (Lou Reed is already a Rock Hall member as part of the Velvet Underground.)

The Smiths

The Spinners


Stevie Ray Vaughan

6 of the 15 nominees for the Rock Hall’s Class of 2015 are on the ballot for the first time including Green Day, Sting, Bill Withers, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Chic is on the ballot for the 9th time.  Results of the voting will be announced in December, with the induction planned for next April in Cleveland.

The Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

Green Day – American Idiot (Live on Letterman 09-20-04)

Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side


Thursday, October 9, 2014 would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday. And the nonprofit Theatre Within has announced lineup for the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December. The headliner will be Debby Harry. Other performers include Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw and Ben E. King. The event will be held Dec. 5th at Symphony Space, in New York City.  Proceeds will benefit Lennon and Ono’s Spirit Foundation.


Yoko Ono said in a statement:

I share Theatre Within’s belief that music and the performing arts have a special power to bring people together and inspire us to make a positive difference. It’s beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John’s memory.

Earlier this weeek, Spotify announced it had licensed Lennon’s solo catalog, from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to 1984’s posthumous Milk and Honey.


John Lennon – Imagine



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