MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” gets Grammy Salute, & The Decemberists share new song.



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has named it’s class of 2015

Leading the list: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Formed in 1978,  Vaughan and Double Trouble recorded 5 albums before his death in a helicopter accident in 1990.  Other inductees in the Class of 2015:  Green Day; who becomes the 48th act to be inducted into Rock Hall in their first year of eligibility, (joining Nirvana, R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees,)  Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Lou Reed. The group will be inducted on April 18th. In addition, Ringo Starr will be honored with the Award for Musical Excellence and the “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award.

Watch Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble perform “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)- Live at The El Mocambo, 1983

Stevie Wonder, who just wrapped up an anniversary tour of his 1976 seminal album “Songs in the Key of Life” (which included a stop in Philadelphia- Check out Bruce Warren’s review on The Key) will have that iconic album honored by the Grammy folks. The Recording Academy is doing a special “salute” to the “Songs In the Key of Life.” The show will be recorded in Los Angeles in February, and air on CBS two days after the Grammys — Feb. 16th.

Stevie Wonder-Sir Duke- Live

The Decemberists have shared the lyric video for a new song called “The Wrong Year”. It’s on their forthcoming album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World”, and it follows their singles “Make You Better” and “Lake Song”. The Decemberists’ new album comes out on Jan. 20th, 2015.

Watch and listen to “The Wrong Year” below:



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