Last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their seventeen nominees for 2022’s Hall of Fame induction, including Eminem, Lionel Ritchie, Pat Benatar, and Dolly Parton. This was Dolly’s first time being nominated, and, as a legend with a career spanning seven decades, I assumed she’d be a shoo-in. But today Dolly shocked the world when she tweeted that she’s bowing out of the race because she doesn’t feel like she’s earned the right to be inducted. Great, even Dolly fuckin’ Parton has imposter syndrome. Come on, girl-boss, lean in!
This morning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their seventeen nominees for 2022’s Hall of Fame induction. The shortlist includes Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, and Kate Bush. Sounds like a fantastic hypothetical dinner party. If anybody got too big for their britches (Simon Le Bon), Dionne would tear them a new asshole. Then she’d order Kate Bush to ease the tension by dancing. And Kate totally would (Babooshka-stylez), because nobody says no to Dionne. Continue reading
Tina Turner is 81 years old and has been performing professionally since she was 17. Lady is a legend. This is why my gob was officially smacked when it was announced Tina would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. How wasn’t she in there already? They literally call her “the Queen of Rock n’ Roll”! Now, teeechnically she was inducted as one half of Ike & Tina in 1991, but having to share the honor with your abusive ex-husband isn’t the same thing. So it’s about goddamn time.
I can’t believe all this fussin’ and cussin’ over Taylor Swift’s masters is going on right now when there’s an entire catalog of Jeremy Renner certified bangers right there for the taking. Everybody’s (I’m not sure exactly how many Avengers there are but I think a conservative estimate would be 27? 28? I’m going to go with 27) 25th favorite Avenger has been quietly laying down alt rock tracks for years, right under our noses. But Jeremey’s not going to be ignored any longer. He’s taken the promotion of his musical endeavors into his own hands and posted a teaser for his dubiously titled new single, Heaven Aint’ Got No Name, on social media.
Stevie Nicks, the songstress witch that inspired a million mid-2000s Coachella lewks (seriously, she really missed an opportunity to create a cheap line of shawls and lace-up bodice dresses modeled by Vanessa Hudgens for Target before the festival style switched to oversize 80s neon t-shirts) was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time. While there are 22 men who have been given the honor, Stevie is the the first woman to have been selected twice; the first time for being Head Witch in Charge (sorry, Christine McVie) of Fleetwood Mac and this time as a solo artist.
Since 2019 is a take no prisoners grab the dirt bags by the balls kind of year, Stevie is HERE for the honor and gave an interview with Rolling Stone that lets us into some of the nuances of her enchantress magic, and yes, it’s just as good as you would expect from the ethereal feathered hair sorceress that is Stevie Nicks.
I hope you cleaned up in your office Coachella line-up pool. Whoever had their money on The Death Of Rock and Roll (the concept, not the band) is buying lunch all week! As anticipated, the headliners for the three day event are The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem. For the first time ever, no Rock and Roll acts are headlining. Sorry Bono, I guess all those girly rockers just aren’t butch enough to make the cut.