Hall of Fame gives Nirvana nod
CLEVELAND: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt are to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The institution also said Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles from 1962 until his death in 1967, would be inducted for Lifetime Achievement. So too would Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, the hall of fame said, saying he propelled the Stones to “worldwide stardom and crafted their bad boy image so well it became both their brand and burden”.
Another honoree is The E Street Band, which Bruce Springsteen formed in 1973. It helped “establish Springsteen’s legendary reputation as one of the greatest performers in the history of rock and roll”. Springsteen himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
To be eligible to join the Hall of Fame, a performer, composer or musician must have released a record at least 25 years prior to the year of induction and “have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence”. Nirvana, led by the late Kurt Cobain, is getting in in their first year of eligibility.
The induction ceremony will be held in April in Brooklyn, New York. – Sapa-AFP