Hall of Fame gives Nir­vana nod

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODFASHION -

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

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