Ever controversial, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees have been announced. JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King will all be inducted. It marks the second induction for Dave Grohl (previously with Nirvana), Turner (previously with Ike Turner), and King (previously with Gerry Goffin). Turner and King follow Stevie Nicks as the only women to be inducted multiple times. Those nominated include metal icons Rage Against the Machine, and Iron Maiden, along with Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, and Dionne Warwick. The Rock Hall has rarely gotten it right for Rock and Heavy Metal and of bands that are officially in the metal genre, only Black Sabbath and Metallica are in. Ozzy Osbourne genius guitarist Randy Rhodes will be induced in The Musical Excellence Award with LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads. Music executive Clarence Avant is this year’s Ahmet Ertegun Award, honoree.
Queen + Adam Lambert have booked a European tour for 2020, a version “Rhapsody” concert experience they toured in the USA this year. The announcement comes on the eve of one of the biggest North American concerts in Queen’s illustrious history. They will take to the stage as headliners this Saturday, September 28, for this year’s annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, playing to an expected audience of 60,000. The all-star event has been staged each year since 2012 by the Global Poverty Project, which has set the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Queen +Adam Lambert will star alongside artists such as Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, ONE REPUBLIC and Carole King. The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Denmark on July 1. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2. Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets (maximum of six tickets per booking) are priced from £45.00 and available at the links below.Continue reading →