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No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 15th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...
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Matt Sorum: 'Slash & I Hope To Play At Hall Of Fame Gala - For Donovan'

April 2nd, 2012 9:27pm EDT
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Former Guns N' Roses star Matt Sorum has revealed he and bandmate Slash have offered to perform with Donovan at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this month.

As hopes for a reunion of a the classic Guns N' Roses line-up at the gala appear to fade, the Velvet Revolver rocker claims he and guitarist Slash still could be onstage at the Cleveland, Ohio event.

Sorum insists he will be at the party and he has offered to join British folk star Donovan, who is also being inducted as part of the class of 2012, onstage.

He says, "I might play drums with Donovan. I offered my services...
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The Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

December 7th, 2011 8:35am EST
Beastie Boys
Guns N' Roses, The Beastie Boys, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have all won coveted places in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The bands led the shortlist to join the famed Cleveland, Ohio museum in April, and they have now been announced as the official 2012 inductees along with late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan, and the various incarnations of British band The Small Faces/The Faces.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Donna Summer, and Rufus with Chaka Khan were among the acts who missed out on the honor.

The induction ceremony will take place on April 14th.
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Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper And Neil Diamond Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 28th, 2010 2:58pm EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The stars join fellow first-time nominees Dr. John and Donovan, while Donna Summer, Tom Waits and rap acts LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys will be keeping their fingers crossed once more to be recognized as music royalty with the industry's highest honor.

The contenders for the 2010 Hall of Fame accolade were announced on Tuesday, but the artists will have to wait until December to learn if they have been selected to go down in history, and ...
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Ben Lee And Ione Skye Wed In India

January 7th, 2009 12:04pm EST
Ione Skye
Australian rocker Ben Lee has married Say Anything actress Ione Skye in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India.

The pair, which announced its engagement in January 2008, thrilled locals by inviting them to watch the colorful ceremony in the city of Chennai last month. The couple was married by Lee's guru Sakthi Narayani Amma, who has given Lee spiritual advice since 2003, the year the singer split with actress Claire Danes.

It is the first marriage for Lee, while Skye, daughter of 1960s pop star Donovan, was previously married to Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz.

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Thievery Corporation Producer Rob Garza Releases 'Dust Galaxy'

November 11th, 2007 10:00am EST
Dust Galaxy
Having spent over the past ten years creating, producing, remixing and touring, Rob Garza has been influenced by an endless list of diverse artists. Some surprising, some not. In fact, for Dust Galaxy, he was more influenced by non-musicians… like Fernando Pessoa, Jose Orozco, Diego Rivera, Heinrich Zimmer, and Stanislav Grof.

"People often think that I spend all my time submerged in electronic music," but in reality, people are very surprised to find him at home in dive bars more often listening to rock, soul and psychedelic music. "What I love about some of my favorite records like...
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