Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame indicted its newest members yesterday. The Ronettes, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M, Van Halen and Patti Smith all were placed with the honor last nite.

Besides having the coolest style everrrrrr, the 1960's girl group The Ronettes (Ronnie Spector, Estelle Bennett, and Nedra Talley) were more well known for their hit "Be My Baby". They were produced by Phil Spector, which lead singer Ronnie was married to. Nowadays he's awaiting trial for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson and looks like THIS:

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five is definitely one of the most influential and innovative hip hop acts of their time. Grandmaster Flash is no doubt one of the sickest DJ's EVER and they are the first Hip Hop act to be indicted into the Hall of Fame. And they definitely worked that 70's funk style like no other!

To be honest, I am not a fan of R.E.M. Michael Stipe and his shiny little head irk, and "Everybody Hurts" sucks. (Sorry, it does.) Since I have nothing nice to say, here's some words from the bald man "R.E.M. and myself in particular are really terrible at looking backward. We kind of as a band continually look forward so it's really fantastic that someone, especially the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are looking backward to recognize the work that we've done.'' Whatev.

Van Halen was honored for their 80's rock sound and brilliant utilization of spandex. Some of their biggest hits were "Jump" and "Dreams" but they were also notorious for their feuds, most notably between guitarist Eddie Van Halen and lead singer David Lee Roth.

Lastly, my girl Patti Smith was finally inducted! She became one of the most influential rock singers with her 1975 debut album Horses. She is known as "punk rock's poet laureate" and the "Godmother of Punk" due to her feminist and intellectual views reflected in her lyrics.

Thanks AP NEWS


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