Alice Cooper performs during his 'Theater of Death' concert tour, held in Valladolid, Spain, on Nov. 27. Alice Cooper was among the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, announced on Dec. 14. The induction ceremony is scheduled for March 14, 2011, in New York.
The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
John Mellencamp says that the Internet blew up his "Cherry Bomb," along with the rest of rock 'n' roll.
Stooges frontman Singer Iggy Pop (l.) performs with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day (r.) after being honored with his band during the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, Monday. Although The Stooges achieved only limited mainstream commercial success, they are widely regarded as being among the earliest innovators of punk rock.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed Genesis, ABBA, Iggy Pop, and The Hollies at Monday night's induction ceremony.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes Genesis.
Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff will join ABBA and Genesis tonight as inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The four-member Swedish hit machine ABBA quit in 1982 soon after the band's two couples split. They left behind a string of catchy pop songs like "Dancing Queen," ''Waterloo" and "Knowing Me Knowing You." ABBA was never as big in the United States as in Europe. But 6 million of the 26 million copies of ABBA's greatest hits collection were sold in the U.S., and the stage and film productions of "Mamma Mia" kept their songs alive for a new generation and those who might have missed them in the first place.
ABBA is headed for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame