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On the scene at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Nirvana, Kiss, chaos, and... Lorde?

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At one point during his speech at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt referenced the fact that being inducted meant he was joining his heroes who had already been made immortal.

But for all its power, rock music is still made by human beings, and this year’s crop of inductees—E Street, Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Brian Epstein, and Andrew Loog-Oldham—and the presentations honoring their contributions to the pop world were defined by the various absences spread across the five hour show (which will be edited and presented on HBO on May 31).  READ FULL STORY

KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray, and The Zombies also received their first nominations.

More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December and a ceremony will be held next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May. READ FULL STORY

Singer Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's Disease

Singer Linda Ronstadt has revealed she is battling Parkinson’s Disease and says the effects have left her unable to sing.

The 67-year-old singer, best known for her songs “You’re No Good”  and “When Will I Be Loved,” revealed her diagnosis to AARP, saying she sought medical advice after experiencing problems with her voice. “Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose, so when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years,” she said.

Ronstadt, who was diagnosed eight months ago, now sometimes requires walking assistance and “can’t sing a note,” she said.  “No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease,” Ronstadt said. “No matter how hard you try.”

A full interview with Ronstadt will appear on the organization’s site next week, and her memoir, Simple Dreams, will be out in in September (though, the AARP story notes, the book does not address her diagnosis).

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