Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

2011 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame stars inducted

Shock rocker Alice Cooper has warned he may be the first act to be kicked out of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame.
Great deals on musical instruments

Alice Cooper has warned he may be the first act to be kicked out of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame.

The 'School's Out' singer was inducted into the US institution last night (14.03.11) alongside Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Darlene Love, but joked his outrageous behaviour may not see him welcomed for long.

He said: "I kept thinking, 'Who will be the first band kicked out of the Hall of Fame?

"And then I thought, 'Gee, that could be us!'"

Cooper and the other inductees were welcomed by an all-star cast including Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Rob Zombie and Neil Young in a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

After giving a performance which included his 1974 track 'School's Out' - accompanied by a group of schoolchildren - 63-year-old shock rocker Alice told how he never wants to outgrow rock music.

He said: "I hope I never outgrow a Pete Townsend windmill chord. I hope I never outgrow a Jeff Beck lead guitar."

The night featured a number of guest performances and tributes to the artists being inducted, including Paul Simon saying he knew synagogues where Elvis was considered "a bogus Neil Diamond."

Later, after being hailed as "indescribable" by Young, Waits said: "They say that I have no hits and I'm difficult to work with. And they say that like it's a bad thing!"

The pair then got together for a performance of Waits' 'Get Behind the Mule'.

Another performance saw Springsteen playing guitar alongside Love in an arrangement of 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'.

The night's finale saw Love, Bette Midler, John, Cooper and Diamond singing 'Do Doo Ron Ron'.

Posted on 15 Mar 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News


Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone

14 Oct 2016 16:07

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets

11 Oct 2016 16:16

Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.

11 Oct 2016 13:46

Classic FM's Illustrious Music Teacher Awards are set to the biggest ever, showcasing the outstanding educational achievements of music teachers from across the UK

7 Oct 2016 13:42

In a bid to retain the standard of musical education across the board, the UK government endeavor to preserve their teaching incentive

5 Oct 2016 15:07

Recent Music News


Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06

With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package

18 Oct 2016 15:07

A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218

18 Oct 2016 09:11

Opening a public forum on Facebook, Behringer are looking to make the dream product, catering to their customers every need.

17 Oct 2016 15:36