Receiving the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which is essentially for non-performing professionals, are longtime Bruce Springsteen manager and former music critic Jon Landau and veteran Eagles manager and multifaceted executive Irving Azoff. This year's performance lineup will inevitably be filled with tribute performances, as half of the inductees — Houston, Notorious B. Rex — are deceased. Voters seem to have had diversity at least partially in mind: two of the six nominees are black — the Hall's past inductees are overwhelmingly white — although just one Houston is female. The nominations also reach across several time periods, with the Doobie Brothers and T. Rex dating primarily from the s, new wave icons Depeche Mode and pop superstar Houston from the '80s and '90s, and alternative-rock titans Nine Inch Nails and Notorious B.
Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
I'm Into Books ~ Book Tours & Reviews
The annual induction ceremony will take place May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, the city where the rock museum is located. The Saturday night show will be on HBO, televised live for the first time. Houston, who succumbed to years of drug abuse in , was an instant success after being signed to a record contract at age Her debut had three No. The daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick, she grew up in the business. He was killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles at age 24 in
The 70 Greatest Conspiracy Theories in Pop-Culture History
The year-old died of a reported drug overdose yesterday morning Jan. Jack Walker Jr. He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends.
Country icon Dolly Parton was behind the wheel of her car in when she heard an unmistakable a capella vibrato on the radio — though it took a moment for the tune to register. According to Parton, actor Kevin Costner had previously asked her to send the song, which she penned in as a farewell to longtime mentor Porter Wagoner, to potentially be used in his blockbuster, The Bodyguard. It wasn't until that moment, however, that she'd heard Houston's version, which music producer David Foster rearranged for the film. They were just in a panic at the last minute. And so they asked me about the song.