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Published: 2010/12/15

Dr. John, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond Among Rock Hall Nominees

Dr. John, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Elektra records founder Art Rupe, Leon Russell, Darlene Love and Specialty Records founder Jac Holzman will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The musicians will be formally welcomed into the Rock Hall during a gala at New York’s Waldorf Astoria on March 14. The Beastie Boys, J. Geils Band and Bon Jovi were among the nominees who were not voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this time around.

If Dr. John attends the induction ceremony, he will be in the city in time to possibly sit in with the Allman Brothers Band at New York’s Beacon Theater (the piano player appears on Gregg Allman’s new solo album, Low Country Blues). Tom Waits has not performed in New York since 2005.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

ToHellWithNeilDiamond December 15, 2010, 11:33:43

Neil Diamond? What a No Talent Canadian. If you want to see what a real musician thinks of Neil Diamond, then you should read Levon Helm’s “This Wheel’s On Fire”. the only reason he was in the “The Last Waltz” was because robby robertson was producing his album. I hate that guy. hate him. only thing he ever did was inspire some funny things in “Saving Silverman”.

Steven Fischler December 15, 2010, 11:44:45

Very pleased with the news Leon, Alice, and Dr. John were inducted.

Frank December 15, 2010, 11:46:59

Congratulations to Mr Waits, it is a well deserved recognition. Tom is the best American song writer from the last 50 years

kevin mcgovern December 15, 2010, 12:55:16

where the f*#k is kiss and rush at on these nominations and inductions. The hall of fame is a joke. Abba is in here before Kiss???

KissSucks December 15, 2010, 14:02:28

Kiss Sucks. and you know it.

Kool Ade December 15, 2010, 15:09:55

All you really need to know about this club is that it includes Madonna, Michael Jackson, and the Bee Gees… Rock and Roll? meh.
That being said, big congrats to Dr. John, Leon Russell and Tom Waits. All brilliant artists deserving of recognition of some sort…

Tagalong December 15, 2010, 16:00:49

I hate to burst your bubble, but Neil Diamond is a musical genius. You may not like his music, but you can’t deny how many hits he has had, not only as an artist but as solely a writer.
And the reason you mention for Neil Diamond being in The Last Waltz is true, but so what? His career spans many years before the Last waltz. Neil never needed the hawks, Band whatever for his popularity.

Paul December 15, 2010, 17:55:33

It bothers me that record industry execs get in before accomplished bands like J. Geils and Bon Jovi, its one this when the founder of Electra gets in but I have never even heard of Specialty Records! Also Darlene Love? I can think of a dozens of bands who should get in before her!!

Don'tWhateverTheBand December 15, 2010, 17:56:30

The Band is one of, if not the most important Band in U.S. history, and you should treat them as such. This is a jamband web page. Each and every major jamband has drawn from their body of work. So if Levon Helm says fuc@ Neil Diamond…well, I say it as well. Please list his genius decades of hits, and i will in turn show you a series of pop friendly, hoaky, simplistic, and souless 3 chord botch jobs. Tin Pan Alley? I don’t believe I have ever read Bobby Dylan or Cowboy Jack ever referencing Neil as a fellow contributer from those days. He’s a hack that stuck around a scene long enough to get noticed. Anyone that wears that much rhinestone (minus little richard) is making up for a lack of talent. PooPoo on Neil Diamond.

fglorca December 16, 2010, 09:43:49

what, does Neil Diamond not dress cool enough for you?some“hipster jammies” are so funny thinking they have good taste.Neil Diamond is a great songwriter- period.“Dude let’s hear some Trey.“Trey and JB got no soul.But hey, I once critiqued music based on how cool someone looked.when I was like 16.ha ha-Oh and I love how u refer to Bob Dylan as Bobby.So cool!Is he your bro?

youdumbwookie December 16, 2010, 13:04:30

who you calling hipster? talent is in the musicianship, not the clothes that they wear. why cant people call bob dylan by bobby? he is my bro, just like your schwag dealer pretends that he is your bro. and yes, lets hear some trey, phish fucking rocks. neil diamond sucks dick, and you suck his.

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