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N.W.A. says they’re rock and roll; Gene Simmons disagrees (again)

Posted by on April 11, 2016

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place this past Friday (8), and as per usual, it wasn’t without at least a bit of controversy. N.W.A. was among the inductees, and while the pioneering gangster rap collective wasn’t the first hip-hop group to be chosen for the Hall (they’re the fifth, actually), […]

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Deep Purple finally make it into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on December 17, 2015

We keep stating that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke of an organization, and while we’re not about to change our stance on that, it was announced late last night that Deep Purple will finally be inducted into the Hall next year. Drummer Ian Paice said recently that the Hall of […]

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Deep Purple, Nine Inch Nails, Yes, Cheap Trick among 2016 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 8, 2015

Let’s start out by stating the obvious: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pretty much a sham of an organization. Everyone knows this. Countless bands should be nominated, but aren’t. The nomination process is very much behind closed doors and arbitrary, everything culminates in an awards show that’s hit or miss, and the […]

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My Ruin’s Tairrie B got punched by Dr. Dre

Posted by on August 19, 2015

The story of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton, is the #1 film at the box office, and Dr. Dre has the #2 album in the country with Compton. When you combine that with the fact that the sale to Apple of Beats Electronics, of which Dre is CEO, made him the richest performer of 2015, he’s having a moment. […]

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Nine Inch Nails, Green Day among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 9, 2014

It’s fitting that in a year when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies will be held in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum, that Cleveland’s Trent Reznor leads the list of nominees for 2015 as Nine Inch Nails. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 10/5: Will Rush And Deep Purple Get Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame?

Posted by on October 5, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yesterday, it was revealed that Rush and Deep Purple are among the 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class […]

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Rush, Deep Purple Among Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees, And Now Fans Get A Say…Sort Of

Posted by on October 4, 2012

The metal community has always been very vocal about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s flaws, namely about who has been excluded from the “elite” club for too long. However, there’s a chance that at least two deserving bands might finally get a shot, as Rush and Deep Purple are among the 15 finalists […]

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Want To See Helms Alee Recreate Your Favorite Videos From The 80s And 90s?

Posted by on February 15, 2012

Thanks to the money they raised via Kickstarter, Helms Alee and director Andrew Cox were able to create a pretty memorable video for the song “8/16.” Actually, the point of the video is that hopefully you’ll remember some of the old music videos they’re spoofing. In a nutshell, Helms Alee recreate scenes from your favorite […]

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