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Green Day Has Been Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Over the weekend in Cleveland, Green Day joined the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, and so many more with their induction into the Hall of Fame. This was huge news for Alternative music seeing as Green Day is really the first modern punk band to be inducted. And who better to announce their induction than potential future inductees Fall Out Boy? The acceptance speeches could have brought any Green Day fan to tears as Tre Cool thanked Fall Out Boy for making him tear up. He went on to also thank his family, friends, made… Read more »


N.Y. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex set to close

NEW YORK – Barely a year after it opened in Soho, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s New York annex is closing. The Cleveland-based parent Hall of Fame confirmed Friday that its New York affiliate, which required a $9 million investment and was part of a broader expansion plan, will shut its doors on Jan. 3.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts 'Class of 2002'

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed its first members from the new wave and punk eras on Monday night, inducting The Ramones and Talking Heads along with classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, soul and R&B icon Isaac Hayes, versatile vocalist Brenda Lee and singer/songwriter Gene Pitney. Legendary guitar sideman Chet Atkins was also inducted, as was Jim Stewart, founder of and driving force behind revolutionary soul music label Stax Records. The hall’s 17th annual induction ceremony got off to a rousing start with Hayes performing his Oscar-winning “Theme from ‘Shaft.”‘ Hayes, who saw eight of his… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne Tempers Stance On Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Voting is currently going on for the 2002 class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and once again Black Sabbath is among the finalists on the ballot. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne has made many caustic comments about the Hall and has intimated that he has no interest in being thus enshrined. However, in a recent chat with LAUNCH, Osbourne changed his tone somewhat and indicated that, if elected, he would serve. “I’ve voiced my opinion about it,” he explained. “I don’t really believe in it, to the respect that it’s not voted by the people-it’s voted by the committee.… Read more »


United Stations Radio Networks Partners With The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum

Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a not-for-profit educational facility, and United Stations Radio Networks, an independent leader in the network radio programming business, today announced that they had joined forces to create nationally distributed radio programs. The partnership calls for the development of at least one regularly scheduled radio project to commence later this year, and within that agreement, United Stations has been granted the right to act as “The Official Radio Network” for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. United Stations will be responsible for co-creating original long and short-form programming in… Read more »


News Flashes 03.17.22: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire’s New Album, and Madame Web’s Casting Announcement

Today we talk about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame declining Dolly Parton’s request, Arcade Fire’s new album, and Sony’s Madame Web’s casting announcement. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Won’t Let Dolly Go Earlier this week, Dolly Parton declined her nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Her statement said, “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”… Read more »


News Flashes 02.02.22: Coachella’s NFTs, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, and Encanto Hits Number One

Today we talk about the new Coachella NFTs, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, and Billboard’s new number 1 song. Coachella NFTs Coachella announced a killer lineup a couple of weeks ago but now they are stepping up their game. The music festival has teamed up with cryptocurrency exchange FTX to bring a new experience to festival-going. Their NFTs include digital goods and on site experiences. However, the most interesting items for sale are their lifetime passes. There will only be ten of these passes that will give the buyer different experiences that will change as the years… Read more »


Celebrating 10 Years Of idobi Radio’s Fish And Gone Fishkin

Cast your mind back a decade, and think about where you were and what you were doing. Well, for fans of idobi Radio and our charismatic host, Fish, we have the privilege of pinpointing that moment precisely. A decade ago, exactly to the day, Fish embarked on the maiden voyage of his idobi show, Gone Fishkin. What started as an internship with Gunz of The Gunz Show on idobi Radio has, in a remarkable decade of growth and passion, brought Fish to where he is today. In this exclusive interview with Fish to celebrate a decade (not entirely under the… Read more »

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