The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2014 Inductees. Among this year’s honorees are Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, The E Street Band, and glam rock icons KISS. Grunge legends Nirvana are also included in this year’s class, and will be inducted in their first year of eligibility. Just over a year ago, former Nirvana members Dave Grohl (drums) and Krist Novoselic (bass) reunited at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief with none other than former Beatles legend and rock icon Paul McCartney on vocals and guitar. There is no word yet on whether McCartney will join the remaining members of Nirvana again to perform at the induction ceremony, which is set to take place on April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Nirvana’s music still remains very relevant today, and the band has sold over 75 million albums to date. Nirvana only released three studio LPs in their short but illustrious career.
The E Street Band will be receiving the Hall of Fame’s distinguished Award for Musical Excellence for their work as Bruce Springsteen’s band. Springsteen himself was inducted to the Hall in 1999. Throughout his career, Peter Gabriel has garnered six Grammy Awards and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards. KISS are one of the most successful acts in music history, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. In 1977, the band won the People’s Choice Award for Best New Song for “Beth”. Hall and Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. The duo have seven platinum albums and six #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles to their name. Another 2014 inductee is Andrew Loog Oldham, who was the manager and producer of The Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967 and also produced albums for the likes of Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and The Beatles. – by Matt Bishop