Pearl Jam [Matt Bishop Photo]

by Matt Bishop | October 18, 2016

Its official. Next year, Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, and Electric Light Orchestra will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rapper Tupac Shakur and folk singer Joan Baez round out the new class. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place next April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The ceremony will be broadcast later in 2017 on HBO.

Journey [Matt Bishop Photo]

Pearl Jam are receiving their nod in their first year of eligibility, with 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album Ten. Journey have eight multi-platinum albums under their belt, and eighteen Top 40 singles. The band has sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide. Electric Light Orchestra have recorded twenty Top 40 singles. Yes have sold nearly 14 million albums worldwide. The progressive rockers are known for their wide array of musical styles. Their influence can be felt in bands like Dream Theater, Rush, Phish, Tool and many others.



About Matt Bishop

Welcome to the Revival of rock 'n' roll music. The way you used to hear rock, see rock, and feel rock is going to be shattered into a million pieces, reassembled, and revived. Dive into the realm of rock with interviews, concert coverage, and breaking news that make the music seem real again - in your ears, in your mind, and right in front of your very eyes. You'll feel the cool steel of the guitar strings and the smooth wood grain of the drum sticks right in your hands, all with the echoes of reverb in your head. This is the way rock was supposed to be experienced. Welcome to the Revival of rock 'n' roll music.
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