Oasis, Foreigner, Lenny Kravitz, and more highlight this year’s Rock Hall hopefuls
The 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees have been announced. This year, 15 legendary artists are up for entry into the Rock Hall. Among them are traditional rock acts Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Frampton, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Oasis, Lenny Kravitz, and Jane’s Addiction. The rest of the diversified list of nominees includes music royalty across the pop, hip-hop, and R&B genres including Cher, Kool & The Gang, Mariah Carey, Sade, and others.
The ceremony will once again be broadcast on ABC and Disney+. Fans can vote for their favorite acts now HERE. Check out the complete list of 2024 nominees below.
Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed his upcoming appearance on Billy Morrison’s new single, “Crack Cocaine.” The heavy metal icon revealed the track’s title during the latest episode of his podcast. The music video for song features Paris Jackson.
When asked by his daughter, Kelly, about what he’s been up to lately, Ozzy replied, “I did Billy Morrison’s new song, ‘Crack Cocaine.’”
“Oh, what a lovely name,” Kelly quipped.”
“Well, it’s not about crack cocaine,” Ozzy stated. “It’s about being addicted to a girl.”
Kelly revealed that she saw the upcoming video for the song, and that Ozzy looks “great.” She also confirmed that Paris Jackson is in the video. The song is due out in March. Morrison’s forthcoming album, The Morrison Project, is due out on April 19 through The Label Group/Virgin Music. The lead single, “”Drowning,” comes out on February 23. In addition to Ozzy Osbourne, other special guests on the record include Billy Idol, Steve Via, John 5 (Mötley Crüe), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), DMC (Run-DMC), Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and Tommy Clufetos, who has performed with the likes of Rob Zombie, Ted Nugent, and Black Sabbath.
Back in October, Ozzy Osbourne regretfully pulled out of Power Trip. The “Crazy Train” singer said that his body was telling him that he’s “just not ready yet” to play a festival. British metal juggernauts Judas Priest stepped in for Ozzy.
As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October. My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward. Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed. The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed. Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support. I love you all and I will see you soon. God Bless.– Ozzy Osbourne
Just days after announcing his retirement from touring, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne won two GRAMMY® Awards at the 65th annual event in Los Angeles back in 2023. He took home the hardware for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album. It marked the metal legend’s first solo GRAMMY® win since 1994 when he won Best Metal Performance for “I Don’t Wanna Change the World (Live & Loud).
Ozzy released his acclaimed thirteenth studio album Patient Number 9 last September. The album, produced by Andrew Watt, features an incredible cast of guest stars including Eric Clapton, Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Zakk Wylde, as well as late musicians Jeff Beck and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).
The record performed well commercially, peaking at No. 1 on UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and No. 2 on UK Albums. Stateside, the album hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 across Billboard’s Top Alternative, Top Rock, and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. The album’s title track – which features a stunning guest appearance by the late Jeff Beck – was also nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.
Back on June 21, Frampton launched his comeback Never Say Never Tour after previously retiring when he completed his Finale Tour back in 2019. After a summer filled with capacity shows, he extended the run into the fall. Now, Peter is keeping the comeback going with a new set of 2024 tour dates, dubbed the Never Ever Say Never Tour.
“I am delighted to let you know I’m planning more shows in March and April for the new Never EVER Say Never Tour,” Frampton stated. “I don’t want to give up my passion and will play as long as I physically can. Hope to see you in 2024!”
The trek kicks off on March 3 at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina and wraps up on April 14 at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, California.
“At the end of every Finale Tour show, I did say, ‘Never Say Never’ and I am always full of hope for the impossible,” Frampton said of his decision to tour again. “I’m very pleased to let you know that I am feeling strong and my fingers are still roaming the fretboard. Every note I play now has more meaning and soul. I love playing live and this fighter wants to stay in the ring for as long as he can. I’m so happy to be able to see you all one more time this summer.”
Revisit our review and live photos from the first leg of Frampton’s Never Say Never Tour HERE.
Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. In 2007, he won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Fingerprints and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. He received the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award from NAMM’s TEC Awards in 2019 and his album All Blues was #1 for fifteen weeks on Billboard’s Blues Chart. After 47 years, Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the top-selling live records of all time selling over 17 million worldwide.
In 2020, Frampton was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, his autobiography Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers list, and his 2021 album Frampton Forgets The Words was released to widespread critical acclaim. In November of last year, Frampton performed a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall which was filmed and is currently airing on PBS as part of their Pledge Drive.
On July 28, Frampton released Frampton@50 (Intervention Records), a numbered limited edition vinyl box set featuring Frampton’s essential 1972-1975 studio releases Wind of Change, Frampton’s Camel and Frampton.
The storied group announced Tuesday the schedule for their annual summer trek across the country. The tour kicks off on May 22 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida and wraps up with three shows at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Labor Day Weekend. Next week, Dave Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds will travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya in 2024 for the seventh in their series of all-inclusive concert vacations on February 15 through February 18.
Back in November, Dave Matthews Band reissued one of their most iconic albums on vinyl. The band’s 1998 studio effort Before These Crowded Streets celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, the band released the record on special edition vinyl through RCA Records/Legacy Recordings.
The group’s latest album, Walk Around the Moon, arrived last May 19 through RCA. Most of the album’s 12 original songs were recorded with producer Rob Evans, including the lead single, “Madman’s Eyes.” Longtime collaborator, John Alagia, served as executive producer of the album. The record peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Dave Matthews Band have sold a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. They have one GRAMMY® Award under their belt (Best Rock Vocal Performance, “So Much to Say”) among several nominations. The band has sold more than 25 million tickets since inception, making them the second largest ticket-seller in history.
GRAMMY® Award-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz recently released a brand new song, “TK421.” The all-new song is the lead single from Lenny’s forthcoming LP, Blue Electric Light. The double album is slated for arrival on March 15 through his own label, Roxie Records, with distribution by BMG. It will be available on standard CD, deluxe CD, standard black double vinyl, double colored vinyl, double picture disc vinyl, and exclusive signed double colored vinyl. It will also be available via streaming and digital download. Additionally, Kravitz has curated some merchandise to accompany the record, with a Blue Electric Light t-shirt and hoodie also available.
Lenny’s last effort was 2018’s Raise Vibration, which cracked the Top 50 on the Billboard 200 at No. 43.
Lenny Kravitz arrived in 1989 with his debut LP, Let Love Rule. His platinum sophomore effort, 1991’s Mama Said, features a special guest appearance by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash on the song “Always on the Run,” which he also co-wrote. Kravitz achieved perhaps his biggest commercial success with the release of his 1998 album, 5. The multi-platinum LP garnered Lenny two GRAMMY® Awards. It started a streak of four consecutive GRAMMY® wins for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, breaking the record for most wins in the category.
This summer, Foreigner are hitting the road with fellow classic rock juggernauts for a co-headlining tour. The Renegades and Jukebox Heroes Tour will feature hitmakers Foreigner and Styx, along with very special guest John Waite. The run begins on June 11 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan and wraps up on August 28 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The new dates are part of Foreigner’s massive ongoing farewell tour.
“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour,” Foreigner founder and leader Mick Jones says. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. The tour will start this summer in America and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”
Back in December, Rhino Records will release brand new Atmos remixes of their classic compilation album, Records. It spans the group’s first four full-length studio albums and remains one of their best-selling albums to date. Re-released earlier this Fall by Rhino Atlantic as a 1-LP best-of package in black vinyl as well as a clear vinyl Walmart Exclusive, this new digital offering of Records will be available at all digital streaming partners who support spatial audio mixes, including Apple Music, Amazon Music and TIDAL.
Mick Jones continues to elevate Foreigner’s influence and guide the band to new horizons with his stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents while lead singer Kelly Hansen, one of rock’s greatest showmen, has led Foreigner into the digital age inspiring a whole new generation of fans. Bassist Jeff Pilson; Michael Bluestein on keyboards; guitarist Bruce Watson; Chris Frazier on drums and guitarist Luis Maldonado provide an unprecedented level of energy that has resulted in the re-emergence of the astounding music that speaks to Foreigner‘s enduring popularity.
Foreigner has an extraordinary streaming and radio audience driven by a catalogue of no less than sixteen Top 30 hits. With more Billboard Top 10 hits than Journey, and just as many as Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Streams of Foreigner’s hits are approaching 15 million per week.
Foreigner‘s timeless catalog includes ten multi-platinum albums and 16 US Billboard Top 30 hits.