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Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Green Day and More Earn Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

Pioneering punk rockers Green Day, Joan Jett and DiC faves Nine Inch Nails are just two of the bands that are eligible for introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. In order to be eligible, artists must have made their first recordings 25 years ago. Green Day’s ‘1,000 Hours and NIN’s influential ‘Pretty Hate Machine were both released in 1989.

Also included on the list of nominees are The SmithsStingBill WithersN.W.A. and the late Lou Reed. Like Sting, who was inducted in 2003 with The Police, Reed already has a spot in the museum with The Velvet Underground, but I think his recent death will earn him a solo spot. I’m sure NIN won’t have a problem getting in either, and it’d be great to see ten time nominees Nile Rodgers and Chic get some much deserved recognition.

The inductees will be announced at the end of the year, with the induction ceremony taking place on April 18th, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. You have until December 9th to add your vote to the “fan ballot” over at RollingStone.com.


How on EARTH can "Pretty Hate Machine" be 25 years old?
How on EARTH can “Pretty Hate Machine” be 25 years old?

I think you know who we’ll be voting for, but who will you be giving the extra push to? Let us know!


Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole (1990) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

[Ed. Note: Brittani and DivaJulia are expected to be invited to induct our Boo, Trent Reznor into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a heads up.] 

Bow down before the one you serve--indeed. Unf.


American Music Awards 2013 – Full Winners List


Photos: ABC/AMAs

Yep. We sat through the entire awards show, but that ain’t no big thang. We always do, because it’s like my job or something. That sure doesn’t mean I don’t have biases or favorites, right? I wouldn’t be the opinionated human sack of gossip you’ve grown to barely tolerate love. Right? RIGHT???

Meh. Pitbull is okay, I guess.
Meh. Pitbull is okay, I guess.

So…here are the winners, and I don’t have too many complaints aside from Pitbull trying his hand at a hosting gig and the  Best New Artist…which clearly should have been awarded to our town’s  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, forpitysake. YOU know it and I know it; so let’s just move along.

WHAAAA??? ME????
WHAAAA??? ME????

Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake  

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B – Rihanna (Who was also presented with the AMA ICON Arward by her Mum.)

Favorite Album, Country – “Red,” by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop – “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin – Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home,” by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s – Ariana Grande ( WHO??)

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country – Taylor Swift

Single of the Year – “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary – Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational – Matthew West

Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country – Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock – One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country – Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift

And one more time:

WHAAAA??? ME????
WHAAAA??? ME????

Overall, the shows was okay. I really was hoping for some wins for Bruno Mars, which would’ve given us a hot performance, but alas–Timberlake won those awards.  I did notice the  not-too-subtle public shaming of Robin Thicke. Hmmmmm…Not all the surprising.

Even Miley was decent; although her staging was, well–odd?


WTAF? Oh. Right. “She’s just bein’ Maaaahleee, y’all.”

One more thing: How great did Joan Jett and Dave Grohl look? LOVE THEM!


Overall, what did alla ya’ll think? Anyone with me on the Bruno Mars sitch?  Did ABC think they’d get more viewers/higher ratings with Timberlake winning performing? Just as simple questions; don’t LEAP all over me.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees Announced – Where’s Joan Jett?

G 'n R

It’s a man’s world.  We all know it — but I’ll say it again. It’s a man’s world.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees were announced today to a bunch of dudes, and a bone (pun not intended, but is fitting) was thrown to one woman.  The five inductees in the performer category are as follows: Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, the collected bands The Small Faces / The Faces, and Beastie Boys.

Joan Jett DESERVED to be inducted. Gyaaah.

No Joan Jett.  No Heart.  No Donna Summer….but mostly?  NO JOAN MF-ING JETT???

Now we all get to see who will show up at the induction ceremony, besides Paul Schaffer. Will Axl blow the whole thing off?  (I’m thrilled for Duff McKagen, I must admit.)

Maybe Paul can have the bands all join him in his classic, “It’s Raining Men” for the all-star closing performance.  Seems appropriate.

Now I’m crabby.