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At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Pearl Jam, Journey and a looming Tupac – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Pearl Jam, Journey and a looming Tupac
Los Angeles Times
Since he died more than 20 years ago, Tupac Shakur has become an icon, an influence, and, as his pal Snoop Dogg reminded at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night, a hologram. Too often overlooked, Snoop Dogg said, was …
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At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Pearl Jam, Journey and a looming Tupac – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Pearl Jam, Journey and a looming Tupac
Los Angeles Times
Since he died more than 20 years ago, Tupac Shakur has become an icon, an influence, and, as his pal Snoop Dogg reminded at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night, a hologram. Too often overlooked, Snoop Dogg said, was …
Read the Full Transcript of Snoop Dogg's 2Pac Speech at 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyXXLMAG.COM
Here's How Snoop Dogg Reacted When He Was Asked to Induct Tupac Into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameBET
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RollingStone.com –UPROXX –Hollywood Reporter –HipHopDX
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Selena Gomez Terrified Of Losing The Weeknd — Their Break Up Would Be ‘Devastating’ – Hollywood Life


Hollywood Life

Selena Gomez Terrified Of Losing The Weeknd — Their Break Up Would Be 'Devastating'
Hollywood Life
Look, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are totally fine — but IF their relationship were to go south, it would be the most 'devastating' break up for her. We've EXCLUSIVELY learned that the brunette beauty is terrified of losing her man. Here's the scoop!
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Special needs children hunt for Easter eggs at 3rd annual event – MLive.com


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Special needs children hunt for Easter eggs at 3rd annual event
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GRAND BLANC, MI — For the third year in a row, special needs children in the greater Flint area were able to gather for an egg-ceptional time. The third annual Special Needs Easter Hunt was held outside New Life Church in Grand Blanc on Saturday
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Inside Omarosa’s wedding weekend in Washington – Washington Post


Washington Post

Inside Omarosa's wedding weekend in Washington
Washington Post
Like most brides-to-be, Omarosa Manigault's wedding plans were hardly drama-free. But eight months after getting engaged while on the presidential campaign trail, the former “Apprentice” breakout star turned White House staffer got married at the Trump …
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DC TV Podcasts On The Mixx – Week Of April 3

In this week’s edition of DC TV on The Mixx, new episodes of Supergirl Radio, DC TV Classics and DC Films Podcast were all released. In case you missed the live airings of the shows here on The Mixx, check them all out below:

Supergirl Radio Rebirth – Supergirl #6

“In this episode of Supergirl Radio Rebirth, your hosts Morgan Glennon and Rebecca Johnson discuss Supergirl #6.

Official Description for Supergirl #6: “REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMEN finale! Argo City is on a collision course with Earth and the Girl of Steel is the only hero that can stop it! Cyborg Superman and Kara Zor-El clash in a cataclysmic final battle that leaves only on standing!”

DC TV Classics 12 – Revisiting ‘Smallville’ with Al Gough

“This week, DC TV Classics is crossing over with The Nerds of Color’s Hard NOC Life podcast to bring you part two of Keith’s one-on-one conversation with Smallville co-creator Al Gough! At The Nerds of Color, Al and Keith discussed the need for more diversity in Hollywood, the creation of the AMC martial arts epic Into the Badlands, and Al’s experience working with Hong Kong cinema superstars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li. For DC TV Classics, the two of them take a deep dive into the history of Smallville, The CW show that kicked off the network’s current superhero boom. Al shares anecdotes from the casting of the show’s iconic leads to working with Christopher Reeve and how Smallville compares to the current TV incarnations of the DC Universe.

Before the interview, Keith, Britney, and Desiree share some news including their reactions to The Flash/Supergirl musical episode, the passing of Swamp Thing co-creator Bernie Wrightson, and Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

DC Films Podcast – Episode 32: Con Artists

“Roy and Shaina take the show on the road as they host their first panel at Central PA Comicon in York, PA! After going through the news for the week, and spending some time talking about the current state of the DCEU, Roy and Shaina opened up the floor to questions and conversation with the audience! Lots of DC fans in PA! Thanks to everyone who came to the panel and participated in the podcast, and thanks to Central PA Comicon for hosting us!”

The Fate of the Furious Box Office on Track to Hit $534M Globally on Sunday – ComingSoon.net


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The Fate of the Furious Box Office on Track to Hit $534M Globally on Sunday
ComingSoon.net
Universal Pictures' The Fate of the Furious is opening in 63 territories with the U.S. and Canada this weekend and the fans are turning out in record numbers around the world. According to the studio, Friday's international gross is $112.1 million for
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ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac And Yes Enter The Rock & Roll Hall … – All Access Music Group


All Access Music Group

ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac And Yes Enter The Rock & Roll Hall …
All Access Music Group
The 2017 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME induction ceremony took place FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 at BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN, NY for the third time. The show will have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SIRIUSXM. The 2017 …
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Read Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson’s Tribute to Yes in Rock Hall Induction Speech

Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson inducted Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. It came four years after Rush’s own entrance into the legendary hall, a memorable event in which Lifeson said nothing but “blah blah blah” over and over as a way to mock long-winded speeches. 

But when it came time to honor one of his greatest influences, Lifeson found he had a lot more to say than gibberish. It was a very moving tribute to the forefathers of prog rock. Read the full speech by Lifeson and Geddy, below. 

Lifeson: We’re honored to be here tonight doing this. It’s really, really great. We all start somewhere. For me, my journey with Yes began when I was a teenager gently fishing out the Yes album out of its sleeve being just a bit freaked by the disembodied head on its cover, placing the needle on the groove, sitting back, letting the music wash over me. I may have smoked a cigarette or something, but Yes were my gateway band in so many ways. There’s nothing so fleeting yet enduring about the way music when you’re 17-years-old. 

As Yes played in my room, I played too. I spent hours picking my way through songs like “Starship Trooper” and “Yours Is No Disgrace.” How wonderful is that swirling outro in “Starship Trooper”? I must’ve played that a million times. But I loved their music. Even more, once I learned to master…I never really did. I never did them justice. But I loved them still. Yes helped give me the gift of music, which is everything, as you know. They made me want to be a better musician, and that provided some of the determination to one day stand on this stage giving tribute to this amazing band.

I’ll leave you with this: the musical choices we make in our youth help to mold who we become. Choose the guitar intro for “Going for the One.” Choose learning how to play “Starship Trooper” on a cheap secondhand guitar. Choose Chris Squire’s amazing bass tone. Choose Jon Anderson’s ethereal vocals. Choose Fragile. Choose wearing a cape before Rick Wakeman did. Choose staying out all night to see your favorite band. Choose “Roundabout.” Choose the glorious guitar work in “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” So beautiful. Choose the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And definitely, choose Yes.

Lee: I’d like to ask the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to indulge me a few moments to share some personal experiences of Yes, the band. So picture this: in the early Seventies, I spent from one to three years in Grade 10 in high school seated at the back of a class with my new pal Oscar. He sat right across from me, and the teacher’s words were bouncing aimlessly off us as Oscar riffed on some of our favorite Monty Python skits. He had me at the dead parrot gag. How could we not become friends? It wasn’t just the Ministry of Silly Walks that we bonded over. 

I could still recall one of the days that we [left] school and were sitting cross-legged on the floor of Oscar’s room as he introduced me to an album called Time and a Word by a band called Yes. I still thrill to the bass part in “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” the way I did when I first heard it that day. For years people asked me why I played a Rickenbacker bass, and all I have to do is point to that album, that song. Then Oscar played me “Yours Is No Disgrace” then “I’ve Seen All Good People.” We both sat there open-mouthed as the songs rose up around us and our musical worlds shifted and fell from its axis. I might’ve been a young musician jamming to basement grooves in Toronto, but through Yes, I was tuning into a wider world of possibilities. One where music seemed to have no limitations. 

It was a crisp night in 1972 when Oscar and myself and this guy, Alex Lifeson, wind up over night, around the block in what was Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens to finally see this Yes live for ourselves. The sky was a high dome of stars, and as I recall, Alex kept us going by skipping to the store and bringing back honeydew drinks. I could close my eyes now and I’m back there. Intellectually, visually, viscerally sitting in row 10. It was like nothing I’d ever seen or experienced before. It was actually profound. It’s not overstating things to say it changed the way I played and listened to music forever. So here we are, decades later, and the music of Yes is still showing me that music truly is a continuum. On behalf of Oscar, my good friend and Alex’s Leo, who is not here tonight, Alex and myself, I say thank you, Yes. It’s our great, great privilege and our great honor to right a total wrong and to finally welcome Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jackson Browne Talks Rock Hall Moments From Joan Baez to Snoop Dogg

Jackson Browne inducted folk legend Joan Baez at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of FameBrowne and Baez have crossed paths multiple times over the years, with Baez having covered and interpreted songs by Browne on her own albums. Last year, the folk legends performed on stage for Baez’s 75th birthday celebration at New York’s Beacon Theater.

After Browne gave a deeply personal speech about Baez, tracing her involvement in his own musical upbringing, he spoke with Rolling Stone about the importance of the ceremony. He remembers when the Rock Hall was just an intimate affair at the Waldorf Astoria in New York and personally finding inspiration and new insights with each new class. 

What it was like to induct Joan?
First, she’s been so instructive in my life and such an influence and such an example. But how do you encapsulate all that she’s done? I mean, I realized I couldn’t even begin to enumerate the places she’s been and the issues and the struggles that she’s embraced. It’s not enough to say that she’s been an advocate of nonviolence her whole life. But it’s helpful to know that. But it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of all that she’s done.

And it led me into listening to all of her music, and that’s been an incredible experience because she really has an effect on the songs that she sings. I mean, she worked with the guys from Muscle Shoals. She worked with the guys in the Wrecking Crew. She’s got a song that she wrote. This was back twenty years ago or something, but it’s about a gay friend whose life she really examines with such intimacy. It’s an amazing song. It’s called “The Alter Boy and the Thief.” It was arranged by Wilton Felder. And played by Joe Sample. 

She had a tour in the mid-Seventies where the rhythm section was Jim Gordon and James Jamerson. Can you imagine that?
I didn’t realize that. I didn’t get to see her play with Jim Gordon, but I got to see her play with Earl Palmer. She always played with great players. And I always loved her singing in her lower register. Something very sexy about it. But when I began listening to these really early records of her singing in this really beautiful falsetto, the thing that occurred to me is that her timing is so great. That she’s got this tremendous command over the rhythm or the song while she’s sort of free floating over it. Vocally, she’s got this gracefully flowing cadence while underneath there’s this precise guitar playing and strumming or finger picking. And a dynamic sense of drama. 

Do you think this an overdue recognition in the Hall of Fame?
Oh, absolutely. Everybody who goes in many years after they’re eligible has got to feel like … Well, I don’t know if I’ll be inducted or not or you just think, Oh, probably not.

But, the thing is, and I think it’s got to be said each time someone comes in after having waited many years while they’re eligible that it’s long overdue, but … to me, it’s just the way it is. There’s some people go in right away, like, say Tom Petty. Or Pearl Jam, you know. A show like this needs a current star. You have to have somebody put in there who’s like really going to make it a show. And the thing is, the Hall of Fame didn’t used to be a show. When it was at the Waldorf, they didn’t put on much of a show. They didn’t try to and it wasn’t being televised. 

The first time I ever heard about, I heard, “You gotta see this. It’s really amazing cause it’s really intimate. It’s little. The only people there are people that are musicians and their families, but there’s no real audience. It’s all musicians and record men, and they’ll honor some” – first time I went, I heard this guy. I think his name was Sam Bass and our guy that signed James Brown. And his amazing stories. Imagine having like somebody get up there now who is like an A&R guy talk for like twenty minutes about his life. You discover James Brown and go back to New York and have the publisher he worked for say, “What, this is a song? Please, please, please, please, where is the melody?” You know like, and him trying to explain to this old publisher, what was happening in this new music.

What do you think of this bigger presentation? 
Well, you have to do it because you see what happened, the first time I saw it presented on TV, and I’d been there once. I think I came once when the Birds were inducted.

What are your favorite memories of the Hall of Fame?
Well, my favorite memory is Little Steven inducting the Rascals. And when I say that, I mean I’m back on the subject of whether or not it should be televised. Of course it should be televised. All of this should be shared with people.

What made that a special moment for you? Are they a meaningful band to you?
No, no, no. I love their hits like everybody else, you know. But no, it was the time that Steven took to explain what they meant to him. To me, Steve Van Zandt is a big deal. I sang one of his songs, his record, Voice of America was one of the most important records, to me. He’s just a master. And plus, I think that induction speech landed him a part on The Sopranos. I mean, I think that’s when David Chase looked at it and went, “That’s our guy. That’s the guy.” 

I interviewed David Chase about that, and he confirmed that. 
If that had happened in the Waldorf without the cameras rolling then, that wouldn’t happen. I watched that standing in the hallway of my studio while I was making a record. Just took a break long enough to watch parts of the Hall of Fame which was being broadcast. It wasn’t on any big network. So, yes. It most certainly should be made into a show. It’s always got wonderful new information. I really wanted to see [the] Tupac [performance], and I didn’t know Snoop Dogg was going to induct him. But it was really heartfelt and really powerful. Snoop is full of surprises. Did you know he did that cameo in Pitch Perfect 2. Did you see that?

I did not see Pitch Perfect 2.
You have to see it! He’s in there. In the studio session.

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