10 Years Ago Today: PRINCE Announced As Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame File Photo

Has it really been 10 years? On November 20th, 2003, it was announced that PRINCE would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2004 as a first ballot nominee and one of the youngest to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame ever.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place on March 15th, 2004 with Alicia Keys and Big Boi of Outkast inducting PRINCE into the hall after a memorizing performance that included "Let's Go Crazy", "Sign O' The Times" and "Kiss" and closed the show with one of the most mind-blowing guitar solos of all time on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with an all-star band.

Prince was the first artist to have a number one album "Purple Rain", number one single "When Doves Cry", and number one film "Purple Rain" all at the same with.

Prince also still holds the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 record for most top 10 hits for years in a row (11 years) from 1983 until 1994.

The songs? 83' "Little Red Corvette", "Delirious", 84' "When Doves Cry", "Let's go Crazy", "Purple Rain", 85' "Raspberry Beret", "Pop Life", 86' "Kiss" 87' "Sign O' The Times, "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", 88' "Alphabet St.", 89' "Batdance", 90' "Thieves In The Temple", 91' "Cream" 92' "Diamonds & Pearls" 93' "7" 94' "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World".

Pretty impressive song list for sure.-DocFB

Diagnosis: 2004 was a crazy cool year for Prince. Will we see the same in 2014?


Nirvana, KISS, The Replacements, Hall & Oates Lead New Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

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Nirvana, KISS, The Replacements, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Yes, The Zombies, and Link Wray are nominees to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Other nominees from last year who did not get into the Hall Of Fame, CHIC, N.W.A., and Deep Purple are also on the nominations list. LL Cool J and Cat Stevens are previous nominees and on the list again this year.

This is Nirvana's first year of eligibility.

Nirvana is sure to get in the first year. Who else will join them?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Peter Gabriel is in the Hall Of Fame with Genesis.


John Mayer To Perform At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame With Gary Clark Jr.

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John Mayer landed at LAX ahead of schedule for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony tonight.

John will be inducting Albert King into the R&RHOF.

Gary Clark Jr. Photo: Latisha Alsys For DrFunkenberry.com

John Mayer will be performing with Gary Clark Jr. for the induction tribute to Albert King.

John was asked why Albert King deserves to be nominated:

"Because whether he’s a household name or not doesn't matter. He’s like a household sound. He’s had a profound influence on guitar players – let’s say guitar players who solo – the world around. His influence comes through loud and clear, and can’t be diluted."

Well said, John.-DocFB

Diagnosis: John and Gary performing together? Sigh....


Red Hot Chili Peppers To Cover Bowie & More In Cover EP; “We Salute You”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo
Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo

Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo

To celebrate  their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing a digital copy only EP of classic covers on May 1st.

They will cover songs by previous inductees The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges,  Neil Young, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Dion & The Belmonts.  The EP is entitled "We Salute You".

5 of the 6 tracks have never been available digitally before.   "A Teenager In Love" was released as an international maxi-single; "Havana Affair" was released as a 7"-single and featured on the compilationWe're A Happy Family: A Tribute To The Ramones; "Search & Destroy" has only appeared on a now out-of-print maxi-CD, "I Get Around" was first played during Brian Wilson's 2005 MusiCares induction speech; and "Suffragette City" was previously only available as a B-side to the band's single "Aeroplane." "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" was recorded live during Red Hot Chili Peppers' current tour supporting their album I'm With You. It will also be available via their website, RedHotChiliPeppers.com

Chris Rock inducted the Chili Peppers into the hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland and it will air on HBO in early May.

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Prince Will Be Performing 2 Shows At The Montreux Jazz Festival

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Prince wireimage.com

Prince Performing Earlier This Year. Photo: WireImage.com

The Montreux Jazz Festival is going to be a little bit more funky this year as a musical genius is planning on taking the stage not once, but twice.

The one and only Prince WILL be performing 2 shows at Montreux this year and he is  bringing a musically talented band with him. Playing with Prince at the legendary festival will be Rhonda Smith, Renato Neto, and John Blackwell.

In his 31 years in music, Prince has won every award imaginable from a Grammy to an Oscar to one of the youngest inductees ever into the Rock & Roll  Hall Of Fame. He performed at the 2007 Super Bowl in the rain no less and still gave off the performance of a lifetime.

In 2007, Prince gave a legendary performance at The Montreux Jazz Festival where tickets sold out in record time. So when ticket information and tickets become available this time, make sure to reserve your spot if you plan to attend.-Dr.FB