Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: 2011 inductees officially announced

Old news, for sure, since it leaked a few days ahead of schedule, but here is the official list and announcement of the 2011 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame:

The performer Inductees are:

• Alice Cooper Band
• Neil Diamond
• Dr. John
• Darlene Love
• Tom Waits


Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients (nonperformers):
• Jac Holzman
• Art Rupe


Award for Musical Excellence Award (previously the Sidemen category):
• Leon Russell

Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits as its 2011 performer inductees. Also being inducted this year as individual recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award are Jac Holzman and Art Rupe. The Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category) will be presented to Leon Russell.

The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and be broadcast on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network.

“We are pleased to welcome these artists and executives into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman. “They truly represent the variety of people that have defined and continue to influence music and the business of Rock and Roll.”

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.

All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Through approaches as creative and diverse as the music itself, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of rock music with its exhibits, education programs and Library and Archives.

See also:

Rumours: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits among Rock Hall Class of 2011
Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits confirmed for Hall Of Fame
Alice Cooper talks about Hall of Fame induction