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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum uses the power of rock and roll music
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Ohio, is home to the world's most comprehensive collection documenting the
history of rock and roll music and the artists who changed history.

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10 Greatest Induction-Ceremony Moments of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

(32) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 4:24 PM

This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its 30th annual induction ceremony. To mark the momentous occasion, the Rock Hall went into its archives to find rare gems as well as pull fan favorites from nearly three decades of once-in-a-lifetime performances. The author of this piece is...

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Paul Simon Tells the Story of "Graceland"

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:16 PM

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By the release of Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee had covered a lot of musical territory, from his early days of pop rock as Tom & Jerry to the transcendent dynamism born from the folk...

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Beyoncé Fashion Exhibit Displays Her Stunning Outfits From Music Videos and Live Performances

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Singer, producer and global entertainer Beyoncé Knowles Carter was destined to be a star. Born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, she began singing, dancing and performing in talent shows when she was just 7 years old. In 1992, she and her girl group -- Girl's Tyme -- performed...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#8: Rihanna)

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Twenty-six-year-old Barbados native Rihanna -- born Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- was already well on her way to pop stardom by the time she was 16, when she signed with the Def Jam label. Reflecting her Caribbean roots, her early work was inspired by reggae, dancehall and soca music, resulting in...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#6: Lady Gaga)

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:41 AM

The year 1986 was a big one for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as it marked the inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when such rock patriarchs as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley were inducted. That same year, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City....

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#6: Grace Potter)

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:49 PM

"I got my kicks with my parents' old record collection and fell hard for the whole British Invasion," says Grace Potter. "Led Zeppelin was a big one for sure. Then Robert Plant asked us to tour with him, which we did. It's so great when your heroes are actually heroic."...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#5: Katy Perry)

(4) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:21 AM

After moving from gospel to pop-rock, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson -- better known as Katy Perry -- quickly found a place in the pop-culture spotlight with the release of her 2008 hit single "I Kissed a Girl." Two years later, in 2010, Perry released Teenage Dream, resulting in five Billboard chart-topping...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#4: Fall Out Boy)

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:17 PM

In roughly a decade, Fall Out Boy has grown from an unknown band rehearsing in their hometown of Wilmette, Illinois, to one of the most popular rock bands touring today. With drummer Andy Hurley, vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and bassist Pete Wentz leading the charge, Fall Out Boy's...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#3: Bruno Mars)

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Back in 1993, the NFL was looking for a way to better keep viewers tuned into the Super Bowl during halftime and into the game's second half. The solution? Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and King of Pop Michael Jackson. "I don't know what kid didn't listen to...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#2: The Black Keys)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Since the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 1986 -- when the likes of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley were inducted -- more than 300 people have been honored with a place in the Hall of Fame. If you're keeping count, that's nearly 730...

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Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall (#1: Alabama Shakes)

(9) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:11 PM

In their earliest days as a group, the members of Alabama Shakes honed their chops playing classics by James Brown and Otis Redding, but also by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. "We had to find music we could all agree on and figure out how to play together," says vocalist and...

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Hall & Oates Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

(6) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Sporting a "Hall&Oates" T-shirt and speaking backstage at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony before induction Daryl Hall and John Oates into the Hall of Fame, Questlove explained: "By far, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the most successful and the most definitive duo of all...

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Nirvana Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

(7) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:45 AM

Nirvana was the volatile powder keg that proved the catalyst to among the greatest music revolutions in rock history. The scruffy Seattle trio led by the preternaturally gifted songwriter Kurt Cobain cast "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as the defining volley in a tragically short but indelible explosion of punk-rock confrontation....

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Linda Ronstadt Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

(9) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 11:14 AM

"I think that all of us girl singers that started out after Linda became very famous, in a way, wanted to be her and wanted to sound like her, and then we had to say 'we can't,' so we have to find our own inner Linda," noted Hall of Fame...

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E Street Band Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:29 PM

"I scored a solo recording contract with Columbia Records, and I argued to get to choose my recording 'sidemen,' which was a misnomer, in this case, if there ever was one," said Bruce Springsteen inducting the E Street Band at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony....

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Peter Gabriel Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

(8) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:29 PM

"God came before Phil the Collins. The angel replied, 'I am Gabriel,'" joked Chris Martin of Coldplay during one of the cheekier speeches in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction history. The non-biblical Gabriel being referenced was, of course, the inimitable Peter Gabriel, an artist whose influence is so...

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Cat Stevens Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

(31) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 11:19 AM

From his days as a prodigious art school songsmith penning such tunes as "First Cut is the Deepest" and the Tremeloes' "Here Comes My Baby," to his role as the deeply introspective cornerstone of the singer-songwriter movement of the 70s, to a spiritual and musical emergence as Yusuf Islam in...

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KISS Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

(27) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to play the guitar and drums than KISS. The entire notion of rock stardom owes an enormous debt to the group's signature makeup, explosive stage shows and anthems including "Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City." "They are four...

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