Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast


Leonard Cohen
VH1 Classic will air the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" LIVE on Monday, March 10 at 8:30 PM/ET.

Music fans will get to see and hear Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures get inducted into this esteemed musical institution as the action and music unfolds. The ceremony will include appearances by Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel, Ben Harper, John Fogerty, Damien Rice, Patti LaBelle, the newly announced Iggy Pop & The Stooges, and more. In addition, Little Walter will be inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's" sideman category, and the newly named "Ahmet Ertegun Award" (formerly the non-performer category) will be presented to legendary producers, Gamble & Huff.

For the second time, the induction ceremony will be telecast LIVE from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on VH1 Classic and MTV Networks' MHD: Music High-Definition channel on Monday, March 10 at 8:30 PM/ET. In addition, a special two and a half hour highlight edition will premiere on VH1 on Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 PM.

[Published on: 3/7/08]

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Beaser Fri 3/7/2008 06:59AM
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kirkbrew star Fri 3/7/2008 07:25AM
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This "Hall of Fame" is the biggest piece of shit on the face of the planet. Or at least in the top 10. As of late, they are just looking to put on a show every year. Deserving or not - and as this list shows, mostly not. Maybe Mellencamp - and that's coming from a Hooshire.

hnkscrpio star Fri 3/7/2008 08:35AM
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Yeah this does look pretty lame. I don't like Mellencamp, but I can at least see why people like him. Hey but Lou Reed and John Fogerty are making appearances.

alicedmillionaire Fri 3/7/2008 09:21AM
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Um, it's Hoosier

cam0083 star Fri 3/7/2008 09:38AM
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I know this does look pretty shitty but how can you deny at least some respect to Madonna. As much as I don't like her she did put out some great songs in the 80's and had a huge impact on music and American culture. The Ventures are cool but not legendary, they let way to many people in to make this interesting and there is no way I would even consider watching this on TV.

UnbrokenChain7 star Fri 3/7/2008 09:42AM
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It seems that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not taken seriously by many. I happen to be one of those people. It's unfortunate because I think it is a good idea, but so far It seems as if it has been somewhat of a joke.

SCIRGR84EVS Fri 3/7/2008 09:49AM
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do i really have to say it? how many times has madonna and leonard cohen sold out red rocks? not even once. ridiculous. get a clue, rock hall, and listen to the people. theres literally millions of voices out there screaming for string cheese to get in the hall of fame instead of johnny cougar and the dave clark five. for that matter has anyone ever heard of the ventures? if all they did is wipeout, the muppets did it better anyway so that should be an auto DQ. get with the times and pay some respect to the true pioneers of neo-americana electro-trance jam funk before its too late and cheese opens their own museum.

freetime3 Fri 3/7/2008 10:14AM
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Im not saying that his news is great or bad. I really dont care. But SCI will never EVER be there. and who gives an F if they have ever even been to Red Rocks? Is that part of the new thing? You think they should have to sell out Red Rocks to get into this bogus hall? Im also willing to bet that there are more fans who think Fall Out Boy should be there than SCI. It doesn't make them right though.

BooneRes star Fri 3/7/2008 10:18AM
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hahahaha there aren't even millions of people that know who string fucking cheese are douche bag.... and they aren't even close to pioneers of anything man you are retarded. they were even around for 10 years. you need a serious reality check.

BooneRes Fri 3/7/2008 10:19AM
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gibsonguy star Fri 3/7/2008 10:56AM
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The HOF is a joke!! They should re-name it asap. Any artist that does not play R-N-R should not be included. Madonna, sucked in the 80's, is garbage and cant sing to save her life. Whats next? Menudo? Wham? Culture Club? What a joke!!! Oh and how about putting RUSH in there already!!!

ergasm Fri 3/7/2008 10:57AM
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iamseancarney Fri 3/7/2008 12:43PM
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True to that. You dirty hippies need to realize getting inducted into the rock n' roll hall of fame is based upon record sales, popularity and cultural impact.

NatiMatty starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/7/2008 12:46PM
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Right on Ergasm!!

But Jambands do fucking rock!

Music is Life!

Maaaaan i wish i was at Langerado!!!

speedlimit Fri 3/7/2008 12:48PM
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In order to be eligble for the RRHOF your first album has to be 25 years old,SCI no way ever,Phish maybe.

kirkbrew Fri 3/7/2008 12:50PM
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"literally millions of voices out there screaming for string cheese to get in the hall of fame". There is a difference between “literally” and “figuratively”.

“Pioneers” Really? Wow. So what would you call Leftover Salmon? Pre-pioneers? What is with the SCI thing all the sudden?

Man, there has been some comedic stuff here lately.

And I’m a Hooshire. I’m a Hoo from the Shire. Hence Hooshire.

DaveT star Fri 3/7/2008 02:51PM
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I can say this, because I've been bamboozled into going to more than one SCI show. I can't say I enjoys the stale, white, generic sound of the cheese...Let's just say this, they've got their plan, and their sticking to it. Get some originality, um.. geez, that one was already taken too!

blower Fri 3/7/2008 03:35PM
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"Millions screaming for String Cheese to be in the Hall of Fame"-Seriously the funniest and most rediculous statement I have ever read and I have read a alot.

Madonna could probably sell out Mile High Stadium next month. You seriously wonder whether she could sell out Red Rocks????

Panic has sold out Red Rocks more than any other band and has been in the top 50 grossing acts for 9 years running, and they still are not HOF material based on longevity and record sales. Not everyone like the same music.

I personally don't like Modonna, but she sure as hell deserves recognition.

Flat5 Fri 3/7/2008 04:29PM
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Madonna has to be there. She sold so many fucking albums. Suprised it took so long for the Ventures, though

Flat5 Fri 3/7/2008 04:30PM
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oh, and we all know String Cheese sucks, can we put it to bed now?

cliftonhanger420 Fri 3/7/2008 06:16PM
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forget about string cheese, they'll never make the hall of fame or do anything original for that matter. i think phish would be waaayyy more deserving, but it will still be a few years for that. i also agree, madonna sucks. they should change the name to the pop rock hall of fame.

krazylegz Fri 3/7/2008 06:28PM
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i live about an hour and a half away from cleveland and have NEVER been to the rock and roll hall of fame,and its inductees like this that show iam not missing much!!...granted there a many artists that are there that deserve to be...

overall Fri 3/7/2008 07:42PM
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Whether or not you care for this year's inductees, a pilgrimage to the actual Hall in Cleveland is a must for any true music fan. It's massive, with tons of different display, performance, demo, interactive, film, and listening spaces. But only one small room is actually dedicated purely to the printed names and signatures of the inductees. The rest of the enormous space is filled with hundreds of interesting and entertaining installations representing tons of artists (inductees and non-inductees alike) and many different musical genres.

It's like a Disneyland for music fans.

dms2420 Fri 3/7/2008 09:22PM
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This is why the comments section is awesome, SCIRGR84EVS makes a supremely funny post in which he was obviously joking and then people spend the next 20 posts taking him seriously.

all they did is wipeout, the muppets did it better anyway

philhitz Sat 3/8/2008 06:46AM
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the R&R HOF hit it's peak w/ it's introductory show @ cleveland's municipal stadium on 9/5/95 -- it's been on the downward decline ever since -- madonna's inclusion is the rock bottom -- to say that record sales should be a criteria for entry would also allow the likes of the backstreet boys & britney spears in someday, as well -- is this rock & roll? - hell no! -- BTW, where's leon russell?

Flat5 Sat 3/8/2008 03:50PM
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The Venture's did Hawaii 5-o Theme song! cmon that shit's bad ass!

mikemac9317 Mon 3/10/2008 04:14PM
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Dude, you have to realize what you are saying. I am a fan, but fuckin A man! Red Rocks is a cool place but the RRHF doesn't give a shit about one fucking venue. IT IS OVER! MOVE ON! Legends? (See posts above me dumbass)

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 08:26AM
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waaaaa !

anybody who talks shit on the ventures is clueless, they were the coolest

don't forget how long ago they were making music , they are in a class of their own compared to other recent inductees... but who really cares about the rrhof besides sci fans who think they deserve some sort of recognition....haha

oh and MIKEMAC9317 - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put your shirt back on - this is not myspace or facespace or man

p.s. leonard cohen writes songs like nobody can , he def deserves it...

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:38AM
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ergasm - Madonna is a music icon. There is no doubt about that. But Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?!?! When was the last time you heard Madonna's music on a Rock & Roll radio station? I personally cannot think of a single time. I think the problem is with the name of the museum itself. If they changed it Music History or Pop Hall of Fame, I doubt people on this board and others would have such a problem with Madonna being inducted.

I for one think it is rediculous and only because her music was NOT Rock & Roll.

mikemac9317 Tue 3/11/2008 04:05PM
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Ha! I wish I was Chet

bobertjohnson Tue 3/11/2008 08:06PM
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madonna sucks and deserves nothing, mellencamp sucks, cheese rocks, phish rocks, grateful dead deserve hall of fame status.