The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have announced the names of the artists who will be inducted next year.
Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone will be enshrined in the Rock Hall in the performer category, while Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be recognised with an award for Early Influence.
The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, while organisers will host a week of events leading up to the celebration including the unveiling of the 2018 Inductee exhibit and Hall Of Fame floor.
The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were on the ballot for the first time, while four of the top five artists on the fans’ ballot: Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars, all get the nod.
The ceremony will premiere on TV network HBO and will be broadcast via SiriusXM, with further details to be announced in due course.
Speaking in October, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora said he’d be open to performing with the band again should they get inducted – and he’ll enter the Hall with Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Alec John Such and Tico Torres.
The Moody Blues lineup to be inducted are Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.
AL JOURGENSEN ANNOUNCES NEW MINISTRY ALBUM, “AmeriKKKant” First Single/Video “Antifa” Debuts Today/ Band to Hit the Road with Five-Week North American Tour
LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, December 11, 2017 — American industrial juggernaut MINISTRY, announces its new album AmeriKKKant, the band’s first release for Nuclear Blast Records (worldwide), due out March 9, 2018. In addition, the band’s Al Jourgensen is proud to release the album’s first single/official music video, “Antifa,” that stands up to the political chaos that is currently going on in America.
“This album, ‘AmeriKKKant,'” said Jourgensen, “will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.”
Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May this year, and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face AmeriKKKant’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today: the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and the mad man in the White House. The AmeriKKKant track listing is below; you can pre-order your physical or digital copy today via Nuclear Blast or Pledgemusic.com
AmeriKKKant track listing:
- I Know Words
- Twilight Zone
- Victims of a Clown
- We’re Tired of It
- Game Over
To support the release of AmeriKKKant, Ministry will headline a five-week North American tour that kicks off March 22 with the enigmatic Chelsea Wolfe supporting. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 15 at 10:00AM (local); for all ticket purchasing info, go to www.ministryband.com/shows Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
17 Royale, Boston, MA
18 Aura, Portland, ME
19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX