Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 20th induction ceremony. Chrissie Hynde: We are a tribute band. We’re paying tribute to James Honeyman-Scott [guitarist] and Pete Farndon [bassist], without whom we would not have been here.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Guy is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 20th induction ceremony. Better late than never. Blues players are the last at everything. Last at airplay, last at everything. I guess that’s why we sing blues and play blues. It was a surprise, and I’m very proud.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 20th induction ceremony. Adam Clayton: In the end, the people who really got me here tonight and who I must thank for everything I have, are Ali, Ann, Morleigh, Suzie, Larry, Edge and Bono. And I’d really like to thank Bruce […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 21st induction ceremony. Gary Rossington: It’s a dream come true. Ronnie, Allen and I always had this dream, to make it big in a band and go all the way, so I guess this does it. I think everything comes in […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 21st induction ceremony. Presenter Shirley Manson: Blondie put it this way once: ‘Dreaming is free.’ For many of us, myself included, Blondie were the dream . . . It’s no doubt that they enjoy this particular honor as a result of […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 21st induction ceremony. Ozzy Osbourne on his family’s reaction to the induction: I think they’re happy. I’ve had platinum discs, I’ve had Grammys, so I suppose they’re kind of spoiled to the fact that daddy goes out one day and he comes […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 21st induction ceremony. A statement from the group’s website: Next to the Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a p*** stain. If you voted for us, hope you noted your reasons. You’re anonymous as judges, but […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Smith is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 22nd induction ceremony. Today I will join R.E.M., the Ronettes, Van Halen and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On the eve of this event I asked myself many questions. Should […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The trio is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 22nd induction ceremony. I would just like to say thank you very much for giving us this award. I’m Estelle of the Ronettes. Thank you.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 22nd induction ceremony. Michael Anthony: I’d also like to thank everybody who’s been with the Van Halen family through all the years and have endured and and toured and partied and worked and partied.  . . It was a lot of […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 22nd induction ceremony. Michael Stipe: We as a band continually look forward, so it’s really fantastic that someone, especially the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are looking backward to recognize the work we’ve done. I’m just really honored that they […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 22nd induction ceremony. Grandmaster Flash: This is bigger than me. This induction is total acceptance from one of the most prestigious music associations in the world . . . It’s a wonderful feeling to be remembered the architects that pioneered an […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cohen is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 23rd induction ceremony. Such an unlikely event. Not a distinction that I coveted or even dared dream about.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 23rd induction ceremony. Don Wilson: I wanna say, ‘Thank you, it’s about time.’

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Madonna is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 23rd induction ceremony. It is a great honor to receive this award and I’m grateful and appreciative for the acknowledgment that this implies.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mellencamp is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 23rd induction ceremony. There’s no doubt that anybody’s who ever stood up here to accept this award, nobody has put themselves behind the eight ball more than I did.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 23rd induction ceremony. Tom Hanks: It is an honor to witness and announce the following: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hereby inducts as members the Dave Clark Five.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. Anthony Gourdine: What we did was follow our dream. I’ve been blessed by God for 50 years to do what I like to do and have people pay me for it. I’ve never worked a day in my […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Womack is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. This is just the greatest, I’m extremely happy. My very first thought was — I wish I could call Sam Cooke and share this moment with him. This is just about as exciting to me as being able to […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. Flea: When a person gets rocking to their music, everything else disappears, and that person is just one with the rock. It is an inexplicable, awesome thing, and I bow down to it.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. Eminem: Two turntables and a microphone, that’s all it took to change the world. Three kings from Queens made rap music in the b-boy stance a global phenomenon.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Beck is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 24th induction ceremony. Jimmy Page: He’s been instrumental in pioneering a whole blueprint that was totally unique to him and . . . has been such a blueprint for everyone else to learn from, No one’s ever equaled what Jeff’s done. He […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 25th induction ceremony. Iggy Pop: I didn’t think I’d ever see the inside of that neighborhood actually. Probably because the group had a very long outsider history, going back way back before there was ever a Rock and Roll Hall of […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cliff is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 25th induction ceremony. I thought of Mt. Everest and Kilimanjaro. I am truly not surprised because I set my heights like that.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 25th induction ceremony. Allan Clarke: Well, Dad, I’m being inducted into a museum. How’s that for longevity?

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Genesis is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 25th induction ceremony. Phish plays Watcher of The Skies. Rutherford: I think at my age, any accolade is enjoyed. It’s nice to be inducted into something.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 25th induction ceremony. Benny Andersson: I take it as a true honor. We are and were sort of a solid pop band, and there is a difference between pop music and rock ‘n’ roll music. Being inducted into the Rock and […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Love is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 26th induction ceremony. It’s the validation of all the work I’ve done all these years. People in the [music] industry know me better than people outside of the industry. This to me is my Grammy, my Academy Award, my Tony, all in […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dr. John is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 26th induction ceremony. I feel like I’m blessed to get a reward from ya’ll. I feel like I’m blessed to be standing, to be breathing. You know, we just buried my drummer Saturday. He’d been my drummer for 37 years. But […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Diamond is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 26th induction ceremony. I think it’s great. I’m happy that that they recognized me and my work. Any club that has Chuck Berry and Little Richard and The Everly Brothers is a club that I want to be a part of.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The original group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 26th induction ceremony. Cooper: I was elated and I called the original band guys immediately, and said, ‘Well, remember when we started in high school?’ [Laughs] ‘Here we are. Only took 45 years.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Small Faces and Faces are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Presenter Stevie Van Zandt: Not many bands get two lives or two of the greatest white soul singers in the history of rock and roll.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Kiedis on how deceased member Slovak have loved the honor: I think that he would have a good laugh. Yeah, it would certainly mean something to him as he cared deeply about music and the love of the […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Nyro is posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Presenter Bette Midler: She embodied what everyone in our line of work could be, if they only had the guts.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Claudette Robinson: I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime. For the longest time so many people have put in their comments and tried so hard for us to be inducted, and there was always a reason […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Norman Thrasher: I am extremely happy. God has blessed me to become a famous individual after all.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Matassa is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Dr. Jon (Mack Robennack): It’s always better to get recognition while you’re breathing . . . Cos was one of the cats, one of the musicians. He fit right into the whole thing.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Kirshner is posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Carole King: [He was] one of the significant influences on popular music in the 20th century.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

King is posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Billy Gibbons: We came to pay tribute to Freddie [King] on a number of levels and a number of reasons. We have a long standing history of, first of all, loving the music he was doing, and later, […]

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The group, excluding Axl Rose,  is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th induction ceremony. Slash: The thing that stuck out to me the most was when they had the Blue Caps and Crickets and the Fabulous Flames and Comets and all those guys get up there and get inducted […]