Chaka Khan, Missy Elliott, The Spinners & DJ Kool Herc & George Michael Were Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott, DJ Kool Herc, The Spinners, Chaka Khan, George Michael, and Don Cornelius were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to have the honor. Queen Latifah introduced Elliott before she performed a medley of her hits onstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn during the induction ceremony on Saturday, November 4th. Jazmine Sullivan introduced Khan, who performed “I Feel For You” with Common rapping Melle Mel’s part. H.E.R. and Sia joined her while she sang “Ain’t Nobody,” “Sweet Thing,” and  “I’m Every Woman.” Khan brought Tony Maiden from Rufus after she accepted her award. New Edition put on a well-choreographed show in tribute to The Spinners, while a Soul Train scenario played out in the background in honor of Don Cornelius. LL Cool J inducted Kool Herc, who accepted his award with his sister Cindy. Andrew Ridgeley, who was one-half of Wham with Michael, inducted his later former bandmate. Miguel, Adam Levine, and Carrie Underwood performed some of Michael’s classics, including “Careless Whisper” and “Faith.” 

Missy Elliott, George Michael, The Spinners, Chaka Khan& Kool DJ Herc To Be Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, DJ Kool Herc, George Michael, The Spinners and Don Cornelius are 2023 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The new class was announced today on the Rock Hall’s website. Herc will receive the Musical Influence Award and Khan gets the Musical Excellence Award. Soul Train founder Don Cornelius will receive the Ahmet Ertegan Award posthumously. The induction ceremony will take place on November 3rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The full list of inductees can be found here

Missy Elliott, George Michael, The White Stripes & A Tribe Called Quest Rock Hall Nominees

The 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced yesterday. The White Stripes, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, A Tribe Called Quest, Kate Bush, Warren Zevon, The Spinners, Rage Against The Machine, Sheryl Crow, Joy Division/ New Order, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden and Iron Maiden are all of the candidates. Fans can vote on their choices until April 28th at The class will be announced in May. 

George Michael-Fantasy Featuring Nile Rodgers Official Video

[youtube id=”rWk7ykBdIA8″] “Fantasy” is the first single from the posthumous reissue of George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. Michael gave Nile Rodgers his consent to remix “Fantasy” before his passing. The video is a succession of clips from Michae’s past videos all the way back to his Wham! days to the biggest songs of his solo career. The reissue comes out this Friday as a box set with a remastered version of Michael’s 1996 MTV Unplugged performance.  The set is coming out 10 months after the singer’s death last year at age 53 from a heart condition.