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Fuse event: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces its Inductees for 2011

15 December 2010 5:16 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The Induction Ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is set to Air on Fuse Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits as its 2011 performer inductees. Also being inducted this year as individual recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award are Jac Holzman and Art Rupe. The Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category) will be presented to Leon Russell. The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast on Fuse, Madison Square Garden.s national music television network. .We are pleased to welcome »

- April MacIntyre

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Neil Diamond, Tom Waits and Alice Cooper to enter Rock Hall of Fame

15 December 2010 2:03 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

New York - Veteran singers Neil Diamond, Tom Waits and Alice Cooper are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, the fabled institution has announced. Also granted the prestigious honour were Dr John and Darlene Love. Other nominees such as Bon Jovi, as well as multiple nominees LL Cool J, Donna Summer, the Beastie Boys, J Geils Band, Chuck Willis, Chic and Joe Tex will have to wait for another year. The awards will be presented on March 14 in New York. Cooper, a pioneer of theatrical shock-rock in the early 1970s, said the honour had been a long time coming. 'It did get to be kind of a joke, »

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Neil Diamond and Alice Cooper Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 Class

15 December 2010 12:52 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Neil Diamond has been inducted into the Us Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year alongside four other artists including Alice Cooper. It was announced today that the pair have been drafted into the organization, along with Darlene Love, Dr. John and Tom Waits. Neil, 69, told the Associated Press: "I thought about it occasionally, but I kind of figured they'd get around to me at some point." Phoenix and Arizona native Cooper (pictured below), 62, added: "You know it crosses your mind, but then you think of all the guys who aren't in there, some of them before you. You realize that it's a waiting game." Shortlisted acts include the Beastie Boys and Bon Jovi. »

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: And The Inductees Are….

15 December 2010 12:01 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

The latest crop of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees were announced yesterday and it’s quite an illustrious list. The artists who will be inducted at next year’s ceremony are Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, and The Alice Cooper Band. We think that to properly honor Diamond, the ceremony should be held at Fenway Park where he can be serenaded by 40,000 Bostonians drunkenly slurring the words to “Sweet Caroline,” but that’s just our opinion. While the list contains all notable and deserving musicians who deserve to join the Hall of Fame, it’s worth mentioning who was left off the list as well. Artists are eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single or album, so who was rock-blocked? Well, there were The Beastie Boys, who seem entirely too young to be inducted so that makes us feel old »

- Liz Black

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Rock Hall of Fame Dogged by Ins vs. Outs Debate Again

15 December 2010 11:54 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Dr. John and Darlene Love head the latest class to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution that is almost as well known for who it excludes as for who gets in. Left off the list this year is LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Bon Jovi. Is this the heavy hand of Rolling Stone editor Jan Wenner at work? Among groups with huge careers and big fan bases still on the outside looking in are Kiss and Rush, to name two. Cher complained in a recent interview that Sonny and Cher, the 1960s rock duo, with husband Sonny Bono, should also be in, calling being excluded “just rude.” »

- kgirard@theimproper.com (Keith Girard)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees: Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, and Alice Cooper

15 December 2010 10:49 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Tom Waits and Darlene Love will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame. The annual crop of five musical acts will be added to the Us institution in March 2011 after being voted from a shortlist of acts by 500 music industry insiders.Artists are eligible to be voted into the Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. Alice, born Vincent Damon Furnier, told Billboard magazine he wouldn't have accepted the induction if it weren't for his original group, which split in 1974 after recording seen albums, following which he went on to have a successful solo career. He said: "It was the original band that had all the iconic records from 'Love it to Death' on to 'Billion Dollar Babies'. What I did after that was an aftermath. The original band were the guys that had to cut through that big, »

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Rock Hall 2011 Inductees: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond In -- But No Beasties, Bon Jovi

15 December 2010 9:16 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2011 inductees, with the Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits all slated to be enshrined next year. Leon Russell will receive the award for musical excellence, which was previously the “sidemen” category. Also being inducted this year are Jac Holzman and Art Rupe as recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. As with any awards presentation, the list of inductees is as notable for who was left off as who made it on. Snubs for 2011’s Rock Hall include »

- Dylan Stableford

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Invites Neil Diamond, Snubs LL Cool J

15 December 2010 8:30 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

With any hall of fame, there are always going to be arguments about who belongs in and who doesn't, and there will typically be outrage about people who have been overlooked. Every hall of fame has its mysterious choices (baseball has Phil Rizzuto and Jim Rice, basketball has Adrian Dantley, football has Rickey Jackson), but this year's batch of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pretty confusing. The new class includes Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Dr. John and Darlene Love.

Taken in a vacuum, that's not a horrible group of musicians (Waits' inclusion is especially inspiring, considering he has been consistently turning out great work for decades without a lot of mainstream recognition). But when you look at the nominees that got denied (especially LL Cool J, Beastie Boys and Bon Jovi) and the groups who continue to get overlooked (Kiss, Rush), it seems »

- Kyle Anderson

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond inducted

15 December 2010 8:09 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2011 inductees on Wednesday (Dec. 15). Eight rockers were selected from a list of 15 nominees.

Receiving honors at the 26th annual induction ceremony are:

Alice Cooper BandNeil DiamondDr. JohnDarlene LoveTom WaitsJac HolzmanArt RupeLeon Russell

The musicians were selected by more than 500 voters to be immortalized in the Cleveland hall of fame. In order to be eligible, the artists must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to being nominated.

The honors will take place on March 14, 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast live on Fuse. 

In order to be eligible in 2011, the artists' must have released their first recording no later than 1985. What do you think? Did the voters get it right this year, or were Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J snubbed?  »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Diamond, Cooper and Waits for Hall of Fame

15 December 2010 7:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Us Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. BBC News quotes Diamond, whose biggest hits include 'Sweet Caroline' and 'Cracklin' Rosie', as saying that he was "glad they did it before I'm dead". "I kind of figured they'd get around to me at some point. [I was] a lone voice out there with a guitar, and it was different than what was going on because it was the English invasion and I wasn't (more) »

- By Paul Delamore

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Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

15 December 2010 7:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Neil Diamond and rocker Alice Cooper at at the head of the class - the class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011. The musicians were drafted into the estimable organization, it was announced Wednesday, along with Darlene Love, New Orleans-based singer Dr. John and gravely-voice singer-songwriter Tom Waits. Diamond, 69, who has been eligible for induction for years, had a measured reaction to the honor, telling the Associated Press in a new interview, "I thought about it occasionally, but I kind of figured they'd get around to me at some point." Cooper, 62, was equally appreciative - but wasn't »

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The 2011 Inductees: Did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame get it right?

14 December 2010 6:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The official announcement won’t come until Wednesday, but as we hinted at here, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Darlene Love will be the 2011 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The New York Times is reporting that Leon Russell will also be inducted with the award for musical excellence (this used to be called the sideman award). What a great year Russell is having between this and his great album with Elton John, “The Union.” Love had been nominated two times before, but the rest of her class made it on their first ballot. »

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Limited Edition T-Shirt and DVD Price Reduction

14 December 2010 10:16 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Still looking for Christmas gifts for those hard to shop for people on your list? Just in time for the holidays, the price for the Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Collector's Edition DVD has been reduced to $17.99 with Free shipping. In addition, courtesy of Fright Rags, a limited edition Never Sleep Again t-shirt is now available - but hurry! Only 400 are being made.

Synopsis:

Murderer. Dream demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man – one monster – who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger.

For decades, he has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace. A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling "shockumentary" that takes you deeper into Freddy Krueger’s realm than ever before, featuring exciting clips, never-before-seen photos, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Tom McGrath interview: on Megamind, animation, 3D, Brad Pitt's singing and superheroes

2 December 2010 7:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Megamind now in cinemas, we spoke to its director, Tom McGrath, about making the film, improvisation, superheroes and 3D…

No stranger to animated movies, Tom McGrath has provided voices in such films as Flushed Away and Shrek The Third, and directed episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show, Madagascar, and most recently, Megamind. We caught up with Mr McGrath for a round-table discussion about his latest film, and the process of creating it.

Shortly after Megamind’s star, Will Ferrell, left the interview room, Mr McGrath entered with the gently self-deprecating line, “After Will Ferrell, this interview’s going to be really boring!”

What made you choose Will Ferrell for the lead?

Ah, because he’s fun. He’s also a great actor. We had the script and the character designs, and I know Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers, envisioned Will early on. He just has a great talent, »

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Will Ferrell interview: Megamind, Anchorman and playing a villain

2 December 2010 4:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Megamind hits cinemas, we caught up with star Will Ferrell to discuss the film, Anchorman, comedy and playing an anti-hero…

In Megamind, comedy actor Will Ferrell provides the voice for the swaggering, dome-headed outsider of the title, a blue-skinned anti-hero who specialises in fancy capes and nefarious schemes.

As the film hits cinemas, we enjoyed a round-table interview with Mr Ferrell to discuss his work in Megamind, the classic Anchorman, and his comedy influences…

What was your inspiration behind Megamind’s voice?

Well, in terms of vocals, I was just trying to go for… he’s this villain who, under a different circumstances, could have been the good guy. He’s alienated to the point where he thinks, "I might as well be evil, it’s what I’m good at"

Tom McGrath, the director, and I, we spoke about how he should be approachable and sweet, and someone you’d root for. »

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Darren Aronofsky Retrospective Part 2: Requiem for a Dream

1 December 2010 1:47 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Written by Hubert Selby Jr.

2000, USA

The apotheosis of Add. MTV-era filmmaking, Requiem for a Dream is designed to divide. Its mathematically precise editing and histrionic message-driving makes it perhaps the shrillest anti-drug movie of any age, yet its hyperbolic sense of terror and frenetic rhythms manage not to obscure its less obvious gifts. It announces its creator as a force to be reckoned with, even if some will rightly take issue with the film’s combustible content.

Presenting the addict’s progression as a seasonal process, Requiem is divided into “Spring,” “Summer,” “Fall,” and “Winter,” with each segment more perilous than the last. Our victims are young, handsome Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto); his jittery mother Sara (a devastating Ellen Burstyn); his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans in a rare dramatic role) and his loving girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly). Harry and Tyrone »

- Simon Howell

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The X - Factor: Rocks out, or attempts too

28 November 2010 3:41 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Ah, what is it about pop stars or wannabe pop stars trying to rock out that gets on my tits... Maybe its being a fan of Rock music perhaps, and not really being one to see Rock songs being given the commercial pop make over that it inevitably gets on this show. I mean can you imagine Take That or some other middle of the road pop act singing Dead Babies by Alice Cooper? I guess not. Thankfully it wasn.t a total washout with X - Factor last night, but I have to say that when you have singers who are vying to be mainstream acts attempting to sing Rock songs. It goes either one of »

- Ian Cullen

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Alice Cooper To Host Annual Christmas Celebrity Charity Concert

25 November 2010 7:30 AM, PST | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Alice Cooper will hold his 10th annual “Christmas Pudding” celebrity charity concert on December 18, with the help of former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Rob Zombie, Cheech Marin, Glen Campbell, winners from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ’America’s Got Talent’, and many others.

Rocker Alice Cooper has a soft spot for charity, and can usually be found on golf courses around the world raising funds for those less fortunate.

The shock rocker credits golf as being the one thing that helped him beat his dependency on alcohol, and has thrown himself into the game ever since. He is also the co-founder of the Solid Rock Foundation, a Christian organization that strives to help children and teens in the Phoenix area by providing a center where young people can learn about and participate in sports, music and educational activities.

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My Chemical Romance's Danger Days: The Reviews Are In!

22 November 2010 10:30 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

There are a number of huge high-profile releases hitting record store shelves this week, including Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Ke$ha's Cannibal, Justin Bieber's My Worlds Acoustic and Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. But if you're really looking to satisfy your rock jones this week, there is only one place to turn, and that is the elaborate universe created by My Chemical Romance's new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The band's long-awaited fourth album (their first since 2006's dark, complicated The Black Parade) casts them as a band of outsiders in an Orwellian future and is full of huge riffs and shout-along choruses. They have already scored a big hit with the first single "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)," and the video for "Sing" is sure to carry them even deeper into »

- Kyle Anderson

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Alice Cooper in Concert at The Roundhouse in London Pictures

4 November 2010 7:47 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

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- Michelle Wray

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