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The Pretenders‘ Chrissie Hynde has shared her thoughts on diversity within the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, calling it “total bollocks”.This month, Courtney Love started a conversation around inclusion in the prestigious club by calling for more female acts to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, while highlighting that there are also “few” past inductees of Black origin.Hynde, who was inducted into the hall with The Pretenders in 2005, then took to Facebook to share her thoughts on the topic, saying she doesn’t “even wanna be associated with” the institution.She added: “If anyone wants my position in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame they are welcome to it. I don’t even wanna be associated with it.
It’s just more establishment backslapping. I got in a band so I didn’t have to be part of all that.”She added: “I was living a happy life in Rio when I got the call I was being inducted.
My heart sank because I knew I’d have to go back for it as it would be too much of a kick in the teeth to my parents if I didn’t. I’d upset them enough by then, so it was one of those things that would bail me out from years of disappointing them.
(like moving out of the USA and being arrested at PETA protests and my general personality).“Other than Neil Young’s participation in the induction process, the whole thing was, and is, total bollocks,” she added. “It’s absolutely nothing to do with rock ‘n’ roll and anyone who thinks it is is a fool.”If anyone wants my position in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame they are welcome to it.
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Unless the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame can find a way to be more inclusive, it can “go to hell in a handbag,” according to rocker Courtney Love.
Julia MacCary editor Courtney Love has taken aim at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, penning a scathing essay that calls out the dearth of women and Black artists showcased in the Cleveland-based organization. “If so few women are being inducted into the Rock Hall, then the nominating committee is broken,” Love wrote in an op-ed for the Guardian. “If so few Black artists, so few women of colour, are being inducted, then the voting process needs to be overhauled. Music is a lifeforce that is constantly evolving – and they can’t keep up. Shame on HBO for propping up this farce.” Love did not hold back when calling out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Barely 8% of its inductees are female. The canon-making doesn’t just reek of sexist gatekeeping, but also purposeful ignorance and hostility,” wrote Love, a musician, songwriter and actor who led the 1990s band Hole and was married to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain (who was posthumously inducted).
Courtney Love has reiterated her call for more female acts to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, while highlighting that there are also “few” past inductees of Black origin.The Hole vocalist recently took to social media to respond to an article titled ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrates women who rock’, which had been shared by author and journalist Jessica Hopper.“Do they tho?” Hopper wrote. “719 inductees to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, only 61 are women.
Countdown star Rachel Riley said it is “so rewarding” hosting four Ukrainian refugees, adding that her two daughters “absolutely love” living with a little boy they treat as an extra brother.The TV presenter and mathematician, 37, has spoken about opening her home to refugees, just over a year after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 2022. She told BBC Breakfast: “It is so rewarding and it’s working for us. “Our little girls absolutely love having this little boy, it’s like they’ve got an extra brother and he’s got little sisters that he looks after.
Rachel Riley penned a heartfelt tribute on Tuesday in honour of her late grandfather.Taking to Instagram, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant shared a touching throwback photograph of herself with her beloved "Zada." Rachel looked unrecognisable in the sweet snap sporting a platinum blonde bob and a blunt fringe."10 years since we lost the most bonkers member of my family, my Zada," Rachel gushed in her caption.EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Riley reveals daughter's sweet reaction to welcoming Ukrainian refugees into home"He loved Strictly and was proud of his Ukrainian (then Russian) heritage, he would have loved Pasha and girls, I'll always be sad he never got to meet them. Gone but never forgotten.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are definitely raising a family of artists, with their three daughters, Gracie, 25, Maggie, 24, and Audrey, 21, all taking up an interest in the arts in some capacity.Their oldest Gracie is the most devoted to the craft, however, having nurtured aspirations of Broadway since a young age and is making waves as a performer once again with her latest news.A post shared by Broadway Sings®️ (@broadway_sings)Gracie is returning to Broadway Sings this yearThe singer was revealed to be one of the many musicians who would be part of this year's Broadway Sings, a concert series which reimagines the music of a specific artist in the style of the selected theatrical performer.This year's slate of shows, taking place in May, will feature the songs of Queen, being posted alongside the tagline: "You will be rocked."RELATED: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's relationship timelineSEE: Gracie McGraw opts for old-Hollywood glamor as she makes awards show debut with Rita WilsonOne of the major selling points for the series is the elevation of the catalog with the help of orchestral music, with a fourteen-piece orchestra set to score this year's proceedings.The announcement was immediately met with a slew of flame emojis from the show's many fans and friends of the performers, while Gracie, a mini-me of her famous mom, reposted it on her Instagram Stories.
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A year after Benjamin Hall was severely injured when his crew vehicle was struck by incoming fire in Ukraine, the Fox News correspondent has published a book, Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home, due to be released Tuesday.
Courtney Love has shared a text conversation she had with Dave Grohl, as part of a call for more women to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.The Hole vocalist took to Twitter and Instagram this week to share the words of author and journalist Jessica Hopper, who shared an article titled “Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrates women who rock.”In response, Hopper wrote: “Do they tho? 719 inductees to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, only 61 are women. That’s 8.48 per cent.
“welcome to Miami” on Oscars night.The comedian, 58, spent the evening at a viewing party for the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday and his surprise attendance shocked guests — especially stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings.The “Made of Honor” star, 40, had been standing on a bar in Miami, Florida, when she spotted the “Grown Ups” actor coming towards her, as seen in a Twitter video.“Chris Rock is in the f – – king building!” she excitedly yelled into a microphone while downing a drink.The bash was held by Xeomin Aesthetic, an injection used to help lessen frown lines in between eyebrows.At the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith smacked presenter Rock following a joke the latter made onstage about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.As a result, the “King Richard” star — who won the golden trophy for Best Actor that same year — was banned from attending the ceremony for 10 years.. @chrisrock just walked into the @VanityFair @XeominAesthetic #oscars #Oscars2023 viewing party in Miami and we were not prepared! @WhitneyCummings was pretty shocked as well..
RELEASESTame Impala have released new track ‘Wings Of Time’, taken from the soundtrack of upcoming movie ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’. “Being asked to do a track for the ‘D&D’ soundtrack seemed like an unmissable opportunity to indulge in my long time love of fantasy prog rock”, says main man Kevin Parker.Fever Ray has released the video for ‘Even It Out’, from new album ‘Radical Romantics’, which came out on Friday. The clip features a cameo from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who produced the track.Enter Shikari have released new single ‘Bloodshot’.
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slap heard around the world — but the world won’t get to hear one of Chris Rock’s jokes about it.A joke about Will Smith in Rock’s Netflix special “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” was edited out after the comedian messed it up during the live show.Rock, 58, was joking about Smith, 54, and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 51, toward the end of his March 4 show, specifically discussing a conversation he claims to have had with them about his hosting gig for the 2016 Oscars when he botched the joke.“Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars; I shouldn’t host ’cause her man didn’t get nominated for ‘Emancipation,’ the biggest piece of s–t ever!” Rock said during Netflix’s first-ever global live-streaming event. “No, not ‘Emancipation,’ I f–ked up the joke.”The comedian meant to refer to the 2015 sports drama “Concussion,” a film based on the true story of neuropathologist Dr.
Daryl Hall and John Oates are going on tour — just not together.From May 24 through June 9, Daryl Hall and the Daryl’s House Band are taking off on an eight-concert tour that includes stops in Montclair, NJ on May 24, Port Chester, NY on June 7 and Atlantic City, NJ on June 9.His bandmate, John Oates will play five spring shows in California, Nashville and Chicago from April 13 through May 25.At the time of publication, none of Oates’ shows are scheduled to take place in the Northeast.No word on whether either Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will appear at each other’s shows either.With that being said, if you want to see half of Hall and Oates — Hall or Oates — here’s everything you need to know.A complete calendar including all tour dates and venues for Hall’s eight 2023 concerts can be found below.A complete calendar of all John Oates tour dates is listed below.Hall went old school in 2022 and dropped the rare double album.“Before After,” comprised of 30 tracks, features Hall’s signature classic sound — the indefinable center between pop and rock.If you want to hear the double album in its entirety, you can find “Before After” here.Last year, Oates dropped just one song — the sensual single “Pushin’ A Rock” that sounds like it could fit in a playlist next to “She’s Gone,” “Maneater” and “Rich Girl.”In 2023, Oates went a bit more downtempo.
With the Academy Awards this weekend, one can’t help but think about last year’s ceremony. And last year’s Oscars will forever live in infamy, thanks to Will Smith getting onstage and slapping Chris Rock in the face for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Netflix has edited out a mistake made by Chris Rock in his comedy special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.In the special, the comedian addresses the moment at last year’s Oscars where Will Smith slapped him in the face onstage.At one point, Rock claims Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were upset with him beforehand when he hosted the Oscars back in 2016.“Years ago his wife said I should quit the Oscars, I shouldn’t host ‘cause her man didn’t get nominated for Emancipation, the biggest piece of shit, ever,” Rock told the crowd in Baltimore, Maryland (via Decider).After naming the wrong movie, Rock quickly corrected himself, adding: “No, not Emancipation, I fucked up the joke. She started this shit. She said that me, a fucking grown ass man, should quit his job because ‘My husband didn’t get nominated for Concussion’.”The correction was pointed out by Vulture’s Jesse David Fox on Twitter, who wrote: “They fixed the Concussion–Emancipation slip up in the version that’s now on Netflix.”He added: “It makes me wonder if there has been other tweaks!”Speaking about the Oscars slap, Rock said: “Everybody knows it happened.
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Chris Rock‘s live Netflix special on March 4, Selective Outrage, has been making headlines thanks in large part to Will Smith.Rock infamously was slapped on-stage live at the Oscars in 2022 by Smith, after the comic made a joke directed towards Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Despite the incident causing outrage around the acting world, and beyond, Rock remained silent even when Smith eventually apologised.However, in Rock’s new stand-up special, which aired on the streaming giant over the weekend, he addressed the matter for the very first time. Though the DOGMA star’s response comes in the form of a multi-layered joke about the Smiths.Rock notably calls Smith a “bitch” and a “motherfucker” repeatedly throughout the segment, but also highlights how he believes Smith practices “selective outrage” whilst blasting the actor’s wife for revealing her infidelity to the Bad Boys star on her web-based talk show.The full transcript for the Netflix special can be read below:“Y’all know what happened to me, getting smacked by shug Smith.
Bad Bunny is bringing one of his passions to his home of Puerto Rico. He’ll serve as host of WWE’s “Backlash,” one of the sport’s most famous and viewed live events. The show will be hosted on May 6th, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan.