The Rock and Roll Hall of fame class of 2016 inductees will include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A and Steve Miller, reports Rolling Stone Magazine. They will be inducted in the Hall of fame on April 8th during a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The show will be broadcast via HBO and the tickets for the show will go on sale in February next year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame only welcomes inductees who have been around for twenty five years or more. The inductee must have their albums out commercially for at least that period to be eligible for the position. The 2016 inductees have all been in the green for a while now on that front; indeed N.W.A has been in consideration since 2012, when it was first nominated to become an inductee. Apparently the band only got the right kind of attention after the critically acclaimed movie, “Straight Outta Compton” came out. People magazine reports that the movie is based on the band’s rise to fame. The biographical drama caught the public’s imagination the upshot of which was the induction of N.W. A into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the ultimate aim of most rock groups. Cheap Trick’s guitarist Rick Neilsen voiced similar opinion when he declared that he was thrilled to hear the news. He said that his resume looked pretty amazing with his band doing 5000 shows and all, but this new achievement “might get moved right to the top of our résumé.”
Deep Purple were pleasantly surprised too. Their drummer, Ian Paice, said that if he had been running the Hall of Fame, he would have been confounded with the choices; he wouldn’t have known how to do it. But he was glad that his band got in.
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