The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars and Nina Simone will all join the class of 2018. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award.
The induction ceremony will feature a Bon Jovi reunion: guitarist Richie Sambora left the group in 2013 under less-than-amicable circumstances, but will join the band on stage for that night.
Passed over for induction were British heavy metal legends Judas Priest, who have been eligible since 1999 but were only nominated for the first time this year.
The 33rd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 14, 2018.
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has a pretty good side-job: he’s a critically-acclaimed composer of film scores, having created background music for There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice, as well as Bodysong, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Norwegian Wood. His latest score for the film Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, has now been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. The 2018 Golden Globes award ceremony will take place on January 7th.
Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry will launch his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, with a performance at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on January 16. Billed as “Joe Perry And Friends”, the event comes three days before the release of the record; the set list will include a mix of new music, Aerosmith tracks and covers. Sweetzerland Manifesto’s lead track “Aye, Aye, Aye”, features Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander.
David Bowie’s final acts of creativity are chronicled in a new documentary, The Last Five Years, which is scheduled to premiere on HBO on January 8th, which would have been David’s 71st birthday. Bowie provides voice-overs for much of the project, which focuses on his final pair of studio albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, as well as the stage production, Lazarus.
Cure fans will get to celebrate 40 years of the band with them. They’ve announced a massive 40th-anniversary show for Saturday, July 7th at Hyde Park in London. The show will feature sets from Interpol, Goldfrapp, Slowdive, Ride, Editors, Twilight Sad and more acts still to be announced. The Cure will headline with a two-hour set, which will probably be the warm-up for another two-hour set.