The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2007 inductees on January 8, 2007. These talented musicians, producers, and songwriters will be honored at the annual Induction ceremony in New York City on March 12, 2007 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The ceremony was likely be simulcast at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, although details have not been announced.
The 2007 inductees are:
- R.E.M - (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe )
- Van Halen - (Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen,
David Lee Roth)
- The Ronettes (Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley)-
- Patti Smith -
- Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five - (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim)
Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first record. Inductees are chosen based on the significance of the artist's work as well as its contribution to developing the rock and roll music genre. Past inductees include The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Fats Domino.
(last updated 01-08-07)