Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The Beatles' Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham.
Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:
Nirvana, KISS and Cat Stevens are among the acts who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, the organization announced Tuesday.
They will be joined by Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt at theApril 10 ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled the 16 nominees up for possible induction this year.
The Meters, Linda Ronstadt, KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens,Hall and Oates, N.W.A., Yes, LL Cool J, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, the Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies are all on the list to be voted on by the Rock Hall's 600 members.
Tons of kids wearing black and metal horns high. It's the VH1 Rock Honors baby, yeah! Right now, my iPod is filled with nothing but '80s music and metal. So naturally, the second annual Rock Honors was highly anticipated in the Steed household. Over the past week, I've closed my eyes to not read any reviews of the show by critics who've never gotten near a ZZ Top album. So what you read below is my opinion only. Hell, yeah!!! That phrase could describe many points during the night, so let's run it down from the beginning. I hate Nickelback! I think they are the absolute bottom of the barrel, the point at which all bad music is judged. The Mendoza Line of the music world. Naturally then, you can probably understand that when they opened this broadcast my horns slithered away. But and Lord, forgive me for saying this, but I promise this will be the only time Nickelback actually rocked. D'oh. Making that statement almost makes me vomit, but it's true. Their performance of...
Alexz Johnson, Instant Star
The N's Instant Star, which launched its second season just last week (Fridays at 8:30 pm/ET), picks up where the cheer- and tear-filled finales of American Idol leave off, chronicling the travels of Jude Harrison, a young reality-contest champ suddenly thrust into the spotlight and the discord-filled world of pop music. TVGuide.com swapped e-mails with Star's star, Alexz Johnson — currently in Germany promoting Final Destination 3 — to find out if Instant exposure has affected her.
TVGuide.com: Who put the "z" in Alexz and why? Is it one of those Canadian things I'll never understand, like metrics and poutine?Alexz Johnson: My mom and dad put the
2006 Winter Olympic Games: Opening CeremonyIt's a little ridiculous how excited I am that this night has arrived! There's something so magical and exciting about the Winter Olympics that I just can't explain. I can't believe it's already been four years since I was tearing up when little Sarah Hughes took the gold in Salt Lake City. But before the madness begins, it's the mother of all events: Opening Ceremony. During this extravagant four-hour affair, we were taken on a journey of passion, fire, ice and endless clichés. Not to mention the obvious push for a time of peace during the one moment when the entire world is united. It all kicked off with NBC's Brian Williams reminding us how "dicey" our world is now and that "sports can do what diplomats and p