08 January 2007

My Boys Are Hall of Fame-bound!

From REMHQ.com:

Billboard.com reports that R.E.M, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the Ronettes, and Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12 at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. The five to be inducted were selected from a group of nine nominees. To be eligible for induction, this year's class had to release their first single no later than 1981. R.E.M. released "Radio Free Europe" b/w "Sitting Still" on Hib-Tone Records in July 1981.


Congratulations go out to Peter, Bill, Mike, Michael, and Bertis from everyone here at remhq.com!

For more information, please visit billboard.com.

Anybody want to loan me $2,500 for a ticket to the show?

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17 Comments:

At 1/08/2007 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

"Broken glass . . . everywhere." No love for Grandmaster Flash? Ha aha ah

 
At 1/08/2007 01:31:00 PM, Blogger coffeypot said...

The R&RHoF is sooo slow. REM has been in your Hall of Fame ever since you gave your first waahooo. You do waahooo don’t you? Thought so!

 
At 1/08/2007 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

No, but if you come to New York I'll stalk them outside the Waldorf with you.

 
At 1/08/2007 05:55:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

It was only a matter of time. Good on them. You and CP can hide in the flowers at the Waldorf.

 
At 1/08/2007 06:47:00 PM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Okay, I know I have asked you this before, but is this the Patti Smith that is married to Johnny Mac?

 
At 1/08/2007 08:45:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Shut up! They cost that much?

 
At 1/08/2007 08:47:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Funny, everytime you put up these old pictures, I look for people I might know!

 
At 1/08/2007 08:50:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Moving? I thought you owned your house. Something going on we don't know about?

 
At 1/08/2007 10:40:00 PM, Blogger NYCD/aka Sue said...

Awesome! I'm so excited they've made it in.

 
At 1/08/2007 10:55:00 PM, Blogger Karen said...

How exciting!

$2500? I'll think about it. HMM.

 
At 1/09/2007 09:29:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

Congratulations to Berry-Buck-Coffey-Mills-Stipe.

 
At 1/10/2007 09:42:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

JEREMY: Actually, I'm thrilled about Grandmaster Flash getting in there! Can't wait for the duet with Patti Smith.

COFFEYPOT: I'm a Coffey. Of course I waahooooooooooooooo.

COASTER PUNCHMAN: I would love to Waldorf it with you! We'll be cocktailing, right?

DALE: Don't you want to join CP and me in the Waldorf flowers?

HOLLY: No, this Patti Smith is the punk one, the one who had a wild and tumultous affair with Sam Shepard ... who was Robert Mapplethorpe's dear friend and roommate ... who married into MC5 and spent several years as a housewife before coming back and kicking ass. You'll know "Because the Night," which she co-wrote with Bruce Springsteen and recorded in the mid-1970s. McEnroe's wife was in Scandal.

 
At 1/10/2007 09:54:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

OLD LADY: Shut up -- yes, they do, or I'd be there instead of in the Waldorf flowers with Coaster Punchman. (And I scanned the crowd in the photo, too.)

NYCD/AKA SUE: I'm so thrilled. And welcome!

KAREN: I'm buying lottery tickets all week long ... because God will not deny me this moment.

GRANT MILLER: Thank you, sir! We're so proud.

 
At 1/11/2007 11:28:00 AM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

I thought of you when I heard the news. Was there ever any doubt?

 
At 1/12/2007 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous Bill V said...

REM certainly deserves to be there, but really what's been the point of following the band over the last 10 years or so? I'll just stick with their first few records and call it a day.

 
At 1/14/2007 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

With me the cocktails never stop. (Does that make me a drunk?) Let me know if you come up.

 
At 1/16/2007 11:26:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...

I think Bill V is just lucky you've been distracted lately. Otherwise, I do believe a cyber ass-whuppin' would've taken place!!!

 

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