Rock Hall welcomes prog rockers Yes

Prog rock greats Yes, electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, magic carpet merchants Steppenwolf and Brit oracles the Zombies have been short-listed for 2017 entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other rock acts of note include Electric Light Orchestra, MC5, Jane's Addiction and Pearl Jam. Update: Yes finally made it into the Rock Hall, as well as Electric Light Orchestra and Pearl Jam. Other inductees for the 2017 ceremony are Journey, Tupac Shakur, Journey and Joan Baez. /update Yes' exclusion from the Rock Hall has long been a sore spot with fans of prog -- its "Close to the Edge" is widely considered the top album in the genre. The band's many members over the decades include Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Steve Howe. Yes continues to tour, although the classic … [Read more...]

Rock Hall taps Deep Purple, Miller, Chicago

Deep Purple, Steve Miller and Chicago have found their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All three acts began in the psychedelic music era of the late 1960s. Each made albums key to the underground music scene, although Miller and Chicago are better known for their mainstream careers. Other artists entering the Rock Hall in 2016 are N.W.A. and Cheap Trick. A notable omission from the inductees list is Yes, a move that no doubt will fuel criticisms that the Rock Hall has a bias against progressive rock. Yes is now unsuccessful as a multiple nominee. Deep Purple found early success with trippy covers of the top 40 hits "Hush" (Joe South/Billy Joe Royal) and "Kentucky Woman" (Neil Diamond).Keyboardist John Lord then steered the British band into experiments with a … [Read more...]

Rock Hall noms to Yes, Deep Purple, Miller

Yes, Deep Purple, Steve Miller and Chicago are among the nominees for 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All four made albums key to the underground music of the late 1960s and early '70s, although Miller and Chicago are better known for their mainstream careers. Other nominees for the "Class of 2015" are Los Lobos, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Janet Jackson, Chic, Cheap Trick, the Cars, N.W.A., the Spinners, the J.B.'s and Chaka Khan. Yes and Deep Purple have been previously nominated. Miller and Chicago are first-time nominees. Fans are able to vote for their favorites again this year, with balloting continuing through Dec. 9. Yes is one of the biggest brand names in progressive rock, continuing to record and tour almost a half century after their … [Read more...]

Procol Harum on Rock Hall’s shortlist

Psychedelic-era heavyweights Procol Harum and Deep Purple are among the nominees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join fellow sonic pioneers Kraftwerk, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Public Enemy and the Meters. Inductees "will be announced in the coming weeks," the Rock Hall said. (Update of Dec. 12: Procol Harum and Deep Purple will have to wait. No psychedelic bands made the cut for 2013. The inductees are Public Enemy, Albert King, Rush, Randy Newman, Heart and Donna Summer.) Other nominees include Rush, Donna Summer, Albert King and Chic (view list of Rock Hall nominees). Psychedelic folk music pioneer Donovan and the Small Faces were among those inducted into the Hall in 2012. Procol Harum recently saw its record catalog get an ambitious … [Read more...]

Rock Hall: 3 psychedelic acts high on list

Donovan, the Small Faces and War fly the freak flag high as nominees for the 2012 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Other sonically adventurous nominees include Beastie Boys and the Cure. Rounding out the list (in order of PsySight's preference): Freddie King, Laura Nyro, Heart, Guns 'N Roses, the Spinners, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donna Summers, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. & Rakim. Inductees will be announced "in the coming weeks," the Rock Hall says. Donovan, a nominee last year, was among the first recording artists to chart with psychedelic songs. He also was among the first long-haired British pop stars busted for drugs. The artist was closely associated with the hippie movement and flower pop. Donovan�s psychedelic singles … [Read more...]

Donovan shortlisted for Rock Hall of Fame

Psychedelic hurdy gurdy man Donovan has made the short list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The eclectic singer-songwriter from Glasgow joins 14 other nominees for 2011. Donovan is among the five newcomers to the Rock Hall's voting list. About a half-dozen artists will get the final nod. Other artists known for unconventional sounds are Dr. John and Alice Cooper (both new), as well as Tom Waits (a carry-over). Donovan was among the first recording artists to chart with psychedelic songs. He also was among the first long-haired British pop stars busted for drugs. The artist was closely associated with the hippie movement and flower pop. Donovan's psychedelic singles include "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)." The album … [Read more...]

Psychedelic Sight via email

Be sure to respond to confirmation message!

Click here to SUBSCRIBE TO PSYCHEDELIC SIGHT