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All Access Pass: Follow the 2014 Induction Ceremony Live

Wednesday, April 9: 9:30 a.m.
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You can follow all the action this Thursday, April 10 as we celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Participate in the conversation by using #rockhall2014.

The Rock Hall will be posting news, quotes, videos and photos live from the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. Gain access to the backstage and see photos of the Inductees and other special guests.

Follow the Rock Hall to gain access and join the conversation:

  

Particpate in the conversation by using #rockhall2014.

The 2014 Inductees are:

Performer Category:
Peter Gabriel
Hall and Oates
KISS  
Nirvana
Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens

Ahmet Ertegun Awards:
Brian Epstein
Andrew Loog Oldham  

The Award for Musical Excellence:
The E Street Band

Special guests this year include: Chris Martin, Glenn Frey, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Asher, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Tom Morello and Sheryl Crow.

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, April 10 and premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 31 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will open a special exhibit ...


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2014 Hall of Fame Inductions: 5 Essential Peter Gabriel Songs

Wednesday, April 9: 8 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Peter Gabriel’s influence is so widespread we may take it for granted. When the rest of rock was simplifying in the new wave days, the former Genesis frontman blended synthesizers and a signature gated drum sound with an emotional honesty learned from soul music to create a sensibility that would influence artists from U2 to Arcade Fire to Depeche Mode. With extraordinary ambition, Gabriel transitioned from cult artist to multimedia pop star to global rock icon. His WOMAD festival has been a 33-year laboratory for musical cross-pollination. His brilliant stage shows inspired U2’s and Flaming Lips’ and expanded the visual vocabulary of music videos with clips such as “Sledgehammer,” “Shock The Monkey” and “Big Time.” In addition, he wrote songs like “Don’t Give Up,” “Red Rain” and “In Your Eyes” that put heart and soul on the radio at a time when those values were in short supply. Four decades on as a solo artist, Gabriel continues to push the boundaries of popular music and challenge audiences across the globe.

Here are 5 essential Peter Gabriel songs:

"Solsbury Hill" (1977)

"Solsbury Hill" captured the emotions of Peter Garbiel's departure from Genesis. As tension built during Genesis ...


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