APRIL 2014




[NEWS] Insight 2014 - Epicor Costumer Conference - Las Vegas - 29 Apr


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Insight 2014 - Epicor Costumer Conference
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
29 April 2014
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[NEWS] Rascal Flatts on Soaking Up Sheryl Crow's Energy



By Alison Bonaguro
CMT NEWS

Sheryl Crow is opening for Rascal Flatts this summer, but to hear the band talk about it, it sounds like they have her up on the pedestal usually reserved for the headliners.

"It's gonna be nice to be around her and soak up some of that energy and some of that creativity and hopefully jump on one of her buses and write a few tunes ourselves," Jay DeMarcus said in a recent radio interview.

Crow will join Rascal Flatts for their Rewind tour starting May 16 in St. Louis. They will be stopping all over the U.S. and Canada before the tour wraps in Detroit on Sept. 21. Gloriana will open the shows.

While Crow is relatively new to country music, she's been making music -- and fans -- for two decades. Her breakout hit "All I Wanna Do" was released 20 years ago, on June 21, 1994. Fast forward all those years and plenty of hit songs later, and she's just released a second single "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely" from her 2013 country album Feels Like Home.

DeMarcus said he and his bandmates are really excited about having Crow on the road.

"We've been a fan of Sheryl's for a long, long time, and she's just a wonderful, talented person and we're gonna have a lot of fun," he said. "We're gonna try to do some things together in our show and just have some fun. We're gonna get in and start rehearsing and see what comes out of it. As far as an artist goes, she's been one of my favorites for years and years and years, and she plays everything under the planet."

SOURCE: CMT.com

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[LIVE PIX] MJ&M Charity Concert - Austin, TX - 24 April

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2nd Mack, Jack & McConaughey charity gala
ACL Live @ Moody Theater
Austin, Texas (USA)
24 April 2014

REVIEW

A giant Texas flag suspended over the stage successfully established the tone for a night complete with performances from renowned country act Jack Ingram and superstar Sheryl Crow. Review by Cassie Zimnoch/readthehorn.com

Thursday’s concert occurred as part of a two-day fundraising event put on by Mack, Jack & McConaughey, a charity dedicated to empowering kids created by former University of Texas football coach Mack Brown, opening act Jack Ingram, and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. All three founders attended the event, sharing speeches about their charity and hosting both a live and silent auction. Items sold included everything from signed Mack Brown memorabilia to life-size longhorn sculptures.

Jack Ingram, an Austin native, performed following the charity gala. Bringing the kind of energy that only a distinguished performer from the city known as the “Live Music Capital of the world” could provide, Ingram’s fast-paced, high-energy set began with “Mustang Burn” which brought a wave of excitement through the crowd. Mid-show he played the popular “Wherever You Are,” a slower song showcasing his gifted vocals. “Love You” concluded his set, ending with a fun song that prepared the crowd for his former tour mate Sheryl Crow to take the stage.

Crow finally arrived, opening the show with her hit song “Steve McQueen” before moving on to hits like “All I Wanna Do” and calmer songs like “My Favorite Mistake.” With a mix of slower melodies and fast-paced country rock songs, Crow displayed her exceptional range of talent while playing many of her biggest hits. After exclaiming that “our best years are ahead of us,” Crow played a newer song entitled “Best of Times” as she jammed out with her harmonica while her guitarist and bassist took center stage. Near the end of the set a woman from the crowd who had bid $12,000 in the auction to join Crow on stage helped sing crowd favorite “If It Makes You Happy.” The tune enthused the audience with a new high until Crow ended her performance with the upbeat hit “Everyday is a Winding Road.” Putting a close to the night’s performance, the singer-songwriter returned to the stage for an encore of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” jamming out to one last audience sing-a-long before leaving the stage.

Jack Ingram and Sheryl Crow’s superb performances made the night unforgettable. Ingram’s country-rock jams set the stage perfectly for Crow’s varied mix of song styles, culminating into a profound concert. With two massive talents to savor, the crowd couldn’t restrain themselves from clapping, singing along and dancing the whole way through. -Cassie Zimnoch



SOURCE: readthehorn.com
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[BOOTLEG] Ft. Laudy Bash - 12 April 2014

FT. LAUDY BASH
Amaturo Theater
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Saturday 12 April 2014

CD Audio – Hi-Fi Stereo
Audience Recording
Taper: Datfly

Broward Center to open new $56 million building with a concert by Sheryl Crow.
The new Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

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01. Steve McQueen
02. All I Wanna Do
03. Easy
04. Favorite Mistake
05. Call Me When I'm Lonely
06. A Change
07. The First Cut Is The Deepest
08. Best Of Times
09. Strong Enough
10. Shotgun
11. Picture
12. If It Makes You Happy
13. Soak Up The Sun
14. Everyday Is A Winding Road
15. Rock n Roll

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[MINI LIVE REVIEWS] Tortuga Music Festival

Best Overall Set: Sheryl Crow

Let it be known, even after 30 years in the music industry and her recent foray into country music, Sheryl Crow sounds as fresh and lively as she did in 1993 when she was proclaiming ”All I wanna do is have some fun.” This weekend on the Tortuga main stage, Crow played “All I Wanna Do,” plus a number of her best songs, including “If It Makes You Happy” and, ironically, “Soak Up The Sun,” for what amounted to a greatest hits set sprinkled with newer tracks off of her 2013 country debut, Feels Like Home. Regardless of the climate, it must be said that singing and dancing to Sheryl Crow on the beach is by far the best way to enjoy her music.

SOURCE: Fuzzyheadphonez.com

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Sheryl Crow isn’t averse to social media. With 212,000 Twitter followers, how can she be? But the If It You Makes You Happy singer had one request for the audience during her Sunday afternoon performance at the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: Give your cellphones a rest to fully enjoy the music as much as she and her band do. Looking buff, the country pop star said she was happy to be at such a beautiful venue and was especially pleased that the rain had stopped so she could rock the stage.

SOURCE: Miami Herald

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[PIC] B.C.L.M.

 

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[CANDID] Workin' on "Diner"...

Sheryl with Kathleen Marsahll and Barry Levinson
14 April

(Photo: Jeremy Woodard)
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[LIVE PIX] Tortuga Music Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tortuga Music Festival 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
13 April 2014
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[PIX] Huizenga Pavilion Grand Opening - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 12 April

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My Favorite Mistake
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Backstage

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Photo: Peter Stroud

Grand Opening of the Huizenga Pavilion
Amaturo Theater, Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
12 April
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[VIDEOS] 29TH Annual RnR HOF

You're No Good

It's So Easy

When Will I Be Loved?

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[LIVE PIX] 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Barclays Center of Brooklyn
New York City, NY (USA)
10 April 2014

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Sheryl was among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt at her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night.

Sheryl joined Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris in a musical tribute to Ronstadt, who was one of country and rock’s first true crossover female superstars. She helped pave the way for subsequent generations of female artists with a string of hits including ‘Blue Bayou,’ ‘Silver Threads and Golden Needles’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved.’

Fellow Hall of Famer Glenn Frey inducted Ronstadt, his former boss. He played guitar in her band in the early ’70s with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner before they all departed to form the Eagles.

Ronstadt was unable to attend the induction due to her ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, which she revealed in August of 2013 has robbed her of the ability to sing.

The rest of this year’s inductees include Cat Stevens, the E Street Band, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall & Oates,  Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
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Keep on Truckin' - by JR

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[2014 TOUR] NEW DATE ADDED - Grand Rapids Township, MI

Info e tickets @
http://www.meijergardens.org/calendar/summer-concerts-at-meijer-gardens/
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[2014 TOUR] NEW DATE ADDED - BOONE, NC

INFO E TICKETS
http://appsummer.org/tickets
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[2014 TOUR] NEW DATE ADDED - DENVER, CO

More info @
http://concerts.botanicgardens.org/event/541691-sheryl-crow-littleton/

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[RADIO INTERVIEW] KNCI 105.1 - Bra and Bro

PuTTiferio time

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[HD VIDEO] Dierks Bentley & Sheryl Crow - "I Hold On" (ACM 2014)


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[PIX] ACM Awards 2014 - Red Carpet + Show + Backstage - 50 photos!

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
6 April 2014
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[PIX] ACM Awards Week - Las Vegas

MGM Grand Arena
Las Vegas, NV
4-5 April 2014

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[LIVE PIX] First Friday Concert in Las Vegas - 4 April

27 Photos + 1 Video
Downtown Container Park
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
4 April 2014

The performance was presented by the First Friday Foundation and will benefit Feed the Children and Opportunity Village.

The First Friday Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing local artists and inspiring civic art in Las Vegas. Feed the Children was founded in 1979 with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Opportunity Village is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Southern Nevada with intellectual disabilities.
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[NEWS] Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow talk kids, 'bra country'



By Cindy Watts
Tennessean.com

Las Vegas — Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow smoothed out their duet on his recent No. 1 song "I Hold On" during rehearsal at MGM's Garden Arena on Friday.

Bentley and Crow strapped on acoustic guitars and sang into the microphones as blue-hued landscape scenes streamed across the background.

After the first run-through, they joked about jazzing the performance up a bit.

"Now we know we can dig into the choreographed dancing," Bentley joked. "The moves."

"Like Bruce Springsteen, how they all get around the mike," Crow added.

They played the song several more times, working out where to stand and how to interact with each other before leaving the stage.

But their performance is organic — not a conjured pairing for television. The two are friends.



"We all live in Nashville close to each other and we all have kids the same age," Bentley said. "It's us and Keith (Urban) and Nicole (Kidman) and Brad (Paisley) and Kim (Williams-Paisley) can all kind of hang and we're all kind of pals. I got the opportunity to come up and sing this song and wanted to make it different and special and I asked if I could get Sheryl to sing on this song and they're like, 'Yes.'"

"So this morning when I was just going through the song again and my kids came in and said, 'What are you doing?' And I said, 'I'm singing with Evie's dad tomorrow night.' That's how they know what we do."

Bentley met Crow through his wife Cassidy Bentley who befriended the "Easy" singer at the Grammy Awards.

"I just left like, 'Oh, this is somebody I could totally hang out with,'" Crow said.

"All my good connections are through my wife," Bentley said. "Cassidy and Sheryl are good bros. It's not bros, what is it?"

"It's bras," Crow said. "We're good bras."

"Bra country," Bentley exclaimed, making a play on the term bro country. "It's time for it. Oh my gosh. Trademark that and get the URL. Bra country."

SOURCE: Tennessean.com

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:: Behind the Scenes at Rehearsals: Dierks Bentley & Sheryl Crow - 2014 ACM Awards ::


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[LIVE PIX] 95.5 The Bull 6th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull (3 April)

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Red Rocks Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
3 April 2014
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[CANDID] Today in Vegas...

With Dierks Bentley

Rehearsal with Dierks Bentley

Interviewed by WAMZ Radio (Louisville, KY) @ Nashvegas Live!
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[NEWS] FIRST LOOK: Watch Sheryl Crow's New Music Video

Lance Debler
People Country

Sheryl Crow may say she's feeling lonely, but from the looks of her new video, the feeling won't last for long.

In "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely," the singer/songwriter is in fine form, jamming with her band in a live performance while working a slinky leather vest and matching pants (yep, she's 52).

The song is lifted from Feels Like Home, Crow's latest album and first full foray into country music. And while "Callin' Me Lonely" has elements of classic Crow, with strumming guitars, a sing-a-long melody and a rollicking bridge, it has one key difference from her past hits: it wasn't written by the woman who penned Grammy-winning tunes like "All I Wanna Do" and "If It Makes You Happy."

 

"This is a song I love but did not write," Crow says. "When I initially started the album, I sat around with Brad Paisley and his longtime producer Frank Rogers, and Frank played me this song he'd heard. I loved it right away, so I said, 'What the heck? Let's cut it.'"

It didn't hurt that the lyrics rang true to Crow – or anyone who gets an unexpected phone call from an ex on a snowy Friday night. "Why's he always gotta be calling me when I'm lonely?" Crow sings. "It's so wrong to be leading me on when I can't say no. He swears that it's gonna be different this time, but it won't be."

"I really liked the idea of 'Callin' When I'm Lonely' because it's very true how when you're out of a relationship, people will call you," she adds. "Right until the embers are completely burned out, there's still a little smoke."

Crow won't have any time for old flames this summer, though; she's hitting the road with Rascal Flatts and Gloriana as part of their 2014 Rewind Tour.

"The great thing about living in Nashville is that you see other musicians all the time – at the grocery store or getting coffee in the morning – and we're all friends," Crow says. "So when Rascal Flatts invited me out on tour with them and Gloriana, of course I said yes. I've gotten to know both bands, and not only are they great musicians but they are great people. I love being on tour with creative people who enjoy what they do."

The tour kicks off in May, but you can get your Crow fix this Sunday when she performs "I'll Hold On" with Dierks Bentley at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The show starts at 8 p.m ET/PT on CBS.

SOURCE: People Country
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[NEWS] Sheryl to perform in Roanoke's Elmwood Park



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ROANOKE -- Sheryl Crow is coming to Roanoke, Virginia

The City of Roanoke announced Thursday that singer Crow will perform in Roanoke's Elmwood Park Ampitheater on July 31.

Mayor David Bowers made the announcement on Thursday.

"Sheryl Crow is coming to the Star City," Bowers said in making the announcement.

Tickets are $15 and available through the Jefferson Center box office.

Downtown merchants will be selling food and beverages at the concert.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on July 31, and the concert begins at 7:30.

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[NEWS] Sheryl and Dierks Bentley to perform at the ACM Awards

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow will team up to perform Bentley's song “I Hold On" at the ACM Awards this Sunday. The ceremony will air from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Knows Country Music Has a Problem With Women & We Couldn't Agree More (Bustle.com)

By Alex Kritzselis
Bustle.com

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has some things to say about the current state of country music. Crow took to Twitter a few days ago to say: “Would someone please play a woman on the radio? Any woman. Doesn’t have to be me but if I hear one more bro country song I’m gonna vomit!”



Well said! But her gripe is far from unique. Even though country is a radio format that “primarily targets women,” women are barely being played on country radio at all. If you take a gander at Billboard’s current Country Airplay chart, you’ll find only four female voices inside the top 30. This Sunday, the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards will air on CBS. The award show’s New Artist of the Year category has three nominees — and they’re all men.

That speaks volumes about where women stand in country music today, doesn’t it? What gives?

“Bro-country” is what gives. Bro-country, a term coined by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen in 2013, has taken over country radio. I’m talking about songs like Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and “This is How We Roll,” Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night,” and Brantley Grant’s “Bottoms Up” — the list goes on and on. It’s the songs that talk about beer and girls and tailgating and dancing and skinny-dipping and moonlight and every other country music cliché that you can possibly think of, all rolled up into nice little country-pop packages. When British GQ asked country newcomer Kacey Musgraves, “What musical trend needs to die out immediately?” in an interview last year, she responded, “Anyone singing about trucks, in any form, in any song. Literally just stop — nobody cares!” If only the industry had heard her plea.

Carrie Underwood spoke to Billboard about country music’s woman problem earlier this year, noting that while there are plenty of talented women who want to make it in country, “there seems to be only room for a few.” To the contrary, there seems to be “plenty of room” for the overwhelming amount of men singing about drinking, pick-up trucks, and “parking lot parties.”

There are lots of theories as to why women are not being given their fair shake. One theory is that women tend to write and perform songs with more substance, and that’s just not the trend right now. Julie Stevens, program director at radio station KRTY San Jose, wonders if male country artists get more initial exposure than women because their managers aren’t afraid to send them to any gig in the country, where labels and managers are “a little more cautious with a girl.” She continues, “They have to be a little more careful about where she stays, who she’s with, who’s doing the asking for her to perform the gig, etc.” Wow. How incredibly sexist! But entirely possible.

Another theory is that once female country artists are successful, they try to broaden their appeal and branch out to other radio formats (see: Taylor Swift). Smokey Rivers, music director at radio station KPLX Dallas, explains: “That increased airplay can cause quicker burn for the artist. The audience gets tired of hearing her on every station in town, which forces country radio to have to go looking for the next female superstar prematurely, and the cycle begins again.”

But if that were true, wouldn’t country audiences have gotten tired of acts like Florida Georgia Line by now? The group even remixed their already massive hit single, “Cruise,” with rapper Nelly in order to get increased airplay on other radio formats. I’m just not buying it.

Marc Patric, music director of country at radio station CJJR Vancouver, says that he would “love” for there to be more female artists on country radio, but listeners just don’t want to hear it. According to Patric, it’s the female artists who need to change their approach, not the country music industry:

The country females making it today are relating or winning over female listeners. If you are a female artist you need to win over female listeners somehow by making them love you, or cheer for you, as a person and what you stand for. You can’t just be a pretty face and a beautiful voice. In today’s landscape, that’s not enough.

 

So the fault lies with women and not with an industry that is marred by sexism and is primarily dedicated to traditional gender roles? Yeah, I’m not buying that, either. In her article, No, 2014 is Not Country Music’s ‘Year of the Woman’, writer Tasha Golden argues that the few female artists who have continually found success in modern country music (Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, etc.) have done so with songs that stick to the “cash cow country music narrative in which women do nothing but long for men, fall for “bad boys,” and marry uber-young.” She’s has a point: country music has carved out a very narrow lane that women need to stay in in order to be successful.

Aforementioned newcomer Musgraves took home a couple of Grammy Awards this year for her impressive debut, Same Trailer Different Park, but fantastic lead single “Merry Go ‘Round” failed to take off at country radio, possibly because of its supposed “anti-country” sentiment. So where do we go from here? Does Musgraves need to pen a song called “Backyard BBQ” and enlist Nicki Minaj to rap on the bridge in order to have a hit? It certainly seems like it (though I don’t even know if that would do that trick at this point).

The fact of the matter is: the female voice is sadly missing from mainstream country radio at the moment — and that’s got to change. Chipping away at the country music industry’s sexist foundation would be a start, but that’s a task that’s easier said than done.

SOURCE: BUSTLE.COM

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[FANART] Diner - by Janet "JR" :-)

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[NEWS] 2014 Rock Hall of Fame presenters, performers announced



By Randy Lewis
Los Angeles Times

March 31, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood will come together to salute Linda Ronstadt upon her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 in New York, while Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Frey, Questlove, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Michael Stipe and Tom Morello will be among the performers and presenters on hand to welcome in the other 2014 inductees.

Those will include Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), KISS, Daryl Hall & John Oates, the E Street Band, Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham.

Ronstadt, citing health issues related to her Parkinson’s disease, will not attend the event and is among three of this year’s Rock Hall class not scheduled to perform.

“It’s something I never gave one thought to,” Ronstadt told The Times last week. “It wasn’t on my radar screen. Other people seemed to be way more interested in it than I am. It’s like other awards that have come my way: I’m delighted to get them and I’ve very grateful, but I didn’t work in music for that reason.” She revealed last year that Parkinson's had rendered her unable to sing.

KISS also has opted not to play because of a disagreement with Rock Hall officials over which band members would be inducted, and Nirvana, which will be inducted by R.E.M. singer Stipe, also is not slated to perform absent lead singer Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994.

Gabriel, Yusuf, Hall & Oates, and the E Street Band will play at the ceremony, being held this year for the first time in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center sports arena.

Martin has been tapped to induct Gabriel, the Roots’ Questlove is inducting Hall & Oates, Rage Against the Machine/Nightwatchman singer-songwriter-guitarist Morello will do the honors for KISS and Frey, who worked as a backup singer for Ronstadt before he and Don Henley broke out of her band to form the Eagles, will handle the welcoming speech for their former boss. It has not been announced who will induct Yusuf.

Highlights from this year’s event are scheduled to be cablecast at 9 p.m. Pacific and Eastern time on May 31 on HBO.
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[NEWS] Sheryl to perform @ BluesFest in London

Tickets on pre-sale this Thursday, 9am:

http://www.livenation.co.uk/festival/bluesfest-tickets

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