Congratulations Metallica & RUN DMC

Congratulations to Metallica & RUN DMC for being inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame.

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Both bands are pillars in the music scene having influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that “Run-DMC, Metallica and Jeff Beck are among the artists who will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Run-DMC is only the second rap act so honored, following the induction of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007.

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Meanwhile, this marks the second time famed guitarist Beck will be recognized, as he was honored as a member of English rockers the Yardbirds in 1992.Other inductees announced Wednesday were soul singer Bobby Womack and the R&B group Little Anthony & the Imperials. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson was selected in the early influence category. Sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two members of Elvis Presley’s band: drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black.

They will be inducted in a ceremony April 4 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Previous galas have been held in New York.”

Reported by — Todd Martens Los Angles Times



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