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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

So as I mentioned Tuesday, The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012. Along with RHCP, other bands such as The Beastie Boys, and Guns N’ Roses were inducted as well.

To celebrate this achievement, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have recently released an album consisting of six covers by other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. This album is called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP and includes songs by The Ramones, David Bowie, and Neil Young.

I was stoked when I found out that RHCP was covering a song by Neil Young! This song, “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”, was released in 1969 and was Young’s second studio album. (Fun Fact: “Cinnamon Girl”, “Down by the River”, and “Cowgirl in the Sand” were all written for this album while Young had 103° F fever). Neil Young has been inducted into The Rock and Roll hall of Fame twice; once in ’95 for his solo career, and again in ’97 for Buffalo Springfield.

Almost all of the most famous bands and solo artists in history have been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some musicians have even been inducted more than once! Neil Young has been inducted twice; once in ’95 for his solo career, and again in ’97 for Buffalo Springfield. Other artists to have been inducted more than once include: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Paul Simon. Eric Clapton is the only person who has been inducted three times.

What do you think about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Who are some of your favorite artists who have been inducted? Is there anyone who you think should be inducted? Comment below!

The Woodstock FestivalThe Woodstock Festival

1. Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”: Joni Mitchell wrote a song called “Woodstock” from the experiences described to her by her then-boyfriend Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. She was originally going to play Woodstock but cancelled by the urging of her manager to play The Dick Cavett Show.

2. Jimi Hendrix’s Spectacular Performance: On August 18, 1969, the last day of the festival, there were only about 35,000 people left in the audience. Jimi Hendrix wowed the crowd by performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” that was described as “the single greatest moment of the Sixties”.

3. Joe Cocker’s Amazing Performance: Another great highlight of the festival came from Joe Cocker with his soulful rendition of The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends”.

4. The Jeff Beck Group Breaks Up: On the eve before The Woodstock Festival began, The Jeff Beck Group suddenly disbanded. “I deliberately broke the group up before Woodstock.” Beck said. “I didn’t want it to be preserved”.

5. Bob Dylan and The Band: Although Bob Dylan was one of the inspirations for the Woodstock, he was unable to perform because his son had been hospitalized. However, his backing band, The Band, were able to play a great show without him.

Want to know more facts about Woodstock?

Go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1204849/Forty-far-facts-knew-Woodstock.html