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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!

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Stadium Arcadium

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As you may have heard, last month The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To commemorate this award, I have decided to dedicate today’s Tune-In Tuesday to one of my favorite songs by RHCP, “Stadium Arcadium”.

There are many things that I love about The Red Hot Chili Peppers that are exemplified in this song. First of all, as a songwriter and poet, I am always listening for interesting lyrics and words that make me wonder how the song was created. This song illustrates this idea with lyrics like: “Alone inside my forest room; And it’s storming; I never thought I’d be in bloom; But this is where I start”. I find songs with metaphors and imagery to be mesmerizing, as many of RHCP’s songs are.

Another aspect of RHCP’s music that I love is the use of catchy riffs, licks, and bridges. The chord progressions that this band uses are quite inspiring to a musician like myself.

“Stadium Arcadium” is found upon the album Stadium Arcadium: Jupiter which was released May 9, 2006. In 2007, the album recieved seven Grammy nominations and won five of them including the award for Best Rock Album. One of the band’s most famous songs, “Dani California” spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and is one of three songs in the history of the chart to debut at #1.

Give Stadium Arcadium a listen!

 

What do you think about Stadium Arcadium? What are some of your favorite songs by The Red Hot Chili Peppers?