Cher among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2024 inductees despite saying institution can 'go you-know-what themselves' | The Independent


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Via:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Roisin O'Connor (The Independent)

Cher among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2024 inductees despite saying institution can 'go you-know-what themselves' | The Independent
Rock band Oasis also missed out on the 2024 class, after Liam Gallagher said he didn't need an award from 'some geriatric in a cowboy hat'

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Rock band Oasis also missed out on the 2024 class, after Liam Gallagher said he didn't need an award from 'some geriatric in a cowboy hat'

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2024 has been announced, with Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J Blige and A Tribe Called Quest among the honourees, while late Irish artist Sinead O'Connor was left out.

Several artists were inducted after receiving their first nomination, including Cher, funk and soul legends Kool & the Gang, guitarist and singer Peter Frampton, and British-American rock band Foreigner.

O'Connor was among the nominated artists who did not make the final cut. The revered musician, who died last year aged 56, was known for her fierce and poetic songwriting, as well as her famous 1990 cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U".

Other artists who missed out on the Class of 2024 included Sade, pop star Mariah Carey, and British rock band Oasis.

Oasis's omission might come as less of a surprise, given former frontman Liam Gallagher's bitter reaction to the news his band had been nominated earlier this year.

In February, the famously loudmouthed singer-songwriter responded to the honour by tweeting: "F*** the Rock n Roll hall of fame its [sic] full of BUMBACLARTS LG x."

When asked by fans in the comments whether he really did not want Oasis to win, the rocker replied: "I honestly feel there's something very fish about those awards."

He later quipped: "I don't need some w*** award by some geriatric in a cowboy hat."

Liam Gallagher turned up his nose at Oasis's Rock and Roll Hall of fame nomination (Getty Images for Bauer Media)

In another comment responding to a fan who asked if any other former Oasis members would attend should they be inducted, Gallagher wrote of his older brother, Noel: "The little fella loves hanging out with celebrities so he'd prob go," Liam responded.

"As for me I'm washing my hair and having a pedicure and a manicure."

Of the successful honourees, Osbourne was technically already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after Black Sabbath were inducted in 2006, but will now enter the Hall as a solo artist as well.

He told Billboard that his solo nomination felt "big... I'm more than honoured."

This year's Musical Influence Award goes to English blues guitarist and rock legend Johnny Mayall, 90, whose band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers has included some of the most renowned musicians of all time, such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and Mark Almond.

The award is also being handed out as a posthumous honour to British blues musician and radio broadcaster Alexis Korner, and blues and R&B pioneer Big Mama Thornton.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will all receive the Musical Excellence Award.

It is unclear if Cher will accept her invitation to join, as she hit out at the Rock Hall just four months ago for failing to induct her before. The "Believe" singer has been eligible for induction into the Cleveland-based Hall since 1991, but has been consistently overlooked.

"You know what, I wouldn't be in it now if they gave me a million dollars," she told singer and chat-show host Kelly Clarkson in December. "I'm not kidding you. I was about to say something else... I was about to say s***ting you! I'm never going to change my mind. They can just go you-know-what themselves."

She continued: "Also could I just say one other thing? I changed music forever with 'Believe'."

Cher's chart-topping 1999 single was significant for its pioneering use of autotune, which has since become prevalent across pop music and other genres. It sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and is the UK's best-selling single by a female artist in history.

The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will air as part of an ABC special on a to-be-announced date later this year, and stream on Hulu the following day.


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

i have never cared about the rock and roll hall of fame

it gets so much wrong

Professor Principal
2  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

I dont care if you like Cher's music or not, and I am not a particular fan of hers. 

She should have been in the rock and roll hall of fame a long time ago and ahead of many that got inducted before her. 

American entertainer   Cher   has released 80 official   singles , 24   promotional singles   and appeared in 22   other songs . On the   Billboard   Hot 100 , she has achieved: 4 number 1 singles, 12 Top 10 singles, 22 Top 40 singles and a total of 34 charted singles as a solo artist. Combined with the entries she had as part of   Sonny & Cher : 5 number 1 singles, 17 Top 10 singles, 32 Top 40 hits and a total of 52 singles which charted on the   Billboard   Hot 100.

Quick Facts   Singles, Promotional singles ...
Cher   singles discography
Cher performing in London during her   Here We Go Again Tour   in October 2019
Singles 80
Promotional singles 24
Other appearances 22

Cher is the fifth-ranked female artist with the most   Billboard   US Hot 100 charted singles.   She has reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100 at least once during each of four decades—the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—placing her in a tie for second place in that category as of May 2014, alongside   Aerosmith ,   Barbra Streisand ,   Madonna   and   Whitney Houston , only behind   Michael Jackson . Cher's span of top 10 records on the Hot 100 stretches for a total of 33 years, one month and three weeks (not counting the Sonny and Cher hits "I Got You Babe" and " Baby Don't Go "), from "Bang Bang" in 1966 to "Believe" in 1999, placing her in third place in that category as of May 2014, behind only Jackson and   Carlos Santana .

Cher's career as a recording artist spans seven decades and she is the only artist to have a number-one single on a   Billboard   chart in each of the past seven decades.
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Professor Silent
3  charger 383    4 weeks ago

She should have been in there many years ago

Professor Principal
4  Gsquared    4 weeks ago

Not only is Cher not in the R&R Hall of Fame, I was surprised to find out that Sony and Cher are not either.  

My favorite of Cher's recordings, from her first solo album from 1965 with Sony singing with her, is this cover of the Dylan song "All I Really Want to Do".

Professor Principal
5  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
6  Drinker of the Wry    4 weeks ago

John Mayall, It's about fucking time:


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