Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kings of Rock! Run-DMC inducted into Rock Hall of Fame (swipe)

Congratulations to The Kings of Rock, Run-DMC, for being named to the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Along with Metallica and Bobby Womack, Run-DMC are in pretty good company this year. AP swipe below, and I'll update this post as the day goes on.

Run-DMC, Metallica lead list of 2009 Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Run-DMC once hailed themselves as the Kings of Rock, so it’s fitting that the pioneering rappers have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Run-DMC joins the heavy metal band Metallica, guitarist Jeff Beck, soul singer Bobby Womack and doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials as this year’s inductee class.

Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson gets a nod for the early influence category, and the sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two of Elvis Presley’s musicians — drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black.

The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland — where the Rock Hall is based — on April 4.

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