Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today those lucky nominees for the class of 2014. This year’s list includes Hall and Oates, Nirvana, The Replacements, KISS, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A, Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies.

The lucky nominees that get the most votes by the end of the voting period will get the honors of being inducted into the hall of fame. For the second year, the public has been given the chance to also vote alongside artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body.

For those that would like to have their voices heard and vote for their favorite nominees, Rolling Stone’s website is currently playing host for the public. According to Rolling Stone, “the top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2014.” Fans have until December 10 to get their vote included in those ballots.

To be eligible for this year’s ballot, those that ended up on the bill had to have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier than that. If some of the nominees look like they have been nominated once before, many of them have had the honor bestowed on them before.

While some may have seen the ballots once before, some of the nominees such as Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Link Wray, Cat Stevens, Yes and the Zombies are getting their names on the ballots for the first time. For those the feel like arguing about Peter Gabriel then yes, he was inducted in 2009 as a member of Genesis.

On a side note, Nirvana is the only act this year to land on the ballot during their first year of eligibility. Their cover of “Love Buzz” by Shocking Blue was their first single, hitting stores in late 1988.

Life is Good Festival Release Line Up


The Life is Good Festival, a family friendly festival which helps support all types of causes has revealed its line up for this year’s festivities.

Leading the line up are Jack Johnson,  Daryl Hall & John Oates and from the Nickelodeon hit show, Yo Gabba Gabba!

This year, the organizers expect over 30,000 fundraisers to show up and are hoping to raise over $1 million for the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The organizers behind such huge festival as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands fests, have teamed up to bring this charity-minded festival to life. The festival will host three stages, art activities and several kids’ areas; everything a parent could ask for.

A statement released by the organizers stress that the main point of the festival is to create a community of fundraisers while also having great music.

Those who purchase tickets, will be  directed to a personal fundraising page, where they can raise sums for the foundation. Each festival-goer that raise $500 or more will be labeled “Very Good People” or “VGP” and will be rewarded with backstage hospitality, preferred viewing vantage points, meet-and-greets with the artists and other incentives to continue raising funds.

The two day festival is scheduled to take place September 21-22 at Prowse Farm in Canton, Mass and tickets are priced at  $65 for a single-day adult ticket or $120 for a two-day pass. While kid’s tickets are priced at $20 or $35 while kids under two are free.

To purchase tickets you can head on over to the festival’s website here and have fun for a good cause.


Saturday, Sept. 21
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots
Trampled By Turtles
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Lake Street Dive
Jesse Dee

Sunday, Sept. 22
Jack Johnson
Amos Lee
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Good Old War
Delta Rae

Kids Acts – Both Days
Yo Gabba Gabba!
Recess Monkey
Josh and The Jamtones