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ICYMI: Rage Against the Machine to be inducted into RNRHOF; Iron Maiden & Soundgarden snubbed once again

Posted by on May 10, 2023


In case you missed it, in a recent announcement last Wednesday, May 3, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2023 inductees, including Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, George Michael, and the Spinners. Despite the inclusion of Rage Against the Machine, heavier bands like Iron Maiden and Soundgarden were once again overlooked. Both bands were on the ballot for the second time but failed to gather enough votes for induction. The 2023 ceremony will take place on November 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Following the reveal, Rage Against the Machine issued the below statement:

“It is a surprising trajectory for us to be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1991, four people in Los Angeles formed a musical group to stand where sound and solidarity intersect. We called ourselves Rage Against the Machine. A band who is as well known for our albums as we are for our fierce opposition to the U.S. war machine, white supremacy and exploitation. A band whose songs drove alternative radio to new heights while right wing media companies tried to purge every song we ever wrote from the airwaves. A band who shut down the NY Stock Exchange for the first time in its history. A band who was targeted by police organizations who attempted to ban us from sold out arenas for raising our voices to free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier and other political prisoners. A band who sued the U.S. State Department for their fascist practice of using our music to torture innocent men in Guantanamo Bay. A band who wrote rebel songs in an abandoned, industrial warehouse in the valley that would later dethrone Simon Cowell’s X Factory pop monopoly to occupy the number one spot on the U.K. charts and have the most downloaded song in U.K. history. A band who funded and organized delegations to stand with Mexican rebel Zapatista communities to expose the Mexican government’s war on indigenous people. A band whose experimentation in fusing punk, rock and hip-hop became a genre of its own. Many thanks to the Hall of Fame for recognizing the music and the mission of Rage Against the Machine. We are grateful to all of the passionate fans, the many talented co-conspirators we’ve worked with and all the activists, organizers, rebels and revolutionaries past, present and future who have inspired our art.”


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You can still vote for Iron Maiden to be inducted into 2023’s Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on February 6, 2023

  Artists have been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. Nominees include the return of Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, Kate Bush, The Spinners, Iron Maiden, and A Tribe Called Quest. As well as being nominated for the first time, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, […]

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Watch 3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam) perform “I Choose Me”

Posted by on April 19, 2022

  3rd Secret, the new project featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, along with Void/Hater guitarist Bubba Dupree, and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye, have released footage from their recent live debut online. The band performed a special set at The Museum Of Pop Culture in […]

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The secret is out! 3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.) surprise release debut album

Posted by on April 12, 2022

  3rd Secret, the new project featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, along with Void/Hater guitarist Bubba Dupree, and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye, have surprised all yesterday (11th), with the sudden release of their debut, self-titled album, recorded and mixed by Seattle producer Jack Endino. […]

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Watch surviving members of Soundgarden team up with Brandi Carlile to perform “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”

Posted by on August 17, 2021

  Three members of the ultramega grunge band Soundgarden Joined alternative, country rock artist Brandi Carlile on stage Saturday, August 14th. Guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron came together with Carlile at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA and covered Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed.” […]

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Surviving Soundgarden members resume possession of social media accounts

Posted by on June 17, 2021

  Things seem to be getting a little more amicable on the Soundgarden-Vicky Cornell front.  As of Wednesday, surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd revealed that as of that morning, they, along with their managers Red Light Management, reached an agreement with late frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky to temporarily regain […]

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Soundgarden members file lawsuit to regain control of social media profiles

Posted by on April 1, 2021

  Soundgarden’s remaining members (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd) have filed yet another lawsuit against Vicky Cornell, the widow of late frontman Chris Cornell. The motion, filed on March 25 in Washington State U.S. District Court, seeks to regain access to the band’s social media accounts.  After initially having joint custody of the accounts […]

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Surviving Soundgarden members release statement on buyout lawsuit

Posted by on February 23, 2021

  The surviving members of Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Hunter Benedict Shepherd) have released a statement regarding the buyout offer lawsuit filed by late frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky last week.  “The buyout offer that was demanded by the Estate has been grossly mischaracterized and we are confident that clarity will come out […]

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Chris Cornell’s widow files new lawsuit against remaining Soundgarden members over buyout price

Posted by on February 18, 2021

  A new lawsuit has been filed against the remaining members of Soundgarden by late frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky concerning a buyout price for her stake in the band.  According to TMZ, Vicky is suing guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Hunter Benedict Shepherd over an alleged lowball buyout offer. She claims […]

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Chris Cornell statue in Seattle vandalized

Posted by on August 24, 2020

  The statue of the late Chris Cornell at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, WA, has been vandalized. On Thursday night (20th), Seattle’s KIRO 7 News shared a photo of the statue via social media, revealing it was painted white. The family of the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer expressed how heartbroken they were […]

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