Lisa Berigan

Lisa Berigan

Lisa Berigan is the midday host on BIG 100 on weekdays 10AM - 3PM. Lisa is host of the BIG Guitar Riff weekdays at 10:40 AM and Live in Concert every...Full Bio



"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice" - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its Class of 2023. To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to Induction.

Those elected for induction in the following categories are:

Performer Category: artists who have created music whose originality, impact, and influence has changed the course of rock & roll.

  • Kate Bush - fourth nomination
  • Sheryl Crow - first nomination
  • Missy Elliott - first nomination & first female rapper inducted
  • George Michael - first nomination & winner of Fan Vote
  • Willie Nelson - first nomination
  • Rage Against the Machine - fifth nomination
  • The Spinners - fourth nomination

Musical Influence Award: artists whose music and performance style have directly influenced, inspired, and evolved rock & roll and music impacting youth culture.

  • DJ Kool Herc - founding father of Hip-Hop
  • Link Wray - late influential guitarist

Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.

  • Chaka Khan
  • Al Kooper
  • Bernie Taupin

Ahmet Ertegun Award: given to non-performing industry professionals who have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.

  • Don Cornelius - late creator, producer and host of Soul Train

The 38th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 3rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ticket on sale information will be announced at a later date.

Farm Aid 2009

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The seven artists who were nominated but failed to garner enough votes are:

  • Cyndi Lauper - second in the Fan Vote
  • Warren Zevon - third in the Fan Vote
  • Iron Maiden - fourth in the Fan Vote
  • Soundgarden - fifth in the Fan Vote
  • Joy Division/New Order - ninth in the Fan Vote
  • The White Stripes - 12th in the Fan Vote
  • A Tribe Called Quest - 14th in the Fan Vote

So many incredible classic rock artists continue to be overlooked - ForeignerJimmy BuffettJethro TullBad CompanyBoston and many, many others.

By continuing to overlook many of the artists from the '70s (& '80s too), the Hall is alienating a large segment of potential customers and creating negative talk about the Hall.

Source: Variety and Premiere

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