Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees today, and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. Yes, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations.
More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December and a ceremony will be held next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May.
Nirvana is nominated in its first year of eligibility. If selected for induction, the band would enter the hall of fame almost exactly 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide at age 27.
Ronstadt receives her first nomination not long after she shared news that she has Parkinson’s disease. Fans have long questioned her absence from the hall’s roster of stars.
Repeat nominees are KISS, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, The Meters, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Chic.
Fey, Poehler back as Globes hosts
The duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved such a success at hosting the Golden Globes in January that the pair have been signed up for the same job for the next two years.
NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Golden Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment on Tuesday. Next year’s Golden Globes will be held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 12.
The Golden Globes had their best ratings in six years for the most recent presentation, and were up 17 percent over the 2012 show, with Fey and Poehler as hosts.
Judge: Kasem receiving adequate care
A judge said he did not see an urgent need to intervene in the affairs of Casey Kasem after a court-appointed attorney told him Tuesday the ailing radio host is receiving adequate medical care for advanced Parkinson’s disease.
Attorney Samuel Ingham told Judge Roy Paul that he had visited Kasem and did not see an immediate need for a conservatorship. Kasem’s daughter of a previous marriage Julie Kasem filed a petition last week for a temporary conservatorship, accusing her father’s wife of blocking her and two of her siblings from seeing their father and preventing them from making decisions about his medical care.
Kasem, 81, gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, “American Top 40” and “Casey’s Top 40,” and was also the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon “Scooby Doo.”
The birthday bunch
Actress Angela Lansbury is 88. Actor Barry Corbin is 73. Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead is 66. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 55. Singer Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 44. Actress Kellie Martin “Life Goes On”) is 38.