Classic Rock News 4/23

Bono receives an award from former President George W. Bush.

Ringo Starr wants you to join his #PeaceAndLove birthday campaign.

Dusty Hill of ZZ Top discusses their Vegas mini-residency and their upcoming 50th anniversary.

Joe Perry says plans are underway for an Aerosmith 50th anniversary tour next year.

Rob Halford says Judas Priest fans are ‘furious’ that the band didn’t get into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame.

John Mellencamp will show over 25 new paintings at a gallery show in New York that opens April 26th.

Doors from a New York hotel, long a hangout for musicians such Bob Dylan ‏sold in the tens of thousands.

A soundtrack for Eric Clapton‘s Life in 12 Bars features five previously unreleased tracks.

For years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland had a table where you could write in who you felt deserved to be inducted. And, for years, the overwhelming choice was The Moody Blues, who were finally inducted Saturday.

Nowadays, visitors can enter Voice Your Choice voting booths and, using their wristbands, vote for who they feel should be enshrined. The leader board is just outside where the Hall of Fame plaques and exhibits honoring this year’s inductees are, and leading the way are Def Leppard. Here’s the Top 10:

  1.   Def Leppard 
  2.   Stevie Nicks
  3.   Iron Maiden
  4.   Pat Benatar
  5.   Styx
  6.   Radiohead
  7.   Meat Loaf
  8.   Rage Against the Machine
  9.   Blink-182
  10.   Janet Jackson