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RIP: Levon Helm

Two days, and we lose two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.  Levon Helm passed away today at the age of 71.  The drummer (and singer) for the Band, had many acclaimed solo albums in his own right, and despite his senior status, seemingly had a lot more music left in him.   Think we are going to play some Levon right now.

RIP: Dick Clark

As you may have already heard, "America's Oldest Living Teenager", Dick Clark, passed away today at the age of 82.  The long time host and producer of American Bandstand, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and was often the platform on which many Rock Stars debuted Nationally on.  He will be missed.
...and Axl Rose's no show did not make the ceremony stop.   As usual, it went off without a hitch.  We would again like to congratulate the entire 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class.  We have made our selections for the next list, and we will be pleased to announce that in the next month.
.....But not because he didn't want to be there.   Rod Stewart, who will be inducted a second time along with the Small Faces/Faces induction has announced he won't be attending due to a battle with the flu.  We have to imaine that with Stewart bowing out, along with Axl's conveniently timed tantrum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not getting the ceremony they hoped for.
Maybe we are being optomistic, but we envision us being invited to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.  Okay, we are being VERY optimistic, but considering that the Rock Hall is what we started our site on, we will cling to this pipe dream.  Tonight Axl Rose will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even though he has stated through a publicist that he is declining the invitation. Rose waited until today (the induction ceremony) to announce his intentions.  The Guns N' Roses frontman issued the following: To: The Rock And Roll Hall…

Steve Stamkos: 60 Goals

We would like to congratulate Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning for his 60th goal of the season.  This is the 39th time an NHL player has hit this mark, and the first time for Stamkos.  In only his fourth season, we aren't looking to put him in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but he would like to state that he is carving out a serious path towards it.
It has been announced that Green Day will be the inductors for Guns and Roses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I have to wonder.....Why? I am not certain how that selection is decided, but is it just us, or does this seem out of place? With all due respect to Green Day, their musical style differs from GNR, and they are not Hall of Famers. Really, I could go on and on about this, but this then leads me to think that in the future this site will spend some time disecting the inductors for future…
WWE Hall of Famer, Chief Jay Strongbow passed away today at the age of 83. Born, Joe Scarpa, Strongbow achieved his greatest in ring success when he joined the World Wide Wrestling Federation. He would become a top draw and a multi-time Tag Team Champion there. Later, he would be a long time figure behind the scenes in the promotion. This is a major loss for the WWE family.
It was already announced that Don Nelson had made the Basketball Hall of Fame, as had several others from other committees. The 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Class is now complete: Reggie Miller has joined the Hall of Fame. The Indiana Pacers star should have been a lock last year, but for reasons we are not sure of, he had to wait another year. No matter, he is in where he belongs. Miller is joined by Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes, who were both ranked (although in very different spots) on our list. Sampson's inclusion makes us wonder if the…
It has been released that Rick Pitino will not make it to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pitino's snub is likely only temporary, as he is certainly a future entry. What does puzzle us, is the amount of leaks that happen, taking away the excitement of an announcement. This one of the MANY ways in which the Basketball Hall of Fame trails behind the other major sports.