Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jeff Beck, Metallica Among '09 Rock Hall Inductees

Guitar legend Jeff Beck, heavy-metal superstars Metallica and hip-hop pioneers Run DMC are among the artists who have been chosen for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the institution's Class of 2009. Beck previously entered the hall in 1992 as a member of the Yardbirds. The induction ceremony will take place April 4 in Cleveland, and will be shown live on Fuse TV and the channel's website.

Other members of the class of 2009 include 1950s R&B vocal group Little Anthony and the Imperials and Sixties soul singer Bobby Womack.

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson is being inducted as an early influence, and three sidemen will also enter the Hall of Fame: Elvis Presley's bassist Bill Black and his drummer D.J. Fontana, as well as Dewey Lyndon "Spooner" Oldham, who has played piano with everyone from Neil Young to Aretha Franklin to the Drive-By Truckers.

Beck, who has had a 40-year career, said: "It's a great thrill to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, especially for the 25th anniversary.

"Nobody makes music for the honors but to take a place alongside so many of your own heroes is an indescribable feeling. I'm a very humbled and proud man right now."

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