MADONNA inducted in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

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About time....England inducted her like 2 years ago.


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The Material Girl is about to become a Hall of Famer.

The ever-evolving Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five.

A panel of 600 industry figures selected the five acts to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 10 in New York.

"The 2008 inductees are trailblazers all unique and influential in their genres," Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman said in a statement. "From poetry to pop, these five acts demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself."

To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.

Madonna Louise Ciccone signed with Sire Records in 1982 and became one of MTV's first stars two years later with "Like A Virgin." She has constantly altered her image and appearance ever since, showing staying power that few '80s stars could muster.

From rosaries and bare midriffs to cone-shaped bras, Madonna's reinvention of herself has been as prolific as her chart dominance, which included seven No. 1 hits and three No. 1 albums in the '80s alone.


The actress and fashion icon created plenty of controversy along the way, drawing the ire of religious leaders in 2006 for a scene of Madonna on a mirrored cross and wearing a crown of thorns as part of her worldwide "Confessions" tour.

Mellencamp, the Indiana native with the ever-changing name, hit the scene as John Cougar in the early '80s with "Jack and Diane" and "Hurts So Good." He later became John Cougar Mellencamp and the voice of America's heartland with hits like "Pink Houses" and "Small Town" before finally settling into his given name, John Mellencamp.

Cohen went from acclaimed poet in Canada to a folk rock icon with "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" in the late 1960s, making him a big part of the singer-songwriter movement.

The Ventures defined instrumental guitar rock in the '60s with surfer anthems like "Walk Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O," and The Dave Clark Five were one of the most successful British invasion bands with the iconic "Glad All Over."

The Rock Hall will also honor Little Walter in its sideman category for helping establish the modern blues harmonica on recordings with legends like Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley.

Producers Gamble & Huff will be honored in the non-performer category. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International label, which had artists that included the O'Jays, McFadden & Whitehead, and Lou Rawls, featured powerful rhythm sections with a disco beat.

They won a Grammy for best R&B song on Simply Red's cover of the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now."



Updated On: 12/13/07 at 12:53 PM
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About time, indeed!
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Very cool. But, taboo, this was the first year she was eligible. :)
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yeah true
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But this is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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And still no ABBA?
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What about The Archies? Madonna clearly stole her hair from Betty and her schtick from Veronica and her processed vocals from Hot Dog.
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I was hoping this was going to be the year for Starland Vocal Band
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Good news and a well deserved accomplishment for Madonna.
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I've never forgiven them for taking the Best New Artist Grammy over Elvis Costello and The Cars. Besides, they belong in the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame.
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Wouldn't it make more sense if there was a Pop Hall of Fame?
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DM.

I think rock and roll is just an attitude at this point. pop is rock..and vice versa... but then again..Madonna did have punk roots and played in rock bands of the late 70's and early 80's before she went solo and did the CBGB's thing....but what she has done for females in the music industry,..media...music...top 10 singles and top 40 singles.fashion,....and her countless tours and social/racial/sexual/provocateuring...in the music industry....i would just categorize that all under rock and roll...

very exciting day.

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No no no no nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

She did not do "the CBGB's [sic] thing."

Punk roots my ass.
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what a f*cking joke. somewhere the mc5 just started a riot.
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Oh guys !!! leave Mother (Madonaa) alone ! the f*cking bleach blonde whore that used to blow sean penn


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oh really?#17
Posted: 12/13/07 at 8:13pm
Two snaps for taboo123!

oh really?


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oh really?#18
Posted: 12/13/07 at 8:13pm
I don't know if she ever performed there, but she definitely talks about having gone there a lot in the 80s.

You prob remember seeing her there, Namo. was she for real or a total poser?
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skanky reedy voiced studio creation.
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pray to st. jude

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madonna rock#20
Posted: 12/13/07 at 8:18pm
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jx7rU2dOKhk



so if u cant handle the old version....
here she is doing it recently...
live..playing guitar...and still kicking butt after 25 years.
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madonna rock#21
Posted: 12/13/07 at 8:19pm
Die Papa Die ! madonna rock


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talentless cow.
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lol.

in the immortal words.....


DOnt F*** with me
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lol#24
Posted: 12/13/07 at 8:22pm
a cow never looked this good

you only wished you could be milked...
madonna could.

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