The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony happens tomorrow in Los Angeles, welcoming the latest class, including Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Eminem, Dolly Parton, and Lionel Richie, with Judas Priest, receiving this year's Musical Excellence Award.
Dolly certainly raised eyebrows about her inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Even Dolly originally turned them down. John Sykes of the Rock and roll hall of fame recently told Forbes: I think Dolly's first reaction to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a learning experience for both artists and the music industry. Actually, I think artists, the music industry and fans. Because people really, a lot of them didn't understand what rock and roll truly stood for or stands for. So when we heard from Dolly originally that she felt uncomfortable accepting the award because she wasn't a rock artist, we explained to her the history and the lineage of rock and roll And she came around quickly to understand it, that there was a place for her. She just felt at the beginning that she wasn't a rock artist. And when she understood what the true meaning of rock and roll is, then she embraced it and is going to not only attend the ceremony but she's making a rock and roll album and is going to debut a song, specifically from that record at the ceremony.
I believe Dolly can be in any hall of fame she wants!!!!!
The ceremony will air on HBO on November 19.