December 14, 2004
2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees annoucement:
CEREMONY WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2005 IN NEW YORK
New York, New York, December 13, 2004 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its 2005 Inductees. The announcement was made by Executive Director Suzan Evans.
The following artists will be inducted at the Twentieth Annual Induction Ceremony, which will be held Monday, March 14th in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel:
Seymour Stein - The Chairman of Sire Records, Stein co - founded the label in 1966, and has been one of the most successful and influential executives in the music business. His ability to discover new talent led to signings of many groundbreaking artists such as The Ramones, Madonna, The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Seal, Depeche Mode, Ice - T, The Cure, The Smiths, kd Lang and Barenaked Ladies. The label is still going strong after nearly 40 years and still innovative with recent singings including The Von Bondies, HIM, Regina Spektor, The Fags and The Veronicas.
other inductees this year: U2, the O'Jays, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, Frank Barsalona,