Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Rage Against The Machine, & Willie Nelson Tapped For 2023 Rock Hall

Zack De La Rocha And Tom Morello Of Rage Against The Machine Perform At The Voodoo Music Experience In New Orleans
Zack de la Rocha (L) and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine perform at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana October 26, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES)

Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

The 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are Sheryl CrowGeorge MichaelWillie Nelson, the SpinnersRage Against The MachineKate Bush, and Missy Elliott.

This year’s Musical Excellence Award will go to Bernie TaupinAl Kooper, and Chaka Khan.

Musical Influence Awards will go to Link Wray and DJ Kool Herc, with Ahmet Ertegun Awards going to Soul Train pioneer Don Cornelius.

This year’s Rock Hall induction ceremony will be held on Friday, November 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The 2023 Rock Hall nominees that did not make the final cut are SoundgardenIron MaidenCyndi LauperWarren Zevon, Joy Division/New Order, A Tribe Called Quest, and the White Stripes.

Although over the past 25 years, Sheryl Crow’s name, face, and music is among the most recognizable in entertainment — she doesn’t let fame and public opinion get in the way of her approach to music:

Bernie Taupin said that Elton John becoming a singer/songwriter was never some desperate need for adulation — but simply a way to promote their songs

While Down Under back in 1986, Elton John sang the praises of his friend George Michael to legendary journalist Molly Meldrum: 

Back in 2007, George Michael appeared on Britain’s Parkinson show and explained that his free and rebellious nature was a callback to a previous era:

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello told us a while back that Rage’s message has been in plain sight all along:

The great Chaka Khan told us she likes being her own boss in the studio and never fails to find her artistic process completely liberating: