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Tonight the newest members of the rock and roll hall of fame will be inducted greats like Genesis the stooges and even have a we'll take their place a long -- loyalty when the 2000 to 2010 ceremony kicks off.
About three hours right here in the Waldorf Astoria hotel to talk more about this year's inductees we welcome back rock and roll hall of fame CEO told -- -- And let them -- singer PP Dobson.
One of -- performers welcome to you both thanks for joining me -- at happy hour thank you for having me without pleasure be very happy with -- Exactly until until speak and being happy it's 24 anniversary of the rock and roll hall of fame 25 years ago you guys were just getting started may be an idea office through the process -- -- up here tonight.
Both oddly enough he started 25 years ago upstairs being in the walked in the walk -- -- -- -- first performance was here at the Waldorf.
And here's a group of music business executives are minority get -- non winner -- -- island groove and they got together legendary name great names of people of -- dom they do business in Iraq and all business into Iraq and we'll field and felt the need to be celebrated for the art form.
And the importance that it was.
And they came with this idea of the rock and roll hall of fame.
And that's where they didn't need.
And -- people with the eventual idea to create a physical hall of fame which now exists in Cleveland within -- -- questions I always -- when I talk about the rock and roll hall of -- -- How to end up with Abbott in the rock and roll hall of fame is that sort of like hidden I don't know it.
-- Jim -- it as a as a basketball hall of Famer -- -- -- Jim -- with an athlete.
Have to look at as an athlete and you were in these people whether it's -- whether it's Jimmy Cliff whether it's Otis Redding whether it's Miles Davis.
The puts rocket rolls of black is a really broad palette of colors -- -- -- a lot of things to different people and that's what we try to represent just don't pigeonhole it by.
This is someone that sold a lot of record this is someone told a lot of tickets it's what the influence of those artist's work I say they actually two guitars bass and drum kit and.
That anything more than that they they also -- Iraqi girl at because your musician you think that what exactly they feel I'm sort of tees and on let us know what you don't talk this little bit are you rock and roll -- do you consider yourself lucky rolled.
I was bar and -- room.
Amen -- that what -- performance tonight.
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And and it was nice it was aren't so I'm making greens and I -- that hit her after Carrick -- -- -- exactly that actor and -- got a call back and asked to do this I'm excited excellent got a new album coming out yet they don't you know enable -- employed.
But at all until -- all right and I put rat.
LA and told to get its happy are not -- -- just technically speaking -- you go -- not to.
-- what about business -- did -- it's the rock and roll hall fame showing growth in Cleveland year over year last year what's it like.
It's interesting because we're really represent a place that's affordable for people to come to and people of all ages can come through and families can come -- -- you think about what museum an apparent -- their kids.
-- depicted -- the fight won't -- I wanna kill you -- -- me -- here they go and they both can experience rock and roll from their own perspective the parents.
From where they grew up with from the kids kind of experiencing and learning about this music first.
We get over 400000 people last year even the tough times of last year.
We're up over 10% on our attendance here over here -- over you're all right and then.
-- again you've got tonight you got the stooges Iggy Pop got some of the legends out there what what does it take to actually meet the criteria.
To become a member of the wind -- get in the Rockwell hall following your first record comes out -- -- -- greatest hits your greatest hits through your compilation record comes out 125 years from when the first single for the first album and artist -- -- puts out.
Then the clock in the sense starts thinking what -- they just put -- their own I mean that can only ten guys today who don't have an album now have a label on the list but their music on MySpace.
-- fighters from today.
Are they going to be qualified why not articles I know again it's a good -- a good point because they think if you look at the technology changes we're gonna have to look at how we.
Look at what -- out what constitutes a release is a -- that people produce themselves and they put up on MySpace or on the FaceBook pages and people can look at it.
That have to be a traditional piece of product like an album or CD.
-- we have to really look at that -- we have time and figure you selling albums he's sold singles do you make your money touring looks a business model for you today in addition to.
When at the rock hall but honestly I love to play -- -- -- play a song by a legendary artist and amazing writers is phenomenal.
But and where -- make money I mean.
Good -- very good question yeah.
And I don't know if I don't you people would think that someone signed performing a block wall hall -- benefit tonight.
But I have it all figured out -- -- got a label behind you gonna get ready and able behind it have great people I am really blessed that way and you still got to figure out how to make money -- I'm never stops that I think her I think for musicians a you know.
Always try to write you know I think writing is very important even at the -- for yourself right in -- artist's -- and until last word.
We look forward look for B artists like he -- really come in here and represent something you give her an opportunity in front of an audience and represent -- -- -- might normally wouldn't.
And -- be great for us will be great for her and I think we're gonna have a terrific night and quite a fan of the stooges I gotta say I have got similar I'll take your shirt off and get branded -- -- deal.
-- myself well why -- don't.
Benefiting Dobson thank you for joining me if I'm that would unemployment still -- record hi how hard is it for the newly graduated workers to break into the workforce.
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