Musical Influence: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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Since its inception in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted over 300 artists, composers, producers, and other aficionados who have influenced the progression of Rock and Roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is founded on principles of musical influence, innovation, superiority of style and technique, and, most importantly, musical excellence. It has inducted a variety of styles and decades from the pre-rock and roll era through the 80’s. One of the most important component’s to musical excellence is the artist’s ability to create important and memorable music. Many of the artists inducted have created music that not only transcended time, but also had an important impact on social and political climates. Three artists…show more content…
Their later sound became softer, experimenting with their original sound. In 2001, the band released a new album, Ego, Opinion, Art, and Commerce, as a collection of songs spanning the band’s entire career, from its edgy beginnings to strong harmonic melodies. According to, “Carla Hay likened the album to a “musical scrapbook” in Billboard: “It’s a noteworthy chronicle of the band’s evolution from a bar band playing gritty, post-punk music to a multi-platinum act with a more melodic, mature…show more content…
They crafted an unusual and hard sound through the aggressive nature of their distorted guitar riffs. According to, Melody Maker writer Andrew Mueller had this to say about the group’s distinctive sound, “What sets it apart—other, that is, from that continually astonishing voice and the effortlessly graceful arrangements—is a faintly tangible sense of ruptured innocence, of shattered hope.” In terms of the inductee’s musical significance, the Cranberries had a variety of top albums over the primary period of their music creation. They sold over 40 million records worldwide. Four of their albums peaked onto the Billboard 200 Chart. Their song “Zombie” reached No. 1 on the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany. It also won the "Best Song" award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music

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