January 15, 2009 03:54:24 GMT
Metallica and second rap act to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame, Run DMC, will attend the ceremony in Cleveland.
The list of music acts crowding this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees has been unveiled to include Metallica and Run DMC. Others slated to take the same honor in an April fourth ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall are guitarist Jeff Beck, singer-songwriter Bobby Womack and blues vocal group Little Anthony & The Imperials.
Metallica who had just released their top-selling album "Death Magnetic", said that they are delighted with the honor and credit those who had played with the band over the years including late bassist Cliff Burton and bassist Jason Newsted. "So all the work and effort that we put into our relationship back then has brought a lot of fruits of labor with that, on this album, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammys. So we're feeling good," guitarist James Hetfield told The Associated Press.
Run DMC meanwhile, becomes the second rap act to be inducted to the Hall after Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five three years back. Two of the surviving members, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels said that they won't take the stage on regards of their deceased bandmate Jam Master Jay on the D-day. "We can't do it without Jay," DMC said "I want people to remember the last time they saw us together, the three of us."
This induction, in particular, is not a stranger to Jeff Beck who was inducted along with his band Yardbirds in 1992. This 2009 induction is done in honor of his solo career. Meanwhile, Bobby Womack commented on him inducted to the Hall, saying "This is just the greatest, I'm extremely happy. It proves that, if you're blessed to be able to wait on what's important to you, a lot of things will change in life."