Dee Snider, Dream Theater, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured In Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV Special

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530), and Facebook Live, will feature various highlights from past induction ceremonies.

Ernie Canadeo, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame chairman, commented:

“We are thrilled to present many highlights from our past induction ceremonies in this 90-minute presentation, presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union, and benefiting the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s educational and scholarship programs. It is a testament to Long Island’s diverse musical heritage with appearances and performances by so many world-renowned rock, folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and classical artists. This New Year’s Eve presentation represents a finale to 2020 and a new beginning to live events in the new year.”

Zebra’s Randy Jackson will host the show and he had the following to say about it:

“I was very surprised and flattered to be asked to host the 2020 LIMHOF ‘Best Of The Award Galas’. The talent highlighted in this show far exceeds any other ‘regional’ Hall Of Fame, in both diversity and worldwide appeal. Back in 2006, I was asked to induct one of my idols, George Gershwin, into the first class of the LIMHOF. It is an honor to be back again to help present this retrospective!”

Here’s the artists that will be featured:

* Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
* Lords of 52nd Street
* Uniondale High School Show Choir
* Joan Jett
* Jen Chapin / DMC
* Chuck D
* LL Cool J
* Kurtis Blow
* Little Anthony & The Imperials
* Debbie Gibson
* Lou Reed
* Ramones/Chris & Tina
* Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
* David Johansen (New York Dolls)
* Leslie West (Mountain)
* Ritchie Havens
* Billy Joel
* Peter Tork
* Garland Jeffreys
* Eric Bloom/Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)
* Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
* Cousin Brucie
* LL Cool J
* Taylor Dayne
* Steven Van Zandt
* Dream Theater
* Lesley Gore / Connie Stevens
* Clive Davis
* Taking Back Sunday
* Good Rats
* Cowsills
* Bowzer and friends

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

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Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7J9U-MBLlJ/?hl=en

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Prophets Of Rage Disband Following Rage Against The Machine Reunion

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, appear to have called it quits. This news isn’t too surprising considering Rage Against The Machine will be reuniting next year.

B-Real issued the following statement:

“I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we’ve been rocking together. It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y’all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight. ✌🏽️🤟🏼”

Chuck D also commented:

“It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a 👊🏿statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage”

Machine Head, Prophets Of Rage, Green Day, Etc. Members Speak Out Against Racism In The Wake Of Charlottesville, VA Protests

After the appalling events that took place in Charlottesville, VA, many musicians have decided to come forward to speak out against racism. Among them are members of Machine Head, Prophets Of Rage, Green Day, etc. You can read their comments below:

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) shared the following:

Prophets Rage’s Tom Morello told Uproxx the following:

“We should be totally pissed off by what happened in Charlottesville and by what our president is saying. He is clearly on the record who he’s representing.”

Chuck D added:

“He knows damn well there’s a contingent out there that he inspired and made rise with the rhetoric he was spinning in his campaign.”

Morello then continued:

“Resistance to injustice happened before Donald Trump, it’ll happen during Donald Trump, and it’ll happen after Donald Trump. So can it get worse? Of course it can get worse.”

“The Nazis and the KKK have unhooded themselves, because they’ve taken off the hoods in the Oval Office, so they feel more comfortable taking off the hoods in the streets.”

Chuck D continued:

“It’s very important that culture and music speaks its loudest as being a voice, because we can’t rely on government. Things don’t fix itself, we gotta make it happen.”

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) posted the following:

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach shared several posts with a couple available below:

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Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) also shared the following:

James Hetfield referenced equality during Metallica’s Edmonton, Alberta show as well:

“Metallica doesn’t give a shit, all right? We don’t give a shit about the differences, okay? We care about the similarities. So the fact that you’re here — we don’t care who you voted for, what you do or don’t eat, we don’t care what color your skin is, what you do for a job. We don’t care what you’ve done in the past. What we do care about is the fact that we’re all together here, celebrating life with music. So for me, you are Metallica family. All are welcome. Are you with us?”

Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Etc.) Perform New Song “Unfuck The World” Live

During Prophets Of Rage’s (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, etc.) May 3 show at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, the band performed a new song titled “Unfuck The World.” Check out footage of that below:

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Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “Guerilla Radio” Live Video

Prophets Of Rage have posted an official live video of them performing Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio.” Check out the clip below:

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) Join Prophets Of Rage Onstage In Nashville, TN

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, were joined onstage by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) at their September 27 show in Nashville, TN. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Joins Prophets Of Rage Onstage In Inglewood, CA

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, were also joined onstage by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) at their recent show in Inglewood, CA. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below:

Prophets Of Rage Premiere “Prophets Of Rage” Music Video

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, are have premiered a new video for their reworked version of Public Enemy’s “Prophets Of Rage,” via The Fader. This song appears on their debut EP, “The Party’s Over,” which is available now.

Prophets Of Rage Stream New Song “The Party’s Over”/Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Joins The Band Onstage In Toronto, ON

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, are streaming their new song “The Party’s Over.” This is the title track of the band’s new EP, which will be released tomorrow (August 26).

In other news, the band were also joined onstage by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) at their recent show in Toronto, ON. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below: