Axl Rose says he can't make it, but everyone else that's invited is expected to be in Cleveland this weekend for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Small Faces, the Faces, Donovan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, Guns n' Roses and the late Laura Nyro are among the musicians that will be honored.
I've been very fortunate to interview many of the past inductees, and this year is no exception. Keyboardist and vocalist Ian McLagan of the original Small (and later with Rod Stewart, Faces) explained the origins of "Itchycoo Park" to me, and Donovan has explored the meaning behind "Season of the Witch" in memorable sessions in our own Studio A. Tune in to my show this afternoon between 2-6pm to hear those stories, and listen to the entire interviews anytime in our Words and Music Archive:
Words & Music: Ian McLagan
Words & Music: Donovan