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Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.
Carole King, The Go-Go's, Foo Fighters and Todd Rundgren round out the elite group of performers selected for induction into the rock pantheon, which in recent years has made efforts to broaden its acceptance of genre and honor more artists who aren't white men.
This year the 1,200 voters responsibile for doling out the top rock awards appear to have taken to heart the perennial criticism that they were falling short.
"This diverse class of talented inductees reflects the Rock Hall's ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture," said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement.
The 2021 class diverse in generation and genre should make for an eventful induction ceremony concert, which was forced to go virtual in its 35th edition that added The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston to the organization's ranks.
The 36th annual ceremony is planned for October 30 in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Hall of Fame is based.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's are all first-time nominees; artists are eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first recording.
The Go-Go's -- known for their 1980s punk-inflected dance pop -- have been eligible since 2006.
"Women have always been a vital part of the ever changing music business and we are so proud to have our success story honored and recognized by the @rockhall and our wonderful fans!" the band tweeted.
A Natural Woman
Rap magnate Jay-Z -- whose hits include "99 Problems" and "Hard Knock Life" -- enters the Hall of Fame a 23-time Grammy winner, and the first hip hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Turner's entry into the hall comes after a year that saw her celebrated in an HBO documentary, which told her story of leaving her abusive husband Ike Turner, who was also her musical partner, before launching a successful solo career that includes hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It."
Boasting a decorated career as a songwriter for other stars, King's 1971 record "Tapestry" is one of the best-selling albums ever, with top tracks including "You've Got a Friend" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" -- a hit made even more popular with an Aretha Franklin cover.
And pop rocker Rundgren, known for hits like "Bang the Drum All Day", was inducted after his fourth nomination and after he dubbed the vote "a scam."
The hall will also honor LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads with "musical excellence awards," while Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron and Charley Patton will receive "early influencer" designations.
Record executive Clarence Avant will receive 2021's Ahmet Ertegun Award, which goes to non-performers.
Trump-loving congressman Paul Gosar rants about MAGA rioter Ashli Babbitt being 'executed' by Capitol cops
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Wednesday delivered a rant in which he declared that Capitol police "executed" pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt.
During a hearing on the January 6th Capitol riots before the House Oversight Committee, Gosar angrily charged that opponents of former President Donald Trump were using "propaganda" to make the MAGA rioters seem worse than they really were.
He also accused Capitol police of using unnecessary force when one of them fatally shot Babbitt, who during the riots was trying to breach a set of doors that were just outside the House chamber where lawmakers were hiding in shelter on January 6th after the breach of the Capitol building.
"Who executed Ashli Babbitt?" Gosar demanded to know.
After investigating Babbitt's death earlier this year, the United States Department of Justice concluded that the officer who shot her had reasons to believe he needed to use deadly force to protect elected officials who were sheltering closely by.
Watch the video below.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell predicted on Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court will unanimously overturn the 2020 presidential election and send former President Donald Trump back to the White House.
Lindell made the remarks during an interview on Real America's Voice News after host Steve Bannon noted that Trump allies had lost in court over 60 times while opposing the outcome of the 2020 election.
"We're going to have attorney generals [sic] from many different states behind us," Lindell said, laying out his plan for victory. "I don't even want to name what we're all doing with those."
According to the MyPillow CEO, the Supreme Court did a "good thing" when it refused to hear an objection to the election results.
"If you're a Democrat over here, you're going, 'Wow, look at that, it was 7 to 2. Those conservative judges, they're fair judges,'" Lindell opined. "Because they think they've won over here. There's people that actually still think Biden won."
"So when we get there and they do take this down and look at it, when that vote comes out 9 to 0, they're going to have more trust that it's 9 to 0," he added. "Wow, even the liberal judges did this. And we will get that case before the court."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
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