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Rock's New Hall of Famers

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

For an aging artist, induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is more than a place on the museum’s wall. Today: the big rewards for newly announced hall of famers... from record sales to reunion tours. Plus, alt folk group The Barr Brothers performs live.

Cleveland Rocks

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2012 were announced yesterday - and those chosen can expect to see big benefits. From enormous boosts in album sales to potential comebacks and reunion tours, we talk with New York Times freelance contributor Janet Morrissey about the Hall of Fame’s impact on aging artists.

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Exclusive: Spott on "Majesty"

We premiere a new song from the New York-based band Spottiswoode and His Enemies. Read Jonathan Spottiswoode's introduction and download "Majesty" here.

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In Studio: The Barr Brothers

Rhode-Island born brothers Brad and Andrew Barr spent a decade touring the US from coast to coast as the improv-rock group, The Slip. But then they moved to Montreal, added a few non-siblings to the mix and became…The Barr Brothers. They bring their harp, harmonium and more to our studio for a live performance.


Spottiswoode and His Enemies

Premiere: Spottiswoode's "Majesty"

When Soundcheck goes off the air at 3 p.m., we occasionally record an extra song with our in-studio guests. Jonathan Spottiswoode was one of them – and he lived to tell the tale. Below, the ringleader of the New York-based ensemble Spottiswoode and His Enemies describes the not-so-live experience and unveils a brand-new song called “Majesty” that’s available exclusively from Soundcheck.

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Alabama Shakes

Gig Alert: Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes plays a Brooklyn Bowl show on Thursday night. Download "I Found You" from the band's new self-titled EP here.