Episode 148: Inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Episode 148

3rd April 2019

In this week’s episode, we get the inside scoop on everything that went down at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony! Music journalist Brian Ives, who attended and reported about the event, discusses the rock stars that performed, the ones that did not and gives his thoughts on who should and should not be inducted into this legendary institution. Plus, Amita gives her rating and review of new music from Tierra Whack in the Big Sell and shares an insightful conversation featuring Tan France and Manny Jacinto about the portrayal of South Asians on TV and Film.

Episode notes

This week we interview music journalist Brian Ives who shares everything that went down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Friday night. We discuss the history of the RRHOF, the controversies surrounding voting, memorable moments from the past, and the class of 2019 including The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, and Janet Jackson. Brian discusses who showed up, who showed out and who pulled a no-show. Plus we discuss the artists Brian thinks should be inducted in future years and which artists don’t make the grade.

And in this week’s Big Sell, Amita rates new music from Tierra Whack and sells Sean on a one on one interview featuring cast members from The Good Place and Queer Eye.

Check out Brian’s RRHOF coverage at the links below:


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Inside Pop is the weekly podcast that dives deep ​inside the world of pop culture. Television producers Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson bring their knowledge of the entertainment industry and their passion for pop culture to cover the stories you need to know about and care about. Together this dynamic duo brings a welcome diversity (they are African American and Indian American; Male and Female, Gay and Straight, Married and Single and wannabe residents of Sunnydale, CA and Dillon, TX) into the pop culture podcasting landscape.


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