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Dec172013

New Inductee Peter Gabriel Says He'll Definitely Attend 2014 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

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When Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, former lead singer Peter Gabriel didn't attend the ceremony due to a conflict with his touring schedule.  However, he's clearing his calendar for the ceremony honoring the class of 2014, which includes Gabriel, who has been voted in as a solo artist.

"I will definitely go," he tells Rolling Stone.  "I'll probably play, though if I do 'In Your Eyes,' it'll take 10 minutes, and that might be all the time I have."

Gabriel will be inducted along with KISS, which he says made "very well-executed pop music. I know it was heavy-looking at the time, but I think it was smart."  On the KISS website, leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley both acknowledged the band's "army" of fans, with Simmons also giving a shout-out to group members past and present, including fellow founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

Nirvana was inducted in its first year of eligibility.  In a statement, drummer Dave Grohl thanked the voting committee "for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock 'n' roll."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 also includes Daryl Hall and John Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt, as well as late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and Bruce Springsteen's longtime backing group, the E Street Band.

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