Roundup: GNR Inducted W/O Axl, Hole Reunite, It’s Over For Gorillaz, Happy B-Day Ian McKaye, Black Keys On Travel Channel

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Good news for Guns N’ Roses fans, despite the drama of Axl Rose insisting he would not appear at their induction ceremony Saturday night into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame,  their plaque is securely in place for all to admire. (Except Axl) Catch the ceremony on May 5th on HBO, complete with Green Day inducting GNR and Red Hot Chili Peppers playing with Slash, George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ronnie Wood of the Faces and the Rolling Stones.

The B-52’s were the house band for TV Land‘s 10th annual awards ceremony on Saturday night. It airs April 29th.

The Black Keys are on the Travel Channel tonight heading to Kansas City for some BBQ with Anthony Bourdain.

Jamie Hewlett, who is one half of Gorillaz, is taking an extended break to work on his own projects. Hewlett said, “I got tired of all the stuff I had been doing – working on computers and doing animation and the endless conveyor belt of drawings required for a project like the Gorillaz.”

Happy birthday to Ian McKaye. The legendary guitarist/vocalist from Fugazi and co-founder of Dischord Records, turns 50 today.

Noel Gallagher is on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and White Rabbits are on Late Night with David Letterman.

Hole reunited after 15 years at the after party for the release of rockumentary Hit So Hard, based on drummer Patty Schemel, who played with past band members Melissa Auf der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Courtney Love as they took to the stage at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday.


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.