The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the inductors for the 2019 class. The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with take place on March 29th at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center. HBO will broadcast a truncated version of the ceremony later in the year. (Press release)

The inductors and inductees are:

Harry Styles presenting for Stevie Nicks Brian May of Queen presenting for Def Leppard Janelle Monáe presenting for Janet Jackson Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails presenting for The Cure David Byrne presenting for Radiohead John Taylor & Simon LeBon of Duran Duran presenting for Roxy Music Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles presenting for The Zombies

David Gilmour recalled mixing the sound for Jimi Hendrix's legendary 1970 Isle Of Wight concert performance, which marked his final UK show. During a chat with Prog magazine, the Pink Floyd guitarist revealed: “I went down (to the festival) to go to it and I was camping in a tent, just being a punter. I went backstage where our main roadie guy, Peter Watts, was trying to deal with all the mayhem, with Charlie Watkins of (the amplifier company) WEM. . . They were very nervous, they were going to have to mix Hendrix’s sound. I did some mixing stuff in those days and they said, ‘Help! Help!’ So I did.” Gilmour added that he never connected with Hendrix that day, explaining, “I had met him previous to that, once. I didn’t know him.” (Prog) Wham! guitarist Andrew Ridgeley will publish his memoir, Wham! George & Me, on October 3rd. The 320-page book will spotlight the “inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties.” The book's description underlines Ridgeley and Michael's closeness stating: “In 1975 Andrew took a shy new boy at school under his wing. They instantly hit it off and their boyhood escapades at Bushey Meads School built a bond that was never broken. The duo found themselves riding an astonishing rollercoaster of success, taking them all over the world. They made and broke iconic records, they were treated like gods, but they stayed true to their friendship and ultimately to themselves. It was a party that seemed as if it would never end. And then it did, in front of tens of thousands of tearful fans at Wembley Stadium in 1986.” (Billboard) Journey's keyboardist Jonathan Cain will release his latest solo single on March 22nd, titled “More Like Jesus.” Cain, who's best known for writing such Journey classics as “Faithfully” along with co-writing “Don't Stop Believin',” “Open Arms,” and “Who's Crying Now,” among others, will release the album of the same name on May 3rd. (Press release)

Source: Pulse of Radio