Rock Legends Honored by Hall of Fame
March 18 will be a bittersweet day for punk icons the Ramones, who -- along with rock legends Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes, '60s teen idol Gene Pitney and '50s and '60s singing star Brenda Lee -- will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Reuters reported. It is one of several nods to singer Joey Ramone, who died of lymphatic cancer last April at the age of 49. His solo album "Don't Worry About Me," completed just before his death, is set to be released, and the corner of East 2nd Street and the Bowery in New York -- steps from legendary rock club CBGB -- may become "Joey Ramone Place," now that a request by fans has been approved by the local community board, according to the JoeyRamone.com Web site. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in Manhattan and be broadcast by VH-1 two days later. Among those nominated but not selected by the panel of 1,000 rock writers and industry professionals are as follows: AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Patti Smith, Bob Seger and Lou Reed.
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