Artists to Be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 8

A new set of artists will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday, April 8. The inductees will include Deep Purple, N.W.A, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, and Chicago. The induction ceremony will be shown on HBO later this month.

Deep Purple

Deep Purple was an early heavy metal and hard rock band formed in Hertford, England in 1968. They were originally a progressive rock band, but their sound became heavier in the 1970s. They have sold over 100 million albums around the world. Deep Purple released their most recent album, Now What?! in 2013. It was their first studio album in over seven years. The band has some dates scheduled in Europe this summer.


N.W.A was a hip hop group from Compton, California. They were one of the earliest groups to produce gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop. N.W.A was active from 1986 to 1991 and sold over 10 million albums. Their music was controversial because of lyrics about police, women, and drugs. Former members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren went on to become platinum-selling solo artists. The group was the subject of a film called “Straight Outta Compton” that was released in 2015.

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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is an American rock band formed in Rockford, Illinois in 1973. They have released 17 studio albums, including their most recent, Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello, which came out on April 1, 2016. Cheap Trick is known for touring almost continuously for 40 years and for their use of unusual and vintage instruments in their performances. Cheap Trick is currently touring in North America.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He started out in blues and blues rock, but his style evolved to more of a pop sound from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. He released several albums with the Steve Miller Band, which was formed in 1966. The band toured with Journey in 2014. The Steve Miller band is currently touring across the United States.


Chicago is an American rock band named after the city where the group was formed in 1967. They produced several hits in the 1970s and 1980s and became one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and have had five number-one albums and 21 singles in the top 10. Chicago currently has concerts scheduled across the United States and Canada. has tickets to concerts featuring Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, the Steve Miller Band, and Chicago. You can order tickets online to see these newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.