By Bill Vaughan
The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taped live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater Nov. 5, will air beginning Nov. 19 on HBO and later streaming on HBO Max.
Highlights from the star-studded event include: Lionel Richie being inducted by Lenny Kravitz with a performance by Dave Grohl; Eminem inducted by Dr. Dre with performances by Ed Sheeran and Steven Tyler; Duran Duran inducted by Robert Downey Jr.; Dolly Parton inducted by P!nk with performances by Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, and Zac Brown Band; and Carly Simon inducted by Sara Bareilles with performances by Olivia Rodrigo and Bareilles.
In the Musical Excellence Category, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted by Janet Jackson; with Harry Belafonte being honored in the Early Influence Category; and the Ahmet Ertegun Award going to Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson and producer Jimmy Iovine, inducted by Bruce Springsteen.
For more information on the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, visit www.rockhall.com.
TICKET WATCH: Houston star Travis Scott, ATL trap icon Future, and King Vamp himself, Playboi Carti, plus special guest Lil Wayne, were announced as headliners for Rolling Loud California 2023 returning March 3-5. It will be the first-ever music festival at the 300-acre Hollywood Park, which will be hosted on the grounds adjacent to Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale Nov. 18 at www.rollingloudla.frontgatetickets.com/.
TASTY QUIP: “I definitely believe that if you work very hard toward something, it’s possible it’ll come to pass. My phone screensaver says, ‘Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.’ I don’t know if it will inevitably come to pass. Sometimes it might not, but at least you gave it your all and I think a lot of the time it does. I’m a woman of faith, but I don’t think anything happens without your full effort. I think we’ve been given the ability to put in our full effort, so it must be a part of it. I’m a child of academics. I believe in rigor, and I respect rigor when I see it. Excellence is undeniable. I believe in that.” – DANAI GURIRA (“Wakanda Forever”) to The Cut
CLIPPETTES: Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Adele are the top 2023 Grammy nominees; while Snoop Dogg, Sade, Gloria Estefan, the Doobie Brothers and Steve Winwood are among the nominees for the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame …
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage brings her latest Broadway triumph, the electric, Tony Award-nominated Best New Play “Clyde’s,” a co-production with Goodman Theatre in Chicago, to the Mark Taper Forum Nov. 15-Dec. 18 …
DaBaby’s Baby on Baby 2 tour lands at The Novo on Nov. 29; as Torrian Ball performs at the Silverlake Lounge …
The Pinky Cole Experience: Eat Plants B*tch 2022 Tour hits the Regent Theater on Nov. 21 with attendees receiving that Slutty Vegan book as well …
Walt Disney Concert Hall on Nov. 22 presents a rare screening of 1954’s “Carmen Jones” starring Dorothy Dandridge preceded by a live musical performance by Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges …
Legendary Fishbone front man Angelo Moore leads Dr. MaddVibe & the Missin’ Links on Nov. 23 at The Venice West.
TASTY QUIP: “We are not ever going to be able to get the world to understand Black lives matter until Black lives matter to us.” – ED LOVER to VladTV on the alleged argument involving Quavo, which led to the fatal shooting of Migos member TAKEOFF
TC ON TV: Nov. 18 – “Next at The Kennedy Center” (PBS): “A Joni Mitchell Songbook” is sung by Lalah Hathaway, Renée Fleming and Raul Midón (whose new “Eclectic Adventurist” marks his first instrumental album with fellow guitarists Lionel Loueke, Mike Stern, Dean Parks and more). “Nope” (Peacock): Streaming premiere of the Jordan Peele-directed summer blockbuster. “Spirited” (Apple TV+): Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer star in this musical spoof of “A Christmas Carol.” “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse” (Disney+): A documentary celebrating the birthday of the cartoon character who evolved into one of the most endearing symbols of all time. “Emeril Cooks” (Roku): Introducing New Orleans locals who spark chef Emeril Lagasse’s culinary imagination. “Martha Holidays” (Roku): In this new series, Martha Stewart will reveal the best dishes to serve, plus decorating tips, gift ideas, crafts and more. “Slumberland” (Netflix): Jason Momoa leads this family fantasy film. “Tamron Hall” (Syn): Marsai Martin, CeCe Winans and husband Alvin Love II “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Syn): Jesse Williams, Gayle King “The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Syn): Morris Day, Sam Smith “Inventing The Christmas Prince” (Hallmark): Tamera Mowry-Housley stars. “The Tonight Show” (NBC): Samuel L. Jackson, Wizkid
Nov. 19 – “Santa Bootcamp” (Lifetime): Featuring Rita Moreno.
Nov. 20 – “2022 American Music Awards (ABC): With performances by Stevie Wonder (whose House Full of Toys benefit concert is set for Dec. 17 at Microsoft Theater), P!NK, Tems, Yola, Imagine Dragons, Carrie Underwood, D-Nice and more. “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” (Disney+): A concert event featuring legendary global superstar live in his final North American show as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour featuring special guests and performances of unparalleled global hits spanning decades. “The Waltons Thanksgiving” (CW): A follow-up to last year’s highly successful holiday movie “Homecoming,” reunites the family as they prepare for Thanksgiving in 1934. With Logan Shroyer, Bellamy Young, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Richard Thomas. “The Walking Dead: Red Carpet Live”/”The Walking Dead” (AMC): The end of an era. The show ran out of steam some time ago, but will live on in at least three spin-offs to begin next year. “East New York” (CBS): Mo McRae directed this episode with a guest appearance by DJ Envy of “The Breakfast Club.” “Ziwe” (SHO): The offbeat comic’s no-holds-barred mix of musical numbers, interviews, guest stars and sketches is back with this week’s topic: “Men!”
Nov. 21 – “Dancing With The Stars” (Disney+): Wayne Brady and the expecting Witney Carson are among the three duos competing to take the title from last year’s winners Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach in this season finale.
Nov. 22 – “Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would” (Netflix): The Emmy-winning comedian talks learning German, speaking ill of the dead, judging people in horror movies and ordering Indian food in Scotland in this stand-up set filmed in Toronto. Did you happen to catch him in “Wakanda Forever?” Me neither. He was the voice of Griot, the integral A.I. system.
Nov. 23 – “Wednesday” (Netflix): Visionary director Tim Burton makes his television directorial debut with this series following the young daughter of The Addams Family in high school. Jenny Ortega stars with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci. “Shaq” (HBO): A four-part documentary series detailing the life and career of NBA Hall of Famer and multi-hyphenate Shaquille O’Neal. Features new interviews with teammates Penny Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Dennis Scott, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher and Rick Fox; his head coaches Phil Jackson and Pat Riley; and former Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West.
Nov. 24 – “Love, Lizzo” (HBO Max): Filmed over three years through the Cuz I Love You world tour, the height of the pandemic, and the recording of her latest album, “Special.” This intimate documentary allows the multi-platinum artist to get candid about body positivity, self-love and recognizing Black women for their contributions. “Holiday Hideaway” (BET+): A Christmas confection with a cast of beloved actors including Vivica A. Fox, Reginald C. Hayes (“Girlfriends”), Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”), Ella Joyce (“Roc”), Dan Martin and Leonard Earle Howze. “The Christmas Clapback” BET+): Directed by Robin Givens. “The Sound of Christmas” (BET+): A woman (Serayah) becomes nanny for the children of a billionaire (Ne-Yo) in this movie with Draya Michele. “Criminal Minds: Evolution” (Paramount+): A darker reboot of the original series which ran from 2005-2020 with original cast members Joe Mantegna, Aisha Tyler and Adam Rodriguez. “Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Marathon” (Decades): With Muhammad Ali, Sammy Davis Jr., Betty White, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Bob Hope, Angie Dickinson, Jackie Gleason, Danny Thomas, Mr. T, Joe Namath and more. “The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS”: Once again hosted by Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight. The 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade” (NBC): This year’s performers include Paula Abdul, Dionne Warwick, Jordin Sparks, Fitz and the Tantrums, Joss Stone, Sean Paul and Ziggy Marley, among others.
END QUOTE: “I have a few sayings that I go back to, and one is “You can’t dance to every record.” When I feel overwhelmed, and people and situations are pulling, I tell myself, “You can’t dance to every record. There’s a lot of good music, but sit some of it out. Wait for your jam.” That’s exercising your ‘no’ option. By saying no, you have the availability to say yes to things that really make your heart sing.” – ANGELA BASSETT to Rolling Stone
As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment columns in the nation, serving nearly one million weekly readers. Bill Vaughan may be reached at email@example.com, via Twitter @tastyclips, or Instagram @tasty_clips.