Guitar Center announced their upcoming 2012 RockWalk induction ceremonies featuring multi-platinum and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, Multi-Platinum and Grammy winning Latin rockers Mana, and renowned rock trio Rush! The RockWalk induction will take place at Guitar Center’s historic Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Here is the schedule of the upcoming Guitar Center RockWalk Inductions:
Alanis Morissette â€“ August 21, 2012
Mana â€“ September 17, 2012
Rush â€“ November 20, 2012
This is awesome because I’m such a fan of Alanis Morissette and Mana, and I know the award winning Rush was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame so they could just add this to their list of accomplishments as well!
All Guitar Center RockWalk inductees are chosen solely by past honorees so that “inductees are chosen by real ‘music authorities,’ those who would best be able to gauge his or her contribution to music history.” The inductions include an induction speech and ceremony where the musicians’ handprints will be immortalized for the millions of music fans who visit Hollywood each year. The new inductees’ handprints will reside in the RockWalk alongside other accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C. and Queen, among numerous others.
More info about Guitar Center’s RockWalk
Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. Guitar Center’s RockWalk became a reality on November 13, 1985 with inaugural inductions including Stevie Wonder, Eddie Van Halen, Creator of the Gibson Les Paul guitar Ted McCarty, Martin Guitar founder C.F. Martin III, Marshall Amplifier creator Jim Marshall. At last, the Rock ‘n Roll world could claim for itself an institution every bit as compelling as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Congrats to the new RockWalk Inductees!