The newest crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees has been announced. Here's the list, with links to our library holdings and some suggestions for starting points.
Greg Hawkes of the Cars is a Berklee alum. The DVD of his 2008 clinic (DVD 4776) is part of the College Archives. Contact email@example.com to arrange viewing. Hawkes discusses his time at Berklee and the band's early days in an interview in Rock Music Studies.
Pitilli, Lawrence. "'We All Lived in Boston. We Made a Demo Tape and Most of Those Songs Ended Up on the First Cars Album': An Interview with Greg Hawkes of the Cars." Rock Music Studies 1:2 (2014): 170-182. Web. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2013.870692
And a bit of commentary. This year's crop is conspicuously Gen X-friendly, with lots of artists who emerged in the '80s and fewer Boomer-friendly pioneers. It reflects the affects of changes to the nominating committee that were made earlier this year. If you really want to geek out on the generational power struggle in the nominating process, I discuss it in greater detail in my thesis (ML3534 .C635 2014) that is part of our collection.