Steve Miller Takes Aim At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame During Induction Ceremonies
April 11, 2016 at 3:43 AM (PT)
Some strong words were aimed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on FRIDAY night, when STEVE MILLER used his acceptance speech to slam the Hall for not being more inclusive of women.
“I don’t know why I was nominated for this because ... I don’t get along with the people who run it,” MILLER said. THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that MILLER also took issue with how the event was managed. “When they told me I was inducted they said, ‘You have two tickets — one for your wife and one for yourself. Want another one? It’s $10,000. Sorry, that’s the way it goes,’” he said. “What about my band? What about their wives?”
In a statement given to the paper, the Hall said, “Rock’n’roll can ignite many opinions. It’s what makes it so great. THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME was honored to induct STEVE MILLER tonight and congratulates him.”
MILLER told the ASSOCIATED PRESS, “They make it so difficult for the artists,” said the 72-year-old. “I think it’s time for the people running this to turn it over to new people.”