CHUCK BERRY: Joins Billboard's 'Social 50'
Another sign of the resurgence in interest for Chuck Berry: he's at 13 this week on Billboard's Social 50, which ranks artists based on social media coverage. The trade magazine crunches stats from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr to get a sense of who's trendy.
The Korean boy band BTS is currently number-one on the list, with Justin Bieber, Drake, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes rounding out the Top 5. Not only is the man who proclaimed "Roll Over Beethoven" number-13, he's the only artist from classic rock and classic pop making the Social 50.
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 2017 Inductees Exhibit opens Friday
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil an exhibit honoring this year's inductees -- Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes, ELO and Nile Rodgers -- on Friday. Among the items you'll see in Cleveland are:
Joan Baez’s contract for the Woodstock Music and Arts FairThe T-shirt Eddie Vedder wore when Pearl Jam performed on Saturday Night Live on April 16th, 1994. It's the one with the letter "K" written over his heart in tribute to Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide the week before.Tour memorabilia from YesSteve Perry's tuxedo jacket from Journey's 1981 Escape tourJeff Lynne's gold Gibson Les Paul -- the one he played in 1974 while he was in in ELO
This year's induction ceremony is Friday, April 7th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch it on HBO on Saturday, April 29th.