2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Peter Gabriel missed the boat when his 1970s band Genesis was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010, but now he’s getting a second chance.
Gabriel will be inducted this year as a solo artist, and he told Rolling Stone he won’t miss the ceremony this time around: “Yeah, I will definitely go,” he told the music magazine in a Dec. 16 interview. “The last time I got in, it was like two days before my tour started. I would have otherwise gone… But it was a great honor.”
The singer also revealed that he’ll “probably perform,” at this year’s ceremony, but added, “But if I do 'In Your Eyes' it'll take 10 minutes and that might be all the time I have.”
Gabriel said he was in the middle of an orchestra tour in England in 2010 and couldn’t make the trip to the ceremony for Genesis.
"There was no indication at the time I'd have a second opportunity,” he said. “I’m very grateful to have gotten in again. It's a huge honor since it's for your whole body of work and not just a specific project."
In addition to Gabriel, Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will also join the Hall of Fame class of 2014. But two of the inductees have talked trash about the ceremony in the past.
In 2012, KISS founding member Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone his band was tired of waiting for their turn in the Hall of Fame after being snubbed every year since 1999. "It's become a joke,” he said. “We've been thinking about it and the answer is simply, 'We'll just buy it and fire everybody.'”
Simmons also slammed the Hall of Fame for inducting pop artists in the past.
“In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Madonna, Blondie… because they don't get to be in the 'Dance Hall of Fame,' because that's what they do,” he said. “ They're legitimate dance, disco artists. They don't belong in rock and roll."
And Linda Ronstadt told the Los Angeles Times she “doesn’t care” about the honor at all. “It’s not anything I’ve ever given a second thought to,” she said earlier this year. “I never thought of myself as a rock ‘n’ roll singer. I’ve thought of myself as a singer who sang rock ‘n’ roll, who sang this, who sang that … I don’t care if I ever get inducted.”
The 2014 Rock and Roll hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 10, 2014.