Lauryn Hill, Andra Day, The Roots Perform Stunning Nina Simone Medley At Rock Hall Induction [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class–including Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and The Cars–at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor.Other than special “Early Influencer” inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe, none of the 2018 inductees date back farther than Nina Simone, who was born in 1933 and passed away more than a decade ago. The legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist’s work continues to be directly referenced and reimagined in modern music by everyone from Michael Buble to Kanye West, though until this year she had somehow not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in ’86. Simone was inducted in a speech by Mary J. Blige.To honor Simone’s induction and legacy, the best backing band in the business–The Roots–held down the stage as modern-day vocal powerhouses Andra Day and Lauryn Hill each performed multiple selections from Nina’s extensive catalog, from hopeful anthems like “Feeling Good” to emotionally fraught protest songs like “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”.Nina Simone’s music and the societal weight it carried had a profound impact on Andra Day, as it did on virtually every vocalist who followed her–particularly due to its socially conscious nature. Speaking of iconic Simone protest song “Mississippi Goddamn“, Day told in a 2017 interview, “It was a fight song for NinaIt ended up being an incredible anthem. She really rebelled against people who advised her against doing music like that. She was willing to say what was important at the time to the detriment of her own career. To me, that’s the definition of an artist.”Below, you can watch videos of Andra Day and Lauryn Hill paying tribute to the late, great Nina Simone at her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute -“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute – “I Put A Spell On You” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Lauryn Hill – Nina Simone Tribute – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”, “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”, “Feeling Good” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri takes exception to big hit on teammate; Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren will not face suspension

first_img“There’s no call. We have to take care of ourselves,” he said.Lindgren had a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday to determine whether he would receive supplemental punishent for the hit; in an unusual move, the department chose not to hand out any additional punishment.(2/2) While there was significant head contact on this play, Lindgren took a proper angle of approach, did not extend outward or upward and hit through Donskoi’s core. Therefore, under Rule 48.1 (i), the head contact was determined to be unavoidable.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 8, 2020Kadri finished the game a minus-one, with 14 minutes and 39 seconds of ice time. The Rangers won Tuesday’s contest, 5-3, at Madison Square Garden. With just under four minutes to play in the first period, Lindgren leveled Colorado’s Joonas Donskoi after Donskoi had dumped the puck into his attacking zone at the red line. He appeared to make contact with Donskoi’s head and sent the forward to the ice, injured. When the on-ice officials did not call a penalty on the play, Kadri tracked down Lindgren and challenged him to a fight.Ryan Lindgren takes a shot on Joonas Donskoi and Nazim Kadri has something to say about it. #GoAvsGo— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) January 8, 2020Kadri threw at least a dozen punches during the fairly one-sided bout and bloodied Lindgren before the linesmen pulled the two apart. The veteran Avalanche center added 17 penalty minutes to his team-leading total (which now stands at 77) for his actions on the play which included a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute game misconduct for instigating as well.As for Donskoi, he did not return to the game after Lindgren’s hit and Avalanche coach Jared Bednar had no update on his status when the game ended. Similarly, Lindgren did not return to the game after his fight with Kadri; the Rangers listed him as out with an upper-body injury.Bednar criticized the referees’ decision not to call a penalty on Lindgren’s initial hit that sparked the whole incident. Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri took justice into his own hands Tuesday when New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren laid a controversial hit on Kadri’s teammate.MORE: Justin Williams officially returns to Carolina Hurricaneslast_img read more