Kate Bush, the iconic British singer and songwriter has finally been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This was after four nomination rounds. In a statement posted on her website, Bush expressed her shock and gratitude at the news, saying “It’s something I just never thought would happen”. She added, “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. It means a great deal that you would think of me. It’s such a huge honour. Now as part of the initiation ceremony I get to find out about the secret handshake… there is one, right?”
Kate Bush expresses her gratitude and shock as she is finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside other renowned artists like Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, and more.
This news comes alongside the announcement of other inductees for the class of 2023, which includes other renowned artists such as Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Willie Nelson, and the Spinners. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Rage Against the Machine, one of the inductees, also released a statement expressing their appreciation for the recognition. They went on to discuss the political actions they’ve taken as a band over the past three decades, writing, “It is a surprising trajectory for us to be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
For years, Kate Bush has been known for her reclusive nature. However, in recent years, she has become more vocal about her opinions on various topics. She’s expressed her gratitude for the licensing of her song “Running Up That Hill” in Stranger Things. Also, eulogized Robbie Coltrane and reflected on the Queen’s death last winter.
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Despite her reluctance to engage with the media, Kate Bush has maintained a loyal following over the years. Her distinct voice and unique style have earned her a spot in the pantheon of rock and roll greats. With her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, her influence and legacy are sure to be cemented for generations to come.