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Move over Radiohead, your messy bitch, Rock Hall time is more! Roxy Music has officially confirmed that founding member Brian Eno and longtime drummer Paul Thompson will not be attending the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Friday. A publicist for the group said that “other engagements” prevented the duo from attending, with neither of the musicians offering further comment. (What a feud?) In more positive news, frontman Bryan Ferry and the rest of Roxy’s inductees – including Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera – will make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn for the ceremony, and the group will be accompanied by “a selection of musicians ”for a performance of their greatest hits John Taylor of Duran Duran and Simon Le Bon will induct them.
With Roxy Music now on the table, the running thread of this year’s Rock Hall drama is whether anyone from Radiohead will show up. Thom Yorke has already confirmed that he has no plans to go, although two of his bandmates were slightly more open to the idea. Will David Byrne just have to induct their holograms at this point? Stay tuned!